Ultra Challenge®
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Walk, Jog, or Run the best of Britain and Push Yourself Further! With ‘continuous’ Full 100 km challenges or a 2 day ‘Daylight’ 100 km option with camping at half way, a new 75 km ‘3/4’ choice, testing 50 km Half & 25 km Quarter distance options, a couple of engaging off-road marathons, a few 10K ‘taster’ events, and the new ULTRA MARCH™ category for walkers – there’s an Ultra Challenge® for everyone!

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NEW EVENT  Kent Downs 50 Ultra Challenge – 12 Oct’ 24

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Lake District Ultra Challenge

8-9 June 2024

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

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Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge

5-6 May 2024

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

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London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge

25-26 May 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge distance options

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South Coast Ultra Challenge

7-8 Sept 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options

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Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge

18-19 May 2024

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

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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)

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South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge

3 August 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10 km Challenge options

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Peak District Ultra Challenge

6-7 July 2024

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

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Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge

22 – 23 June 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options.

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Chiltern 50 Ultra Challenge

28 Sept 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10K Challenge options

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North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

27 July 2024

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

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Easter 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 6 April 2024

50 km 0r 25 km Loops 

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London Summer Walk

Sat 24 August 2024

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

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London Halloween Walk

Sat 26 October 2024

25 KM or 10 KM spooky looped route options. Start / finish – The Oval Cricket Ground ‘dungeon’,

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NEW – Kent Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 12 October 2024

50 KM, 25 KM or 10 KM looped routes options. Start / finish – The Kent Showground nr. Maidstone.

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APRIL 2024

Sat 6th

Easter 50
Ultra Challenge®

Event is Saturday AFTER Easter weekend

The first Ultra Challenge of the season – and a good one to take on after the Easter break! From the Windsor Racecourse basecamp, you can Walk, Jog or Run a looped route 50 km, 25 km, or 10 km through historic Windsor, along the Thames Path, and enjoy some wonderful surrounding countryside. You’ll get a few Easter surprises, a neck buff & medal, hot food & drink at the finish – and it’s a great event to test those legs, and to get in shape!

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Join us the weekend after Easter.  Windsor is the historic backdrop – and the Racecourse is our Challenge basecamp. You’ll head through the Great Park, with fantastic views of the Castle, along the famous Thames Path, and take in some wonderful surrounding countryside.  It’s easy to get to, there’s plenty of parking – a great atmosphere, and distance options to suit all.

  • 50 km (Figure of 8 – 2 loops) – through Windsor to a rest stop at Runnymede, and back to basecamp via The great Park for a picnic lunch. Then a 2nd 25 km loop out of basecamp to Eton and taking in the Thames Path. Hot food at the finish.
  • 25 km (Loop) – through Windsor with a rest stop at historic Runnymede, and back to basecamp via the Castle’s Great Park. Hot food at the finish.
  • 10 km (Loop) – around Windsor and the castle area. Picnic at finish.

Transport Options

  • Parking available at basecamp.
  • Pre & post challenge bus transfer options from Slough Station (good links to London & the west)

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

MAY 2024

4-5

Isle of Wight
Ultra Challenge®

First 100 KM Ultra of 2024

The Island is easy to get to – with good transport links, and its’ coastal path is the setting for an unforgettable challenge which 2,000 or so adventurers will take on over the bank holiday weekend. From our Chale basecamp in the south, it’s clockwise to Cowes, and on through with the historic resorts in the south for the 106 km ‘full Island’ challenge. With 3/4. 1/2, & 1/4 half Island options also, new ‘Cross Island’ & ‘Medina 10 mile’ events, plus camping packages – there’s a fantastic active weekend challenge for all!

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Our Chale basecamp in the south makes a perfect start / finish venue. The coastal path is one of the best – with amazing views, ups & downs, cliffs & sandy beaches, iconic Needles, Cowes with its famous marinas, and historic resort towns of Ventnor, Shanklin & Sandown. If you’ve not been to the Isle of Wight – you’ll love it – and with a fantastic Ultra Challenge to take on – it will be an unforgettable May bank holiday weekend!

