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Join us on our crazy year to help free@last

free@last climbed ojos del salado…now it’s the year of pain!

A team of amazing fundraisers climbed Ojos del Salado, the highest live volcano in the world, in January, and you amazing people donated over £20,000 to help spur us on – you are remarkable.

In order to reach our £100k target, the climbers have decided to continue with many crazy challenges, and have coined the phrase, a Year Of Pain. From marathons to tattoos, paintball chase to mountain biking the alps and taking on our national 3 peaks challenge too.

All funds raised from the climb will go towards buying a woodland that will be used for outdoor trips, residentials, family holidays and much more to allow our children and young people to explore the outdoors beyond the city, and to ultimately extend their lives by inhaling clean air!

You are welcome to join us on any of the YOP challenges, get in touch with John on 07971000598 for more information. Thank you

Get involved!


Below is a current list of upcoming events…safe to say there is something for everyone!

Inferno Curry Challenge at Zen Metro – Saturday 13th May @ 1pm

Are you brave enough to take on the Inferno Challenge at Zen Metro in Birmingham?
Join the lads as they aim to complete this fearsome dish…and potentially get yourself on the wall of fame!

Entry is £50 per person, with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.


Hunters and Rabbits at Bassett’s Pole – Date TBC

No prizes for guessing who the rabbits are going to be…!

Have you ever wanted to be able to take a cheeky shot at Steven Quance? Or get a little payback on John Street for some of the crazy things he ‘encourages’ us to do? Do you want to hear Greg squeal, or just make Stuart suffer? Now is your chance.

Join us for a morning at Bassett’s Pole Paintball with a number of games, followed by a special one of game, paying per pellet to shoot at the four idiots! Message us for details on how to get involved!


Man vs Food at Mad O’Rourkes Pie Factory – Date TBC

Spice isn’t for everyone…we get that…but what about taking on the MOTHER of all pies?
Can you match Neil and the rugby lads in their challenge to beat this pie?
Who out of John and the lads will be mad enough to join in?

Message us for details – this one is going to be fun!


Team Triathlon at Sutton Park – 5th August 

Join Greg as he brings together a team to compete in the Sutton Park Team Triathlon.

Can you help make this into a healthy competition whilst also raising some amazing funds for our charity?


3 Peaks Challenge – 72 hours 21st-24th September, 24 hour 23rd-24th September

It’s no surprise to see a mountain challenge on the list for the Year of Pain!

Join the lads on one of two options to surmount the national three peaks challenge for free@last.

We’re planning two options – the 72 hour challenge, or the traditional 24 hour challenge.

Both options are available to anyone, and will include accommodation, travel and guides for the walk.
The 24 hour option will be physically tough, so please join us on this option if you’re fit enough!


Running Birmingham Half Marathon – 17th September 

Join Greg and Stu on their quest to complete two distance runs this year – first up, the Birmingham Half Marathon on the 17th September.

As part of free@last’s registration with runforcharity, Greg and Stu are aiming to complete the Birmingham Half Marathon, as part of their preparation for taking on Chester Marathon in October.

Following registration please feel free to fundraise as much as you can!


Running Chester Marathon – 8th October 

Following the warm-up around Birmingham, it’s time to head to Chester for the big one – Chester Marathon!

Utilising free@last’s registration with runforcharity, can you join Greg and Stu to help carry them through 26.2 miles of Chester raising money for this amazing charity?

Following registration please feel free to fundraise as much as you can!


Can YOU beat a Black Belt? – 18th November 

It was back in February when one of the members of BNI Sunrise, a dan-grade at judo, challenged the lads to join him on the mat…

Well the challenge was of course accepted…now can YOU come along and join the lads, enjoy a morning of training, then take on the black-belts on the judo mat? Or maybe you just want to come along for a laugh!!

Either way, please let us know if you can take part and we will get you registered!


Further Events 

We have other events we’re bringing details together, including:

  • 24-Hour Golf Challenge 
  • 12 Hour Endurance Mountain Biking Challenge
  • Wild Swim Challenge
  • Cold Dip Challenge 
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding Challenge
  • Penalty Shoot Out – against the lads…sure to be entertaining
  • Rugby Challenge – Stu and Quana talk a good game…how much will they suffer?
  • And from the video above, the YOP Tattoo…which if we reach £100k the lads have agreed to bare skin for!

Whilst not all of the above may be for everyone, we want as many people as possible to get involved. So please let us know if you’re interested, or indeed suggest new events for us!





We have so many things planned this year – and we need you to get involved.

To find out more about the latest events, please sign up below:

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