Ultra Challenge

WALK, JOG, OR RUN

Push Yourself Further

25 km, 50 km, or 100 km 

Walk, Jog, or Run it

As a Team or Individual

.. for You or for Charity

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Get Active in 2021…

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

14 Amazing 2021 Challenges

75,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge®, raising over £30 million for charities, and the 14 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & runs. Whichever challenge you choose in 2021, you’ll get full support all the way – so you can set a new goal, enjoy the great British outdoors once again, and push yourself further on a high quality event. Book now with our ‘Covid Confidence’ promise.

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Lake District Challenge

12 – 13 June 2021

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Isle of Wight Challenge

1 – 2 May 2021

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London 2 Brighton Challenge

29 – 30 May 2021

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South Coast Challenge

4 – 5 Sept 2021

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

15 – 16 May 2021

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London Summer Walk

5 June 2021

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Thames Path Challenge

11 – 12 Sept 2021

+ Thames Bridges Trek

+ Thames Moonlight 10 Walk

+ Henley 10K

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S.W. Coast 2 Coast Challenge

24 – 25 July 2021

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Peak District Challenge

3 – 4 July 2021

9 of 12

Cotswold Way Challenge

26 – 27 June 2021

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Yorkshire Challenge

17 – 18 July 2021

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Chiltern 50 Challenge

26 Sept 2021

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Sign Up for ONLY £5 and fundraise for a charity*
OR - Self Fund & get up to £15 OFF*
Book 2 Events (or bring a friend) - Extra £40 OFF*
EXTENDED TO 31 MAY'21

*Conditions apply. Excludes Summer & Halloween Walk

It's Your Challenge
Your Way!

Endurance style events at your pace, for a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and experience – for teams and individuals – for a charity of your choice, or just do it for yourself. There are no obstacles or mud pools, just trails, wonderful British scenery, full support, camaraderie, and your spirit & determination. With 14 events, 3 distance options, and parallel ‘Virtual Versions’ of each – there’s an Ultra Challenge® for everyone in 2021.

Your challenge – at your pace! Most will walk – but many ‘jog’ and may 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 & rest stops. There’s a 2 day 100 km ‘Daylight’ option with half way camping, 50 km ‘half’ challenges, and 25 km ‘quarters’. For 2021 we’ve a few 10 km ‘taster’ options – and also ‘Virtual Versions’ of each Ultra Challenge so friends & family can join in as well. 

It only takes 2 to make a Team! A Team of friends can motivate & support each other, whilst 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, and you’ll be amazed how much you can raise, as friends & family will recognise & support your endeavours. The 2021 Series will hopefully raise over £7 million for partner charities. Equally, others just want a great challenge – Self Fund their place – and achieve something special.

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. 

If you have ambitions of competing in the famous Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc run – Ultra Challenges are perfect to clock up the ‘qualifying points’ needed. Full Challenges (~100 km) have 3 or 4 points available & Half Challenges (~50 km) from 1 – 3 points.  

Looking for a great event to get your team back together, without all the hassle of organising it? Your Team will be energised & bonding on a fun, accessible, safe, high quality event. With optional hospitality packages – make an Ultra Challenge your company’s special event in 2021 – maybe supporting your ‘charity of the year’.

Alongside the ‘real’ 2021 Ultra Challenges – there are parallel ‘Virtual Versions’ of each event – enabling friends, family, and anyone else to get involved if they’re up for a challenge! A great way to boost your fundraising network if you’re supporting a charity!

Fully Supported
All the Way

We’ll help you prepare for your Ultra Challenge® – with an App, online guides, forums, and training walks. On the day there’re Covid-safe venues, camping options, 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, a glass of fizz, massage, BBQ, and a weekend to really remember!

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 full 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’ 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 & finish – all included in your entry fee.

Rest stops have expert medical teams, including – doctors, paramedics, first aiders, podiatrists, & massage services. There’re emergency response teams, safety marshals & ‘Trek Masters’ on the route – with 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.

2021 Ultra Challenges

From the Isle of Wight up to the Lake District, there are 14 fantastic events from May to September. Some have stunning coastal paths, some have rolling hills, and others are on historic trails. Each Ultra Challenge® is unique and an unforgettable experience – with distance options to suit anyone who’s up for a challenge!

 

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15/16 MAY
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29/30 MAY
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12/13 JUNE
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26/27 JUNE
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3/4 JULY
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17/18 JULY
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24/25 JULY
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4/5 SEPT
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11/12 SEPT
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11 SEPT
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26 SEPT
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5 JUNE

Covid Confidence

We’ve adjusted our calendar to fit with the lock-down ‘road map’, and our events will be as low risk as possible, as we’ve a proven model having operated the Chiltern 50 Challenge in Sept’20 with full ‘social distancing’. We’ll be guaranteeing free transfers to other Ultra Challenges, or refunds, if we have to cancel an event due to Covid – or if you’re prohibited to take part due to related restrictions. Book with us – and be confident about your 2021 challenge!

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Our Charity Partners

Many choose to support a charity and make their Ultra Challenge® really count – the Series raises £7+ million / year for 500 charities. You can choose a cause that’s close to your heart, and after a difficult 2020 – they will welcome your fundraising more than ever. 

+ 500 more fantastic charities

.. 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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Full details of 2021 Ultra Challenges

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Covid Confidence

Protecting you & your money

face masks in key zones at rest stops

if we cancel free transfer or full refunds

hand sanitising & cleaning stations

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

personal medical declaration. Screening if required

restricted supporter numbers at rest stops

Our Charity Partners

Search from over 400 charities you can fundraise for