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For an individual marketing and advertising professional challenge, why not run the world famous London Marathon? Run 26.2 miles through the streets of London passing by some of the city’s most famous landmarks including Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace whilst being cheered on by over half a million spectators.

Achieve a lifetime ambition for marketing and advertising pros

Wooden Spoon are guaranteed a minimum of 15 gold bond places – we ask eachMarketing Professionals Attend The London Marathon runner to raise at least £2,000. All runners that register their interest will be contacted in October once the main ballot has been drawn. We would love to offer everyone a place but unfortunately we are often over subscribed and have to draw our own ballot.

Running for Wooden Spoon Conditions of Entry Why run for Wooden Spoon
We ask that each runner commits to raising a minimum of £2,000 for Wooden Spoon. If you are confident that you can raise £2,000 through sponsorship and support from friends and family then please register your interest in running for Wooden Spoon by clicking the button at the top of this page.

Once the main ballot has been drawn (usually at the beginning of October) we will contact all runners that have registered with us to see if they have obtained a place through the ballot – if you have but would still like to run for Wooden Spoon then please contact us and we will be only too pleased to add you to our team of runners. However, if you haven’t achieved a ballot place and are happy you can raise the required funds to run for Wooden Spoon please let us know, places are highly sought after and we are usually over subscribed so have to draw our own ballot. We will let you know as soon as possible if you have been lucky enough to get a gold bond place with us.


We know you business owners and entrepreneurs just love challenges. We haveWooden Spoon High Five Challenge for Entrepreneurs compiled an extreme event for you. 5 peaks in 55 hours, come and have a ‘try’ if you think you’re hard enough!!! You’re a successful entrepreneur right, then there is no reason not to test yourself physically.

Teams of four (3 climbers and 1 driver) will assemble early on Thursday morning at the Legacy Royal Victoria in Llanberis for their team briefing and registration before they start their ascent of Snowdon (3,560ft). Once Snowdon has been conquered teams will make their way up North to the Lake District and on Thursday afternoon the short but sharp climb up Helvellyn (3,120ft) will begin. After the second peak has been achieved teams are invited to make their way to the local cricket club where they can have a quick shower and BBQ, before the gruelling drive to Ben Nevis (4,409).

Thrill Seeking Entrepreneur Challenge

In the small hours of Friday morning teams will begin the trek up The Ben, giving the team driver a chance to catch up on some sleep. Once mountain number three has been climbed, our plucky climbers will travel to Cairnryan where they will board the ferry to Belfast. Here teams will get to experience our new addition to the ‘peak’ family Slieve Donard, at 2,790ft this is the baby of the challenge, but being peak number four will not prove an easy climb to everyone! After the climb, teams and drivers will take advantage of a much needed pit-stop before the final leg of the journey to Carrauntoohil (3,406ft). Saturday morning sees the teams begin their ultimate climb, the views from the top are well worth the blood, sweat and tears and teams will be welcomed back down to the smell of bacon sandwiches and Guinness!

High Five Challenge for Business Owners

This epic challenge finishes at The Dunloe Hotel, where teams are invited to join us for an evening of celebration and ceilidh dancing, before departing on Sunday morning to Dublin for the ferry home.

Teams who are unable to join us for the whole five peaks can have the opportunity to join us for a three peaks challenge on Mainland Britain (Snowdon, Helvellyn & Ben Nevis or for a two peaks challenge in Northern and The Republic of Ireland (Slieve Donard and Carrauntoohil)


To celebrate England’s hosting of the Rugby World Cup 2015, join us for an iconic 4-day 300 mile fully supported bike ride from Millennium Stadium to Twickenham via World Cup host stadiums Kingsholm and Brighton along with our business SEO friends.

business seo professionals participate in the rugbytots world cup bike ride

This will be the journey of a life time, with the route encompassing some of the best scenery the UK has to offer as well as 2 iconic bike experiences – the London to Brighton in reverse to finish and a time trial on Box Hill. It will offer our participants an unforgettable experience and great networking opportunity and all whilst raising money for our chosen charity partner Wooden Spoon, the Children’s Charity of Rugby.

