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What's an Ultra Challenge

 Your Challenge,Your Way!

     Walk, Jog, or Run it

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They're endurance style events for ALL!

Over 20,000 will take on one of the 9 Ultra Challenge events in 2019, with a range ages, fitness levels, and experience - all out to push themselves further. Walk, Jog, or Run - you'll receive the best support on any UK event all the way to your finish line.

Ultra Challenges are fun, engaging, with personal boundries often re-defined - and you'll meet many new friends on your journey. Many link their Challenge with a charity of their choice to support a special cause and the 2019 Series will help to raise £5 million for charities.

You'll be amazed at what's achievable when you dig deep - Join us!

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YOU CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE

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 100km, 50km, or 25km

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100km or 50km sounds so far! It is tough - but achievable - and so far over 55,000 people have done an Ultra Challenge. There's 9 fantastic Events for 2019 - choose the Challenge & distance that's right for you - prepare well - dig deep - and we'll support you all the way!

FULL 100km CHALLENGE - you just keep going - day & night if required - with Rest Stops en route with cover, seating, food, toilets, & medical services

 

2 DAY 'DAYLIGHT 100km' -  with a half-way break / sleep - including a camping option 

 

HALF CHALLENGE ~ 50km  - 1st or 2nd Half - suits many who are new to the world of Ultras -  and remember it's longer than a marathon! Also ideal to join up with a 100km challenger friend for the 2nd Half together.

 

QUARTER CHALLENGE ~25km - perfect as starter Challenge for many - and gives plenty of time to celebrate in the evening! Also ideal if you're supporting a full distance Challenger on their initial leg.

 

NEW TRI CHALLENGE - take on 25km first, then choose 50km on a different event, and finish your season with a full 100km challenge. Check out our great value 'MULTI EVENT DEALS'.

 

Whichever Challenge you choose, you can sign-up as an INDIVIDUAL and meet others along the way - or as a TEAM and help each other!

 

 Walk it, Jog it, or Run it

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WALK IT
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most do this - you may be new to endurance style challenges - or a more seasoned hiker. Take it on at YOUR PACE.


- Full 100km: 21-34 hours walking

- 50km Half Challenge: 10-16 hours

- 25km Quarter Challenge: 4-8 hours

JOG IT -  popular with those who are up for a real challenge! In practice means you may run a bit - walk a bit - mix it up - and see how it all goes!

 

- Full 100km: 16-20 hours 'jogging'

- 50km Half Challenge: 7-10 hours

- 25km Quarter Challenge: 3-4 hours


RUN IT - the harder core bunch who head out first for a sharp time - who've run an Ultra before - or marathon runners stepping up their distance. Special 'runners' food at Rest Stops - and UTMB points available on all full distance Challenges.


- Full 100km: 9-15 hours running
- 50km Half Challenge: 4-7 hours
- 25km Quarter Challenge: 2-3 hours


Register for the style & pace that's right to YOU. If you end up a bit slower or faster than you thought - no problem! It's Your Challenge - Your Way - and we'll support you throughout!

 

 For a Charity or Self Fund

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Link your Challenge with fundraising for a charity of your choice - or simply pay the full event place cost yourself and Self Fund. There's big savings to be made if you're planning on doing a few Ultra Challenges in 2019 with our Multi-Event Deal

 

For Charity - there're 400+ charities to choose from, and sign-up for one of our Series or Challenge Partner Charities and it's 10% OFF the registration fee! There're 2 options  - providing flexibility around your fundraising ambitions, and as these are 'tough' challenges - you'll be amazed at how much you'll be able to raise in sponsorship from others for your special cause.

 

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HOW IT WORKS

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We help you prepare

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Whether your goal is a sub-24 hour 100km walk, or, as is very common, just to complete the Challenge distance - good preparation is the key. Sign up for an Ultra Challenge and you'll get:

 

Challenge APP - all the info at your finger tips on your mobile.

 

Training Plans - suggested time-lines to work to - and pre-challenge milestones.

 

Training Walks & Runs - we organise optional days & weekends, and it's a great way to meet our team, test your kit, and get in shape! 

 

Kit Lists - the App and the website Participant Area have all the details.

 

Preparation Videos - a series from our 'expert panel' - covering the important topics - including feet, nutrition, training, and kit.

 

You can always try a shorter distance first - 25/50km - and use it to build up to your 100km challenge later in the season.

 

We support you all the way

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It's never been easier to push yourself further! We provide the best support levels on any UK endurance type challenge events 

REST STOPS - every 12-13 km, with:

Marquee/Gazebo cover - table & chairs - time to recuperate.


Free Food & Drink - hot meals at key stops & finish + snacks & hot/cold drinks 


Medical & Self Help Areas - if you need it - including footcare


Toilets - and plenty of them - clean also!


Massage Team - at key rest stops to relieve those aches


Shuttle Buses - to stations / back to start


Finish Line - a big cheer awaits + a medal & some fizz!

 

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We keep you safe

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Your safety on an Ultra Challenge is our top priority.


Fully Signed Route - you won't get lost + there's maps in our App as a back up

 

Timing & Tracking - we scan your chip at rest stops so we know how you're getting & where you are

 

Route Support Teams - there're 'Trekmasters'out on the route - and there to help on the tricky sections and at night-time

 

Medical Teams  - at rest stops and with mobile response units if required

 

Vehicle Support - there to help if needed

 

Control Room - based in our London office - and track participants via the timing system - and you can phone them at any time if you need help.

 

We help you navigate the route

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FULLY SIGNED ROUTE - pink arrows, distance markers, and hazard warnings - and with reflective tape & glow sticks during night stages - it's almost impossible to get lost!

Google Maps, a PDF map - all available via the Challenge App - and the website

 

GPX file - released before the Challenge

 

Route Card - given out at registration

 

You’ll always know where you are, and where you’re – and we also have Event Marshalls & Trekmasters on the route and an ‘Event Control Room’ you can call day or night – just in case! 

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