Choose a Challenge originates from two individuals passionate for offering adventures and making a lasting difference to beneficiary charities. Over the last 6 years, Choose a Challenge has evolved dramatically. We now have new members on the team and offer a diverse range of trekking, cycling, running and volunteer challenges.

We believe excitement and adventure is the key to life. Our team have a strong background in the charity sector and are passionate for raising money for good causes. Feel free to pick up the phone or send us an email if you wish to find out more about us or any of our challenges.


Who's running this show?


Emma Bennett
Operations Manager

Emma was bitten by the travel bug young and by the time she’d finished her A levels she had left England to live in Greece for two years with spells inter-railing around Eastern Europe. After finishing her degree she spent six years as a tour leader specialising in trekking trips and was lucky enough to climb in Ecuador, Brazil, Tanzania, Nepal and North Korea amongst other destinations. She now puts that knowledge to good use heading up our operations team here in our head office.


Simon Varley
Head of Choose a Challenge USA

I took part in the first ever marathon which Choose a Challenge delivered and ever since then, the bug for charitable overseas events has never gone away. I have sadly now relocated to our New York office and is building on our vision of taking our unique brand of philanthropy worldwide. For any enquiries relating to Choose a Challenge USA please head to www.chooseachallenge.org.


Tom Petrie
Business Development Manager

I’m here to make sure that all of our universities and participants are as happy as possible throughout their journey with us. I’ve Climbed Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, The Great Wall of China and even been Husky sledding in Finland – This means I’m well placed to make sure you have an incredible year ahead of you. We have a great team here at Choose a Challenge with a wealth of experience, and If there is anything we can do for you just let us know.


Lucy Dalglish
Challenges Coordinator 

I look after participants taking on overseas challenges and marathons. It’s my job to make sure students feel prepared and excited before departing for their challenge. I have climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked to Machu Picchu and ran the Amsterdam Marathon. If you have any questions about marathons or treks I’d be happy to answer them.


Tom Coussens
Challenges Events Coordinator

Completing the Overseas Challenge Events Team, I am in charge of participant support here at Choose a Challenge. I have been out to Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu and I am currently training to take on the Paris Marathon and my job is to make sure that you have the best possible experience and feel fully prepared in the build-up to your challenge. If you have any questions or queries at all then just ask or check out our my shiny FAQ section.


Caitlin Graham
Challenge Coordinator

I look after all the participants who take on our European marathons with Choose a Challenge. It is my job to make sure you are all ready by the time you reach the start line. I also help out with our customer service for overseas challenges and am in charge of our social media pages. I have ran the Barcelona marathon, multiple half marathons and climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you have any questions about our challenges or preparing for a marathon fire them my way!