Event Package:

(EVENT COMPLETE) Individual Entry: A £250 non-refundable deposit must be paid by each rider as confirmation of their entry. A further minimum of £1,750 in sponsorship must be raised for Wooden Spoon of which £750 must be submitted by 31st March 2015 and the remaining £1,000 by 31st October 2015


The Longest, Steepest, and Highest UK Challenge

rowing a boat in the great lakeland challenge for business team building event

For a demanding three stage business team building event, the Great Lakeland Challenge is the ultimate team challenge. England’s longest lake, steepest pass and highest peak await you. Teams of four (three challengers and a driver) or a relay team (up to 9 challengers and 2 support drivers) paddle the 10.5 mile length of Lake Windermere in a three man canoe, pedal 26 miles up 1:3 gradients of Wrynose and Hardknott passes and navigate with confidence to conquer the 3,208 feet of Scafell Pike all in less than 12 hours.

The Great Lakeland Challenge…

…is a hugely rewarding event, and well worth the months of training and fundraising.

But don’t just take our word for it…

“Having competed in the Great Lakeland challenge I can confidently say it was a very rewarding and enjoyable (and tough!) experience. The teamwork involved is what attracted me in the first place and the sense of achievement when we had finished is still with me now. It’s a great event for a great charity and would thoroughly recommend it for any people looking for a “team” challenge in fantastic scenery!”


From the capital of England to the French Riviera

If you’re an overworked business marketing guru then you need multiple outletsparticipants in the london to monte carlo cycle challenge for business entrepreneurs to unwind and relax. Gear yourself up for a truly epic journey, cycling 850 miles from London to Monte Carlo in 8.5 days. Our magnificent London to Monte Carlo challenge will take you from one of the greatest cities in the world, through to the beautiful flat lands of France, making a descent into the Loire Valley passing many picturesque towns and villages. The route then takes you onto the enormity of the French Alps in their true glory from snow capped cols to huge glacial lakes and then arriving in the French Riviera and Monte Carlo, the contrast of this journey is spectacular.

The London to Monte Carlo Cycle Challenge will start on the morning of Friday 5th June 2015 and finish in Monte Carlo on Saturday 13th June 2015, where your family and friends are welcome to join us on the French Riviera. Each day starts with a healthy breakfast after having spent the night in the comfort of a bed and a cozy room. You will start the day together but all ride at your own pace, and with a morning coffee break, lunch and afternoon tea, the journey becomes quite a social event.

Our London to Monte Carlo support team is excellent with vans and a motorbike to make sure that we are never far away, whether it takes a rider 10 hours to complete a day or 15, we will always be there.


Cycle from the UK’s most Northern to most Southern point

guys riding bicycles for the business marketing cycle competitionIf your a business entrepreneur sitting in a lonely office and perhaps feel more comfortable in the saddle and fancy a real cycling challenge then get training to pedal 865 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 7.5 days. Our End 2 End challenge will take you from the lochs and mountains of Scotland, to the beautiful landscape of the Cumbrian Lake District, through the gentle rolling tranquil Wye Valley and onto the rugged Cornish coast line, then saddle up for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Next year’s End 2 End Cycle Challenge starts on the morning of Friday 19th August 2016 and finishes in Land’s End on Friday 20th August 2016 – a great place for your friends and family to welcome you home. Each day starts with a healthy breakfast after having spent the night in the comfort of a bed and a cosy room. Riders start the day together but all ride at their own pace, and with a morning coffee break, a hot lunch and afternoon tea, the journey becomes quite a social event.

The End 2 End business entrepreneur support team are excellent with vehicles and a motorbike to make sure that we are never far away, whether it takes a rider 10 hours to complete a day or 15, we will always be there.

Are you geared up for the challenge?