Ultra Challenge
Calendar - 2022

Walk, Jog, or Run the best of Britain! With tough ‘continuous’ 100 km challenges, a 2 day ‘Daylight’ 100 km option with camping at half way, testing 50 km Half & 25 km Quarter distance challenges, a few 10K taster events, and ‘Virtual Versions’ so family & friends can join in – there’s an Ultra Challenge® for everyone! Scroll down to explore – they’re listed  in date order.

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Lake District Challenge

11-12 June 2022

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Isle of Wight Challenge

30 April – 1 May 2022

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London 2 Brighton Challenge

28-29 May 2022

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South Coast Challenge

3-4 Sept 2022

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

14-15 May 2022

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Thames Path Challenge

10 – 11 Sept 2022

+ Thames Bridges Trek

+ Thames Moonlight 10 Walk

+ Henley 10K

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South West Coast 50

6 August 2022

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Peak District Challenge

9-10 July 2022

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Cotswold Way Challenge

25 – 26 June 2022

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Yorkshire Challenge

23-24 July 2022

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Chiltern 50 Challenge

24 Sept 2022

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London Winter Walk

29 & 30 Jan 2022

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JAN 2022

29-30

London Winter Walk

The opening event of the 2022 season,  and a great way to walk off the festive celebrations and kick start a New Year fitness regime, or early training for an Ultra Challenge. Choose your distance – full marathon, half marathon or 10K, wrap up on the Saturday or Sunday, and you’ll get a winter bobble hat & buff, a medal, some hot food & drink – and an invigorating walk taking in some of the Capital’s highlights.

A great way to start the year as you intend it to go on! Join 2,000 Challengers and take on a brisk walk through the streets of London, and taking in many of its famous sights. 

– 26 mile / 42 km Marathon – looped routes starting & finishing at the Oval Cricket Ground 

– 13 mile / 21 km Half Marathon – looped route starting & finishing at the Oval Cricket Ground

– 10K (Sunday only) – 10 km looped route staring & finishing at the Oval Cricket Ground

APR 2022

9

Easter 50 Challenge

The first Ultra Challenge of 2022. From our Windsor Racecourse basecamp, you can Walk, Jog or Run looped routes through the Great Park with fantastic Castle views, along the Thames Path, and enjoy some wonderful surrounding countryside. You’ll get a few Easter surprises, a medal, hot food & drink – and it’s a great opening event to kick off the Ultra season and test those legs!

* Note – Event is weekend before Easter

Join us the weekend after Easter, and energise yourself for the summer months ahead. Windsor is the historic back-drop, the surrounding countryside is superb, it’s easy to get to, and a perfect base-camp to start & finish your challenge.

– 25 km loop with a rest stop at Runnymede, and back to base-camp via The Great Park.

– 50 km – as above with a picnic lunch, then a 2nd 25 km loop taking in the Thames Path. 

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

APR-MAY 2022

30-1

Isle of Wight Challenge

The coastal path is the setting for an unforgettable challenge, with the iconic Needles, spectacular cliffs, stunning views, and sandy beaches. From basecamp in the south, we head clockwise to Cowes, with the historic resorts of Ventnor, Shanklin, & Sandown en route for the full 106 km challenge. With half & quarter island options also – plus camping packages – there’s a fantastic bank holiday weekend challenge for all!

The Island is easier to get to than you might think, starting with our Chale base camp + optional camping packages. The coastal path is one of the best you’ll experience, with amazing views, ups & downs, and historic towns. It will be a summer weekend you won’t forget!

– Full Island – 106 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge from Chale base camp.

– Full Island ‘Daylight’ – 106 km over 2 days with a Cowes half way overnight  camping option or B&B.

– 1st Half – 52 km, Chale to Cowes, taking in the Needles & the spectacular southern cliffs.

– 2nd Half – 54 km, Cowes to hale. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend..

– Quarters – 1st & 2nd if 25 km (or a bit more) is your thing – and both options have great highlights!

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

MAY 2022

14-15

Jurassic Coast Challenge

Spectacular World Heritage coastline, and an amazing challenge. From the Corfe Castle start, the route heads down to Swanage, and along through Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door, with ups & downs to Weymouth at half way. For 100 km challengers, it’s past Portland Bill, Chesil Beach, and on to West Bay’s famous cliffs (of TV’s Broadchurch) – before a finish line celebration in the vibrant Dorset town of Bridport.

One of Britain’s best coastlines, and a fantastic setting for a tough challenge. Stunning views, a few steep hills, and distance options to suit everyone – including a new 10K at Bridport! With camping available at the Corfe Castle start venue & in  Weymouth (half way at 58 km) – 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.

– 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 Lulworth Cove – and so much better than pounding those pavements!

