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5,000 Challenge

Irise / 5,000 Challenge

£61,158 raised of £50,000 goal


We’re climbing 5,000 ft to raise £50,000 and keep 5,000 girls in school.

With the pandemic forcing the loss of decades worth of progress towards gender equality and risking the futures of 10 million girls, the UK government’s short-sighted cuts to UK Aid have left the futures of girls in the Irise community and beyond hanging in the balance. Without support they face school dropout, child marriage and the loss of their dreams for the future.

If we act NOW, TOGETHER, we can help young girls RISE-UP and realise their full potential. We need YOU to STAND-UP for girls’ rights now and stand with the girls in our community whose futures are at risk. Will you join us?

“If we get help, many of us would go back to school, and we can achieve our dreams and become future leaders.” Racheal, Ugandan School Girl

*Registration is now closed*


Join the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and climb 5,000 ft for 5,000 girls. 

  • Date: Saturday 21st August 2021
  • Duration: max. 12 hours
  • Location: Horton-in-Ribblesdale
  • Sign Up Fee: £49 – This pays for a trained Mountain Leader who will guide us through the beautiful sites in the peak district, as well as providing insurance and mountain first aid if needed. We will also be providing refreshment stops, and transport mid-challenge if needed.
  • Suggested Fundraising Target: £250 – this funds 50 girls in Uganda back into school. 
  • Deadline to sign up & pay sign up fee: Wednesday 21st July 2021.

Climb the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and raise money to support 5,000 girls back into school. You’ll be supported by guides leading you through the adventure as you trek through some of the most beautiful sites before heading to the Golden Lion Hotel pub (6:30pm-8:30pm) at the end of the walk, where you will receive your medal and certificate for completing this challenge.


Please note, you will be offered a full refund if the challenge is cancelled in line with government regulations. 

Training & Itinerary 

To find out full details please download our Yorkshire Three Peaks Information Pack. 

Here’s how you can get involved:
  1. Register your details & purchase your ticket below. 
  2. Set up your JustGiving fundraising page. More info on how to set this up is in our guidelines. 
  3. Get Fundraising! Download our fundraising pack for tips and tricks. 

Registration has now closed.

Interested in a different 5,000 challenge?

Whether you want to walk 5,000 steps, swim 5,000 miles or bake & sell 5,000 cakes to help raise £50,000 we’re here to support you! 


Here’s how you can get involved and set up your own 5,000 challenge for 5,000 girls:

  1. Let us know about your 5,000 challenge below.
  2. Set up your Justgiving fundraising page. More info on how to set this up is in our guidelines. 
  3. Download and read through the Irise 5,000 Challenge guidelines and begin your fundraising!

    Tick the box to consent to be contacted by Irise regarding the campaign.

    Looking for something different?

    The Sheffield Half-Marathon will be hosted on September 26th. Sign up for the challenge and raise money for Irise!

    Raise your voice

    Stand up for all the 10 million girls at risk of school dropout because of the pandemic. Let the government and the world know why 10 million futures matter using the hashtag #10millionfutures #UKAidCuts.

    Download our social media kit or buy a T-shirt and help protect the futures of 10 million girls.