HOW TO JOIN

SELF FUND OR SUPPORT A CHARITY

Take on an Ultra Challenge as INDIVIDUAL or as TEAM. There are 3 sign-up options - depending on whether you wish to simply pay for your place - or to fundraise for a charity of your choice. Check out what's the best option for you before heading to the online registration form and you can book now for the full 2023 calendar.

Sign Up Online...

Sign up via our online form, and pay the appropriate Registration Fee. You'll receive a confirmation email with important details and access to your Ultra Challenge App, with the resources to help you prepare. If you choose one of the charity fundraising options we'll confirm that with the charity you've selected, and they will be in contact to welcome you within 7 - 10 days.

Choose how you want to join the Challenge – register via that option and its associated online form. Then enter your personal details.

  • Option 1 – Self Funding 
  • Option 2 – Charity Sponsorship
  • Option 3 – Mixed Funding

 

NOTE  – For 2023 with the Charity Sponsorship Option – it’s up to 50% OFF the Reg Fee if you choose one of our ‘Official Partner Charities’.

* For 2023 a ‘Platform Booking Fee’ of 2% is applied to all event registrations.

Confirm the challenge distance you wish to take on – Full (~100km), Half (~50km), or Quarter (~25km). You’ll need to chose an hourly start time window (actual start times are confirmed 4 weeks prior to the event).

Everyone needs to register as we require personal details & declarations, but within the form you can choose to ‘Create’ or ‘Join’ a Team. Teams can be of any size – members can opt for the same or different funding options, charities, or distances.

  • Create a team – you become the Team Captain. You need a Team Name, and a Password for others to join. Then invite members to join you!
  • Others then join the Team as they register, by searching for the Team Name and using the Password

If you’re fundraising you’ll confirm which charity you’re supporting via a drop down menu. Be careful to pick the correct one. Your confirmation email details how to set up an online JustGiving page for sponsorship donations.

All sponsorship goes direct to the Charity via your online JustGiving page. At least 50% of the sponsorship target should be with the Charity by 3 weeks prior to the Challenge. At this time the Charity pays a Fee for your place to the Organiser (similar to the Self Funding cost – or half of it for Mixed Funding as you’ve already covered half).

Failure to meet the deadline may result in cancellation by your charity.

The remaining 50%, and any extra, should be with your Charity by 4 weeks after the Challenge.

Our Multi Deals are the Best value if you’re up for a 2 or more challenges in 2023 and plan to ‘Self Fund’. There’s also the new ‘PAYMENT PLAN’ option – to spread the load, stay active and do more Ultra Challenges! 

2023 EARLY BIRD DEAL!

.. EXTENDED TO MID-OCTOBER

Sign up by 16 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 up to 50% OFF Charity Reg Fees with ‘Official Partners’

Prices & Options

Select your option from below:

Option 1

SELF FUNDING FOR YOU

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

FULL CHALLENGE ~100km

£198 Reg Fee paid online &
no fundraising commitment.

HALF CHALLENGE ~50km

£129 Reg Fee paid online &
no fundraising commitment.

QUARTER CHALLENGE ~25km

£79 Reg Fee paid online
& no fundraising required.

Option 2

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!

FULL CHALLENGE ~100km

£45 Reg Fee & at least
£595 charity sponsorship

HALF CHALLENGE ~50km

£30 Reg Fee & at least
£395 charity sponsorship

QUARTER CHALLENGE ~25km

£15 Reg Fee & at least
£250 charity sponsorship

Option 3

MIXED FUNDING FOR CHARITY

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

FULL CHALLENGE ~25km

£110 Reg Fee & at least
£330 charity sponsorship

HALF CHALLENGE ~50km

£72.50 Reg Fee & at least
£220 charity sponsorship

QUARTER CHALLENGE ~25km

£45 Reg Fee & at least
£135 charity sponsorship

Choose your Challenge

To join an Event – visit the event ‘Sign Up Now’ page using the quick links below…

HELPING YOU PLAN YOUR CHALLENGE

BOOKABLE EXTRAS
2023 coming soon...

Each Ultra Challenge has optional 'Bookable Extras' to make the planning of how to join, leave, and take on your challenge easy. Parking at key venues, shuttle bus transfers, and camping packages - all need booking in advance, with 'Baggage Transfer' options available on-the-day. NEW - you can hire a 'GEO TRACKER' - so friends & family can follow you in real time every step of the way ! Click below for details.

Our 2023 Charity Partners

We’re proud to work with a range of fantastic charities, which will benefit from the £7+ million fundraising each year. Our Series Partners are some of the UK’s major national charities, and there’re also regional and local charities as Challenge Partners for each event – and a range of Associate Partners.  Choose to fundraise for a Charity Partner and you’ll get up to 50% OFF normal reg fees – and they’ll provide support to help you reach your target!

