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Thames Path Challenge
9 - 10 sept 2023

There are 3 sign up options, and you can join as an Individual or as a Team. The steps you need to follow are set out below…

Choose how you want to sign-up, and via an online form*. You’ll need to enter enter your personal details.

  • Option 1 – Self Funding 
  • Option 2 – Charity Sponsorship
  • Option 3 – Mixed Funding (mix of the 2 above)

 

NOTE  With the Charity Sponsorship Option – it’s up to 50% OFF the Reg Fee if you choose one of our ‘Official Partner Charities’.

* A ‘Platform Booking Fee’ of 2% is applied to all event registrations.

Confirm the challenge distance you’ll take on (Full ~100km / Half ~50km / Quarter ~25km) – and then select a provisional start time slot(actual start times are confirmed 4 weeks prior to the event, and for Teams – it will be as per the Team Captain’s choice).

Everyone has to register as we require personal details & declarations. Within the form you can choose to ‘Create’ or ‘Join’ a Team. Teams can be of any size – members can opt for the same or different funding options, charities, or distances.

  • Create a Team – you become the Team Captain. You need a Team Name, and a Password for others to join. Then invite friends & family to join you!
  • Others join the Team as they register, by searching for the Team Name & using the Password

You’ll need to select a charity  to support if you’re fundraising. 3 categories of Charities are involved.

  • Official Partners – Long term Series & Challenge partner charities. With the ‘Charity Sponsorship’ option – it’s 50% OFF the normal Reg Fee.
  • Associate Partners  –  50 or so charities promoting the Series, and it’s 25% OFF normal Reg Fees for the Charity Sponsorship option. 
  • Listed Charities – 300 or so other charities involved – and the ‘normal‘ Reg Fee applies.

Follow the right link to choose your charity & pay the correct Reg Fee. Be careful to tick the right box, or correct selection from a drop down list. Your confirmation email details how to set up an online JustGiving page for sponsorship donations.

All sponsorship goes direct to the Charity via your online JustGiving page. At least 50% of the ‘sponsorship target’ should be with the Charity 3 weeks prior to the Challenge. At this time the Charity agrees to pay a Fee for your place to the Organiser (similar to the Self Funding cost – or half of it for Mixed Funding as you’ve already covered half).

Failure to meet the deadline may result in cancellation of your place by your charity.

The remaining 50%, and any extra, should be with your Charity by 4 weeks after the Challenge.

Multi Deals are the Best value if you’re up for a 2 or more challenges in 2023 and plan to ‘Self Fund’. There’s also the new ‘Payment Plan’ option – to spread the load, stay active and do more Ultra Challenges!

How to Join

Sign up online & pay a Registration Fee. You’ll get a confirmation email with access to our App to help you prepare. If you choose one of the fundraising options and choose a charity to support (there’s ~400 or so involved), we’ll confirm that with the charity, and they’ll be in contact you. If you plan to ‘Self Fund’ and want to do 2 or more events in 2023, take a look at our ‘Multi Deals’ for up to 30% OFF – and there’s even a new Payment Plan option.

WINTER DEAL!

10% OFF Self Fund

Use code: WINTER10%  at checkout

*Excludes Winter & Halloween Walk, 10k/10mile events, Multi Deals & Young Persons

Valid until 25 Dec’22

Costs & Fundraising

Select your option from the list below to start the sign up process.

Option 1

SELF FUNDING FOR YOU

PAY FOR YOUR PLACE IN FULL. NO FUNDRAISING REQUIRED. YOU CAN STILL FUNDRIASE IF YOU WANT TO. MULTI DEAL OPTION ALSO AVAILABLE.

Full Challenge

£198 Reg Fee paid online & no fundraising commitment.

Half Challenge

£129 Reg Fee paid online &
no fundraising commitment.

Quarter Challenge

£79 Reg Fee paid online
& no fundraising required.

Option 2

SPONSORSHIP FOR CHARITY

PAY A LOW REGISTRATION FEE & FUNDRAISE FOR A CHOSEN CHARITY. GET UP TO 50% OFF THE NORMAL REG FEE WITH OUR PARTNER CHARITIES!

