Lake District
Ultra Challenge®

8/9 June 2024 - Registration Open!

Take on England’s finest countryside at your pace. Our Challenge basecamp is in Kendal, and then it’s a 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, the Garburn Pass, historic Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests & nature reserves – with some stunning views en-route, before a huge welcome & celebration back at basecamp after a momentous journey. You’ll get full support & hospitality, optional camping / hostel accommodation, and with half, a new marathon, quarter & 10 K distance options also, there’s a Lake District Challenge for everyone!

The Ultra Challenge Experience

Endurance events for a wide range of fitness & ages. Choose your Challenge – do it at your pace, and there’re 15 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 to successfully completing an Ultra Challenge. From the moment you sign up you’ll have access to our Challenge App, with training guides, optional training walks & runs, maps, on the day info, and online forums. We will also keep you updated with any news & challenge updates via notifications through the app and emails. 

Keeping you well fed & hydrated is key to getting you across that finish line successfully & safely. Whichever distance you are signed up every meal and snack stop is included in your entry so you can expect:

  • Regular snack stops every 12.5 km
  • Meal/ food every 25 km
  • Hot drinks, water & energy drinks at all stops 
  • We cater for every dietary requirement
  • Menus published before the Challenge 

We have Rest Stops every 12.5 km or so with ‘major’ ones at ~25/50/75/100 km. Our Rest Stops are like no others – along side a large medical area and catering services they are all covered infrastructure (to keep you out of the sun or rain!) – here there will be a place to sit down and put your feet up, use any of the facilities (toilets, medics, changing rooms, rest areas, baggage pick up). Manned by our team to help with any query or questions you have!

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. New for 2022 – there’s also the option to hire a ‘GEO TRACKER’ – so they can follow you in real time every step of the way – day & night!

For those taking on the Full Challenge (~100 km) across 2 days we have on every event a ‘Base Camp’ set up where you can either book one of our all inclusive camping packages or ‘pitch your own’. Our camp sites have hot showers, drinks stations, chill out areas and are a great way to get some shut eye over the Saturday night, before taking on the 2nd day of your challenge! 

Keeping you safe and healthy is our upmost priority – we have a vast experienced team of Doctors, Paramedics, First Aiders, Podiatrists and Masseuses available and on hand at every Rest Stop (as well as roaming the route). You will also have access to a ‘self help’ area at every stop with blister plasters, talcum powder & more should you just need tape yourself up!

We don’t ever want you to forget that moment you reached your goal and crossed over the finish line – our Cheer Squad will ensure that you don’t! You will be given a medal, finisher’s t-shirt, glass of fizz and a photo finish! Before being guided to a finishers meal, drinks & a well earned sit down and rest. 

We operate shuttles to and from the nearest train station for anyone needing onward travel after their challenge, the majority of our finish lines also have ample parking so your supporters can meet you and pick you up, as well as we will have specific ‘transfers’ back to other locations – check the individual event pages for full details of the services we will be laying on. 

100 km, at your pace, through the day & night if you’re walking. 

Kendal Loop

  • Saturday 8 June 2024
  • Start – Kendal basecamp
  • 100 km & 2500 m climb
  • Finish – Kendal basecamp

100 km over 2 days, with optional YMCA accommodation or camping packages at half way (by Lake Windemere) – and rest!

Day 1 – Kendal > Lakeside

  • Saturday 8 June 2024
  • Start – Kendal basecamp
  • 50 km & 1300 m climb 
  • Finish – Lakeside, Windermere 
  • Optional YMCA accommodation / or camping packages

Day 2 – Lakeside > Kendal

  • Sunday 9 June 2024
  • Start – Lakeside, Windermere 
  • 50 km & 1200 m climb 
  • Finish – Kendal basecamp

A scenic & tough ‘half’ Challenge – the best of the Lakes.

Kendal > Lakeside

  • Saturday 8 June 2024
  • Start – Kendal basecamp
  • 50 km & 1300 m climb 
  • Finish – Lakeside, Windermere
  • Optional YMCA accommodation / or camping at Lakeside 

A tough 2nd half covering unique Lake District scenery. 

