Participant Area

Now that you’ve signed up to your Ultra Challenge – it’s time to get planning, training, and maybe fundraising! The Ultra Challenge App is the main resource centre – and you’ll find everything you need to help you prepare!

Walk, Hike, or Trek

100 km < 24 hours / 50 km < 12 hours

Up for a New Style of Ultra Challenge?

Download our 'ULTRA' App

ALL THE INFO AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

You can download our Ultra Challenge App now from Apple & Google Stores for access to all information & advice – which can also be viewed on a desktop / laptop.

Also – each Ultra Challenge has it’s own unique Event App which goes ‘live’ 4 weeks before its start – along with a dedicated ‘Challenge Participant Area‘ on this website, which will have full details of: route maps, rest stop details, optional extras, travel info, merchandise, supporter access, cancellation process, and latest news.

DOWNLOAD YOUR 2024 EVENT APP

ALL THE INFO AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Each individual event will have it’s own ‘Event App’ which is released at least 8 weeks before each event – on these apps you will find full details of each event, to allow for you to prepare and plan for your challenge! To get started you need to download the ‘Action Challenge’ app as per above, and then click on the burger menu top right, click on ‘load new’ – and entering the code for that specific event. 

LONDON
WINTER WALK

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APP CODE LWW24

EASTER
50 CHALLENGE

APP CODE EC5024

ISLE OF WIGHT CHALLENGE

APP CODE iow24

JURASSIC COAST CHALLENGE

APP CODE JURA24

LONDON 2 BRIGHTON CHALLENGE

APP CODE L2B24

LAKE DISTRICT CHALLENGE

APP CODE LDC24

COTSWOLD WAY CHALLENGE

APP CODE CWW24

PEAK DISTRICT CHALLENGE

APP CODE PDC24

NORTH DOWNS 50 CHALLENGE

APP CODE
ND5024

SOUTH WEST 50 CHALLENGE

APP CODE
SWCOAST24

LONDON SUMMER WALK

APP CODE LSW24

SOUTH COAST CHALLENGE

APP CODE SCC24

THAMES PATH CHALLENGE

APP CODE TPC24

THAMES BRIDGES TREK

APP CODE
TBT24

THAMES MOONLIGHT 10

APP CODE
MLC24

chiltern 50 challenge

APP CODE c5024

Book your extras

MAKING IT EASIER FOR YOU

Each Ultra Challenge has a range of ‘optional extras’ – which you can book until 3 weeks before your challenge, and can be accessed via the Event Pages of this website, via the Challenge App, or below. Some services are limited, so we advise booking in advance to ensure you’ve got it all covered!

Training & kit

GETTING YOU READY

We believe whatever your starting point – from a first time Ultra Challenge walker, a seasoned trekker, or a Marathon runner stepping up the distance – anyone can complete their Ultra Challenge. Your training, kit, and foot-care are critical to your success and enjoyment, and is why we’ve put together a series of guides, plans, lists, and videos to help you plan for the big day. All are available in the App.

AVAILABLE IN THE CHALLENGE APP

Training Walks

MEET OTHERS & JOIN US

We’ve a selection of training walks in the spring & summer months led by our experienced guides; a great opportunity for you to meet fellow Ultra Challengers whilst testing out your kit, equipment, feet & legs. There are both day time & night time walks – so whatever your challenge – we’ve something for you!

Training Videos

HELPING YOU PREPARE

A series of videos covering key aspects of preparation for your Ultra Challenge; with our expert panel of Jim Smith – long distance walker / Trek Master, Matt Buck – Ultra runner / Running coach and Julian Risley – Event Director. The videos will help you prepare, both mentally & physically, for the challenge!

Training Plans

not sure how to begin your training?

If you are new to Ultra Challenges, and unsure how or where to begin your training download our training guides that will help you on your way. From 25km, 50km to 100km weather you are walking or running these plans will allow you to plan & prepare for event day 

Join us online

MEET FELLOW CHALLENGERS

The Ultra Challenge Facebook community is 70,000 strong – and growing – and is a great place to meet fellow challengers, hear how others have prepared & trained, organise transport, and even join meet-up walks as part of your preparation. The community has deep experience within it, it’s a very useful resource, it’s friendly, and would welcome you with open arms!

Visit our store

OFFICIAL EVENT MERCHANDISE

From high quality event branded tech t-shirts to jazzy leggings – we also have hoodies, hats, buffs & more to help you get kitted out for your challenge. 

HIRE A 'GEO TRACKER'

Family & friends can follow you every step of the way!

If you’d like family & friends to track your real time progress on your Ultra Challenge, then why not book a new Geo Tracker!  Pick it up at the start of the event – share the map with them – and then they’ll be able to see exactly where you are – day & night !

Manage your Registration

Frequent questions and answers

By registering you will have created a MyEvents account with our registration provider Active Network, which you can log in to at any time (using the email and password you used to register). Here, you can view your registration and responses, create/join teams, and team captains can view team members.

You’re able to change funding types – to do so please complete our short form below.

