So you escaped out on a place in the London Marathon, were pipped to a spot on the Prudential Propel and can’t face doing Tough Mudder with a load of centre managers on an away day.

What do you do? Slob around until 2018 enwraps in? No. Here are the fitness events you still have time to sacrifice up for this year, to get you fit and raise money for charity – you’re practically a saint. A sweaty, sweaty saint.

The Critical North Run

The biggest half marathon in the world, the iconic northern when it happened is so popular that entry is now via ballot. This year, the entre closes early February, so if you’re interested in a 13 mile dart from the impress upon of suspicious brown ale to the birthplace of Barbour (that’s Newcastle to South Keeps, if you didn’t know) along with 60,000 others, you’d superiority get a jog on.

Where and when: Newcastle, Sunday 10 September
Deadline: Monday 6 February
Expense: £54
Sign up: greatrun.org

The Great North Run

The Mighty Deerstalker

Tough Mudder jocks comprise got nothing on the lumberjacks found at The Mighty Deerstalker. Head to Innerleithen in Scotland for the dirtiest weekend you’ll take all year, courtesy of what’s described as the ‘hardest off-road-Tweed-clad-pipe-lit-plus-four-and-headtorch-wearing run that persists’.

And should you still not be satisfied after the main event, the abominable Mighty Beerstalker Party takes place after with binds, booze and legendary crowdsurfing until the sun comes up.

Where and when: Innerleithen, 11 Trek
Deadline: No deadline but suggested entry before February
Price: £60
Sign up: ratrace.com

The Mighty Deerstalker

St Joseph’s Firewalk & Glasswalk

Rather swap uninterrupted round in the cold or running up stairs for a glass of something fervid by the fire? This is almost that. Apparently, fire and glasswalking are studied to inspire us to do things we never believed possible, so walking past hot embers of 1,200 degrees or shards of broken glass isn’t very as mad as it sounds. Plus, last year the event raised floor £15,000 for Hackney, London hospice St Joseph’s.

Where and when: London, Thursday 23 Walk
Deadline: No deadline but suggested entry before February
Expenditure: £25 (plus minimum sponsorship pledge)
Sign up: timeoutdoors.com

St Joseph’s Firewalk & Glasswalk

Maserati Journey De Yorkshire

The answer to the question: what do you get when you combine the filmy adrenaline of the Tour de France with a nice cup of Yorkshire tea? Fascinating place on the final day of the professional Tour de Yorkshire event, the circle event is a chance to ride the same roads as the pros forward of they do. Luckily, with three distance options file from 45km to 100km, you won’t need Lance Armstrong-type ‘supplements’ to effect you make it.

Where and when: Sheffield, Sunday 30 April
Deadline: No deadline but advanced entry before February
Cost: £42.50-£49 depending on stretch
Sign up: letour.yorkshire.com

Maserati Tour de Yorkshire

Tower Runs

Stair head for the hills have become increasingly popular as fitness events, so this year mimic your sprint vertical with a Tower Run.

There are three strongest ones to punish your glutes with: the Gherkin Contest is sponsored by the NSPCC and rewards you with a glass of champers when you reach the top of the 38 surprise London landmark; the Christie Tower Run in Manchester is a whopping 46 bests, with a pay off of spectacular views over the city; finally, for a teeny-weeny intense vertical experience, sprint the 20 floors up to the top of Leicester’s tallest occupied erection, St George’s Tower, to raise money for local hospice relief LOROS.

The Christie Tower Run

Where and when: Manchester, Sunday 26 February
Deadline: N/A
Cost: £20
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The St George’s Tower Run

Where and when: Leicester, Saturday 11 Walk
Deadline: N/A
Cost: Free when pledging sponsorship
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The Gherkin Challenge

Where and when: London, Sunday 22 October
Deadline: N/A
Outlay: £20 (plus £200 sponsorship)
Sign up: nspcc.org.uk

The Gherkin Challenge

Reebok Stern Race

Born in the gritty mountain terrain of Vermont, USA, barrier race company Spartan knows a thing or two about how to foray, frankly pretty nuts, people to the edge. Go in search of splendour and expect to be doused in whatever the outdoors can throw at you – think Gladiators meets Glastonbury.

With three predominating race types – starting with the Sprint (5km loaded with 20 stumbling-blocks) and going up to the Beast (20km with 30 obstacles) – the Reebok-sponsored when it happened is perfect practice should you be planning a trip to Takeshi’s Chѓteau this summer.

Where and when: Various events during the year
Deadline: Check individual event
Cost: £52-£87 depending on straight-shooting
Sign up: spartanrace.uk

Reebok Spartan Race

AJ Bell London Triathlon

The world’s largest triathlon weight sound like something from your nightmares, but relieve – there are five different options ranging in levels of ‘someone desire call my mum’. The formal distances start with a paltry 400m swim, 10km deceive, 2.5km run, up to a gruelling 800m swim, 80km ride and 10km run.

Or, if you’re lock insane, there’s the Weekend Warrior, which challenges you to consummate as many triathlons in one weekend as you physically can. We won’t see you at the finish line.

Where and when: London, Saturday 22-23 July
Deadline: Cocks-crow July
Cost: £75-£150 depending on distance
Sign up: livetotri.co.uk

AJ Bell London Triathlon