Easter 50 Challenge

1 APRIL 2023

Take on a 50 km Ultra or a historic 25km – and make it an active Easter! From our Windsor Racecourse base camp 1500 adventurers will head out on looped routes through the Great Park with fantastic views of the Castle, on to Runnymede, along the Thames Path, and takes in some wonderful countryside. You’ll get full support all the way, a few post Easter surprises, a celebration finish at base camp, and a BBQ meal. It’s a great way to kick off the 2023 Ultra Challenge season, and to get in shape for summer.

2023 Registration Open - Early Bird Deal Now On!

The Ultra Challenge Experience

Endurance events for a wide range of fitness & ages. Choose your Challenge – do it at your pace, and there’re 14 events in the Series. Our support enables you to go further, whilst enjoying the great outdoors & camaraderie. There’re marquee rest stops, lots of food & drink, medical & massage teams, with a fully signed route to guide you. A big finish-line celebration awaits with an amazing sense of achievement, and once the aches subside you’ll feel energised, and up for more of life’s real challenges!

Good preparation & smart planning are key, and from the moment you sign up you’ll have access to our Challenge App – with training guides, optional training walks, maps, online forums, and the latest news & updates.

Rest Stops every ~12.5 km with ‘major’ ones every ~25 km, and are much more than the shaky gazebo with water that you see on some events. We’ve marquee cover, large medical & welfare tents, catering services, seating areas for recovery, changing rooms, and a friendly welcome!

There’re pink arrows to guide you, distance markers, glow-sticks at night, hazard signs, and a route map in the App. Our ‘Trek Masters’ organise group departures at night so nobody has to walk solo. Our chip timing system enables our Control Room, and your friends / family, to track your progress through the Rest Stops.

Keeping you well fed & hydrated is key. We pride ourselves on the quantity & quality of our catering, and whichever distance you are on – meals, snacks & drinks are included – so no need to carry much!

  • Snacks & drink stops every 12.5 km
  • Snacks – from the healthy to treats
  • Main meals / hot food every 25 km
  • Energy drinks
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Lighter options for ‘runners’
  • BBQ finishers meal

We generally have a ~50 km campsite for rest & sleep if you’re on the 2 day ‘Daylight’ 100 km option, or if you finish / start a 50 km ‘half’ Challenge. Book an inclusive package or ‘pitch your own’ – there’re showers and chill out areas.

We’ve experienced Doctors, Paramedics, First Aiders, Podiatrists, and Massage Teams at Rest Stops. There’re ‘Self Help’ areas with blister plasters, talc, Vaseline, and tape if you want to patch your own feet. Our mobile Emergency Medical Teams are only a phone call away, via our 24 hour Control Room

We don’t want you to forget that finish-line moment – our Cheer Squad will ensure you won’t! You’ll get a medal, finisher’s T-shirt, and a glass of fizz, before heading to a BBQ and a well earned rest. Download your official Challenge certificate when you’re ready.

There’re shuttles to local train stations for onward travel, and most finish lines have parking so supporters can meet you. We’ve bus ‘transfers’ to / back to key venues (eg the start) – and check out the ‘Bookable Extras’ for details of all transport options.

Two 25 km loops – making a figure of 8 route from our base-camp

Date: Sat 1 April 23

Start & Finish: Windsor Racecourse

Distance & Elevation: 50 km & 1140 m elevation

Looped route that includes the Great Park.

Date: Sat 1 April 23

Start & Finish: Windsor Racecourse

Distance & Elevation: 25 km & 500 m elevation

Your Challenge,
Your Way!

Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, a marathon enthusiast upping the distance, or a seasoned ultra runner after UTMB points – there’s an Ultra Challenge for you! Walk, Jog, or Run – as an Individual or a Team, for a charity of your choice or just for you. The Easter Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in wonderful historic scenery. Full Challenge ~ 50 km 1st Half Challenge ~ 25 km Learn more

2023 ULTRA CHALLENGES

EARLY BIRD DEAL ON!

Sign up by 1st Oct & get a FREE tech T shirt  worth £20

+ Save up to £20 OFF Self Funding

AND – up to 30% OFF with Multi Deals + NEW Payment Plan option!

OR it’s 50% OFF Charity Reg Fees with ‘Official Partners’

How to Join

Self Funding
for You

Pay for your event place in full, with no fundraising required.

