The average pilgrim will walk 72km during their Hajj. This multiplied by the approximate 2.5million people that attend Hajj, is a cumulative 180million kilometers walked over the days of Hajj.

What is the challenge?

With Hajj looking different to every other year due to COVID-19, the crowds of pilgrims we are so used to seeing walking between the rites of Hajj, will be significantly smaller.

To keep this spirit of Hajj alive, Islamic Relief volunteers and challengers from across the globe will be walking, jogging, cycling or running this distance over the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and we want YOU to join in!

Plan your 10 days, grab your running shoes, your hiking boots or even your bicycle and set off on your Hajj inspired journey this year!

How to take part:

  1. Decide what your 72km activity will be
  2. Set up your fundraising page
  3. Share your plans on social media and tag @IslamicReliefUK

Once you’ve signed up, keep us updated on how you get on via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@IslamicReliefUK and @IRChallenges)

  1. Complete your challenge on over the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and save lives!

The Cause: Provide Water for Life

Water is the key to all life. Yet across the globe, a staggering 785 million people are going thirsty each and every day. Without safe and clean water to drink, these people risk dehydration, disease and at worse: death.

“The best charity is giving water to drink and He was the most generous in giving charity.” [Ahmad]

Here at Islamic Relief, we’re working worldwide in over 40 countries across the globe to ensure that not only do communities have a safe and reliable source of water for today, but for life too.

By signing up to this challenge, the funds you raise will help provide clean and safe water to families in desperate need. Sign up now and help save lives. 

Fundraising Ideas

Smarties: Buy 20 tubes of Smarties and give them to 20 of your friends. Your one condition? Once they’ve enjoyed the Smarties, they return the tubes back to you filled with as many £1 coins as they can collect in a week. You’d be surprised how much you can raise using this tactic!

Bake Sale: A true classic. How about adding a theme to your fundraiser depending on the cause you’re raising for? E.g. a blue theme if you’re fundraising to provide clean water. Or you could really go for it, sell other homemade delights alongside your delicious baked goods like milkshakes, smoothies or classic desserts (trifle, cake & custard etc.).

Car Wash: Probably the most fun thing you could do, and all you need is water, a bucket, a sponge and some car shampoo. You could do this at your school or workplace, or you could even ask a local business to let you use their grounds/car park. Try make it more interesting by doing it in fancy dress and get your family and friends in on all the fun!

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Questions?

Email us on challenges@islamic-relief.org.uk with any questions or for further information. We’re here to support 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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