Request a funding type change >>


Please note if you are amending your funding type to self funding or mixed funding, you will need to pay the shortfall in terms of registration fee. If you changing to mixed-funding or charity sponsorship, you will be refunded the price difference. We will be in touch regarding next steps if a refund/additional payment is due.

Please request this via the following form. This will be processed by the team and confirmed.

Request a Distance Change >>

Please note if you are increasing your distance, you will need to pay the shortfall in terms of registration fee. If you are decreasing your distance, you will be refunded the price difference.

Please request this via the following form. This will be processed by them team and confirmed.

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Please note if you transferring your place to someone else, a small fee is payable. The person you are transferring the place over to will receive a code to sign up directly to the event themselves – they will need to register with their full details and the substitution code will remove the cost of their entry.

Please request this via the following form. This will be processed by them team and confirmed.

Request to change your event >>

Please note if you transferring to a different challenge, a fee is payable, which varies depending on how close to the event you are. Please see our cancellations/deferral policy for more details: HERE >>

Yes to do this we ask you to log the request and we will process it and confirm back to you if possible. To do so complete our short form here:

Request to change your event >>

Please note if you deferring to next year’s challenge, a fee is payable, which varies depending on how close to the event you are. Please see our cancellations/deferral policy for more details HERE >>

Please request this via the following form. This will be processed by them team and confirmed.

Request a cancellation >>

Please note if you cancelling your place, a refund will be issued subject to an administration fee (in line with our T&Cs), which varies depending on how close to the event you are. Please see our cancellations/deferral policy for more details HERE >>

If you have received your start time and would like to request an amendment, please refer to your challenge’s Participants Area/App to find the start list for your event, where you’ll also find the form to complete to request a change to your start time.

Due to the absolute importance of maintaining spread across the course, we are only able to consider start time requests that fall into one of the following categories:

• Your start time is DIFFERENT from your team
• Your start time is DIFFERENT from a travel companion
• You are travelling by PUBLIC TRANSPORT and the journey is impossible with your current start time

We will review any requests received and confirm via email if we’ve been able to adjust your start time. 

Please note that for certain challenge distances there are fixed start times and we are unable to offer any flexibility.

 

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Read our 2024 Terms & Conditions

WALK, HIKE, OR TREK
100km in under 24 hrs or 50km in 12 hrs.

Ultra Challengers – do you have what it takes to pit yourself against the Ultra Clock?  ULTRA MARCH™ is a NEW category in existing Ultra Challenge® events to Push Yourself Further!

Of course many who run & jog crack the 24 hr/100km pace in droves on Ultra Challenge events. However, an Ultra March™ is about WALKING at a brisk & consistent pace with other like minded challengers – a bit like a march – and still taking in the great rest stops & services of an Ultra Challenge!

  • Participants opt in to the Ultra March™ category within an event.
  • Up to 300 will set off together as a big Ultra March™ group.
  • Single Start Time is generally ‘last off’ – typically 9.30 – 10.00am Saturday.
  • FREE Ultra March™ T shirt & headband at registration to look the part!
  • Ultra March™ ‘Pacers’ set the min. pace (with ‘sensible’ rest stop time).
  • Special Finishers Medal & Certificate .
  • ‘Hall of Fame’ on the website (optional!)

The new Ultra March™ category will be in 11 of the 2024 Ultra Challenge® events – starting end of May:

  • London 2 Brighton (25 May – 100km)
  • Lake District (8 June – 100km & 50km)
  • Cotswold Way (22 June – 100km & 50km)
  • Peak District (6 July – 100km & 50km)
  • North Downs 50 (27 July – 50km)
  • South West 50 (3 Aug – 50km)
  • Summer Walk (14 Aug – 100km)
  • South Coast (7 Sept – 100km)
  • Thames Path (14 Sept – 100km & 50km
  • Chiltern 50  (28 Sept 50km)
  • Kent Downs – NEW (12 Oct – 50km)

Over & above the general Ultra Challenge Rules – on an Ultra March™ it’s:

  • STRICTLY WALKING ONLY (no jogging / running)
  • Stage times will be ‘checked’ to ensure the above – supporting Trekmasters will ‘keep an eye open’.
  • You must complete 100km is sub 24 hours (or the 50km in sub 12) to qualify for special medal & certificate & the ‘HALL OF FAME’.
  • If you are ‘outside’ of the time target – you still celebrate with a conventional ‘Ultra Challenge medal / certificate.

ALREADY SIGNED UP TO AN ULTRA CHALLENGE?

  • You will be able to ‘move’ into the appropriate Ultra March™ category on that event. We provide a form to enable that (visit the event page / Ultra March™ block) 

NOT YET SIGNED UP TO AN ULTRA CHALLENGE?

  • You will be able to ‘opt’ into the appropriate Ultra March™ category via the event Registration Form. 

Registration Forms (on applicable events) incorporate an Ultra March ‘Opt In’. If you’re already signed-up to an Ultra Challenge (with an Ultra March™) – visit the event page – and follow the ‘How to Join’ on the Ultra March™ block.