Ultra Challenge

WALK, JOG, OR RUN

Push Yourself Further!

Are you a keen walker or runner looking for a real challenge? Perhaps you want to get in shape, re-energise, or to fundraise for a charity close to your heart? If so, these events are for you! Whether it’s along a stunning coastline, or on trails in the best of Britain’s countryside, your Ultra Challenge® will be unforgettable – with full support, new friends made, and an amazing sense of achievement. Join us – and get active!

25 km, 50 km, or 100 km… 

Walk, Jog, or Run it

As a Team or Individual…

for You or for Charity

14 Amazing Challenges

90,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge®, raising over £33 million for charities, and the 14 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & trail runs. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support so you can set a new goal, enjoy the great British outdoors, and push yourself further on a high quality inspirational event. 

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Lake District Challenge

11-12 June 2022

1 of 12

Isle of Wight Challenge

30 April – 1 May 2022

2 of 12

London 2 Brighton Challenge

28-29 May 2022

3 of 12

South Coast Challenge

3 – 4 Sept 2022

4 of 12

Jurassic Coast Challenge

14-15 May 2022

5 of 12

Thames Path Challenge

10 – 11 Sept 2022

+ Thames Bridges Trek

+ Thames Moonlight 10 Walk

+ Henley 10K

6 of 12

South West Coast 50

6 August 2022

7 of 12

Peak District Challenge

9-10 July 2022

8 of 12

Cotswold Way Challenge

25 – 26 June 2022

9 of 12

Yorkshire Challenge

23-24 July 2022

10 of 12

Chiltern 50 Challenge

24 Sept 2022

11 of 12

London Winter Walk

29 & 30 Jan 2022

12 of 12

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LONDON WINTER WALK

Sat 29 & Sun 30 Jan 2022

Full / Half Marathon &10 K Options
Oval Cricket Ground Start / Finish
As a Team or an Individual…
.. for You or for a Charity

Kick Start Your New Year!

It's Your Challenge
Your Way!

Endurance style events at your pace, for a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and experience – for teams and individuals – for a charity of your choice, or just do it for yourself. There are no obstacles or mud pools – just trails, wonderful British scenery, full support, camaraderie, and your spirit & determination. With 14 events and 3 distance options – there’s an Ultra Challenge® for everyone!

Your challenge – at your pace! Most will walk – but many ‘jog’ and may run a bit, walk a bit, and see how it all goes. At the front the ‘runners’ might be stepping up from a marathon distance, or testing themselves against the clock – with some out for UTMB points.

A ‘continuous’ full 100 km is tough, but is achievable with our support & rest stops. There’s a 2 day 100 km ‘Daylight’ option with half way camping, 50 km ‘half’ challenges, and 25 km ‘quarters’. We’ve a few 10 km ‘taster’ options on some events – and also ‘Virtual Versions’ of each Ultra Challenge so friends & family can join in. 

It only takes 2 to make a Team! A Team of friends can motivate & support each other, whilst sharing an unforgettable adventure, with a great reason to celebrate afterwards! Individuals will meet new friends enroute – and our Team is there to look after everyone!

Many fundraise for a charity of their choice, and you’ll be amazed how much you can raise, as friends & family will recognise & support your endeavours. The Series will hopefully raise over £7 million this year for partner charities. Equally, others just want a great challenge – Self Fund their place – and achieve something special.

For many one event is just not enough. There’s 15% OFF your 2nd Ultra Challenge in a season with our ‘Duo Deal’ – and we’ve best value ‘Multi Deals’ for 3 or more events – with at least a 25% discount!

If you have ambitions of competing in the famous Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc run – Ultra Challenges are perfect to clock up the ‘qualifying points’ needed. Full Challenges (~100 km) have 3 or 4 points available & Half Challenges (~50 km) from 1 – 3 points.  

Looking for a great event to get your team back together, without all the hassle of organising it? Your Team will be energised & bonding on a fun, accessible, safe, high quality event. With optional hospitality packages – make an Ultra Challenge your company’s special event – maybe supporting your ‘charity of the year’.

Alongside the ‘Real Challenges’ – there are parallel ‘Virtual Versions’ of each event – enabling friends, family, and anyone else to get involved. A great way to boost your fundraising network if you’re supporting a charity – or to get many more colleagues involved if you’re a company!

Download the App once you’ve signed up – with maps, guides, extras booking, and the latest updates. Our Facebook forum is great place for advice and meeting Challengers. If you’re fundraising, your charity sends you a support pack, contact details & procedures.

Experienced Ultra Challengers help develop our training guides, on – foot care, nutrition, hydration, & building distance up for all levels of experience. We also run optional training walks, and for runners sessions with an Ultra coach.

There are bookable coach transfers and shuttle busses before & after your challenge to make your travel plans a bit easier.  Most Events also offer camping packages at the ~50 km ‘half way’ of the full challenge, and sometimes at the start venue beforehand.

Pink arrows, ribbon, & glow-sticks at night, mark the route, and with Google maps in the App – you won’t get lost! Our chip timing has you scanned at rest stops, with your progress tracked, and can be  shared online for family & friends. 