  • Full Island106 km – as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge ’round the island’ from the Chale basecamp
  • Full Island ‘Daylight’ – 106 km over 2 days with a Cowes half way + overnight  camping option or local B&B.
  • NEW – 3/4 Island option – continuous or over 2 days. Great event to up to if you’ve done a ‘half’ before
  • 1st Half – 52 km, Chale to Cowes, taking in the Needles & the spectacular southern cliffs.
  • 2nd Half – 54 km, Cowes to Chale. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.
  • Quarters – 1st (Sat) or 4th (Sun) if ~25 km is your thing – both options have great highlights!
  • NEW – Cross Island Challenge – 30 km, Cowes to Chale. Explore the interior of the island! 
  • NEW – Medina 10 mile. Explore Cowes and the River Medina Estuary with its marinas.

Transport Options

  • Pre-event shuttles from Cowes ferry to the start
  • Pre-event shuttles from ‘finish lines’ (so you can ‘park & ride’ to your start)
  • Post-event shuttles to Cowes ferry & back to the start
  • Parking – at the start in Chale & other main venues (including Cowes)

Camping Options

  • Inclusive package, or pitch only / camper van
  • Friday evening – at Chale start basecamp
  • Saturday evening – at Cowes half way stop for 2 day Daylight ‘Full Challenge’ (or 3/4) or 1/2 Challenge’ start / finish
  • Saturday eveening – at Chale basecamp (for finishers)

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

MAY 2024

18-19

Jurassic Coast
Ultra Challenge®

Biggest Ultra of the Year!

Spectacular World Heritage coastline, and an amazing challenge with distance options for all! This is one of the best Ultra Challenges – a tough one – but the most popular, as there’re distance options to suit all!  From the Corfe Castle start, the main route heads down to Swanage, and along to Weymouth at half way for the 100 km full challenge, with lots of ups & downs – and then on to a welcome finish line celebration in the vibrant Dorset town of Bridport.

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One of Britain’s stunning coastlines, and a fantastic setting for a challenge – with amazing views, a few steep hills, and varied landscape. A Corfe Castle start, down to Swanage and west to Lulworth Cove and Weymouth at the ‘half way’. Down to the iconic Durdle Door, along to Abbotsbury, on to Chesil Beach, over West Bay’s famous sandstone cliffs – and finally a welcome finish line in Bridport. Highlights all the way – and  distance choices to suit everyone! With camping options at the Corfe Castle & Weymouth – it will be an unforgettable Dorset Coast weekend.

  • Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge from Corfe Castle to Bridport, via Weymouth.

  • Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days, with Weymouth half way overnight camping option or local hotel / B&B.

  • 3/4 Challenge (76km) – new for 2024 – and perfect if you want to up the distance – without taking on the Full 100km

  • 1st Half –  a tough & varied 58 km, from Corfe Castle to Weymouth, with many of the ‘Jurassic’ highlights.

  • 2nd Half – 42 km (a marathon!) from Weymouth to Bridport. Also Ideal for joining a ‘Full Challenge’ friend.

  • Jurassic Marathon – 42 km Corfe Castle to Weymouth – so much better than pounding those pavements!

  • Quarters1st (25 km) is a loop of the Isle of Purbeck via Swanage, or The Classic Jurassic 2nd Quarter (34 km) to Weymouth via Lulworth Cove.

  • Bridport 10K –  a great looped route out of our main finish line basecamp taking in a wonderful coastal section.

Transport Options

  • Pre-event shuttles from local train stations to start
  • Pre-event transfer from finish lines (so you can ‘park & ride’ to your start)
  • Post-event shuttles to local station & back to the start
  • Parking – at the start in Corfe Castle + at Weymouth + at Bridport

Camping Options

  • Inclusive packages or pitch only.
  • Available at the main Corfe Castle start (for Friday evening)
  • Weymouth 58 km ‘half way’ stop for 2 day ‘Full Challenge’ or for ‘Half, Quarter, or Marathon.

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

MAY 2024

25-26

London 2 Brighton
Ultra Challenge®

1st 'Ultra March' Option!

A favourite route for vintage cars & cycles – and the original Ultra Challenge – now in its 11 year, with a varied 60% off-road route, and a classic challenge! A Richmond and on towards the North Downs and on through wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside to Turners Hill at halfway (with optional camping). The Full 100 km challenge heads up & over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline and the racecourse finish line. There’ re distance options to suit all!