Lakeside > Kendal

  • Saturday 8 or Sunday 9 June 2024
  • Start – Lakeside, Windermere
  • 50 km & 1200 m climb
  • Finish line – Kendal basecamp
  • Optional YMCA accommodation / or camping  at Lakeside (Saturday) 

New for 2024. The first 1/4 route + and a 13 km extension around the Ambleside area – with fabulous views.

Kendal  > Ambleside

  • Saturday  8 June 2024
  • Start – Kendal basecamp
  • 42 km & ~1200 m climb
  • Finish line – Ambleside

Kendal > Ambleside

  • Saturday 8 June 2024
  • Start – Kendal basecamp
  • 29 km & ~900 m climb
  • Finish line – Ambleside

Stunning 10 km Ambleside loop

Ambleside > Ambleside 

  • Saturday 8 June 2024
  • Start-line  Ambleside 
  • 10 km & ~ 350 m climb
  • Finish line – Ambleside

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 Lake District Ultra Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in some of England’s finest scenery.



… worth £20 – Sign Up by 1st Oct

AND – 15% OFF Registration

Use  coupon code  EARLY200  at checkout

+ up to 25% OFF with ‘Multi Deals’

&  Payment Plan option!

100km prices frozen for the 4th year!

* Excludes Winter, Summer & Halloween Walks +10K’s

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How to Join

Do it for yourself/ Self Fund

Pay for your event place in full, with no fundraising required. Sign up & pay online today!

Do it and support a charity/ Fundraise

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

Best Value 'MULTI DEALS' for 3 events or more. Save up to 25%!

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.

50% ofF full sponsorship for charity REG FEE

25% ofF full sponsorship for charity REG FEE

or fundraise for over 300+ others


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

Check out
the routes & maps

Corporate Team Packages

Looking for an event to get your team energised & bonding - you may have a charity to support? If so, the Isle of Wight could be perfect!

15 Amazing Challenges

175,000 or so adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge® so far, and the 16 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & trail runs – which have also raised £50+ million for charities. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support all the way so you can set a new goal, enjoy the British countryside, and push yourself further on an inspirational event.

There’s one autumn Challenge left – and all 2024 events are open for sign-up.


Lake District Ultra Challenge

8-9 June 2024

100 km loop + Half & Quarter Challenge options & Ambleside 10K


1 of 14

Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge

5-6 May 2024

106 km ‘Full Island’ Loop + Half & Quarter Island options.


2 of 14

London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge

25-26 May 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge distance options


3 of 14

South Coast Ultra Challenge

7-8 Sept 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options


4 of 14

Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge

18-19 May 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options AND Marathon + Double Marathon & Bridport 10K


5 of 14

Thames Path Ultra Challenge

14 – 15 Sept 2024

100 km + 3/4 + Half & Quarter Challenge options

+ Thames Bridges 25km Trek (Sat – Central London)

+ Friday Moonlight 10K Walk (Central London)

+ The Henley 10K (Sunday)


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South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge

3 August 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10 km Challenge options


7 of 14

Peak District Ultra Challenge

6-7 July 2024

100 km Loop + Half & Quarter Challenge options & The Bakewell 10 Mile. 


8 of 14

Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge

22 – 23 June 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options.


9 of 14

Chiltern 50 Ultra Challenge

23 Sept 2023

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10K Challenge options


10 of 14

North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

27 July 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10km Challenge options.


11 of 14

Easter 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 6 April 2024

50 km 0r 25 km Loops 


12 of 14

London Summer Walk

Sat 24 August 2024

25 KM or 10 KM looped route – Woolwich Start / Finish


13 of 14

London Winter Walk

27 & 28 Jan 2024

Full Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K options. Start / finish – The Oval Cricket Ground – looped routes


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£198 Reg Fee paid online

1/2 CHALLENGE ~50km

£139 Reg Fee paid online

1/4 CHALLENGE ~25km

£89 Reg Fee paid online


£39 Reg Fee paid online


MULTI DEAL - for 3+ events - Up to 25% OFF & Payment Plan* Option

YOUNG PERSONS - age18 or less 20% OFF
* Conditions apply



1. FULL sponsorship

Pay a small Reg Fee & fundraise to a minimum target, with at least 50% due 3 weeks prior to the event (Charity pays for your Challenge place).
EG - For 100km £40 Reg Fee & £575 Fundraising

2. Mixed Funding

Pay half the event place & also fundraise with a lower target - 50% due 3 weeks prior (Charity covers the balance of your place cost).
EG - For 100km £100 Reg Fee & £300 fundraising

3. Own place fundraising

Pay full cost of your event place & also fundraise whatever you can for your Charity. NO targets or deadlines & NO event cost for your Charity!
EG - For 100km £198 Fee & raise what you can!

