Ultra Britain are our Virtual Challenge delivery partner, they host the registration platform that we’ve been using, and also provide the technical help to sync your data to our challenge maps. When you register onto the challenge, you create a profile with them to manage your entry and your data throughout the month.
If you log in to your Strava account and navigate to ‘My Apps’ you will see a page like this with ‘Action Challenge’ in your list of connected apps.
If you visit the event page of a race that requires a Strava connection while you are logged in to UltraBritain, the page will also tell you if you have a live connection to Strava.
Our system will only be able to ‘read’ an activity if your profile is set to ‘Open’ on Strava. To ensure yours is:
Strava imposes limits on the number of connections to the service that are permitted in a given time and for that reason please allow plenty of time (up to 3hrs) for your latest activity to appear.
If your activity does not appear on our maps or table after 3 hours, please check:
Your activity/ distance will only show on our Maps if you have made it public, so that our system can read it. To check this:
Strava updated there interface a year ago and connection to the old service no longer work. So if you have taken part in a virtual challenge this year and connected with Strava these are the steps you can follow to amend the settings. If Strava is connected but no activities show it is best to clear the connection and then reconnect.
NB these are instructions are for webpage use
Yes activities completed either ‘on foot’ or by bike are counted towards this challenge.
No – if you want to just sign up, complete your activities without the tracking element that is fine – you don’t link up the Strava. You will still be sent your medal & buff in the post if that’s the option you’ve signed up for.
Unfortunately not – as we have to order specific items based upon the registrations early in the month, we are unable to amend/ change anyone’s order. You can of course sign up again for another distance or package.
No – this is an ‘honesty’ challenge – we will not ask you to send us confirmation of your activities or challenge, you will be sent in the post the medal & buff (if you signed up to that package) regardless.
You can expect to receive these in the post around 2 weeks after the challenge ends, we will post a notification via our Facebook group once they are in the post.
Anyone can sign up to the challenge and fundraise for any charity you choose – with no set target just raise what you can! To get going first set up your Just Giving page using our online link here:
No – we are just encouraging anyone who feels that they can to set up a Just Giving page for their chosen charity and see what they can raise!
We publish digital certificates after each Virtual Challenge, you will be able to download the 2021 certificates via our website.