Take on a wild challenge for wildlife!

Support our animals at London Zoo and help us restore wildlife around the world by taking on a fundraising challenge!

There are lots of ways you can fundraise for London Zoo. Over the last few years, our fantastic fundraisers have taken on many challenges, from a sponsored walk like a tiger day to an animal-themed quiz night and birthday fundraisers – the possibilities are endless.  

Choose a challenge from the list below or come up with your own wild fundraising idea, and you’ll become part of a team of animal-lovers, helping us to care for and protect threatened species for future generations.

Choose your challenge...

    Take on the London Landmarks Half Marathon for London Zoo
    6 April 2025

    London Landmarks Half Marathon

    Explore the grand, hidden, and quirky parts of London with fantastic support along the whole course. This is London's only half marathon through Westminister and the City. Sign up for a London Zoo charity place today.

    Various dates in 2023
    Various dates in 2024

    Family-friendly inflatable fun run

    Take on the world’s largest and best inflatable obstacle run, the Inflatable 5k. This family-friendly event is suitable for participants aged 5+. There are venues all across the UK. Everyone is welcome, and it’s a fantastic day out with friends or family!

    Take on Tough Mudder for ZSL
    Various dates

    Tough Mudder

    Take on Tough Mudder to support London Zoo and join hundreds of others testing their strength, stamina and mental grit on one of the world's most intense obstacle courses. Are you up for the challenge?

    ZSL fundraiser taking on a skydive
    Any date

    Fly like a bird in a tandem skydive

    Feel the full force of flying through the clouds from over 10,000ft at up to 125mph! A skydive might be something you’ve had on your bucket list of a while. If you decide to take the jump, you can raise money for London Zoo at the same time.

    Around the World in 30 Days walking, running and cycling fundraising challenge
    1 – 30 June 2024

    Help us go Around the World in 30 Days

    Take on our flagship annual challenge and help us collectively walk, run, cycle or wheel around the world this June, that’s 40,075km, to raise money for global wildlife conservation. Take part however, wherever and whenever suits you!

    Various dates


    Take on a marathon for London Zoo! We have charity places in various marathons, including Barcelona, Edinburgh, Leeds and Paris.

    Hackney Half Marathon
    18 May 2025

    Hackney Half Marathon

    Dash through East London for London Zoo in the Hackney Half marathon, with vibrant street art and entertainment on course. The Hackney Half is a hugely popular race in the running calendar.

    Bungee jump for London Zoo
    Various dates

    Bungee jump

    Experience the thrill of bungee jumping, while supporting London Zoo! Choose from the stunning locations available and take a leap - it's an adrenaline-pumping adventure.

    Take on the Chase the Sun Battersea 10k for London Zoo
    25 September 2024

    Chase the Sun Battersea 10k

    Battersea Park is one of London’s most picturesque parks and is a favourite location for many 10k runners. The course is totally flat, offering the perfect opportunity to push yourself to a personal best.

Other runs around the country 

From fun runs to half marathons, there are hundreds of fantastic events across the country that you can take on for London Zoo. We have partnered with RunForCharity to access over 350 local events. Simply select your local area in the table below, choose an event that’s right for you and join team of animal-lovers!

Find a local run:

Take on your own challenge

child with tiger outfit
Becoming a fundraiser is simple, and fun! Just follow these steps to get going:
  1. First things first – choose your challenge! Check out our A-Z of ideas in our fundraising guide or come up with your own animal-themed fundraiser. 
  2. Set up your fundraising page on JustGiving and click on the ‘start fundraising’ button.
  3. Follow the steps to set up and personalise your page. Include a photograph, share your story, and don’t forget to set a target – pages with targets raise 46% more on average.
  4. Roar loud and proud. Ask your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to support you. Share your fundraiser on social media, WhatsApp and email – people love to hear about the good things you’re doing. 
  5. Let’s get going! Put on your best animal outfit and get started with your challenge. Make sure to take pictures and tag London Zoo on social media – we’d love to see what you get up to.

Every single penny you raise will make a real difference in supporting our animals and our worldwide conservation work.

We'd love to hear from you

If you have any questions about a fundraising challenge, have your own place in an event, or are looking for inspiration, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at [email protected] to say hello.
We rely on the support of dedicated people like you to continue providing a home for threatened species and restore wildlife around the world. Thank you for joining us!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s do this!

Set up your Justgiving page

Got your own place?

If you've already got your own place in a challenge event, we'd love you to join team ZSL and support wildlife! We'll be with you every step of the way with fundraising advice, and you'll get a free ZSL t-shirt as a thank you. 

Get your fundraiser t-shirt

Fundraisers wearing their ZSL t-shirts

Show your support

Everyone who fundraises for us can get a free ZSL fundraising t-shirt as a thank you for supporting wildlife.