Reg Fees & Fundraising vary by DISTANCE.
You'll get full support from your chosen charity.
For full details head to the 'SIGN UP NOW' page.

You can fundraise for over
300 different charities...

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Blue Cross
Cats Protection
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Dogs For Good
Foal Farm Animal Rescue (Friends of Animals League)
Helping Rhinos
IAPWA (International Aid for Protection & Welfare of Animals)
LionAid Ltd.
Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
RSPCA Isle of Wight
Wadars Animal Rescue
Wildlife Vets International
World Land Trust

Action Kidney Cancer
Against Breast Cancer
AMMF – The Cholangiocarcinoma Charity
Anthony Nolan
Blood Cancer UK
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
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Follicular Lymphoma Foundation
HASAG Asbestos Disease Support
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Kidney Cancer UK
Leukaemia UK
Look Good Feel Better
Macmillan Cancer Support
Make 2nds Count
Melanoma Focus
Mesothelioma UK CIO
Myeloma UK
Odyssey Challenging Cancer
Oracle Cancer Trust
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre
Penny Brohn UK
Prostate Cancer Research
Prostate Cancer UK
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Sarcoma UK
Shine Cancer Support
Team Verrico
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Eve Appeal
The Fitness Support Network
The Jay C Trust
The Robin Cancer Trust
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Urology Foundation
Walk the Walk
World Cancer Research Fund

Abby’s Heroes
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Child Bereavement UK
Children’s Burns Trust
CHUMS Charity
Daisy’s Dream
Diamond Kite Foundation
Diverse Abilities
Dreams Come True
Dwarf Sports Association UK
Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation Limited (ECHO Charity)
Family Holiday Charity
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Home-Start Elmbridge
Home-Start Watford and Three Rivers
Hope for Children
Jamie’s Farm
KEEN London
Kicks Count
Missing People
Momentum Children’s Charity
Mosaic – Supporting Bereaved Children
MYTIME Young Carers
National Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre
National Deaf Children’s Society
Neuroblastoma UK
Open Arms Malawi
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
Rays of Sunshine
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity
Rockinghorse Children’s Charity
Safe Families for Children
Sebastian’s Action Trust
Sheffield Sea Cadets
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices
Simon Says
Skylarks Charity
Small Steps
Smile Train UK
Space 2 Be Me
Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK
The Billington Foundation
The Brompton Fountain
The Children’s Hospital Charity
The Evie Dove Foundation
The Lexi May Trust
The Mulberry Bush
The Ruth Strauss Foundation
Tree of Hope
War Child UK
When You Wish Upon a Star
White Lodge
Winston’s Wish
Young Epilepsy
Young Lives vs Cancer
Young Roots

British Dyslexia Association
CoachBright Charitable Trust
Down Syndrome UK
Friends of the Caribbean
Legacy Project
National Literacy Trust
Teach First
The Talent Tap
Time and Talents

Just One Ocean

Acorns Children’s Hospice
Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Ashgate Hospice
Children’s Hospice South West
Cynthia Spencer Hospice
Demelza Hospice Care
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
East Cheshire Hospice
Farleigh Hospice
Forest Holme Hospice Charity
Francis House Children’s Hospice
Harlington Hospice
Helen & Douglas House
Hospice UK
Jessie May
Jewish Care
Julia’s House
Martlets Hospice
Michael Sobell Hospice Charity
Naomi House & Jacksplace
Oakhaven Hospice
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
Pilgrims Hospices
Prospect Hospice
Royal Trinity Hospice
Salisbury Hospice Charity
South Bucks Hospice
St Catherine’s Hospice (Crawley)
St Christopher’s Hospice
St Helena Hospice
St Lukes Hospice (Basildon & Thurrock)
St Michael’s Hospice – Hastings and Rother
St Peter’s Hospice
St Raphael’s Hospice
Sue Ryder
The Hospice of St Francis
Willen Hospice

