HOW TO JOIN

SELF FUND OR SUPPORT A CHARITY

Take on an Ultra Challenge as individual or as a 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 with our 'Covid Confidence' promise.

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 Challenge App, with the resources to help you prepare. If you choose one of the 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

Confirm the distance you wish to take on. 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.

Best value, if you’re up for at least 3 challenges, is always our ‘Multi Deals‘ – which give a discount of at least 25% OFF! Also – you automatically qualify to get 15% OFF your 2nd event of a season with our ‘Duo Deal’.

Costs & Fundraising

Select your option from the list below to start the sign up process.

Option 1

SELF FUNDING FOR YOU

PAY FOR YOUR PLACE - NO FUNDRAISING required. YOU CAN still fundRAISE IF YOU wish to FOR a CHARITY

Full Challenge

£198 fee paid online & no fundraising required

Half Challenge

£129 fee paid online as &
no fundraising commitment.

Quarter Challenge

£79 fee paid online
& no fundraising commitment.

Option 2

SPONSORSHIP FOR CHARITY

PAY A SMALL REGISTRATION FEE & FUNDRAISE FOR A CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE

Full Challenge

£30 reg fee & at least
£595 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£20 reg fee & at least
£395 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£10 reg fee & at least
£250 charity sponsorship

Option 3

MIXED FUNDING FOR CHARITY

PAY HALF OF YOUR PLACE & FUNDRAISE A SMALLER TARGET FOR CHARITY

Full Challenge

£110 reg fee & at least
£330 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£72.50 reg fee & at least
£218 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£45 reg fee & at least
£135 charity sponsorship

Choose your Challenge

To sign up  – visit the event ‘Sign Up Now’ page using the quick links below…

Choose your Charity

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. Choose to fundraise for a Charity Partner and they’ll provide support to help you reach your target!

Our Charity Partners

or fundraise for over 500+ others

Looking to do more than 1 Event?

SAVE £'s WITH OUR DEALS

Once you’re signed up to your 1st Ultra Challenge – you automatically qualify for a 15% discount off a 2nd Ultra Challenge in the season.

Our ‘Multi Deals’ will always offer the best value & the highest Self Funding discounts – with at least 25% OFF

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.

If we have to cancel your Ultra Challenge due to Covid-19 (such as there is a national lockdown) you will be offered to either transfer your place across to another Ultra Challenge in 2021 or 2022, or receive a full refund for the monies you’ve paid. 

If you have to cancel for any reason, than standard Ts & Cs apply.

All 500+ Charities you can fundraise for

P = Partner Charity
Click to visit their website!

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (P)
Blue Cross
Borneo Orangutan Survival UK
Cats Protection (P)
Compassion in World Farming
Dogs For Good
Dogs Trust (P)
Explorers Against Extinction
Foal Farm Animal Rescue (Friends of Animals League)
Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue
International Animal Rescue
Just One Ocean (P)
Marine Conservation Society
Ocean Generation
Pear Tree Farm Animal Sanctuary
RSPCA
SAFE (Saving Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines
Senior Staffy Club
Shark Trust
Support Dogs
Sussex Wildlife Trust
The Humanimal Trust
The Maggie Fleming Animal Hospice and The Karass Sanctuary
The Sheffield Cats Shelter
The Swan Sanctuary
Viva!
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
World Land Trust
WWF (P)

Against Breast Cancer
Ailsa’s Aim
AMMF – The Cholangiocarcinoma Charity
Blood Cancer
Bone Cancer Research Trust
Bowel Cancer UK (P)
Brain Tumour Research
Breast Cancer Now (P)
Cancer Research UK (P)
Children with Cancer UK (P)
Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group
CoppaFeel!
Cure Leukaemia
Dragonfly Cancer Trust
Exeter Leukaemia Fund
From Me to You
Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
Involve Community Services – Cancer Support Network
It’s Good2 Give
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Kidney Cancer Support Network
LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity
Leukaemia UK
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund
Look Good Feel Better
Lymphoma Action
Macmillan Cancer Support (P)
Marie Curie (P)
Mesothelioma UK CIO
Mummy’s Star
Myeloma UK
Neuroendocrine Cancer UK
Ovacome
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
Pancreatic Cancer UK (P)
Prostate Cancer Research
Prostate Cancer UK (P)
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Sarcoma UK (P)
Secondary1st
Shine Cancer Support
Target Ovarian Cancer (P)
Team Lewis Trust
Team Verrico
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Bowel Movement
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Cancer Club
The Cancer Club
The Eve Appeal (P)
The Institute of Cancer Research
The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre
The Robin Cancer Trust
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Urology Foundation
Topic of Cancer
Wessex Cancer Trust

