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What's an Ultra Challenge

 Your Challenge,Your Way!

     WALK, JOG, or RUN

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UK's biggest & best treks & runs - high quality endurance events for ALL!

30,000 will take on an Ultra Challenge in 2020, with a range of ages, fitness levels, and experience. Walk, Jog, or Run and you'll get the best support on any UK endurance style event all the way to your finish line.

Ultra Challenges are fun, engaging and rewarding, with personal boundries often re-defined. You'll meet new friends on your journey, and many link their Challenge with a charity of their choice; the Series has helped raise £25+ million for good causes.

Join us - and the growing Ultra Challenge community - and push yourself further!

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Choose Your Challenge

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 100km, 50km, or 25km

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100km or 50km sounds tough! It is - but it's achievable, and 60,000 people, of all ages & experience levels, have done an Ultra Challenge. There're 12 fantastic Events for 2020 - choose a Challenge & distance that suits you - prepare well - dig deep - and we'll provide the best support all the way to your finish line!

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


2 DAY 'DAYLIGHT 100km' -  with a half-way break & time to sleep - including a camping option. 


HALF CHALLENGE ~ 50km  - 1st or 2nd Half - suits many - especially if new to Ultras - and don't forget it's longer than a marathon! Also ideal to join up with a 100km challenger friend for the 2nd Half.


QUARTER CHALLENGE ~25km - perfect as starter Challenge - and gives you plenty of time to celebrate in the evening! Also good for supporting a 100km Challenger on their fitst leg.


THE 'TRI CHALLENGE' - take on 25km first, then choose 50km on a different event, and finish the season with a full 100km challenge. Thst's a great challenge for 2020!


Also - check out our great value 'MULTI EVENT DEALS' if you're up for a few challenges.


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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as most do. You may be new to endurance events - or a seasoned hiker. Walk at YOUR PACE.

- Full 100km: 21-34 hours walking

- 50km Half Challenge: 10-16 hours

- 25km Quarter Challenge: 4-8 hours

JOG IT -  for those who're 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 hard core bunch who head out first, have run an Ultra before, or marathon runners stepping up their distance. Special 'runners' food at Rest Stops - UTMB points available on all 100km Challenges.

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

Register for the pace that suits YOU. If you're slower or faster than you thought - that's fine! 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 pay the full event place cost yourself and Self Fund. There's big savings if you want to do a few Challenges with our Multi-Event Deal.


FOR CHARITY - there're 500+ charities to choose from. Sign-up for one of our official Series or Challenge Partner Charities and it's up to 25% OFF the registration fee!


There're 3 charity sign-up options, providing fundraising flexibility, and as these are 'tough' challenges - you'll be amazed at how much you'll be able to raise in sponsorship for your special cause.


More about the Charities >

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How it all works

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We help you prepare

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Whether your goal is a sub-24 hour 100km walk, or just to complete your 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 phone.


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


Training Walks - optional days & weekends. 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 - from our 'expert panel' - covering key topics on feet, nutrition, training, and kit.


Facebook Group there's a few '000 past participants who will be as keen as ever to offer their advice - and a few organise regular training walks.


You can try a shorter distance first - 25km/50km - and build up to a 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 cover - table & chairs - time to recuperate.

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

Medical & Self Help Areas - with first aiders, doctors, and footcare specialists

Toilets - and plenty of them - clean also!

Massage Team - at key rest stops to relieve those aches and pains!

Shuttle Buses - to local 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 - 'Trekmasters' out on the route 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 HQ, tracking participants via the timing system - and you can phone them if you need help.


We help you navigate

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Fully Signed Route - pink arrows, distance markers, and hazard warnings - with glow sticks during the night. it's hard to get lost!

Google Maps, a PDF map - 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 heading. We have Marshalls & Trekmasters on the route and a ‘Control Room’ you can call – just in case! 

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