Full Challenge

£45 Reg Fee & at least
£595 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£30 Reg Fee & at least
£395 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£15 Reg Fee & at least
£250 charity sponsorship

Option 3

MIXED FUNDING FOR CHARITY

YOU INITIALLY PAY HALF OF YOUR EVENT PLACE COST & ALSO FUNDRAISE A SMALLER MINIMUM TARGET FOR A CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE

Full Challenge

£110 Reg Fee & at least
£330 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£72.50 Reg Fee & at least
£220 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£45 Reg Fee & at least
£135 charity sponsorship

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NOTE – Our registration system provider is Active Network – you’ll need to create an account, or log into an existing one as you register. All Reg Fees are paid online. For 2023 a 2% Platform Booking Fee applies to all transactions.

Best Value 'MULTI DEALS' for 2 events or more. Save up to 30%!

Choose your charity

We’re proud to work with a wide range of fantastic charities, which benefit from the Ultra Challenge £7+ million fundraising each year. Our main ‘Series Partners’ are some of the UK’s major national charities, and there are regional & local charities also as official ‘Challenge Partners’ for each event – with an additional 40 or so ‘Associate Partners’ actively involved. Sign up and choose to fundraise for one of our ‘partner charities’ – and it’s up to 50% OFF registration fees! There’re also another 300+ charities you can choose to support – and if yours is not on the list, you can invite them to get involved.

OFFICIAL PARTNERS
50% ofF charity sponsorship REG FEE

SERIES PARTNERS

CHALLENGE PARTNERS

OTHER PARTNERS
25% ofF charity sponsorship REG FEE

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

OTHER CHALLENGE PARTNERS

or fundraise for over 300+ others

FAQS

You will receive a receipt via email, along with a Confirmation Email welcoming you onto the challenge detailing any next steps and timelines you need to be aware of, and letting you know where to find all the information you will need for your challenge. If you don’t receive this within 24 hours, please check your spam/junk mail folders.

If you have already signed up to a Challenge(s) or a multi-deal and now want to take part in another challenge – please complete our application from HERE>>>

All charity sponsorship and mixed funding places close 4 weeks before each challenge, so that you have enough time to fundraise and reach your target. Self funding places close for online registration on the Tuesday before each challenge.

Yes you must be 18 or over on the day of the challenge if taking on a Full Challenge, 16+ & accompanied by an adult if taking on a Half Challenge, 14+ & accompanied by an adult if taking on a Quarter Challenge.

For a Half Marathon you need to be 12+ & accompanied by an adult, a Full Marathon you need to be 14+ & accompanied by an adult, and finally 8+ & accompanied by an adult for a 10km Challenge.

Under 18s taking part cannot sign themselves up – they must be signed up by someone over 18.

YES –  there is on ‘Self Funding’ places. Head to the ‘Discounts & Deals’ page / tab for more info – which will give you a great saving!

Whilst you are signing up and registering for your challenge – in the TEAM INFO section (towards the end of the registration questions), you will be asked if you would like to ‘Join a team’ or ‘Create a team’.

If selecting to create a team, you will be asked to create a Team Name and Password. Subsequent team members can then register and select to join your team, and will need to provide the team password in order to join it.

We ensure that registered teams are assigned the same start wave (where distance/challenge option allows), and your team name will be printed onto your bib.  

There are no restrictions on our regular teams – you can be any mixture of charities / distances / funding types (i.e. Self Funding, Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding), and can have any number of members (even 1!)

Yes – as long as you are fundraising for the same charity, you can create a team fundraising page on Just Giving (we recommend letting your charity know this is how you will be fundraising together). However, please be advised that the minimum fundraising targets remain per person (not per team), so you will need to reach the combined total fundraising amount on your page for your group. 

If there is a charity you would like to fundraise for that does not appear on our list, we ask that you speak with your preferred Charity about what you would like to, and ask them to register with us via our short contact form which can be found on our website page www.ultrachallenge.com/the-charities/

Once they’ve registered with us, it will take about 5-7 working days to add them onto our registration forms, and you can then sign up to your chosen challenge in aid of them.

Alternatively you can raise for one of the 300+ charities for 2023 challenges we are currently already working with (see our list HERE>>>), or you can Self Fund your place and fundraise for them independently with no fundraising commitment. 

Please note: the above is relevant for Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding places only. If you are entering as a Self Funder you can fundraise for any charity of your choice (only if you want to) & we do not need to be informed.