#Willdoes
Abby’s Heroes
Adoption UK
Alice’s Arc
Anthony Nolan
Barnardos (P)
bibic
Bliss (P)
BOSP – Brighter Opportunities for Special People
Cardiac Risk in the Young
CASPA Bromley
Challengers
Child Bereavement UK (P)
Child Brain Injury Trust
Children & Families Staffordshire
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund
CHUMS Charity
City YMCA, London
Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group
Contact
Daisy’s Dream
Dingley’s Promise
Diverse Abilities
Doing it for Dan
Dreamflight
Dreams Come True (P)
Dylan’s Quest
Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation Limited (ECHO Charity)
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (P)
Harry’s Rainbow Charitable Trust
Heartline Families
Home-Start UK
Jamie’s Farm
John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation
Just Like Us
Just4Children
KIDS
Lucy Air Ambulance for Children
Make-a-Wish (P)
Max’s Foundation
Me2 Club
Mermaids
MYTIME Young Carers
National Deaf Children’s Society
NSPCC (P)
Ollie Young Foundation
ONCE UPON A SMILE
Open Arms Malawi
PACSO
Parenting Special Children
PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund
Place2Be (P)
Railway Children
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
Reach Charity Ltd
Rockinghorse Children’s Charity
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices
Slide Away
St Catherine’s
Starlight Children’s Foundation
Street Action
The Childhood Trust
The Children’s Hospital Charity
The Children’s Society (P)
The Compassionate Friends
The Elizabeth Foundation
The Grand Appeal
The Human Milk Foundation
The Ruth Strauss Foundation
Tiny Tickers
Unicef UK
War Child UK
We Are Beams
WellChild
When You Wish Upon a Star
Winston’s Wish (P)
Young Lives vs Cancer (P)

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity
Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity
Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust
ELHT&Me
Friends of PICU
Hampshire Hospitals Charity
King George & Queen’s Hospitals Charity
Manchester Foundation Trust Charity
Oxford Hospitals Charity
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity
Spread a Smile
The Medway Hospital Charity
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity
Valley Hospital Charity

Acorns Children’s Hospice
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Ashgate Hospice
Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice
Children’s Hospice South West
Compton Care
Countess Mountbatten Hospice
Cynthia Spencer Hospice
Douglas Macmillan Hospice
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
East Cheshire Hospice
Eden Valley Hospice & Jigsaw, Cumbria’s’ Children’s Hospice
ellenor
Farleigh Hospice
Forest Holme Hospice Charity
Haven House Children’s Hospice
Havens Hospices
Hospice of the Good Shepherd
Hospice UK
Isabel Hospice
Julia’s House
LOROS
Macmillan Caring Locally
Martlets Hospice
Naomi House Children’s Hospice
North Devon Hospice
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
Pilgrims Hospices
Priscilla Bacon Hospice
Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Richard House Children’s Hospice
Salisbury Hospice Charity
St Ann’s Hospice
St Barnabas Hospice
St Barnabas House
St Catherine’s Hospice
St Christopher’s Hospice
st clare hospice
St Helena Hospice
St John’s Hospice
St Luke’s Hospice (Basildon & District)
St Lukes Hospice (Basildon & Thurrock)
St Luke’s Hospice (Harrow and Brent)
St Margarets Hospice
St Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire)
St Nicholas Hospice Care
St Peter & St James Hospice
St Peter’s Hospice
St Raphael’s Hospice
St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Chichester)
St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne)
The Myton Hospices (P)
Weldmar Hospicecare
Willen Hospice
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Action for M.E.
Age UK Isle of Wight
Air Ambulance – Kent Surrey Sussex
Air Ambulance – Kent Surrey Sussex (P)
Allergy UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK (P)
Alzheimer’s Society (P)
Asthma UK
Ataxia UK
BackCare
Beat SCAD
Behçet’s UK
Borne
Bowel Research UK
Brain & Spine Foundation
Brain Tumour Reseach Campaign
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Charity
British Heart Foundation (P)
British Liver Trust
British Lung Foundation
British Skin Foundation
Burning Nights CRPS Support
Canine Partners
Cardiomyopathy UK
CDG UK
Children’s Air Ambulance
Cianna’s Smile
CLEFT
Cleft Lip and Palate Association
Crohn’s & Colitis UK (P)
DBAUK
Deafblind UK
DEBRA
Dementia UK (P)
Different Strokes (P)
DKMS UK
Down’s Syndrome Association (P)
Duchenne UK
Encephalitis Society
Endometriosis UK
Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Research UK
Epilepsy Society
Facial Palsy UK
Fight for Sight
FND Hope UK
GRACE (Gynae-oncology Research And Clinical Excellence)
Graham Layton Trust
Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
Group B Strep Support
Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies (GAIN)
Guts UK Charity (P)
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hampshire Medical Fund
Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT)
HeadwayUK
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
HEART UK (P)
Huntington’s Disease Association
Ichthyosis Support Group
Imperial Health Charity
Independent Age (P)
JDRF
Kidney Care UK
Kidney Research UK
London’s Air Ambulance
LUPUS UK
Magpas Air Ambulance
Mencap
Meningitis Now
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
Moorfields Eye Charity
Motor Neurone Disease Association (P)
MPS Society
MS Society (P)
MS Trust
Multiple System Atrophy Trust
Muscular Dystrophy UK
NASS – National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
Nephrotic Syndrome Trust (NeST)
Noonan Syndrome Association
Northamptonshire Health Charity
Nystagmus Network
Operation Smile UK
Overcoming MS
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide (P)
Parkinson’s Care and Support UK
Parkinson’s UK (P)
PKD Charity
Play2Give
PMSF UK
PSP Association
Retina UK
Reverse Rett
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Sands, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity (P)
SarcoidosisUK
Scope
Sense (P)
Shine – Spina Bifida. Hydrocephalus. Information. Networking. Equality.
Sightsavers
South Central Ambulance Charity
St George’s Hospital Charity
Stroke Association
SUDEP Action
Support 4 Sunflowers
Sussex Community NHS Charity
Terrence Higgins Trust
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
The Felix Project
The Garwood Foundation
The Haemophilia Society
The Lily Foundation
The Lullaby Trust
The MASIC Foundation
The Meath Epilepsy Charity
The National Brain Appeal (P)
The Sickle Cell Society
Throat Cancer Foundation
Thrombosis UK
Thyroid UK
Treacher Collins Family Support Group
UK Infantile Spasms Trust
UK Sepsis Trust
Versus Arthritis
Walk the Walk
Wolfram Syndrome UK
Youth@Heart
Zellweger UK