– Quarters – 1st (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 & Durdle Door.

– Bridport 10K – New for 2022 – a great looped route out of our main finish line basecamp and taking in a wonderful coastal section.

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

MAY 2022

28-29

London 2 Brighton

The original Ultra Challenge® in its 10th year, with a varied 60% off-road route. A Richmond start by the Thames, then towards the North Downs and on through some  wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside. The Full 100 km challenge heads up & over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline and an unforgettable racecourse finish line. A classic challenge – and one for your list!

A favourite for vintage cars & bikes, but our ‘off road / on foot’ version is much more rewarding! A Richmond on Thames start – with varied scenery, trails, North  & South  Downs, wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside, and a Brighton Racecourse finish line.

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge, starting from Richmond.

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

– 1st Half – 56 km to Turners Hill, taking in the North Downs and some wonderful countryside.

– 2nd Half – 44 km from Turners Hill. 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 that finishes in Oaks Park near Sutton.

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

JUNE 2022

11-12

Lake District Challenge

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. A huge welcome awaits back at basecamp after a momentous challenge!

A World Heritage site, world famous scenery, with fells, lakes, and forests – and 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.

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge. with a Kendal start & finish.

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

– 1st Half – 49 km taking in Garburn Pass & Ambleside to Windermere Lakeside, with YMCA hostel option.

– 2nd Half – 51 km from Lakeside & also ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarters – if 28 km might suit you – the 1st goes to Ambleside via the tough Garburn Pass.

– Ambleside 10K – a fantastic looped route from our major Rest Stop – and perfect if you’re staying in near by and want a shorter challenge!

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

JUNE 2022

25-26

Cotswold Way Challenge

A spectacular 100 km looped route from our new basecamp in Cirencester – the ‘capital’ of the Cotswolds. It not only has fabulous 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 – so it’s better than ever! A testing challenge, with a few tough climbs, stunning views right across to Wales, and rewards with a real sense of achievement.

A looped route from our new Cirencester basecamp with a half-way at Wotton – and some tough hills and fabulous views. A great way to experience the Cotswolds – + 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.

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

– 1st Half ~53 km to Wotton, taking in a few tough hills – but rewarded with stunning views!

– 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.

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

JULY 2022

9-10

Peak District Challenge

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! 

The figure of 8 route out from our Bakewell base-camp enables a fantastic & varied experience. Choose a distance that suits – and with camping options – or nearby B&B’s – it makes for a great Peaks weekend away!

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Bakewell start, half way, & finish.

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

– 1st Half ~50 km Bakewell North Loop, with Chatsworth House, and  wonderful scenery.

– 2nd Half ~50 km – South loop – also ideal if you want to join a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarter – the 1st 25 km is a great option, and there’s a NEW 25 km loop from Bakewell basecamp – both pass by Chatsworth House.

  • Bakewell 10 Mile– New for 2022 – a 10 mile loop up to Chatsworth House out of basecamp

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

JULY 2022

23-24

Yorkshire Challenge

Based in the stunning Nidderedale AONB, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, close to Harrogate. The full 100 km route is a figure of 8, out & back from our base-camp in Pateley Bridge, where there’s a range of camping & hospitality options. The famous Nidderdale Way passes the Brimham Rocks, Ripley Castle, and Gouthwaite Reservoir – providing a fantastic challenge backdrop with 50 km & 25 km options also.

The Nidderdale Way is a wonderful circular route in an area of outstanding natural beauty – and our Challenge incorporates the best of it, and with our Pateley Bridge base-camp will make it a Dales weekend to remember!

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Pateley Bridge start & finish

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

– 1st Half ~50 km Nidderdale Way South Loop, Ripley Castle, wonderful scenery.

– 2nd Half ~50 km – North loop – also ideal if you want to join a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarter – if 25 km is more your thing, take on the 1st and finish at the magnificent Ripley Castle.

10 K – Loop from Pateley Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

AUG 2022

6

South West Coast 50

From basecamp in the shadow of the imposing Dunster Castle, the route takes in the 1st section of the 630 mile SW Coastal Path – from its official Minehead start to Porlock, with fantastic views out towards S.Wales. Then it’s up & over Exmoor via Dunkery Beacon as we head back around to basecamp after an unforgettable 50 km and 1600 metres of climb. With camping options, bbq, bar, entertainment & beaches nearby, it’s a summer festival not to miss!

A change for 2022 – and a new 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 base-camp’ – with a full range of hospitality & camping options across the weekend.

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

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

– 25 km 1st Half – from Dunster Castle start to Porlock taking in the coastal path

– 25 km 2nd Half  ~ from Porlock and up and over Exmoor via Dunkery Beacon.Also Ideal if you want to join up with a 50 km Challenge friend.