If you are entering on a Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding place then NO – you must select one prime charity for your fundraising, and they must be listed with us HERE>>>. This is because your charity will be paying for a portion of your place on the event (out of the fundraising that you generate). If you wish to also fundraise for another charity, you can do so on your own terms but only as long as you reach the minimum fundraising target your first/prime charity.

If you join as a Self Funder however, you have complete flexibility on who you fundraise for – with no targets or deadlines, and no cost to those charities.

If you have chosen to fundraise for a charity (from our list HERE>>>), we will pass your details over to them and you can expect to hear from them within 14 days. If for some reason you do not hear from your charity after this time, please contact them directly, and please complete our ‘non-contact form’ HERE>>>

Read our 2023 Terms & Conditions

You can fundraise for over
300 different charities...

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Blue Cross
Borneo Orangutan Survival UK
Cats Protection
Dogs For Good
Dogs Trust
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Foal Farm Animal Rescue (Friends of Animals League)
Just One Ocean
LionAid Ltd.
Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
RSPCA
Senior Staffy Club
Shark Trust
Viva!
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
World Land Trust
WWF

Abby’s Heroes
Action Bladder Cancer UK
Action Kidney Cancer
Against Breast Cancer
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
Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity
Guy’s Cancer Charity
HASAG Asbestos Disease Support
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Kidney Cancer UK
Leukaemia Care
Leukaemia UK
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund
Look Good Feel Better
Lymphoma Action
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mesothelioma UK CIO
Myeloma UK
Ovacome
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre
Prostate Cancer Research
Prostate Cancer UK
Rowan Tree Cancer Care
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Sarcoma UK
Shine Cancer Support
Team Verrico
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teens Unite Fighting Cancer
The Bowel Movement
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Eve Appeal
The Fitness Support Network
The Prostate Project
The Robin Cancer Trust
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Urology Foundation
Trekstock
Walk the Walk
Willow Foundation
World Cancer Research Fund

A-T Society
ACCT UK
Amy Winehouse Foundation
Anthony Nolan
bibic
Bliss
Buttle UK
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Cardinal Hume Centre
Challengers
Child Bereavement UK
Childfirst(UK)
CHUMS Charity
Claire House Children’s Hospice
Daisy’s Dream
Diamond Kite Foundation
Diverse Abilities
Dreamflight
Dreams Come True
EPIC FOUNDATION UK
Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation Limited (ECHO Charity)
Evelina London Children’s Charity
Friends and Families
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Harry’s Rainbow Charitable Trust
Home-Start UK
It’s Never You
Jamie’s Farm
Jigsaw4u
John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation
Just4Children
KEEN London
Knight Foundation
Make-a-Wish
MYTIME Young Carers
National Deaf Children’s Society
NSPCC
Open Arms Malawi
Place2Be
Railway Children
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Sebastian’s Action Trust
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices
Skylarks Charity
Small Steps
Starlight Children’s Foundation
The Atlas Foundation
The Brompton Fountain
The Childhood Trust
The Children’s Society
The Forest of Dean Children’s Opportunity Centre
The Grand Appeal
The Lexi May Trust
The Ruth Strauss Foundation
Tiny Tickers
Tree of Hope
War Child UK
WeSeeHope
When You Wish Upon a Star
White Lodge
Winston’s Wish
Young Epilepsy
Young Lives vs Cancer

British Dyslexia Association
Cotswold Riding for the Disabled
Friends of the Caribbean
Maddys Mark
Nexus Institute of Creative Arts
Sussex Cricket Foundation
Teach First
The Fortune Centre Of Riding Therapy
WAM Youth

Brake the road safety charity

Acorns Children’s Hospice
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Ashgate Hospice
Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice
Children’s Hospice South West
Cornwall Hospice Care
Cynthia Spencer Hospice
Demelza Hospice Care
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
Farleigh Hospice
Forest Holme Hospice Charity
Francis House Children’s Hospice
Havens Hospices
Helen & Douglas House
Hospice UK
Hospiscare
Isabel Hospice
Julia’s House
Keech Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
LOROS
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
Pilgrims Hospices
Rowans Hospice
Royal Trinity Hospice
Salisbury Hospice Charity
St Barnabas House
St Helena Hospice
St Luke’s Hospice (Harrow and Brent)
St Lukes Hospice (Basildon & Thurrock)
St Peter’s Hospice
St Raphael’s Hospice
St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne)
The Hospice of St Francis
The Myton Hospices
Weldmar Hospicecare
Willen Hospice
Winchester Hospice
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity
Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity
Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust
Friends of Danetre Hospital
Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity
Oxford Health Charity
Oxford Health Charity
RNOH Charity – The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Royal Free Charity
Southampton Hospital Charity
Spread a Smile
St Georges Hospital Charity
St Marks Hospital Foundation