NEW 100KM ULTRA MARCH OPTION

  • Take 1ookm as a walk, hike, trek – in less than 24 Hours
  • Start with a big group of like minded ‘marchers’

A lively start in Richmond – and then along the Thames to Kingston, and a picnic lunch near Sutton. On over the North Downs and through wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside to the ‘half way’ point at Turners Hill. For full 100 km challengers – its more Sussex countryside and then up & over the steep South Downs with the Brighton coast then coming into view – followed by the final push towards a memorable Brighton Racecourse finish line.

  • Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge, starting from Richmond. New ‘ULTRA MARCH‘ Option available (100km as a walk in less than 24 hours!)

  • Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days with a half way overnight camping option or B&B.

  • 3/4 Challenge – 75 km & 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

  • 1st Half – 58 km to Turners Hill, taking in the North Downs and some wonderful countryside.

  • 2nd Half – 42 km from Turners Hill – a Marathon distance! Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

  • Quarters – if 25 km is more your thing – there’s the 1st & 2nd + the NEW Brighton 25 km

Transport Options

  • Pre-event transfers so you can park at the finish of your challenge, and get a transfer to the start
  • Post event transfers – to local train stations

Camping Options

  • Inclusive package, or pitch only / camper van.
  • Available Saturday night at Tully’s Farm Half Way (Turners Farm 58 km) location. For 2 Day 100km, or a Half challenge.

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

JUNE 2024

8 -9

Lake District
Ultra Challenge®

A Stunning Scenic Ultra!

Take on & enjoy some of England’s finest countryside at your pace. From our convenient Kendal basecamp (with optional camping) the full 100 km route is an anticlockwise loop taking in a few tough hills & fells, Ambleside, Lake Windermere at half way (with hostel accommodation option) nature reserves, and forests  – with stunning views en-route – and distance options to suit all adventurers!

NEW 100KM / 50km ULTRA MARCH OPTION

  • Take 1ookm as a walk, hike, trek – in less than 24 Hours or ~50km (1st half) in less than 12 hrs.
  • Start with a big group of like minded ‘marchers’

A World Heritage site – and world famous scenery, with fells, lakes, and forests – and all in all – the best of England! Kendal, on the edge of the National Park, makes a perfect start/finish base camp for an amazing challenge – with optional pre-event camping & half-way hostel accommodation by Windermere for ‘2 Day & Half’ challengers. There’s also a fantastic, scenic, 10km loop option from Ambleside – and  a NEW Marathon distance for 2024 – also finishing in Ambleside.

  • Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge. with a Kendal start & finish. New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do it in less than 24 hours as a walk / trek

  • Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days – overnight YMCA Lakeside hostel / B&B option at Windermere half way.

    – 1st Half  ~50 km taking in Garburn Pass & Ambleside to Windermere Lakeside, with YMCA hostel option. New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do it in less than 12 hours as a walk / trek

  • 2nd Half ~50 km from Lakeside & also ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

  • Lakes Marathon 42 km –  New for 2024. Takes in the stunning first quarter, and adds a fantastic loop around Ambleside.

  • Quarters – if 29 km might suit you – the stunning 1st Quarter goes to Ambleside via the tough Garburn Pass.

  • Ambleside 10K – a truly fantastic looped route from our major Rest Stop – and perfect if you’re staying near by and want a short / sharp challenge!

Transport Options

  • Pre-event transfers so you can park at the finish of your challenge, and get a transfer to the start
  • Post event transfers – to local train stations
  • Parking – available at Kendal start/ finish and half way YMCA location

Accommodation & Camping

  • Camping – at Kendal start/ finish Rugby Club Friday & Saturday night
  • YMCA dorm rooms available (private & shared) Saturday night – ideal for 2 Day Challengers & 1st Half or 2nd Half. Camping also available at YMCA

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

JUNE 2024

22-23

Cotswold Way
Ultra Challenge®

Cirencester Basecamp

A spectacular 100 km looped route from our new basecamp in Cirencester – the ‘capital’ of the Cotswolds – which takes in some fabulous scenery. Stunning views, idyllic villages, and rolling hills – it’s easy to access, plenty of parking, and there’s onsite pre-event University style accommodation at basecamp. A testing challenge, with some tough climbs in the first half –  and rewards with a real sense of achievement.