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove
Beat
Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind
Buckinghamshire Mind
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably (P)
Cameron Grant Memorial Trust
Combat Stress
CPSL Mind
Cruse Bereavement Care
Dorset Mind
Dyspraxia Foundation
First Light SW
Foothold
Grassroots Suicide Prevention
Guernsey Mind
Heads On
Heart n Soul
Helping Young Minds
Kids Inspire
London Friend (Friend Counselling (London) Ltd
Manchester Cares
Maudsley Charity
Mental Health Foundation (P)
Mental Health Research UK (P)
Mental Health UK (P)
MIND (P)
Mind in Bradford
Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster
Mind in West Essex
Music for my Mind
My Black Dog
PANDAS Foundation
PTSD UK
Rethink Mental Illness
RIPPLE SUICIDE PREVENTION
Samaritans (P)
SANE
Sport In Mind
stem4
Stop Hate UK
Suicide&Co
The BDD Foundation
THE CLUBHOUSE PROJECT
The Survivors Trust
Time To Talk Mental Health UK
Trust Links
Woking Mind
YoungMinds

ABF The Soldier’s Charity (South West)
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans (P)
Head Up Charity
Help for Heroes (P)
RAF Benevolent Fund
RBLI – Royal British Legion Industries
Royal Air Forces Association
Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (P)
Royal Signals Charity
Scotty’s Little Soldiers
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity
Stoll
The Gurkha Welfare Trust (P)

ActionAid UK
British Red Cross
CAFOD
Creating Better Futures
equitysport
Farm Africa
Friends of Namuwongo Community Foundation
Guildford-Mukono Link
Learning for Life UK
Lemur Love
Medecins Sans Frontieres UK
Mehiel Foundation
Mind the Gap – Africa
Missio
New Futures Nepal
Refugee Action
Release International
Talent Beyond Boundaries
Tearfund
The Adventure Boutique Foundation
The Hummingbird Refugee Project
The Mission to Seafarers
Village Africa

Access Sport CIO
Bright Ideas for Tennis
British Dyslexia Association (P)
Cholsey Pre-School
Coach Core Foundation
Cotswold Way Association
EDT
Founders4Schools
Future Frontiers
Garden House Hospice Care
Jubilee Sailing Trust
Merseyside Community Training Ltd
Motivation & Learning Trust
Sherbourne Fields School
Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI)
Student Minds
Teach First
The AHOY Centre Charity
The Children’s Wood
UKSA
YHA (England and Wales)
Youth Adventure Trust

4Louis
Access Adventures
Age UK Hammersmith & Fulham
Age UK Medway
Alabare Christian Care & Support
Amnesty International UK (P)
Ben – Motor & Allied Trades Benevolent Fund
Care of Police Survivors (COPS)
Central London Samaritans
Centre for Women’s Justice
Centrepoint
Charity Link
Christians Against Poverty
Church Homeless Trust
CMT UK
Crisis UK
Enham Trust
Falmouth and Penryn Welcome Refugee Families
Family Fund
Fitzroy
Gingerbread
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity (which includes Evelina London)
Imago Dei Prison Ministry
Launchpad Reading
Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
Llamau
Missing People
National Autistic Society
New Hope, Watford
North London Cares
Refuge (P)
Refugee Support Europe (P)
Reigate and Banstead Womens Aid
Restore Hope
Safeline
Shelter
Small Charities Coalition
Solace Women’s Aid
SpecialEffect
St John Ambulance
Strength & Stem
Support Staffordshire
Thames Reach
Thames Valley Air Ambulance (P)
The Benjamin Foundation
The Clock Tower Sanctuary
The Connection at St Martin’s
The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
The Fire Fighters Charity
The Waterside Centre, Kings Langley
Warming up the Homeless
WAY Widowed and Young
Women’s Aid Federation of England

Our Charity Partners

Search from over 400 charities you can fundraise for