There’ covered rest stops every ~12.5 km, with major stops each ~25 km – with seating, clean toilets, medical services, & shuttle busses. There’s a range of snacks & drinks at all stops, with full meals at major ones & finish – all included in your entry fee.

Rest stops have expert medical teams, including – doctors, paramedics, first aiders, podiatrists, & massage services. There’re emergency response teams, safety marshals & ‘Trek Masters’ on the route – with a 24 hr control room just a phone call away. 

The finish line is a celebration, and quite emotional for many after a tough journey. You’ll get a big cheer, a medal, a glass of fizz, a visit the massage tent or foot clinic, and a welcome BBQ. Memories will be long lasting – and perhaps your goals redefined.

Full Support

We’ll help you prepare for your Ultra Challenge® – with an App, online guides, forums, and training walks. On the day there’re Covid-safe venues, camping options, a noisy send off, a fully signed route, chip timing, marquee rest stops, fantastic food & drink, and expert safety, medical & welfare teams. It’s a big finish line cheer, a medal, a glass of fizz, finishers t shirt, massage, BBQ, and a weekend to really remember!

Ultra Challenge Calendar

From the Isle of Wight up to the Lake District, there are 14 fantastic events you can join. Some have stunning coastal paths, some have rolling hills, and others are on historic trails. Each Ultra Challenge® is an unforgettable experience – with distance options to suit anyone who’s up for a challenge! 

Events-CotswoldWayEvents-CotswoldWay
25/26 JUNE ' 22
Events-PeakDistrictEvents-PeakDistrict
9/10 JULY ' 22
Events-IsleofWightEvents-IsleofWight
30 Apr -1 May' 22
Events-SouthCoast50Events-SouthCoast50
6 AUG ' 22
Events-SouthCoastEvents-SouthCoast
3/4 SEPT ' 22
Events-ThamesPathEvents-ThamesPath
10/11 SEPT ' 22
Events-ThamesBridgeEvents-ThamesBridge
10 SEPT ' 22
Events-ChilternEvents-Chiltern
24 SEPT ' 22
Events-HalloweenEvents-Halloween
29 OCT ' 22
Events-WinterWalkEvents-WinterWalk
29 & 30 JAN ' 22
Events-EasterEvents-Easter
9 APRIL ' 22
Events-JurassicCoastEvents-JurassicCoast
14/15 MAY ' 22
Events-LondonBrightonEvents-LondonBrighton
28/29 MAY ' 22
Events-LakeDistrictEvents-LakeDistrict
11/12 JUNE ' 22
Events-YorkshireEvents-Yorkshire
23/24 JULY ' 22

29 & 30 jan 22

Central London Half & Full Marathon loops see the sights & highlights

9 April 22

50 or 25 km looped routes through Windsor & the Thames Valley

30 APR/1 MAY 22

Around the Islands’ stunning coastal path. Cliffs, beaches, & climbs

14/15 MAY 22

Iconic Dorset Coastline – with amazing scenery & great climbs

28/29 MAY 22

Classic Capital to Coast. Richmond start, N & S Downs

11/12 JUNE 22

Looped route from Kendal base camp in the Lake Distric

25/26 June 22

Looped route from Cirencester base camp. Rolling hills & views

9/10 July 22

Looped routes from Bakewell base camp – great scenery & climbs

23/24 July 22

NEW – Nidderdale AONB loop route – a landscape of contrasts

6 AUG 22

A Minehead start taking in the best of Exmoor and the stunning coastline

3/4 SEPT 22

Eastbourne start, 7 Sisters, S Downs Way, Brighton & Arundel

10 SEPT 22

25 km & zig-zag over 16 of London’s historic bridges – Capital’s best views!

10/11 SEPT 22

Take on England’s greatest river – from Putney Bridge to Henley

11 SEPT 22

Walk, jog or run our 10k along the river loop in & back to Henley on Thames

24 sept 22

End of season. 50 km, Henley base camp, entertainment & camping

29 OCT 22

A spooky walk through London’s streets – full or half marathon options

NOV & DEC 2021

ENDS 25 DEC

Christmas Virtual Challenge

Journey to the North Pole before Christmas Day ends. 4 route options – choose yours – walk, jog, or run it anywhere at anytime. Medal, neck buff & prizes to be won!

Covid Confidence

Our events will be as low risk as possible, as we’ve a proven model having successfully operated 12 large events in 2021. We’ll offer transfers to other Ultra Challenges, or refunds, if we have to cancel an event due to Covid regulations. Book with us now – and be confident about your Ultra Challenge!

Our Charity Partners

Many choose to support a charity and make their Ultra Challenge® really count – the Series raises £7+ million / year for 500 charities. You can choose a cause that’s close to your heart, and after a difficult 18 months or so – they will welcome your fundraising more than ever. 

+ 500 more fantastic charities

About us

For over 20 years we have organised inspirational challenge events and unforgettable adventures in the UK and Worldwide for individuals to join, and for private groups, companies, and charities. Our events have also helped to raise over £90 million for charities.

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Our Charity Partners

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