– Dunster Castle 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. 

– Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

SEP 2022

3-4

South Coast Challenge

Take on some of England’s finest scenery with an Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way, with stunning sea views to Brighton at half way. Devil’s Dyke, and a few ups & downs all lie ahead before Arundel’s historic castle & cathedral come into view after an amazing 100 km journey – and a big welcome awaits!

A magnificent challenge backdrop with includes Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, Brighton sea-front, Devil’s Dyke, and a fantastic 100 km Arundel finish. 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.

– 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.

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

SEP 2022

10-11

Thames Path Challenge

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

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.

– 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.

– 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.

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

AND 25 km Thames Bridges TrekPlus the NEW ‘Thames Moonlight 10 Walk’SEE BELOW

SEP 2022

10

Thames Bridges Trek

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 historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story, and a mid-point 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.

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 for 2021 is the ‘Thames Moonlight 10 Walk‘ on the Friday out of The Oval Cricket Ground. A fitness & fun London evening!

25 km – as a walk / trek (no running of jogging allowed). Putney Bridge start – half way stop The Oval Cricket Ground – finish at Southwark Park.

 

NEW for 2021- Friday 10th 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. 

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SEP 2022

9

Thames Moonlight Walk

Kicks off the Thames Path Challenge festival of events. Take on a spirited 10 km 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 a glass of fizz & a ‘Moon medal’, some welcome hot food, drink, and bar! 

NEW for 2021the ‘Moonlight 10 Walk‘ is on Friday evening out of The Oval Cricket Ground. It will be a fun London evening along the Thames – and if you have the legs the Oval’s bar will be open afterwards.

NEW for 2021- Friday 10th evening- Thames Moonlight 10 Walk. Take on 10 km or 10 miles from The Oval. Hot food afterwards + bar. Perfect for some exercise & for some fun – ideal for groups & teams. 

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SEP 2022

11

The Henley 10K

It’s a fabulous 10 km loop from the riverside finish venue of the main Thames Path Challenge near Henley Bridge. A great ‘mini’ challenge to take it on at your pace on Sunday morning, and get your family & friends involved. There’s a challenge neck buff, finishers medal, glass of fizz, and an optional BBQ + a ‘Kids’ 2 K walk (with goodie bag) for the young challengers.

Back for 2021 – an action packed 10 km and a lively atmosphere with a start / finish by the the river at the finish venue of the main Thames Path Challenge.

It’s 10 km – as a walk, jog, or run – as an individual or as a team. For the active  young ones – there’s a ‘Kids 2K Walk’ 

SEP 2022

24

Chiltern 50 Challenge

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

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.

– 25 km – There’s a loop via The Thames & Henley, with a rest stop, and back to basecamp for a BBQ. Note – Ist & 2nd Half of full 50 km route are also available options.

– Chiltern 10K – a fantastic looped route from our Basecamp area up into the surrounding woodland & hills on the estate trails – with fantastic views.

Virtual Challenge – perfect for friends & family to get involved – or anyone who’s up for a challenge!

– Transport – we have a range of pre & post challenge bus transfer & parking options to make it easy for you to join!

May & Oct 2022

13-17

The Saharan Challenge

Push yourself further and take on The Saharan Challenge! It’s 2 marathon distances over 2 days, with a fantastic route through the lush Draa Valley down to sun baked dunes on the desert edge, with rugged mountain scenery, and sleeping under the stars in our Bedouin style base camp.

This 5 day trip has it all – a tough challenge, stunning scenery, luxury camping, sun, full support, a night in Marrakech – an unforgettable Moroccan adventure!

  • 5 day adventure UK to UK
  • October Morocco sun!
  • 3 nights camping & 1 hotel
  • Fully supported challenge
  • 2 marathons – 2 days
  • Walk, Jog, or Run
  • Luxury camping 
  • Fundraise for charity 
  • OR – Self Fund 
  • Flights included or not
  • A real adventure!
  • Return flights (full package)
  • Transfers (on flights package)
  • 3 nights camping 
  • Camping equipment (exc sleeping bag)
  • 1 night in Marrakesh hotel
  • 2 days tough trekking/ running
  • All meals, snacks & drinks
  • Celebratory dinner & party at Camp
  • Cold beer / drink, t shirt & medal at the finish
  • Regular rest stops
  • Guided & mapped route
  • Medics & Podiatrists
  • Baggage transfer (runners)
  • Challenge App
  • Kit List & Training Plans
  • FREE place on a 2021 50 km Ultra Challenge 

OCT 2022

29

Halloween Walk

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 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 – and a souvenir bobble hat to ward off the spirits.

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