NEW 100KM / 50km ULTRA MARCH OPTION

  • Take 1ookm as a walk, hike, trek – in less than 24 Hours or ~50km (1st half) in less than 12 hrs.
  • Start with a big group of like minded ‘marchers’

A looped route from our Cirencester basecamp with a some tough, including Coaley Peak with stunning views out to the west towards the Bristol Channel & Wales beyond. ‘Half way, of the full challenge, is Wotton-under-Edge – with camping options available. A great way to experience the best of the Cotswolds – and with optional University hall accommodation at the basecamp makes it better than ever!

  • – Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Cirencester start & finish. New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do it in less than 24 hours as a walk / trek

  • Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days with half way overnight camping option or B&B.

  • 3/4 Challenge (new) ~76 km from Painswick to Cirencester – and ideal if you want to ‘up’ your distance!

  • 1st Half ~53 km to Wotton, taking in a few tough hills – but rewarded with stunning views! New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do it in less than 12 hours as a walk / trek

  • 2nd Half  ~47 km from Wotton. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

  • Quarters – if 25 km is more your thing – there’re options for both the 1st & the stunning 2nd

  • Cirencester 10 km (new)  – if you’re in the area and want a bit of exercise and to explore the countryside – come and join us. Families are welcome! 

Transport Options

  • Pre-event transfers so you can park at the finish of your challenge, and get a transfer to the start
  • Post event transfers – to local train stations
  • Weekend parking at Cirencester & Wotton

Accommodation & Camping

  • Friday (& Saturday) night accommodation option in University halls at Cirencester start/ finish
  • Saturday night camping packages at Wootton Half Way rest stop

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

JULY 2024

6-7

Peak District
Ultra Challenge®

Bakewell Basecamp

We’ll welcome 2,000 adventurers into the fabulous Peak District National Park, and our major ‘Basecamp’ hub set-up in idyllic Bakewell, with a range of camping options, hospitality & local accommodation. The full 100 km Challenge takes in a varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery with wonderful views, and with 50 km, 25 km  & 10 mile distance options passing Chatsworth House – there’s a Peaks Challenge for all! 

NEW 100KM / 50km ULTRA MARCH OPTION

  • Take 1ookm as a walk, hike, trek – in less than 24 Hours or ~50km (1st half) in less than 12 hrs.
  • Start with a big group of like minded ‘marchers’

The figure of 8 route out from our Bakewell basecamp provides fantastic & varied experience – from Chatsworth House & disused historic railway lines  to Dales and rolling countryside with fabulous views. Choose a distance that suits, and with camping options at basecamp – or nearby B&B’s in Bakewell itself  – it makes for a great Peaks weekend away!

  • Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Bakewell basecamp start, half way, & finish. New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do it in less than 24 hours as a walk / trek
  • Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days with half way Bakewell overnight camping option or B&B.
  • 3/4 Challenge (new) ~73 km from Bakewell to Bakewell – and ideal if you want to ‘up’ your distance
  • 1st Half ~50 km Bakewell North Loop, with Chatsworth House, and  wonderful scenery. New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do it in less than 12 hours as a walk / trek
  • 2nd Half ~50 km – South loop – also ideal if you want to join a Full Challenge friend.
  • Quarter – 25 km loop from Bakewell basecamp – both pass by Chatsworth House.
  • Bakewell 10 Mile – a 10 mile loop up to Chatsworth House out of basecamp

Transport Options

  • Pre-event transfers from the local train station
  • Post event transfers – to local train stations
  • Weekend parking at Bakewell 

Camping Options

  • Inclusive package, or pitch only /camper van
  • Friday night camping package options at Bakewell
  • Saturday night camping package options at Bakewell

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

JULY 2024

Sat 27

North Downs 50
Ultra Challenge®

Guildford Basecamp

The popular ‘North Downs 50’ was back again for 2023 – with a new start & finish basecamp venue in Guildford – and was a fantastic event!  The looped route takes in some of the North Downs Way, The Surrey Hills, and the magnificent views over the countryside to the south. Join us for this fantastic mid-summer challenge – with good access from London and the surrounding area, plus looped routes for easy logistics, and optional adjacent University style accommodation.

