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What's an Ultra Challenge?

     Walk, Jog, or Run it

..Your Challenge - Your Way

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Endurance style events for all! Over 20,000 adventurers will take part in 9 Ultra Challenge events in 2019 - with a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and experience - but all with the aim to push themselves further. Walk it, Jog it, or Run it - and you'll receive the best support available on any UK event all the way to your finish.

Ultra Challenges are fun, engaging, often life changing - and you'll meet new friends on your journey.  Many will choose to link their Challenge with a charity of their choice to support a special cause, or to help others who often face tougher challenges in life.

Join us and go for it. You'll be amazed at what's achievable when you dig deep!

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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 absolutely achievable - and so far over 50,000 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, 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 more than a marathon! Also perfect if you want to join up with a 100km challenger friend for the 2nd Half

 

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 can be new to endurance style challenges - or a 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 -  very popular with those out for a real challenge - and in practice means you 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 out for a sharp time - who've run an Ultra before - or marathon runners stepping up their distance. Special 'runners' at Rest Stops - and UTMB points available on all 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 will 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 300+ 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.

 

More about the Charities >

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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 as a 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 to aim for.

 

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

 

Equipment Lists - the App and the website Participant area have all the details.

 

Preparation Videos - we have a series from our 'expert panel' - covering the important topics to focus on - 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 - as 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 too!


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 and 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 and 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 heading all the time – we also put on Event Marshalls on the route and have an ‘Event Control Room’ you can call over the entire weekend day or night – just in case! 

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  Push Yourself Further...


100km sign-up from £7.50

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Which Is Yours 2019

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Our 2019 Series Charity Partners...

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 300+ other Charities also involved >

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