Ultra Challenge Series Push yourself further

25km, 50km, 75km, or 100km distances

Are you a walker, jogger, or runner looking for a challenge – to test yourself, or to get in shape? If so, these events are for you – and you don’t need to be a budding elite athlete – Ultra Challenges are for everyone – take it on at your pace! Whether along stunning coastlines, or on trails through Britain’s countryside, your Ultra Challenge® will be unforgettable – with full support all the way, new friends made, an amazing sense of achievement, and supporting the lives of people living with brain injury.

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16 amazing challenges to choose from!

Walk, jog or run at YOUR pace in an Ultra Challenge event of your choice:


 

Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge: 18 - 19 May 2024

Spectacular World Heritage coastline. A start in Corfe Castle, the route heads down to Swanage, and along through Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door, with ups & downs to Weymouth half way. For full 100 km challengers, it’s past Portland Bill, Chesil Beach, and on to West Bay (of TV’s Broadchurch) – before a finish line celebration in the vibrant town of Bridport. Great Three Quarter, Half & Quarter Challenge options also – PLUS a Marathon option.

www.ultrachallenge.com/jurassic-coast-challenge


London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge: 25 - 26 May 2024

The ‘original Ultra Challenge’ – and once again over 2,000 adventurers will take on the Capital to Coast route and test their grit & determination over the weekend. Richmond-Upon-Thames is the start, and it’s over the North Downs with wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside to half way at Turners Hill. The full 100 km route heads over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view. You’ll get full support & hospitality all the way – and with three quarter, half, marathon & quarter distance options also available – there’s a classic challenge here for everyone!

www.ultrachallenge.com/london-2-brighton-challenge


Lake District Ultra Challenge: 8 - 9 June 2024

The ‘original Ultra Challenge’ – and once again over 2,000 adventurers will take on the Capital to Coast route and test their grit & determination over the weekend. Richmond-Upon-Thames is the start, and it’s over the North Downs with wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside to half way at Turners Hill. The full 100 km route heads over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view. You’ll get full support & hospitality all the way – and with three quarter, half, marathon & quarter distance options also available – there’s a classic challenge here for everyone!

www.ultrachallenge.com/lake-district-challenge


Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge: 22 - 23 June 2024

Our Cirencester basecamp is the start of the 100 km looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds, providing a stunning setting for 2,000 adventurers to test themselves. Rolling hills, villages, the Cotswold Way, footpaths & trails, with some fabulous views en route. You’ll get full support & hospitality, including optional ‘university style’ accommodation at basecamp, and with three quarter, half, quarter + a NEW Cirencester 10 km distance option also – there’s a Cotswold’s Challenge for everyone.

www.ultrachallenge.com/cotswold-way-challenge


Peak District Ultra Challenge: 6 - 7 July 2024

Our basecamp hub in idyllic Bakewell will welcome over 2,000 adventurers who will test themselves in the fabulous Peak District National Park. There’s a full range of camping options, car parking, and extensive hospitality & welfare services across the weekend – with a full 100 km Challenge which takes a tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery. You’ll get full support all the way, and with three quarter, half, quarter & 10 mile distance options also which pass Chatsworth House – there’s a Peak District Ultra Challenge for everyone!

www.ultrachallenge.com/peak-district-challenge


North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge: 27 July 2024

We’re back on the North Downs with a fabulous challenge setting out from our Guildford basecamp, and a looped 50 km route which takes in some of the best of the Surrey hills, the North Downs Way, and the surrounding countryside. A route with real variety and some wonderful scenery & fabulous views out to the south – and easily accessible from London! You’ll get full support & hospitality, and with 25 km & 10 km options also available, and optional University style accommodation at basecamp –  there’s a North Downs Ultra Challenge for you in 2024!

www.ultrachallenge.com/north-downs-50


South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge: 3 August 2024

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.

www.ultrachallenge.com/sw-coast-50


London Summer Walk: 24 August 2024

Get active & explore some of the Capital’s historic areas with a Thames Gateway 25 km looped tour. Starting and finishing alongside the grandeur of Woolwich Royal Artillery Barracks (short walk from the new Elizabeth Line station).  A route steeped in history with iconic sights, with a BBQ, bar and music at the finish–making for a wonderful end of summer celebration for any team or individual taking part!

www.ultrachallenge.com/london-summer-walk


South Coast Ultra Challenge: 7 - 8 September 2024

The South Downs National Park is a superb backdrop for 2000 adventurers to take on a real challenge. An Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs Way, with stunning views over the sea, to a Brighton half-way. Devil’s Dyke, and a few ups & downs lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing 100 km journey. You’ll get full support & hospitality all the way – and with half & quarter distance options available – there’s a South Coast Ultra Challenge for everyone!

www.ultrachallenge.com/south-coast-challenge


Thames Path Ultra Challenge: 14 - 15 September 2024

England’s greatest river provides a fantastic backdrop for an unforgettable challenge. Over 3000 adventurers will join the Putney Bridge start, and the full 100km 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. With three quarter, half, quarter distance options also available – plus the separate 25km ‘Thames Bridges Trek’ & ‘The Moonlight 10 Walk’ through Central London as part of the weekend ‘festival’ – there’s a Thames Challenge for everyone!

www.ultrachallenge.com/thames-path-challenge


Thames Bridges Trek: 14 September 2024

Join 2500 walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks. Setting out from Putney Bridge start we head East towards the City, zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story – and a mid-point rest stop at The Oval Cricket Ground for some snacks & drinks. 25km later, it’s a party style finish line celebration in Southwark Park past the final crossing – the majestic Tower Bridge.

www.ultrachallenge.com/thames-bridges-trek


Chiltern 50 Ultra Challenge: 28 September 2024

End of season 50 km looped challenge in some of the Chilterns finest countryside, with historic trails, rolling hills, nature reserves, and fantastic views. At our basecamp in Henley, there’s a Saturday night celebration BBQ, bar & entertainment, with extensive on-site camping & parking options. A route with real variety and some wonderful scenery – and easily accessible from London. You’ll get full support & hospitality, and with 25 km loop option and a 10K loop also available, there’s a Chiltern Ultra Challenge® for everyone!

www.ultrachallenge.com/chiltern-50


London Halloween Walk: 26 October 2024

Why not risk a hair-raising hike around some of the City’s scary streets and historic haunts? Choose your distance, gather your bravest guys & ghouls to make up a team – or go it alone if you dare and meet up with other chilling challengers. Dress to distress, and our creepy dungeon keepers at The Oval start & finish will meet, greet & shock. Once you escape there’s ghostly looped routes, with zombie rest stops, and if you manage to get back in one piece there’s a macabre medal, a glass of the Devil’s fizz, some horrific hot food & drink!

www.ultrachallenge.com/halloween-walk


Choose your fundraising option:

1. Full Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!
• 100km: Normal Reg Fee £40 & Fundraising Target - £575
• Shorter distances and lower fundraising targets are also available!

2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost.
• 100km: Reg fee £100 / fundraising target £300
• Shorter distances and lower fundraising targets are also available!

3. Own Place Fundraising – you pay the full cost of the event place - fundraise whatever you can, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no event place cost at all to the charity - us!
• 100km: £198
• Shorter distances and entry fees are also available!

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