WALK, JOG, or RUN

100 km, 50 km or 25 km...

.. Anywhere, Anytime

Take on the Challenge Virtually!
Over the ‘Real’ Event Weekend
.. or a 4 Week Prior Window
Optional Charity Fundraising
Medal, Neck Buff, & Certificate
A Real Sense of Achievement!

Thames Path
Virtual Challenge

Perfect if you want to provide moral support for someone taking on the ‘real’ Thames Path Challenge – maybe to also boost their fundraising – or sign up if you just fancy getting active, testing yourself closer to home, or even training for your own ‘real’ Ultra later in the year. Choose your distance – full, half, or a quarter – and walk, jog, or run it at anytime, anywhere over a maximum of 4 weeks before the Sunday finish of the ‘real’ thing. Plot your progress on our Virtual Map, and share your journey & story online with other challengers – virtual & real!

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You can choose do the ‘Full’ Challenge (~100 km), a ‘Half’ Challenge (~50 km), or a ‘Quarter’ (~25 km) Challenge – and you can Walk, Jog, or Run it – or mix it up. You can start your challenge at any point 4 weeks prior (or less) to the Sunday finish of the ‘Real’ Ultra Challenge.

Once you’ve signed up to your you’ll get a Confirmation Email – and from that you can either ‘link’ up to our Virtual Challenge Route Map with Strava / Garmin / or Fitbit (so your activities automatically feed through to our online map) OR you can choose to add your activity distances manually. With both options each time your activity is logged you’ll progress along your route on the map along with other participants on the Virtual Challenge

Many charities need support after the difficult ‘Covid’ years – and your ‘Virtual Challenge’ can help boost fundraising. You can support a friend’s or family member’s charity if they are taking on the ‘Real Challenge’ – OR just choose your own – including any of the charities supporting the people of ‘Ukraine‘. Within the registration ‘Confirmation Email’ which you will receive, there are instructions of how to set up, and link to, an online JustGiving sponsorship page. 

There’s a maximum 4 week window to complete your Challenge (which starts 8am on the Monday – 4 weeks prior to the finish of the ‘Real’ Ultra Challenge at 10 pm on the Sunday. If you’re up for it – do it over the same weekend as the intrepid challengers on the ‘real’ thing – and be part of the action!

There will be a Facebook Group for the ‘Real’ Ultra Challenge ( details in the registration ‘Confirmation Email’ – and ‘Virtual Challengers’ are welcome to get involved. ‘Compere Dave’ will do live broadcasts from the event over the weekend of the ‘Real’ event – so share your stories and add to the event atmosphere!

The Virtual Map – with the progress of all taking part – will be visible on this page!

There’s an official ‘Bib’ to print off and wear if you wish too – and there’s Challenge finishers Medal & souvenir Neck Buff which will be mailed after the the ‘Real’ event – and a downloadable Challenge Certificate.

There are 9 ‘Virtual’ Ultra Challenges across the 2022 season – coinciding with the calendar of the ‘Real’ Ultra Challenge events. Each has 100 km, 50 km, & 25 km options – and each has its own medal, neck buff, & certificate.

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VIRTUAL MAP

Zoom in & out of the map, on your chosen route, to find your location, OR use the search bar to the left.

Note: Activity distances will not be logged before 15th August 22.

Event closes 10 pm Sun 11 September 

How to Join

Below is the entry cost & inclusions. Please note – we can only mail medals & neck buffs to a UK address.

VIRTUAL PACKAGE
£14.95 PP

Pay for your event place in full as you register online

Our Charity Partners

We’re work with a range of fantastic charities, which will benefit from the £7+ million fundraising in 2022. Our Series Partners are some of the UK’s major national charities, and there’re also regional and local charities as Challenge Partners for each event. Choose to fund-raise for a Charity Partner and they’ll provide support to help you reach your target!

Series Partners

Challenge Partners

or fundraise for over 500+ others

14 Amazing Challenges

100,000 or so adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge® so far, raising over £40 million for charities, and the 15 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & trail runs. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support all the way so you can set a new goal, enjoy the British countryside, and push yourself further on an unforgettable inspirational event. 

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Lake District Challenge

10-11 June 2023

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1 of 13

Isle of Wight Challenge

29 – 30 April 2023

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London 2 Brighton Challenge

27-28 May 2023

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South Coast Challenge

2-3 Sept 2023

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

13-14 May 2023

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Thames Path Challenge

9 – 10 Sept 2023

+ Thames Bridges 25km Trek

+ Friday Moonlight 10K Walk

+ The Henley 10K

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South West Coast 50 Challenge

5 August 2023

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Peak District Challenge

8-9 July 2023

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Cotswold Way Challenge

24 – 25 June 2023

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Chiltern 50 Challenge

24 Sept 2022

 

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10 of 13

North Downs 50 Challenge

22 July 2023

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11 of 13

Easter 50 Challenge

1 April 2023

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12 of 13

Halloween Marathon Walk

Sat 29 Oct 2022

+ 1/2 marathon & 10K option

 

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