Action for M.E.
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Air Ambulance – Kent Surrey Sussex
Alcohol Change UK
Allergy UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Society
Asthma + Lung UK
Ataxia UK
Bowel Research UK
Brain Tumour Support
British Heart Foundation
British Liver Trust
British Skin Foundation
Burning Nights CRPS Support
Cardiomyopathy UK
Centre for ADHD & Autism Support
Cianna’s Smile
Coeliac UK
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
Darby Rimmer MND Foundation
DEBRA
Dementia UK
Different Strokes
Down’s Syndrome Association
Duchenne UK
Encephalitis Society
Endometriosis UK
Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Research UK
Epilepsy Society
Facial Palsy UK
Fight for Sight
Friends of Breathe Arts Health Research
Group B Strep Support
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hampshire Medical Fund
Harrow Shopmobility
Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust
HeadwayUK
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
HEART UK
Ichthyosis Support Group
Imperial Health Charity
JDRF
Kidney Care UK
Kidney Research UK
London’s Air Ambulance
LUPUS UK
Macular Society
Magpas Air Ambulance
Mencap
Meningitis Now
Moorfields Eye Charity
Motor Neurone Disease Association
MPS Society
MS Society
MS Trust
Multiple System Atrophy Trust
Muscular Dystrophy UK
National Autistic Society
National Kidney Federation
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Nephrotic Syndrome Trust (NeST)
Northamptonshire Health Charity
Nystagmus Network
Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
Parkinson’s UK
PKD Charity
Play2Give
Pregnancy Sickness Support
Pregnancy Sickness Support
PSP Association
Retina UK
Reverse Rett
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Sands, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity
Scannappeal
Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK
Stroke Association
Terrence Higgins Trust
The Haemophilia Society
The Lily Foundation
The Lullaby Trust
The Meath Epilepsy Charity
The National Brain Appeal
The UK Mastocytosis Support Group
Thyroid UK
UK Infantile Spasms Trust
UK Sepsis Trust
University of Birmingham
Versus Arthritis

Amy Winehouse Foundation
Beat
Buckinghamshire Mind
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably
Combat Stress
CPSL Mind
Dorset Mind
DrugFAM
Eden’s Trust
Edward’s Trust
Kaleidoscope Plus Group
Lambeth and Southwark Mind
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Research UK
MIND
Music for my Mind
PTSD Resolution
PTSD UK
Rethink Mental Illness
RIPPLE SUICIDE PREVENTION
Samaritans
SANE
South East and Central Essex Mind
Suicide&Co
The Cares Family
The Lashes Foundation
The Lucy Rayner Foundation
The Survivors Trust
Transform Housing & Support
Vetlife
YoungMinds

ABF The Soldier’s Charity (South West)
Help for Heroes
RBLI – Royal British Legion Industries
Royal Air Forces Association
Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity
The Block Armed forces community advice and crisis support cic

ActionAid UK
African Adventures Foundation
CAFOD
Dig Deep
Farm Africa
Frank Water
Medecins Sans Frontieres UK
New Futures Nepal
Refugee Action
Release International
SALVE International
Tearfund
WaterAid

4Louis
Age UK Medway
Amnesty International UK
Care of Police Survivors (COPS)
Centre for Women’s Justice
Centrepoint
Christians Against Poverty
Crisis UK
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
Family Fund
Friends of Essex and London Homeless
Glass Door Homeless Charity
Humankind Charity
Hyde Charitable Trust
Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
Refuge
Shelter
Solace Women’s Aid
SPEAR
St Mungo’s
Sue Ryder
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
The Fire Fighters Charity
The Trussell Trust
WAY Widowed and Young
Women’s Aid Federation of England