Ultra Challenge Series

Walk, Jog or Run at YOUR pace on the Ultra Challenge event of your choice. Whether you choose to take on the 25km, 50km or 100km distance every mile you walk and every pound you raise will help to support brain injury survivors, their families and carers.

Choose your challenge

The events in the series all take in the beautiful British countryside and are designed to test first-time walkers right through to endurance marathon runners. All the organisation is taken care of and you will receive great hospitality, marquee rest stops, food and drink, with full support through day and night to get you over the finish line.

To show our gratitude for our fundraisers, you will receive an acknowledgement and certificate of thanks in the post when your fundraising is finished. If you raise more than £500, we will send you a Headway Hero t-shirt as a special thank you!

Follow the links below for more information and to book a place on your chosen challenge.


Lake District Challenge - 13/14 June 2020

New for 2020- join the Lake District Challenge and take on some of England's finest countryside at your pace.


Cotswold Way Challenge - 27/28 June 2020

The magical Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for a testing challenge - with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between!


Peak District Challenge - 4/5 July 2020

This gem in the heart of England offers some of Derbyshire's finest scenery.


South West Coast to Coast Challenge - 25/26 July 2020

A new 'Coast to Coast' Challenge for 2020 - across England's South West Peninsular.


South Coast Challenge - 29/30 August

An Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail.



Isle of Wight Challenge – 5/6 September 2020 (Rescheduled from May)

Trek along the island's coastal path past the iconic Needles and up to historic Cowes.


Thames Path Challenge - 12/13 September 2020

Take on the Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river.


Thames Bridges Challenge - 12 September 2020

Venture across the capital taking in unrivaled views of the skyline from its best vantage points.


Jurassic Coast Challenge - 19/20 September 2020 (Rescheduled from May)

Walk, jog or run the spectacular Jurassic Coast- a world heritage site.


Chiltern 50 Challenge - 26 September 2020

Passing through nature reserves, forests, and hills with great views - it's a route with real variety, and some wonderful scenery.


London Winter Walk - January 2021

A great way to set yourself up for an active New Year in the heart of the capital! Check back for sign up information.

Easter 50 - Cancelled for 2020; Back in 2021

Walk, Jog, or Run from the Windsor Racecourse basecamp, through the Great Park with great views of the Castle, along the Thames Path, and enjoy some of the wonderful surrounding countryside.

London to Brighton - Cancelled for 2020; Back in 2021

Now in its 9th year, join thousands of adventurers on a trek from capital to coast.

Choose your fundraising option

You can secure your place of any of the challenges by paying a non-refundable registration fee and then committing to raising a minimum sponsorship in support the work of Headway. Alternatively, you can choose to self-fund your challenge and pay for the cost of your walk in full without any fundraising commitments.

  • Full Challenge - £15 reg fee + £595 in fundraising
  • Half Challenge - £10 reg fee + £395 in fundraising
  • Quarter Challenge - £5 reg fee + £245 in fundraising