Ultra Challenge

Walk, Jog, or Run it

25 km, 50 km, or 100 km 

Walk, Jog, or Run it

As a Team or Individual…

.. for You or for Charity

2021 Covid-Secure format

Are you a keen walker or runner looking for a new challenge in 2021? Or perhaps you want to get in shape and energise yourself. If so, these events are made for you! Whether it’s along a stunning coastline, or on trails in the best of Britain’s countryside, your Ultra Challenge will be unforgettable – with full support, new friends made, and an amazing sense of achievement.

14 Amazing 2021 Challenges

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75,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge, raising over £30 million for charities, and 14 unique events making up the UK’s biggest and best series of treks and runs. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support all the way – so you to set a new goal, enjoy the great outdoors, and push yourself further in 2021 on a high quality Covid-Secure proven event.

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12 – 13 June 2021

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1 – 2 May 2021

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29 – 30 May 2021

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4 – 5 Sept 2021

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15 – 16 May 2021

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11 – 12 Sept 2021

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24 – 25 July 2021

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3 – 4 July 2021

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26 – 27 June 2021

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17 – 18 July 2021

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26 Sept 2021

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Full Marathon, Half Marathon, or 10 Mile options - Sat 23 & Sun 24 January 2021. Kick start your New Year - Register your interest Now!

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It's Your Challenge
Your Way!

Walk, Jog, or Run. Endurance events for a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and experience – for teams and individuals – for a charity of your choice, or just for yourself. There are no obstacles or mud pools – it’s trails, great scenery, full support, and your spirit & determination. With a choice of 3 distance options, there’s an Ultra Challenge for everyone! 

Do it at your pace! Most will walk, but many ‘jog’ and they run a bit, walk a bit, and see how it all goes. At the front runners might be stepping up from a marathon distance, or testing themselves against the clock, with some out for UTMB points.

A ‘continuous’ full 100 km is tough, but is achievable with our support. There’s a 2 day 100 km ‘Daylight’ option with camping at half way, a 50 km ‘half’ Challenge, and a 25 km ‘quarter’ as an ideal starter Challenge. There’s also a few 10 km ‘taster’ options – and ‘Virtual Versions’ of each Ultra Challenge so friends & family can join in. 

It only takes 2 to make a Team! A Team of friends can motivate each other, share an unforgettable adventure, with a great reason to celebrate afterwards. Individuals will meet new friends en-route, and our Team is there to look after everyone!

Many fundraise for a charity of their choice – you’ll be amazed how much you can raise, as friends & family will recognise & support your endeavours. The 2021 Series will help raise £7+ million. Equally, others just want a great challenge – and Self Fund their place.

For some, one event is not enough. We’ve best value ‘Multi Deals’, including the ‘Tri-Challenge’ which sees you start with a 25 km, then 50 km on another Event, and finish with a full 100 km challenge. The Early Bird ‘Duo Deal’ gives 30% Off your 2nd 2021 Event.

Looking for a great event without the hassle of organising it? Get your Team energised on a fun, accessible, safe, high quality event. With optional hospitality packages, you can turn an Ultra Challenge into your company’s event, maybe supporting your ‘charity of the year’.

Fully Supported
All the Way

Sign up and we’ll help you prepare – with a Challenge App, online guides, forums, and training walks. On the day there’s Covid Secure venues & processes, a noisy send off, a fully signed route, chip timing, marquee rest stops, fantastic food & drink, and expert medical & welfare teams. It’s a big finish line cheer, a medal, glass of fizz, massage, BBQ, and some long lasting memories!

Download the App once you’ve signed up – with maps, guides, extras booking, and the latest updates. Our Facebook forum is great place for advice and meeting Challengers. If you’re fundraising, your charity sends you a support pack, contact details & procedures.

Experienced Ultra Challengers help develop our training guides, on – foot care, nutrition, hydration, & building distance up for all levels of experience. We also run optional training walks, and for runners sessions with an Ultra coach.

There are bookable coach transfers and shuttle busses before & after your challenge to make your travel plans a bit easier.  Most Events also offer camping packages at the 50 km ‘half way’ of the challenge, and sometimes at the start venue beforehand.

Pink arrows, ribbon, & glow-sticks at night, mark the route, and with Google maps in the App – you won’t get lost! Our chip timing has you scanned at rest stops, with your progress tracked, and can be  shared online for family & friends. 

There’re Covid Secure covered rest stops every 12.5 km, with major stops each 25 km, with seating, clean toilets, medical services, & shuttle busses. There’s a range of snacks & drinks at all stops, with full meals at major ones – all included in your entry fee.

All rest stops have expert medical teams, including, doctors, paramedics, first aiders, podiatrists, and massage services. There’re emergency response teams, safety marshals & Trek Masters on the route, and a 24 hr control room just a phone call away. 

The finish line is a celebration, and quite emotional for many after a tough journey. You’ll get a big cheer, a medal, a glass of fizz, a visit the massage tent or foot clinic, and a welcome BBQ. Memories will be long lasting – and perhaps your goals redefined.

Our Charity Partners

Many support a charity to make their Challenge really count, and the Series raises over £7 million each year for 500+ UK charities. You can choose a cause that’s close to your heart, and they’ll help you with fundraising support.

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2021 Ultra Challenges

From the Isle of Wight, to the Lake District, there are 14 fantastic events from April to September. Some have stunning coastal paths, some have rolling hills, and others are on historic trails. All are unique, have a proven Covid-Secure format, and with distance options to suit anyone who’s up for challenge.

 

Download Brochure

Our 2021 Brochure has full details of the Series & Challenges.

We successfully ran the Sept 2020 Chiltern Challenge with an array of social distancing & hygiene measures. For 2021, with this new proven & approved format, each Ultra Challenge will be as low risk as possible for everyone involved. Book with us, and you can be confident about your 2021 challenge!

Online Virtual Challenges...
Anywhere - Anytime

Our ‘Virtual Challenges’ enabled 10,000+ of the Ultra community to keep active & connected during a difficult period, and have raised £120,000 for Charity Partners. Virtual Challenges are here to stay – including parallel versions of each 2021 Ultra Challenge, so friends & family can join in. Check out our October Virtual Challenge…

about us...

For over 20 years we have organised inspirational challenge events and unforgettable adventures in the UK and Worldwide for individuals to join, and for private groups, companies, and charities. Our events have also helped to raise over £85 million for charities.

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Covid Secure Measures

face masks in key zones at rest stops

hand sanitising & cleaning stations

personal medical declaration. Screening if required

start times staggered & spread out on the route

social distancing at all times

venue, facilities & route directional flow

drinks served by our team & one way flow

no self service & adjusted menus

restricted supporter numbers at rest stops

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Our Charity Partners

Search from over 400 charities you can fundraise for