NEW 50km ULTRA MARCH OPTION

  • Take 50km  in less than 12 hrs.
  • Start with a big group of like minded ‘marchers’

A new addition to the Series in 2023 – taking in the some of the best of the Surrey Hills and the surrounding Surrey & Sussex countryside – with panoramic views from the North Downs. Our start / finish venue at Surrey Sports Park in Guilford is Challenge ‘basecamp’ – with a range of hospitality & accommodation options available. All very accessible from London & the South East – and a great summer challenge!

  • 50 km Loop Challenge – from Guilford basecamp at Surrey Sports Park . 
  • New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do 50km in less than 12 hours as a walk / trek
  • 25 km Loop Challenge – from Guilford basecamp at Surrey Sports Park 
  • NEW ~25 km 1st Half Challenge – from Guilford basecamp to Dorking – fabulous views!
  • 10 km Loop Challenge – from Guilford basecamp at Surrey Sports Park

Transport Options

  • Pre-event transfers from the local train station
  • Post event transfers – to local train stations
  • Parking close to Guilfford basecamp

Accommodation

  • Friday night ‘university room’ package at basecamp
  • Saturday night ‘university room’ package at basecamp

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

south west coast 50

AUG 2024

Sat 3

South West Coast 50
Ultra Challenge®

Dunster Castle Basecamp

Was new for 2022 – and proved to be a real gem! From basecamp in the shadow of Dunster Castle, the route takes in the fabulous 1st section of the 630 mile SW Coastal Path – from Minehead to Porlock, with fantastic views out towards Wales. Then it’s up & over scenic Exmoor via Dunkery Beacon as we head back to basecamp after an unforgettable 50 km & testing 1600 metres of climb. With camping options, BBQ, bar, entertainment & beaches nearby, it’s a summer highlight not to miss!

NEW 50km ULTRA MARCH OPTION

  • Take 50km  in less than 12 hrs.
  • Start with a big group of like minded ‘marchers’

A great challenge in the South West taking in the start of the magnificent South West Coastal Path, and the unique countryside of Exmoor – including Dunkery Beacon (Exmoor’s high point) – with panoramic views. Our start / finish venue beneath Dunster Castle is ‘challenge basecamp’ – with a full range of hospitality & camping options across the weekend.

  • 50 km Loop Challenge – from Dunster Castle basecamp near Minehead – with the coastal path, Exmoor, and Dunkery Beacon.

  • New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do 50km in less than 12 hours as a walk / trek
  • 25 km 1st Half  Challenge – from Dunster Castle basecamp to Porlock – via Minehead and the coastal path

  • 25 km 2nd Half Challenge – from Porlock up to Exmoor – over Dunkery Beacon and back to  Dunster basecamp

  • 25 km Loop Challenge – from Dunster Castle basecamp – with the coastal path & Exmoor.

  • Dunster 10K – a fantastic looped route from our basecamp area below the majestic Castle – up into the surrounding woodland & hills on the estate trails – with fantastic views. 

Transport Options

  • Pre-event transfers from Taunton Station to Dunster basecamp
  • Pre-event transfers so you can park at Porlock (for 25 km)  of your challenge, and get a transfer to the start
  • Post event transfers – to local train stations
  • Weekend parking at Dunster basecamp 

Camping Options

  • Inclusive package, or pitch only / camper van
  • Friday night at Dunster basecamp
  • Saturday night at Dunster basecamp

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

AUG 2024

Sat 24

London
Summer Walk

Explore the East Thames

Explore the ‘gateway to London’ along the River Thames eastern section. Starting by Woolwich Royal Artillery Barracks, our NEW 50km looped route heads to Docklands and to the Olympic Park, through the City, along the Thames  along the Thames to Greenwich where it joins the 25km route.  Past the Cutty Sark, a rest stop at the Naval College, around the Greenwich Peninsula – past the O2, Old Royal Naval College, past Thames Barrier Park – and back to the Woolwich basecamp. A route steeped in history and capped with a BBQ & bar at the finish – and a great summer bank holiday weekend adventure! 