SERIES PARTNERS

CHALLENGE PARTNERS

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

or fundraise for over 300+ others

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

You will receive a receipt via email, along with a Confirmation Email welcoming you onto the challenge detailing any next steps and timelines you need to be aware of, and letting you know where to find all the information you will need for your challenge. If you don’t receive this within 24 hours, please check your spam/junk mail folders.

Yes you must be 18 or over on the day of the challenge if taking on a Full Challenge, 16+ & accompanied by an adult if taking on a Half Challenge, 14+ & accompanied by an adult if taking on a Quarter Challenge.

 

Under 18s taking part cannot sign themselves up – they must be signed up by someone over 18.

No – however we have a great New Year deal on which will give you a great saving!

  • Yes you can sign up others, but not in the same transaction – you will need to go through the registration questions & payment per person.
  • When signing up on behalf of others, please ensure that the YOUR INFORMATION section is always filled with YOUR information as the account holder (regardless of whether you are personally taking part or not).
  • The next section (PARTICIPANT INFO) asks ‘Who is this registration for?’ and you can then select ‘Someone Else’ and proceed with their details.
  • Where possible, please avoid using the same email address for more than one person.

In the TEAM INFO section (towards the end of the registration questions), you will be asked if you would like to ‘Join a team’ or ‘Create a team’.

 

If selecting to create a team, you will be asked to create a Team Name and Password. Subsequent team members to register can then select to join a team, and will be asked to provide these details in order to join it.

We ensure that registered teams are assigned the same start wave (where distance/challenge option allows), and your team name will be printed onto your bib.  

There are no restrictions on our regular Flexi-teams – you can be any mixture of charities / distances / funding types (i.e. Self Funding, Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding), and can have any number of members (even 1!).

 

‘Our Charity Team’ is special registration option and is restricted; if you sign up on this option your team must have at least 4 members, all fundraising same charity (and this must be one of our official Series ‘Partners’).

Yes – as long as you are fundraising for the same charity, you can create a team fundraising page on Just Giving (we recommend letting your charity know this is how you will be fundraising together). However, please be advised that the minimum fundraising targets remain per person (not per team), so you will need to reach the combined total fundraising amount on your page for your group. 

If there is a charity you would like to fundraise for that does not appear on our list, we ask that you speak with your preferred Charity about what you would like to, and ask them to register with us via our short contact form which can be found on our website page www.ultrachallenge.com/the-charities/

 

Once they’ve registered with us, it will take about 5-7 working days to add them onto our registration forms, and you can then sign up to your chosen challenge in aid of them.

 

Alternatively you can raise for one of the 500+ charities we are currently already working with, or you can Self Fund your place and raise for them on the side with no commitment. 

 

Please note: the above is relevant for Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding places only. If you are entering as a Self Funder you can fundraise for any charity of your choice (only if you want to) & we do not need to be informed

If you are entering on a Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding place then NO – you must select one prime charity for your fundraising. This is because your charity will be paying for a portion of your place on the event (out of the fundraising you generate). If you wish to also fundraise for another charity, you can do so on your own terms but only as long as you reach the minimum target your first/prime charity.

 

If you join as a Self Funder however, you have complete flexibility on who you fundraise for – with no targets or deadlines, and no cost to those charities.

If you have chosen to fundraise for a charity (from our list), we will pass your details over to them and you can expect to hear from them with a welcome pack within 14 days. If for some reason you do not hear from your charity after this time, please contact them directly.

2023 EARLY BIRD

SIGN UP BY 16 OCTOBER - 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 Oct. If you cancel an event £20 is deducted from any refund due

You can fundraise for over
300 different charities...

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Blue Cross
Borneo Orangutan Survival UK
Cats Protection
Dogs For Good
Dogs Trust
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Foal Farm Animal Rescue (Friends of Animals League)
Just One Ocean
Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
RSPCA
Senior Staffy Club
Shark Trust
Viva!
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
World Land Trust
WWF

Action Bladder Cancer UK
Action Kidney Cancer
Against Breast Cancer
Bone Cancer Research Trust
Bowel Cancer UK
Brain Tumour Research
Breast Cancer Now
Cancer Research UK
Children with Cancer UK
Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Kidney Cancer UK
Leukaemia UK
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund
Look Good Feel Better
Lymphoma Action
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mesothelioma UK CIO
Myeloma UK
Ovacome
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre
Prostate Cancer Research
Prostate Cancer UK
Rowan Tree Cancer Care
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Sarcoma UK
Shine Cancer Support
Team Verrico
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teens Unite Fighting Cancer
The Bowel Movement
The Bowel Movement
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Eve Appeal
The Prostate Project
The Robin Cancer Trust
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Urology Foundation
Walk the Walk
Willow Foundation
World Cancer Research Fund

