London 2 Brighton
Ultra Challenge®

25/26 May' 24 - Registration Open

The ‘original Ultra Challenge’ – and once again over 2,000 adventurers will take on the Capital to Coast route and test their grit & determination over the weekend. Richmond-Upon-Thames is the start, and it’s over the North Downs with wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside to half way at Turners Hill. The full 100 km route heads over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view. You’ll get full support & hospitality all the way – and with three quarter, half, marathon & quarter distance options also available – there’s a classic challenge here 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, 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. 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!

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
  • Meals / food every 25 km
  • Energy drinks
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Lighter options for ‘runners’
  • 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.

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

Richmond > Brighton

  • Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Start – Richmond, West London
  • 100 km & ~1500 m climb
  • Finish – Brighton Racecourse

100 km over 2 days (see the route in ‘daylight’) with optional camping packages at half way (58 km) – or book a hotel / B&B – and rest! 

Day 1 – Richmond > Turners Hill

  • Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Start – London
  • 58 km & ~800 m climb 
  • Finish – Turners Hill, W. Sussex (Tulley’s Farm)
  • Optional camping package
 

Day 2 – Turners Hill > Brighton

  • Sunday 26 May 2024
  • Start – Turners Hill, W. Sussex
  • 42 km & ~700 m climb 
  • Finish – Brighton Racecourse

Ideal if you want to ‘up your distance’ – without committing to a Full 100km – and you miss out the first ‘semi urban’ 25km!

Sutton > Brighton

  • Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Start – Oaks Park (Nr Sutton)
  • 75 km & 1300 m climb 
  • Finish – Brighton Racecourse

 

Note – this option can also be done over 2 days (with camping option at Turners Hill)

A varied & tough ‘half’ Challenge – with the Thames, suburbs, & countryside

Richmond > Turners Hill

  • Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Start – Richmond, W. London
  • 58 km & ~800 m climb 
  • Finish – Turners Hill, W. Sussex

The 2nd Half & called ‘The Sussex Marathon’. 42 km distance through Sussex, over the South Downs – and onto Brighton.

Turners Hill > Brighton

  • Saturday 26 or Sunday 27 May 2024
  • Start – Turners Hill W. Sussex
  • 42 km & ~700 m climb
  • Finish line – Brighton Racecourse

Richmond > Sutton

  • Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Start line – Richmond, W. London
  • 25 km & ~200 m climb
  • Finish line – Oaks Park, Nr. Sutton

Fantastic Surrey & Sussex countryside.

Sutton > Turners Hill

  • Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Start line – Oaks Park (Nr Sutton)
  • 33 km & ~600 m climb
  • Finish line – Turners Hill (Tulley’s Farm)

A 25 km loop from our Racecourse basecamp – taking in the South downs Way.

Brighton> Brighton

  • Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Start line – Brighton Racecourse
  • 25 km 
  • Finish line – Brighton Racecourse

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 runner after UTMB points – there’s an Ultra Challenge® for you! Walk, Jog, or Run your chosen challenge – as an Individual or a Team, for a charity of your choice or just for you. The London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in stunning scenery. With camping options, and basecamps with plenty of parking – it will be a bank holiday weekend by the not to miss!

2024 EARLY BIRD

FREE TECH T-SHIRT*

… 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.

OFFICIAL PARTNERS
50% ofF full sponsorship for charity REG FEE

OTHER PARTNERS
25% ofF full sponsorship for charity REG FEE

or fundraise for over 300+ others

2024
FACTSHEET

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.

Map

Lake District Ultra Challenge

8-9 June 2024

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

FULL DETAILS >

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Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge

5-6 May 2024

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

FULL DETAILS >

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London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge

25-26 May 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge distance options

FULL DETAILS >

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South Coast Ultra Challenge

7-8 Sept 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options

FULL DETAILS >

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Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge

18-19 May 2024

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

FULL DETAILS >

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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)

FULL DETAILS >

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South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge

3 August 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10 km Challenge options

FULL DETAILS >

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Peak District Ultra Challenge

6-7 July 2024

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

FULL DETAILS >

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Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge

22 – 23 June 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options.

FULL DETAILS >

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Chiltern 50 Ultra Challenge

23 Sept 2023

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10K Challenge options

FULL DETAILS >

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North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

27 July 2024

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

FULL DETAILS >

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Easter 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 6 April 2024

50 km 0r 25 km Loops 

FULL DETAILS >

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London Summer Walk

Sat 24 August 2024

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

FULL DETAILS >

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London Winter Walk

27 & 28 Jan 2024

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

FULL DETAILS >

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SELF FUNDING FOR YOU

PAY FOR YOUR PLACE IN FULL. NO CHARITY INVOLVEMENT. BEST VALUE 'MULTI DEAL' OPTION ALSO AVAILABLE.

FULL CHALLENGE ~100km

£198 Reg Fee paid online

3/4 CHALLENGE ~75km

£169 Reg Fee paid online

1/2 CHALLENGE ~50km

£139 Reg Fee paid online

1/4 CHALLENGE ~25km

£89 Reg Fee paid online

SPECIAL DEALS...

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

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

SUPPORT A CHARITY

PAY A REGISTRATION FEE ONLINE & ALSO FUNDRAISE FOR A CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE.
3 OPTIONS - WITH DIFFERENT REG FEES & associated FUNDRAISING TARGETS

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
RSPCA Isle of Wight
Viva!
Wadars Animal Rescue
Wildlife Vets International
World Land Trust
WWF

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
Ovacome
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
ACCT UK
Bliss
Cardiac Risk in the Young
CDKL5 UK
Challengers
Child Bereavement UK
Children’s Burns Trust
CHUMS Charity
Daisy’s Dream
Diamond Kite Foundation
Diverse Abilities
Dreamflight
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
Just4Children
KEEN London
Kicks Count
Make-a-Wish
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
NSPCC
Open Arms Malawi
Playskill
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
SUDC 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
WeSeeHope
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
Inspire
Legacy Project
National Literacy Trust
Teach First
The Talent Tap
Time and Talents
UKSA

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
Hospiscare
Jessie May
Jewish Care
Julia’s House
LOROS
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
DEBRA
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
FND Hope UK
Group B Strep Support
Guide Dogs
Guild Care
Harrow Shopmobility
Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust
Headway Surrey
HeadwayUK
HEART UK
Huntingdon, Peterborough & Cambridge MS Therapy Centre
Huntington’s Disease Association
Independent Age
JDRF
Kidney Care UK
Kidney Research UK
Klinefelter’s Syndrome Association
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance
London’s Air Ambulance
LUPUS UK
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
Play2Give
Prevent Breast Cancer
PSP Association
Retina UK
Reverse Rett
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Sands, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity
Scannappeal
Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK
Sense
Smile4Wessex
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

Beat
Buckinghamshire Mind
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably
Charlie’s Star Charity
CPSL Mind
Doctors In Distress
Dorset Mind
DrugFAM
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
MenWakTalk
MIND
Music for my Mind
My Foothold
PANDAS Foundation
Petals – The Baby Loss Counselling Charity
PTSD Resolution CIO
PTSD UK
Retail Trust
RIPPLE SUICIDE PREVENTION
SANE
Suicide&Co
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
CAFOD
Dig Deep
Farm Africa
HIPZ – Health Improvement Project Zanzibar
Medecins Sans Frontieres UK
New Futures Nepal
Refugee Action
SALVE International
Tearfund

4Louis
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
Refuge
Shelter
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
Turn2us
WAY Widowed and Young
Women’s Aid Federation of England
Wycombe Homeless Connection

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