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FAQs

Got a question? No problem, here are the answers to our frequently asked questions.

If you can’t find what you were looking for, e-mail hello@team-52.com.


Who is Team52 for?

Team52 welcomes anyone who’s curious about trying different activities, meet new people and challenge themselves. You don’t need to be super fit; you define what a challenge is for you and we help you accomplish it.

We love action-takers. Team52 is great for people who are stepping into life with a positive can-do attitude and want a helping hand with ideas and planning, as well as a community to share the journey with. Each person chooses their own challenges, either from the Team52 database of work-friendly challenges or from their own bucket list. We're here to cheer you on, not judge.

We have members who are looking to get to their first ever exercise class or to start running, and others who have been running for years and now want to diversify and mix things up with paddleboarding, hiking and more social activities. We have members who love doing solo challenges, and others who know they prefer the social element so opt for group activities. We have members in central London, in North East England and in Hong Kong.


Why might someone want to get involved with Team52?

Team52 is great for people who know they are made for more and are looking for something to give them purpose. If you’ve got activities you’ve been meaning to try for ages (surfing, climbing, open water swimming, yoga, cycling to work), but haven’t got around to doing, then Team52 will help you get on and do them, no matter what life throws at you.

By getting involved in Team52 you are joining a community that believes in the power of people, meaningful goals, and the magic of getting outdoors and active. The name Team52 comes from the framework we have built to guide you. You rally a team (of friends, family or colleagues, or join our central team) and you have 52 weeks (a year) to do whatever you want in terms of challenges. Your team target can be 12, 26 or 52, and you contribute 1, 2...5…10 personal or group challenges – it’s your team’s cumulative target that counts so you have complete flexibility over what, when and how many.

The team dynamic is key for encouragement, efficiency and accountability. The 52 weeks is vital as it’s a manageable horizon, that gives you flexibility to fit things in when they suit you, but gives you a fixed time frame to take action.


Who’s behind Team52?

We (Annie and Georgie) set up Team52 to make it easier for you to challenge yourself through different activities and meet new, like-minded people. We’ve both ‘been there and done it’, between us we’ve completed hundreds of challenges; anything from hula hooping and flying trapeze to ultra marathons and cycling to Paris. Read more about Annie and Georgie on our About Us and Media page.


Why “52”?

We love the small habits that build into awesome accomplishments, week by week (there are 52 weeks in a year). There is so much we can do in a year to take you towards who you want to be. We help you get clear on your goals, stay focused and have a team around you. Our story has its roots in taking on year-long challenge projects with lots of challenges alongside work.


Do I need to be in London to take part?

Nope, you can join the club from anywhere. No need to be stuck in the big smoke. We have members as far away as Canada. A lot of our challenge meet-ups will take place in London but if you’re elsewhere we encourage you to meet up with club members who are local to you.


When can I start?

Right now! Team52 runs regular events and sweeps new joiners up in the community, introducing you to people and helping you get on your way.


Can I fundraise for charity?

Of course, Team52 is all about supporting great causes so we’d love you to put all your effort towards your favourite charity. Members can ink their donation page (Just Giving/ Virgin Money Giving etc) from their member dashboard so that it can be easily shared for fundraising.


How much time do I have to commit?

The simple answer is, as much or as little as you’d like. We want Team52 to work for you and fit around your life so you can choose the challenges you take on and the meet-ups you join. It’s all in your control!


I know someone who would love Team52, how can I get them involved?

Fab. Send over to team-52.com and encourage them to join the club, that way you can try new challenges and join meet-ups together.


What sort of events and meet-ups are on offer?

Come and meet your tribe of outdoors loving, like-minded people at our regular Team52 meet-ups. We’ve got an action packed schedule of activities and member-led challenges for you to come along to. Think; wild swimming, paddleboarding, velodrome cycling to trail running and much more. Check out our upcoming schedule on the Meet-Ups page. Once you become a club member we also provide you with inspiration, handpicked guides and top tips for all sorts of different challenges that you can try yourself. Check out our upcoming Meet-ups.

You can contact us anytime during your membership for personal guidance and help in choosing and planning your challenges so that you can forget the admin and focus on the fun.


Do I need to pay for meet-ups?

The cost of meet-ups isn't included in the annual membership as we want to give you the choice to do the challenges you want. We have a variety of meet-ups on offer, some are totally free, others will require an additional payment, such as paddleboard hire or a bouldering session. We choose the best venues and suppliers to ensure that where possible, Team52 club members get a discounted price.


What kind of personal support do you offer?

We get that it can be tough to know where to start, which is why Georgie and Annie are on hand to give you tailored guidance and support over the phone or via email.


Founded by Georgie and Annie, who have taken on over 100 sporting challenges alongside their careers in tech and banking, Team52 teaches techniques in goal-setting, accountability and team building, with the objective of each person having fun and staying active for the long run. We’ve been out there and done and can help you with anything from logistics to kit lists. Think of us as your personal challenge gurs.


I’m a brand and would love to partner with Team52. Is that possible?

It sure is! We want to showcase top brands who share our mission and help our members seek challenges and find their fun through shared experience. Head over to our Partner page to find out more and get in touch.


The company I work for would love to offer Team52 to their employees. Is that possible?

Mais oui! We offer an action-packed package to companies who’d like their employees to build teams and take on challenges together. Team52 is perfect for companies looking to improve culture and engagement; it offers employees healthy alternatives to socialise and develop self-esteem and team morale. Head over to our Corporate page to find out more.


I’d love to contribute / volunteer, how can I get involved?

Fab! We’re a big believer in the power of teamwork and we’re always keen to hear from our community whether you’re a keen photographer or budding copywriter we’d love to hear from you. Please ping Annie and Georgie an e-mail at [email protected] and we'll get right back to you.


Can I cancel my membership anytime?

We’ll be sad to see you go but yes, you can cancel your membership anytime.


Still can’t find the answer you were looking for? No problem, get in touch at [email protected]

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