Amy Winehouse Foundation
bibic
Bliss
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Cardinal Hume Centre
Challengers
Child Bereavement UK
CHUMS Charity
Claire House Children’s Hospice
Daisy’s Dream
Diverse Abilities
Dreamflight
Dreams Come True
Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation Limited (ECHO Charity)
Friends and Families
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Harry’s Rainbow Charitable Trust
Home-Start UK
It’s Never You
Jamie’s Farm
John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation
Just4Children
KEEN London
Make-a-Wish
MYTIME Young Carers
National Deaf Children’s Society
NSPCC
Open Arms Malawi
Place2Be
Railway Children
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices
Starlight Children’s Foundation
The Atlas Foundation
The Brompton Fountain
The Brompton Fountain
The Childhood Trust
The Grand Appeal
The Lexi May Trust
The Ruth Strauss Foundation
Tiny Tickers
Tree of Hope
Tree of Hope
WeSeeHope
Winston’s Wish
Young Lives vs Cancer

British Dyslexia Association
Friends of the Caribbean
Sussex Cricket Foundation
Teach First

Brake the road safety charity

Acorns Children’s Hospice
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Ashgate Hospice
Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice
Children’s Hospice South West
Cornwall Hospice Care
Cynthia Spencer Hospice
Demelza Hospice Care
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
Farleigh Hospice
Francis House Children’s Hospice
Havens Hospices
Hospice UK
Hospiscare
Isabel Hospice
Julia’s House
Keech Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
LOROS
Pilgrims Hospices
Rowans Hospice
Royal Trinity Hospice
Salisbury Hospice Charity
St Barnabas House
St Helena Hospice
St Luke’s Hospice (Harrow and Brent)
St Lukes Hospice (Basildon & Thurrock)
St Peter’s Hospice
St Raphael’s Hospice
The Hospice of St Francis
The Myton Hospices
Weldmar Hospicecare
Willen Hospice
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity
Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity
Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust
Oxford Health Charity
Oxford Health Charity
RNOH Charity – The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Southampton Hospital Charity
Spread a Smile
St Georges Hospital Charity
St Marks Hospital Foundation

Air Ambulance – Kent Surrey Sussex
Alcohol Change UK
Allergy UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Society
Asthma + Lung UK
Ataxia UK
British Heart Foundation
British Liver Trust
British Skin Foundation
Cardiomyopathy UK
Centre for ADHD & Autism Support
Cianna’s Smile
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
DEBRA
Dementia UK
Different Strokes
Down’s Syndrome Association
Duchenne UK
Encephalitis Society
Endometriosis UK
Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Research UK
Epilepsy Society
Facial Palsy UK
Fight for Sight
Group B Strep Support
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hampshire Medical Fund
Harrow Shopmobility
HeadwayUK
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
HEART UK
Imperial Health Charity
JDRF
Kidney Care UK
Kidney Research UK
London’s Air Ambulance
LUPUS UK
Magpas Air Ambulance
Mencap
Meningitis Now
Moorfields Eye Charity
Motor Neurone Disease Association
MPS Society
MS Society
MS Trust
Multiple System Atrophy Trust
Muscular Dystrophy UK
National Kidney Federation
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Nephrotic Syndrome Trust (NeST)
Northamptonshire Health Charity
Nystagmus Network
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
Parkinson’s UK
PKD Charity
Play2Give
Pregnancy Sickness Support
Pregnancy Sickness Support
PSP Association
Retina UK
Reverse Rett
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Sands, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity
Scannappeal
Stroke Association
Terrence Higgins Trust
The Haemophilia Society
The Lily Foundation
The Lullaby Trust
The Meath Epilepsy Charity
The National Brain Appeal
Thyroid UK
UK Infantile Spasms Trust
UK Sepsis Trust
Versus Arthritis

Amy Winehouse Foundation
Beat
Buckinghamshire Mind
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably
Combat Stress
CPSL Mind
Dorset Mind
DrugFAM
Edward’s Trust
Mencap
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Research UK
MIND
Music for my Mind
PTSD UK
Rethink Mental Illness
RIPPLE SUICIDE PREVENTION
Samaritans
SANE
South East and Central Essex Mind
Suicide&Co
The Survivors Trust
Transform Housing & Support
Vetlife
YoungMinds

ABF The Soldier’s Charity (South West)
RBLI – Royal British Legion Industries
Royal Air Forces Association
Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity
“SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity”
The Block Armed forces community advice and crisis support cic

ActionAid UK
CAFOD
Dig Deep
Farm Africa
Frank Water
Medecins Sans Frontieres UK
New Futures Nepal
Refugee Action
Release International
SALVE International
Tearfund

4Louis
Age UK Medway
Care of Police Survivors (COPS)
Centre for Women’s Justice
Centrepoint
Christians Against Poverty
Crisis UK
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
Family Fund
Glass Door Homeless Charity
Humankind Charity
Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
National Autistic Society
Refuge
Shelter
Solace Women’s Aid
St Mungo’s
Sue Ryder
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
The Fire Fighters Charity
The Trussell Trust
WAY Widowed and Young
Women’s Aid Federation of England

Our Charity Partners

Search from over 400 charities you can fundraise for