Join the challenge and support Vetlife

Whatever your abilities, boost your physical and mental wellbeing this October with an individual or team challenge to get fit, have fun and fundraise for Vetlife. Whether it’s walking, running, cycling, horse riding, paddle boarding, rock climbing or yoga – get yourself moving and join in the Active October fun.


Get involved

  • Take part by yourself or create a team with your friends or colleagues. Set yourself a challenge to be more active for your physical, and mental health throughout October. Teams set themselves challenges to complete a step or distance target, to exercise every day or try new activities. The key is to get creative with your goals and find something that works for you and your team. With the right goal, everyone can take part through the activities they enjoy the most.


  • Set up a fundraising page to collect funds for Vetlife. Take pictures throughout the month, and tag Vetlife on social media so we can give you a shout out.


  • Have fun taking part and being active! There are so many ways to get involved. Previous participants took part by walking, running, cycling, horse-riding, paddle-boarding, rock climbing, yoga, HIIT workouts and more.


  • Exercise has been shown to boost self-esteem, reduce stress, improve problem solving abilities and increase concentration and creativity. We have all experienced the rush of endorphins and the good feeling that time spent exercising gives us. Yet it tends to be the first thing we put on the back burner when life gets busy. Active October is the perfect opportunity to challenge ourselves and our friends to get out our trainers and make time for our own wellbeing.


To easily collect donations, you can set up a Vetlife Justgiving page. Gift Aid is reclaimed where possible, increasing the value of eligible donations by 25%.

If you prefer to collect cheques and cash from your sponsors yourself, please complete the Vetlife Donation Form.

Download our sponsorship form: Vetlife Sponsorship Form

Please download the useful poster and social media images below to make your Active October a success!