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General Update...

Re Aug & Sept Events.

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As you are all aware - The Government introduced Covid-19 related restrictions, and this, combined with the fact that many of our medical staff are also in front-line NHS roles, meant that all Ultra Challenge events that were due to take place until the end of July were cancelled or postponed. Details of these are set out below - so please see what options exist for you - if you were signed up to one.

From late August into September - with the South Coast, Thames Path, Thames Bridges, Jurassic Coast (re-scheduled from May), and the Chiltern Challenges - it is our intention to run these events if possible. However, depending upon what is announced by 'Government' (and when), it is clear that getting a 'green light' to run a specific event from the Local Councils, key land owners, and other parties involved will remain a challenge, as their interpretation will be subject to local concerns, risks, and no doubt other pressures.

We are acutely aware that our participants have to plan their travel, accommodation, training schedules, and meet fundraising deadlines, and we'll endeavour to strike the right balance of giving sufficient time for the Government to announce possible easing of Covid-19 related restrictions (with the increased likelihood of the 'green light' from Local Councils etc) - but also recognising that we can't keep our participants, charities, suppliers, venues, and medical teams 'hanging on' for too long without a firm decision.

We will therefore make that decision - based on the facts available - no later than 6 1/2 weeks prior to each of these events. If we get a definite 'no', or 'yes', prior to that - we would let participants know.

We have a strong and exciting series of Ultra Challenges for 2021 - and we will be going 'live' for sign-ups in mid-July, so look out for some very special deals - and  a new website!

Meanwhile - we have our series of virtual events, that over 8,000 have taken part in so far - with the new 'Great British Ultra Challenge (virtual)' running throughout July - so why not join us, get fit,  and share your challenge online!

Julian Risley


Action Challenge Ltd, London

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• Easter 50 Challenge - Cancelled  – back once again in April 2021


♦♦ Isle of Wight Challenge - Initially Postponed until 5/6 Sept 2020. However NOW CANCELLED (as at 9 April) - and will be back again in May 2021(click logo below for full details).


• Jurassic Coast Challenge - Postponed – until 19/20 September 2020


• London to Brighton Challenge - Cancelled –  back again in May 2021 (we're unable to re-schedule in 2020)


• Lake District Challenge Cancelled –  back in June 2021 (we're unable to re-schedule in 2020)

• Cotswold Way Challenge Cancelled – back again in June 2021 (we're unable to re-schedule in 2020)


• Peak District Challenge Cancelled –  back again in July 2021 (we're unable to re-schedule in 2020)

• SW Coast 2 Coast Challenge Cancelled – back in July 2021 (we're unable to re-schedule in 2020)

On affected events - participants will also receive an email that confirms the position - and their options.

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Other events are currently officially unaffected - and are reviewed on an approx 8 week rolling time-line as developments unfold, or ahead of that if circumstances or restrictions are clear. 

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Options Available to You

Anyone registered on the Challenge can now TRANSFER to another of our challenges (2020 or 2021) via a simple form below.

  Transfer at no extra cost

  We've some great events later in 2020•

  Our 2021 calendar is the best ever!

  'Challenge Voucher' option - decide which one later

  Move fundraising you've done so far

  Option to go to Mixed or Self Funding with 25% discount

  Option to change distance choice

  Option to 'Transfer' to a friend

  Join a virtual 'Any Way Challenge' 

  DUO DEAL - bring a friend - they get 25% OFF

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All above is valid if you TRANSFER from an affected event to the new date or a new challenge (in 2020 or 2021). If possible we'd be grateful if you would transfer - as your continued support is so important to us, and to our charity partners, at this time - and thank you in advance. Opt for the 'Challenge Voucher' if you are not sure yet which event you might want to Transfer to. You have up to 4 weeks after the original challenge date to make your Transfer choice.

You can opt to Cancel instead, and get an 'Appropriate Refund' in line with the Terms & Conditions (applicable - if the 'Organiser' has to cancel / postpone in force majeure type circumstances - ie original Reg Fee less a small admin fee).  OR choose to get a 'Boosted Credit Note' (if you're a Self Funder) which can then be used against any of our International Challenges (at 50% above the original value). Any cancellation/ refund request must be made (via the 'confirmation form') by the original date of the challenge in question at the latest.

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Anyone registered for another 2020 Ultra Challenge (currently unaffected) who wishes to transfer (or cancel) would be subject to our Standard Terms & Conditions (applicable - if 'you' choose to defer/cancel).

However as we're in 'uncertain times' you can now TRANSFER to another event (2020 or 2021) at NO COST (was £10). Please use the form at the foot of page.

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Participants must fill in a form for EACH event they're registered on.

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TRANSFER - To another event at no cost

CANCEL - Standard terms apply 

If you want to transfer your place from a challenge that's not currently affected to an alternative 2020 or 2021 event, we have waived our normal deferral fees.

Use the form below to request a Transfer (stated fees - waived) - or to Cancel subject to the 'Standard Terms' set out.

Please DO NOT use this form if you want to defer from the Easter 50, Isle of Wight, Jurassic Coast, London 2 Brighton, Lake District, Cotswold Way, Peak District, and SW Coast 2 Coast Challenges. To transfer or cancel a place on these events, please visit the dedicated event page, linked above (when available)



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We still have 5 fantastic events scheduled from late August. Try and join us...

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