Full Sponsorship for Charity

Pay a small registration fee & commit to fundraise for a charity of your choice.

Mixed Funding for Charity

Pay half your place, & fundraise a smaller target for your chosen charity.

Our Charity Partners

We work with a wide range of fantastic charities, which benefit from the annual £7+ million of Ultra Challenge fundraising. Our Series Partners and Challenge Partners are some of the UK’s major national & regional charities. Choose to fundraise for one of these ‘Official Partners’ – and it’s 50% OFF the normal charity sponsorship Reg Fees. We also have 50 or so ‘Associate Partners’ (with 25% OFF normal charity Reg Fees) AND 300+ other ‘listed’ charities involved that you can choose to support.

or fundraise for over 300+ others

Check out the Challenge Options

FACTSHEET COMING SOON

All you need to know about the Challenge - a detailed overview of the options & how you can take it on. Print it off or send it to your friends!

14 Amazing Challenges

Nearly 100,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge®, raising over £38 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. 

Map

Lake District Challenge

10-11 June 2023

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1 of 13

Isle of Wight Challenge

29 – 30 April 2023

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2 of 13

London 2 Brighton Challenge

27-28 May 2023

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3 of 13

South Coast Challenge

3-4 Sept 2022

 

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4 of 13

Jurassic Coast Challenge

13-14 May 2023

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5 of 13

Thames Path Challenge

10 – 11 Sept 2022

+ Thames Bridges 25km Trek

+ Friday Moonlight 10K Walk

+ The Henley 10K

 

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6 of 13

South West Coast 50 Challenge

6 August 2022

 

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7 of 13

Peak District Challenge

8-9 July 2023

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8 of 13

Cotswold Way Challenge

24 – 25 June 2023

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9 of 13

Yorkshire Challenge

23-24 July 2022

 

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10 of 13

Chiltern 50 Challenge

24 Sept 2022

 

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11 of 13

Easter 50 Challenge

1 April 2023

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12 of 13

Halloween Marathon Walk

Sat 29 Oct 2022

+ 1/2 marathon & 10K option

 

FULL DETAILS >

13 of 13

2023 EARLY BIRD

SIGN UP BY 30 SEPT AND GET A FREE ULTRA TECH T-SHIRT WORTH £20*

APPLIES FOR SELF FUND & CHARITY SIGN UPS

AND - SELF FUND & SAVE!

FULL CHALLENGE = £20 OFF Reg Fee 

(Use CodeEARLYFULL – at Checkout) 

HALF CHALLENGE = £12.50 OFF Reg Fee 

(Use CodeEARLYHALFat Checkout) 

QUARTER CHALLENGE = £7.50 OFF Reg Fee  

(Use Code – EARLYQUART – at Checkout) 

EXCLUDES - Winter & Halloween Walks & 10k/mile events

OR - 50% OFF CHARITY REG FEES WITH 'OFFICIAL PARTNERS'

2023 MULTI DEALS

Do more events & Save up to 30%+

  • Available on 2 or more Self Fund events
  • FREE Ultra Challenge Fleece for 4+ events
  • PAYMENT PLAN option also now available 

*NOTE - T shirts posted from end of Sept. If you cancel an event £20 is deducted from any refund due

SELF FUNDING FOR YOU

PAY FOR YOUR PLACE IN FULL. NO FUNDRAISING REQUIRED. YOU CAN STILL FUNDRIASE IF YOU WANT TO. MULTI DEAL OPTION ALSO AVAILABLE.

50km Challenge

£129 Reg Fee paid online &
no fundraising commitment.

25km Challenge

£79 Reg Fee paid online
& no fundraising required.

SPONSORSHIP FOR CHARITY

PAY A LOW REGISTRATION FEE & FUNDRAISE FOR A CHOSEN CHARITY. GET UP TO 50% OFF THE NORMAL REG FEE WITH OUR PARTNER CHARITIES!

Half Challenge

£30 Reg Fee & at least
£395 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£15 Reg Fee & at least
£245 charity sponsorship

MIXED FUNDING FOR CHARITY

YOU INITIALLY PAY HALF OF YOUR EVENT PLACE COST & ALSO FUNDRAISE A SMALLER MINIMUM TARGET FOR A CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE

Half Challenge

£72.50 Reg Fee & at least
£220 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£45 Reg Fee & at least
£135 charity sponsorship

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