NEW 50km ULTRA MARCH™ Option & 10 K Walk

A 50km or 25km Walking Challenge  – taking in some of the Capital’s historic areas and sights in the eastern section of the River Thames. A great way to get active over the Bank Holiday weekend and explore new parts of London – and to celebrate the end of summer with a BBQ and bar at the finish.

NEW 50km ULTRA MARCH™ Option & 10K Walk.

  • 25 km Loop Challenge – from our Woolwich basecamp adjacent to the Barracks  – around the Greenwich Peninsular – along the Thames Path – and into Docklands. Back to Woolwich via the foot tunnel. Start times – 9.30 to 11.00am – walking only (no running) – rest stop en route with snacks & drinks
  • NEW 50km Route – with  ULTRA MARCH Option. Looped route – heading all the way to The City via the Olympic Park – and back along the Thames via Greenwich.
  • NEW 10K Walk – if you’re after something a bit shorter!

Transport Options

Excellent transport links – with New Elizabeth Line – DLR – over ground trains from London Bridge – and the River Busses all head to Woolwich.

SEPT 2024

7-8

South Coast
Ultra Challenge®

The South Downs Way

The South Downs National Park is a superb backdrop for 2000 adventurers to take on a real challenge. An Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs Way, with stunning views over the sea, to a Brighton half-way. Devil’s Dyke, and a few ups & downs lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing 100 km journey. You’ll get full support & hospitality all the way – and with half & quarter distance options available – there’s a South Coast Ultra Challenge for everyone!

NEW 100KM ULTRA MARCH OPTION

  • Take 1ookm as a walk, hike, trek – in less than 24 Hours
  • Start with a big group of like minded ‘marchers’

A magnificent challenge backdrop with includes Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, Brighton sea-front, Devil’s Dyke, and a fantastic 100 km finish in historic Arundel. Whether it’s a full, half, or quarter challenge – it will be unforgettable – and a real highlight of the year!

  • Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Eastbourne to Arundel. New ‘ULTRA MARCH‘ Option available (100km as a walk in less than 24 hours!)
  • Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days – overnight camping option at the West Hove half way (or hotel / B&B)
  • 1st Half – 57 km to West Hove, taking in the Seven Sisters Park and Brighton.
  • 2nd Half – 43 km – West Hove to Arundel. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.
  • Quarters – 1st 25 km option includes Seven Sisters Park – Alfriston finish.

Transport Options

  • Pre-event shuttles from local train stations & finish lines (so you can ‘park & ride’)
  • Post-event shuttles to nearest train stations & back to the start in Eastbourne 
  • Parking – at the start in Eastbourne & other venues

Camping Options

  • Inclusive package or pitch only
  • Friday evening – at Eastbourne main start venue 
  • Saturday evening – at the Brighton 57 km half way stop for 2 day Daylight ‘Full Challenge’ or ‘Half Challenge’ start / finish
  • Pre-pitched
  • All the above Bookable Extras available once you’ve signed up to the challenge. 

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

SEPT 2024

14-15

Thames Path
Ultra Challenge®

Great Scenery & History

Take on England’s greatest river with a ‘flat’ 100 km route heading out from Putney Bridge, past Hampton Court to Runnymede, of Magna Carta fame, at the 50 km half way. For the full challenge – it’s on to Windsor and then past wonderful historic scenery & countryside to Henley. With half & quarter distance options also, the Bridges Trek, the Moonlight 10 & Henley 10K – there’s a Thames Path Challenge for everyone and the most popular event of the season!

NEW 100KM / 50km ULTRA MARCH OPTION

  • Take 1ookm as a walk, hike, trek – in less than 24 Hours or ~50km (1st half) in less than 12 hrs.
  • Start with a big group of like minded ‘marchers’

The Thames is steeped in history, and the route heads upstream to Henley taking in Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, Windsor, Eton, and some wonderful countryside along the way.

  • Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge, Putney Bridge to Henley. New ‘ULTRA MARCH‘ Option available (100km as a walk in less than 24 hours!)

  • Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days with overnight camping option or B&B at half way.

  • 1st Half – 50 km from Putney to Runnymede, taking in Richmond and Hampton Court. New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do it in less than 12 hours as a walk / trek

  • 2nd Half – 50 km – Runnymede to Henley. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a ‘Full Challenger’ friend.

