Ultra Challenge UK-wide walks Push Yourself Further

With tough ‘continuous’ 100 km challenges, a 2 day ‘Daylight’ 100 km option with camping at half way, testing 50 km Half & 25 km Quarter distance challenges, and a few 10K taster events–there’s an Ultra Challenge for everyone to push themselves further!  With a number of events to choose from ranging from costal paths, lakesides, well-trodden footpaths & some tough hills there really is no excuse not to join an Ultra Challenge for 2023!  Your entry includes a range of free food & drink at regular rest stops, and support from medics, marshals and massage teams.

Sign up as an individual or with a team,& commit to fundraise for Headway UK.  Walk, jog or run at YOUR pace on the Ultra Challenge Series event of your choice.

For full details of the event, and how to join, head to the Ultra Challenge website-where you can also sign up online-and then look forward to achieving something special in 2023.


Peak District Challenge – 8th - 9th July 2023

Our wonderful, but tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery, serves up the best of the Peak District. With the trail leading you through the Peak District National Park to our comforting Bakewell basecamp.


North Downs 50 Challenge – 22 July 2023

Back by popular demand the North Downs 50 has returned for 2023.  Setting out from our Guilford basecamp, and a looped 50km route which takes in some of the best of the Surrey hills, the North Downs Way, and the surrounding countryside. The North Downs 50 is not one to miss.


South West 50 Challenge – 5th August 2023

The stunning ‘South West’ challenge begins in the shadow of the impressive Dunster Castle basecamp, while the start of the route commences at Minehead leading into the famous 630 mile Coastal Path. Pick and choose from either a 50k or 25 km option also, plus a family friendly 10K event–along with camping options & festival style hospitality at basecamp across the weekend.


London Summer Walk – 26th August 2023

Get active & explore some of the Capital’s historic areas with a tour of the ‘gateway to London’ along the Thames’s eastern section. Starting alongside the grandeur of Woolwich Royal Artillery Barracks (short walk from the new Elizabeth Line station!)–our 25 km looped route heads through Charlton, along the Thames Path around the Greenwich Peninsula–past the O2, Old Royal Naval College & the fabulous Cutty Sark.  A route steeped in history with iconic sights, and capped with a BBQ & bar at the finish–making for a wonderful end of summer celebration!


South Coast Challenge – 2nd - 3rd September 2023

South Downs National Park is a superb backdrop for a brilliant Ultra Challenge and has been stable in many challengers calendar for a number of years, why not join us and 2000 participants trek across the beautiful south coast, the route taking you up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail through Brighton and on to Arundel. Walk, jog, or run 100k, 50k or 25k in September.


Thames Path Challenge – 9th - 10th September 2023

The famous & ever popular Thames Path Challenge provides a wonderful route along England’s greatest river. The route heads upstream to Henley along the famous Towpath. It’s through Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, and Windsor, with some wonderful scenery to a riverside finish line.  

Thames Bridges Trek – 9th September 2023

Walk and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks. Setting out from the Putney Bridge start and head East towards the City, zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges–each with its own fascinating story–with a rest stop near Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, before reaching the spectacular Tower Bridge and completing your challenge at Southwark Park, it’s a party style finish line and is great way to enjoy a weekend in London.


Chiltern 50 Challenge – 23rd September 2023

The Chiltern Challenge covers some of the best of the Chilterns countryside & is a brilliant way to either end your Ultra Challenge season with a bang, or a great challenge to start your Ultra Challenge journey. Walk, jog or run a 50k, 25k or 10k loop as an individual or a team, with full support and hospitality all the way. With a start & finish at our basecamp in Henley, there’s also a Saturday night celebration BBQ, bar & entertainment, with extensive on-site camping & parking options–there’s a challenge for everyone!


Halloween Walk – 28th October 2023

Get your bravest team together of guys & ghouls or go it alone if you dare and meet up with other chilling challengers to take on the scary streets and historic haunts of London. With a full, half or 10k distance available there is a spooky challenge available for everyone.  With a start & finish at the Oval Dungeon, come dress to distress to take part in a hair-raising hike around London.



Choose your fundraising option:

Charity Sponsorship – pay a small registration fee and do lots of fundraising for Headway!

  • 100km: Reg fee £45 + £595 in fundraising
  • 50km: Reg fee £30 + £395 in fundraising
  • 25km: Reg fee £15 + £250 in fundraising

Mixed Funding – pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise to a more achievable target .

  • 100km: Reg fee £110 + £330 in fundraising
  • 50km: Reg fee £72.50 + £220 in fundraising
  • 25km: Reg fee £45 + £135 in fundraising

Find out more about the route, support, hospitality and choose your Challenge at www.ultrachallenge.com