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Brighter Futures GWH
Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust
LIBRA – The Lions International Blood Research Appeal
Mid & South Essex Hospitals Charity
Oxford Hospitals Charity
RNOH Charity – The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Royal Free Charity
Southampton Hospital Charity
Spread a Smile
St Georges Hospital Charity
The Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust
UCLH Charity

Action for M.E.
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex
Alcohol Change UK
Allergy UK
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Services
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Society
Asthma + Lung UK
Ataxia UK
Bowel Research UK
Bradbury Care Centre ltd
British Heart Foundation
British Skin Foundation
Burning Nights CRPS Support
Cavernoma Alliance UK
Centre for ADHD & Autism Support
Certitude Support
Chilterns Neuro Centre
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Dementia UK
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
Down’s Syndrome Association
Duchenne UK
Encephalitis Society
Endometriosis UK
Epilepsy Research UK
Epilepsy Society
Facial Palsy UK
Fight for Sight
Group B Strep Support
Guide Dogs
Guild Care
Harrow Shopmobility
Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust
Headway Surrey
Huntingdon, Peterborough & Cambridge MS Therapy Centre
Huntington’s Disease Association
Independent Age
Kidney Care UK
Kidney Research UK
Klinefelter’s Syndrome Association
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance
London’s Air Ambulance
Macular Society
Moorfields Eye Charity
Motor Neurone Disease Association
MPS Society
MS Society
MS Trust
Multiple System Atrophy Trust
Muscular Dystrophy UK
National Autistic Society
Nephrotic Syndrome Trust (NeST)
Nystagmus Network
Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
Parkinson’s UK
PKD Charity
Prevent Breast Cancer
PSP Association
Retina UK
Reverse Rett
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Sands, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity
Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK
Stroke Association
Terrence Higgins Trust
The Brain Charity
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust
The Haemophilia Society
The Lullaby Trust
The National Brain Appeal
The Sara Lee Trust
The UK Mastocytosis Support Group
Thrombosis UK
Thyroid UK
TSA (Tuberous Sclerosis Association)
UK Sepsis Trust
Wellbeing of Women

Buckinghamshire Mind
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably
Charlie’s Star Charity
Doctors In Distress
Dorset Mind
Edward’s Trust
Home-Start Spelthorne
Isle of Wight Youth Trust
Jasmine Foundation
Leeds Mind
Libraries Unlimited
Maddie’s Miracle
Marah Trust
Max Windle Memorial Trust
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Research UK
Music for my Mind
My Foothold
PANDAS Foundation
Petals – The Baby Loss Counselling Charity
PTSD Resolution CIO
Retail Trust
Sunflowers Suicide Support
Teens in Crisis (TIC+)
The Cares Family
The Lashes Foundation
The Link Visiting Scheme
Transform Housing & Support
Volunteering Matters
We are Farming Minds
Zurich Community Trust (UK) Limited

ABF The Soldier’s Charity (South West)
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans
Care for Veterans
Combat Stress
Head Up Charity
Royal Air Forces Association
Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity
Scotty’s Little Soldiers
Who Dares Cares

African Adventures Foundation
Dig Deep
Farm Africa
HIPZ – Health Improvement Project Zanzibar
Medecins Sans Frontieres UK
New Futures Nepal
Refugee Action
SALVE International

Age UK Medway
Age UK Wandsworth
Amnesty International UK
British Red Cross
Carers UK
Centre for Women’s Justice
Crisis UK
Glass Door Homeless Charity
Herts Young Homeless
Humankind Charity
Immanuel United Reformed Church
Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
P3 Charity
Providence Row
Rainy Day Trust
Solace Women’s Aid
St Mungo’s
Stairway To Heaven Charity
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
The Fire Fighters Charity
The Lockton Charitable Association
The Trussell Trust
WAY Widowed and Young
Women’s Aid Federation of England
Wycombe Homeless Connection

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