  • Quarters – if ~25 km is more your thing – ALL 4 quarters are available options – and all are great!

  • Henley 10 K – a loop from our main riverside finish venue on Sunday morning.

Transport Options

  • Pre-event shuttles from local train stations & finish lines (so you can ‘park & ride’)
  • Post-event shuttles to nearest train stations 

Camping Options

  • Inclusive package or pitch only (no camper vans)
  • Saturday evening – at the Runneymede  50 km half way stop for 2 day Daylight ‘Full Challenge’ or ‘Half Challenge’ start / finish

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

SEPT 2024

Sat 14

Thames Bridges Trek

Zig Zag over the Thames

Venture across the Capital with unrivalled views of the skyline. Setting out from Putney Bridge – it’s East towards the City, zig-zagging over 16 of London’s historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story, and with a mid-point refreshment stop at The Oval for some snacks & drinks. 25km later it’s a finish line celebration & some food in Southwark Park, beyond the majestic Tower Bridge, where a big cheers, some fizz, a medal, food, & a celebration await!

NEW THAMES 10 KM OPTION – starting at The Oval Cricket Ground – and finishing at Southwark Park – beyond Tower Bridge

The Bridges Trek is a great way to see the best of London with cityscape views & unfolding history. Over 2,000 will take it on, and there’s a party style atmosphere at the finish – and plenty of time to celebrate afterwards!

NEW THAMES 10 KM OPTION – Saturday morning – Oval Cricket Ground Start- Southwark Park finish – great atmosphere & picnic lunch. 

AND – ‘Thames Moonlight 10 Walk‘ on the Friday out of The Oval Cricket Ground (see the next event – scroll down!)

  • 25 km Bridges Trek – as a walk / trek (no running of jogging allowed). Putney Bridge start – half way stop The Oval Cricket Ground – finish at Southwark Park.
  • NEW 10 KM OPTION – a start from Oval Cricket Ground on Saturday morning (10.30 – 11.00am) with a finish at Southwark Park.
  • ALSO – Friday 13th evening- Thames Moonlight 10 Walk. Take on 10 km or 10 miles from The Oval. Hot food afterwards + bar. Perfect for some exercise & fun – ideal for groups & teams. 

Transport Options

  • The start, at Bishops Park, Fulham – has good public transport links
  • The Finish (Southwark Park) has good Tube & rail links close by.
  • The Oval Cricket Ground (for the 10 km options) – has Tube links close by).
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SEPT 2024

Fri 13

Thames Moonlight 10 Walk

Get Fit Friday & Fun

Kicks off the Thames Path Challenge festival of events on Friday evening. Take on a spirited 10km or an energetic 10 mile looped route through the heart of London as darkness falls, passing famous landmarks – including St Paul’s, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, the London Eye and more. A lively finish awaits – with some fizz, a ‘Moon medal’, some welcome hot food & drink. Perfect to join with friends after work for an active evening on the town!

The ‘Moonlight 10 Walk‘ is on Friday evening setting out from The Oval Cricket Ground. It will be a fun London evening along the Thames – and if you have the legs the local bar will be open afterwards.

Take on a Friday evening 10km or 10 miles on a looped walking route – starting at The Oval. Hot food afterwards. Perfect for some exercise + some fun – ideal for groups & teams. 

ALSO – NEW SATURDAY MORNING THAMES 10K

Part of the Thames Bridges Trek – starting from The Oval Cricket Ground on Saturday (10.30-11.00am) and finishing at Southwark Park with a picnic lunch.

The Kia Oval is well served by public transport – including the underground at Oval (Northern Line) & Vauxhall (Victoria Line).

SEPT 2024

Sat 28

Chiltern 50
Ultra Challenge®

Henley Basecamp

Our end of season challenge takes in some of the best of the wonderful Chilterns countryside, with historic trails, nature reserves, forests, and a few hills with fantastic views. Starting & finishing at our basecamp near Henley on Thames, there’s a Saturday night celebration BBQ, bar & entertainment, with extensive on-site weekend camping & parking options. 

