Walk off the festive celebrations and kick start a New Year fitness regime, or do some early training for a full Ultra Challenge later in the year. Choose your distance – Full Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K, wrap up and walk on Saturday or Sunday. You’ll get a winter neck buff, a medal, hot food & drink – and an invigorating capital hike.


A fantastic atmosphere as 2,000 or so walkers will set out from the Oval Cricket Ground, near Vauxhall, and take in some of the Capital’s key landmarks & historic sights. There’re rest stops en route with snacks & drinks – and a big welcome back at the Oval finish line with a medal and some hot food.  

  • 26 mile / 42 km Marathon – figure of 8 route with start, finish & the half-way stop at the Oval Cricket Ground. Two rest stops en route also,  lunch at half way, and a hot finishers meal.
  • 13 mile / 21 km Half Marathon – looped routes (East or West) starting & finishing at the Oval Cricket Ground. Rest stop en route &  hot finishers meal
  • 10K – looped 10 km route staring & finishing at the Oval Cricket Ground. Hot finishers meal.

Transport Options

  • The Kia Oval start/ finish – close to Oval tube station (Northern Line) & Vauxhall (Victoria Line + the over ground) 
  • There is strictly NO parking at The Oval; some surrounding streets have relaxed weekend parking restrictions.

The Ultra Challenge website has full details of the event. Visit it, but return to this page to sign up.