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CHALLENGES

CHALLENGES

PUBLIC

Just Challenge opens up public challenges for all to take part in on a bi-annual basis. Each challenge takes 100 people on a 100km trek with some of the world’s greatest sports stars to raise funds for Laureus Sport for Good. Our public challenges are all about networking – we bring together people from different industries, backgrounds and countries on a once in a lifetime experience to raise funds for those less fortunate.

2018 took us to The Himalayas with Former England Cricket Captain, Michael Vaughan and Eight Time Everest Climber, Kenton Cool

2019 took us to South Africa with Former British & Irish Lions Captain Brian O’Driscoll, South African legend Bryan Habana and World Record Breaker, Annabelle Bond

2020 will take us to New Zealand with Four Time Gold Medalist Sprinter, Michael Johnson, Former All Blacks Captain, Sean Fitzpatrick, and World Record Breaker, Annabelle Bond

You can sign up to our public challenges below, or subscribe to our newsletter to hear about 2021!

WHAT’S ON

NEXT CHALLENGES

30 NOV – 5 DEC 2020

CHALLENGE
NEW ZEALAND 2020

100KM  |  100 PEOPLE  |  SEAN FITZPATRICK  |  MICHAEL JOHNSON

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22 – 27 MARCH 2021

CHALLENGE
JORDAN 2020

4 DAYS  |  BEDOUIN GUIDES  |  DAVID SEAMAN | PER MERTESACKER

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AMBASSADORS

Annabelle Bond

JUST CHALLENGE AMBASSADOR

Annabelle Bond

Annabelle Bond, OBE, earned the title “fastest woman climber in the world” in 2005 after scaling the highest peaks on the seven continents in just 360 days.  She reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 15th 2004, the fourth British woman to stand on top of the world. After climbing Mount Everest, Annabelle went on to climb the other six mountains that comprise the Seven Summits, making her the only woman in the world to have achieved that extraordinary physical and logistical feat in less than a year. Annabelle speaks regularly to corporations, schools, and charity groups on the importance of Setting and Achieving Goals.  Her passion for endurance events and her philanthropic commitment made her an obvious choice as a Just Challenge Ambassador.
CHALLENGES
CHALLENGE AFRICA 2019

ANNABELLE BOND

Annabelle Bond

Jean de Villiers

FORMER SPRINGBOK CAPTAIN

Jean de Villiers

Former Springbok captain and 109 Bok Cap holder, Jean de Villiers will also be joining Challenge Africa for 2 days at the beginning of the programme.
CHALLENGES
CHALLENGE AFRICA 2019

JEAN DE VILLIERS

Jean de Villiers

Sean Fitzpatrick

ALL BLACKS LEGEND

Sean Fitzpatrick

A giant of international rugby union for the All Blacks, Sean Fitzpatrick is the Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy. Sean played in 63 consecutive test matches for the All Blacks and was one of the sport’s most inspirational captains.
CHALLENGES
CHALLENGE NEW ZEALAND 2020

SEAN FITZPATRICK

Sean Fitzpatrick

Michael Johnson

SPRINTING LEGEND

Michael Johnson

One of the most distinctive sprinters ever with his powerful, upright stride pattern, Michael Johnson is widely regarded as the greatest 400m runner of all time. Four-times an Olympic champion, Michael also collected eight World Championship gold medals and set a remarkable run of 58 consecutive wins in the 400 metres between 1990 and 1997.
CHALLENGES
CHALLENGE NEW ZEALAND 2020

MICHAEL JOHNSON

Michael Johnson

Michael Vaughan

ENGLAND CRICKET LEGEND

Michael Vaughan

Considered one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Michael Vaughan – the England captain and batsman – became a national hero when he masterminded a remarkable revival in the fortunes of the England cricket team, culminating in a famous Ashes series victory over Australia in 2005.
CHALLENGES
CHALLENGE HIMALAYAS 2018

MICHAEL VAUGHAN

Michael Vaughan

Kenton Cool

ALTITUDE CLIMBER

Kenton Cool

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, he has climbed Everest 13 times to date, along with many other epic and challenging mountains around the world.
CHALLENGES

CHALLENGE HIMALAYAS 2018

BARCLAYS MIND OVER MOUNTAINS 2019

KENTON COOL

Kenton Cool

Geoff McDonald

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

Geoff McDonald

Former Global Head of HR at Unilever, Geoff is a much sought after speaker who inspires and provokes organisations to challenge the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.
CHALLENGES
BARCLAYS MIND OVER MOUNTAINS 2019

GEOFF McDONALD

Geoff McDonald

David Seaman

FORMER ENGLAND GOALKEEPER

DAVID SEAMAN

David ‘Safe Hands’ Seaman, MBE, is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. In a career lasting from 1981 to 2004, he was capped 75 times by England, and is best known for his time playing for Arsenal, winning 2 Premier League titles and 3 FA Cups.
CHALLENGES
THE ARSENAL FOUNDATION CHALLENGE JORDAN 2020

DAVID SEAMAN

David Seaman

Bryan Habana

SPRINGBOKS LEGEND

BRYAN HABANA

Explosive rugby winger Bryan Habana was one of the stars of the 2007 World Cup, his eight tries equalling the record set by New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu in 1999. He was named player of the tournament and won the 2007 International Rugby Board Player of the Year Award. He has continued to win individual awards, most recently the International Rugby Players’ Association’s Try of the Year in 2012.
CHALLENGES
CHALLENGE AFRICA 2019

BRYAN HABANA

Bryan Habana

Brian O’Driscoll

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEGEND

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL

Challenge Africa 2019 was led by Laureus Academy member and international rugby legend – former Ireland and British & Irish Lions Captain, Brian O’Driscoll. Acknowledged as one of the greatest rugby players of all time, Brian was a Six Nations record try scorer, the second most capped player in rugby union history and ‘Rugby World’ player of the decade.
CHALLENGES
CHALLENGE AFRICA 2019

BRIAN O'DRISCOLL

Brian O’Driscoll

Per Mertesacker

WORLD CUP WINNER

PER MERTESACKER

Per Mertesacker is a World Cup winning, former Arsenal captain and current Arsenal Academy Manager.

Mertesacker is a fan favourite, fondly know as the “BFG”, endearing himself to the fans by scoring his first goal against Tottenham. He won 3 FA Cups for the Gunners and was capped over 100 times by Germany.

CHALLENGES
THE ARSENAL FOUNDATION CHALLENGE JORDAN 2020

PER MERTESACKER

Per Mertesacker

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