NEW 50km ULTRA MARCH OPTION

  • Take 50km  in less than 12 hrs.
  • Start with a big group of like minded ‘marchers’

A great way to end the season, with extra hospitality to turn it into a celebration. The route will surprise some as it’s rural, scenic, and varied – and all quite close to London & accessible. Why not join us? 

  • 50 km – to Henley and on to Lewknor at half way. Nature reserves, Chiltern Hills, great views, and back to the Henley basecamp
  • New ULTRA MARCH Option available – do 50km in less than 12 hours as a walk / trek
  • 25 km – There’s a loop via The Thames & Henley, with a rest stop, and back to basecamp for a BBQ.
  • Chiltern 10K – a fantastic looped route from our Basecamp area up into the surrounding woodland & hills on the estate trails – with fantastic views.

Transport Options

  • Pre-event shuttles from local train station
  • Post-event shuttles to nearest train station
  • Parking – at the Henley Showground basecamp

Camping Options

  • Inclusive package, or pitch only / camper van
  • Friday evening – Henley Showground basecamp
  • Saturday evening – at Henley Showground basecamp

Optional bookings - do once you've signed up to the Challenge.

NEW EVENT!

Garden of England!
12 Oct '24 - End of Season

OCT 2024

Sat 26

London
Halloween Walk

Registration Now Open!

A hair-raising hike around some of the City’s scary streets and historic haunts! Gather your bravest guys & ghouls to make up a team – or go it alone if you dare and meet other chilling challengers. Dress to distress, and our creepy dungeon keepers at The Oval Cricket Ground basecamp start & finish will meet, greet & shock! Once you escape there’s ghostly looped routes, with zombie rest stops, and if you manage to get back in one piece there’s a macabre medal, a glass of the Devil’s fizz, some horrific hot food & drink. 

Why not treat yourself to a hair-raising hike around some of the City’s scary streets and historic haunts? Choose your distance, gather your bravest guys & ghouls to make up a team – or go it alone if you dare and meet up with other chilling challengers. Dress to distress, and our creepy dungeon keepers at The Oval start & finish will meet, greet & shock. Once you escape there’s ghostly looped routes, with zombie rest stops, and if you manage to get back in one piece there’s a macabre medal, a glass of the Devil’s fizz, some horrific hot food & drink!

  • 25km – starting & finishing at The Dungeon. The route heads along the Thames and then loops through the heart of the Capital. Ideal if you’re after some Halloween fun and a proper horror hike with arest stop en route.

  • 10 km – start & finish at ‘The Dungeon’. The loped route heads along the Thames through the heart of the Capital. Perfect for families, teams, or a bit of Halloween exorcise with time for the pub afterwards!

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.

JAN 2025

25 & 26

London
Winter Walk

2025 Registration Opening Mid-Year

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.

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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.

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SOMETHING FURTHER afield?

THE SAHARAN
ULTRA CHALLENGE®

The ultimate Moroccan adventure! A special end of season Ultra Challenge® with 2 marathon distances over 2 days heading down the spectacular Draa Valley to a finish line amongst the sand dunes on the edge of the Sahara. A fantastic basecamp with Bedouin style camping, autumn sunshine, full support, a hotel in magical Marrakech – optional extension packages – and an unforgettable experience!

2024 Open for Sign Up

JORDAN
ULTRA CHALLENGE®

Walk, Jog, or Run - 2 Marathons - 1 Amazing Adventure!

Places Available!

It’s 2 marathon distances over 2 days on an inspirational route through the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum, with vast silent landscapes, ancient sun baked riverbeds, sand dunes, and a Bedouin style basecamp. A 6 day action packed trip – a testing challenge, magnificent scenery, camping under the stars, camaraderie, a visit to Petra, and some relaxation in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. An unforgettable Arabian adventure !

Walk, Jog, or Run
2 Moroccan Marathons
1 Amazing Adventure!

Summer 2024

Alongside our Ultra Challenge events – we’ve taken over 6,000 trekkers to Kilimanjaro’s majestic 5,895m summit, with 40 group trips each year that individuals, friends, and family can join, supported by our UK mountain leaders, expedition medics, with the best local teams & guides. If you’re after a real adventure – few are better than a Kilimanjaro Challenge!

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.