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    FULL SUPPORT

       All the way...

      .. day & night!

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An Ultra Challenge is all about pushing yourself further - and setting your own goals. We lay on the best support services & hospitality all the way to the finish line - to give you the best chance of achvieving them.

ON THE CHALLENGE

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Rest Stops

From the startline all the way to the finish we have covered rest stops approx every 12.5km. Our rest stops are like no others - with covered infrastructure (to keep you out of the sun or the rain!), you will find:

  • Seating & dining areas
  • FREE Food - main meals (25,50,75 & 100km)
  • FREE snacks at all stops
  • FREE Water & energy drinks
  • FREE Teas & coffee
  • First aid & medical support
  • Toilets (clean!)
  • Massage (major stops after 50km)
  • Changing rooms 
  • Quite rest areas
  • Camp site option at 50km
  • Shuttle buses
  • Much more...

Food & Drink

To take on an Ultra Challenge you need to take on enough fuel and energy to help you reach that finish line! We know how important it is for you to stay hydrated and well fed - and we pride ourselves on both the amount and quality of food we provide throughout the Challenge. Whichever distance you take on - you will be fully catered for- and included in the cost of your entry is everything you'll need - so you don't need to carry a rucksack full of sandwiches, flasks & snacks! 

  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Snacks - new savoury range in 2019
  • Water, energy drinks, teas & coffee 
  • Full Challenge - 4 main meals included
  • Half Challenge - 2 main meals included 
  • Quarter Challenge - 1 main meal & 1 brunch stop
  • Special runners menus
  • Breakfast vendor at start

NEW FOR 2019 - ALL MEALS INCLUDED!! Including the 25km/1st Quarter meal for all!

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Medical & Safety

We take your health and well-being very seriously on the Challenge - and we do our best to look after you so you can reach that finish line! There are medical teams at all rest stops including Doctors and Paramedics - we also have 'self help' areas too where you can look after your feet, with a stock of blister plasters and talc if you need it! 

 

There are 'trail' medics spread out along the route for extra support as well as 'Trekmasters'. Trekmasters are expert walkers who are there to lend moral support, and help you feel a bit safer if walking at night. In fact, we do not allow people to leave the rest stops alone after dark - a Trekmaster will set off with a group every 15 minutes until dawn.

 

We also have a CONTROL ROOM at our London offices available to call throughout the event at any time. You can call the Control Room if you are lost, worried or injured and a member of our team, or the medical specialists will be able to help you.

In serious cases, the medical team in the Control Room will be able to dispatch emergency vehicles to you.*

Sports Massage

Our specialist sports massage team are there to help you recuperate and relieve tight muscles before you head out onto the next stage. They will be stationed at the major rest stops (~50km, 75km & at the 100km finish line) - and give 5-10 minute massages for free if your muscles are tight or a bit sore they will really aid to help you recuperate and recover and to focus on particular areas if you need it. 

Finding your way

We have an excellent signage team who will make sure you never need to glance at a map. On the event, you will see thousands of reflective PINK ARROWS to guide you and KM markers so you always know how far you've gone (and have left to go!). You will also see pink hazard signs to warn you of any places where you need to take extra care (e.g. road crossing). For those out on the route after dark, the route is re-signed with glowsticks and flashing lights.

A provisional plotted Google Map is available on your Challenge's homepage. 6 weeks out from the Challenge, you will be emailed a GPX file and the final Google Maps. 10 days before the event a PDF version of the map will be available in the Challenge App and in the Participant's Area. 

Baggage transfer

Depending on your distance we have some additional baggage services available for you to use - for these you pay in cash at the start of your challenge. 

  • Runners - free transfer to half way & finish (max. 30L bag size)
  • 25km walkers/ joggers - to finish (5)
  • 50km walkers/ joggers - to finish (£7.50)
  • Full Challenge walkers/ joggers - to half way & finish (£15)

Toilets

...at every rest stop! (every 10-15km)

Shuttles & transfers

We put on various shuttles to help you get to and from your Challenge as add-on extra services that you can pre-purchase.

This varies event to event, so do take a look at the 'Challenge Options' page on your Challenge's homepage.

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BEFORE THE CHALLENGE

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Training & Kit - Guides & discounts

We provide comprehensive week-by-week training guides, complete with suggested exercises and information to help you gauge your own pace.

You can also get a kit list so you are prepared for the big day.

We are partnered with various high-street retailers where you can get a discount, just by being a participant on an Ultra Challenge (see the kit list for details)

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Training Walks & Runs

WALKS
One of the best ways to get ready is to join one of our organised training walks. Get the 'feel' for the challenge ahead and build up that base level of fitness!

 

Whether you're taking on 25km or going for the full 100km, there is a training walk suitable for you.

 

RUNS
We have partnered with Running Adventures to host these runs. They will be led by experienced ultra runner, ultra running coach, trail running guide, and Salomon athlete; Matt Buck.

 

These guided trail runs are an excellent opportunity to get advice on training, equipment and nutrition - as well as meeting like-minded people. Various routes are available. With distances ranging from 20-30km - these guided runs are a great way to learn from an expert, enjoy some stunning trails, and get all your questions answered.

 

This is not a race! We will run as a group and share this experience together. You should be able to run 11 min/miles on the road, and have a good level of fitness.

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Challenge Manual & Event Guide

It's nice to have all the info you need in one place - which is why we provide the CHALLENGE MANUAL.

The Manual goes through the Challenge's finer details and might help you get a bigger picture so you can make your own plans.

Then, 6 weeks out form the event you will be emailed the Final Event Guide which will also be available in the APP and in the Participant's Area of the website. This incorporates any last minute changes that the Organisers need to make you aware of and gives the most detail.

Both of these documents are a MUST READ.

Expert panel - preparation videos

We know that many of you find the wealth of training advice from us easiest to digest in video form, so we've put together some videos on various topics hosted by our expert panel of event organisers, walkers, and runners.

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Pre-event video briefing

1 month before the Challenge, we provide you with a pre-event video briefing. This is a run-down of what to expect on the day and the final detials you need.

You will be emailed this and it will also be in the Participant's Area.

Challenge APP

You will be given access to the Action Challenge APP as well as a uinque code to get information for your Challenge.

This holds all the documents and information you could ever want right there in your pocket. 

You will be emailed when this is live and it will be announced in your Challenge's Participant's Area

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