How to Join

How to Join

Support a Charity
.. or Self Fund

Take on an Ultra Challenge as individual or as a team. There are 3 sign-up options – depending on how you wish to pay or to fundraise for a charity of your choice. Check out what’s the best option for you before heading to the online registration form and you can book now with our ‘Covid Confidence’ promise.

Sign Up Online…

Sign up via our online form, and pay the appropriate Registration Fee. You’ll receive a confirmation email with important details and access to your Challenge App, with the resources to help you prepare. If you choose one of the fundraising options we’ll confirm that with the charity you’ve selected, and they will be in contact to welcome you within 14 days.

Choose your funding option

Choose how you want to join the Challenge – register via that option and its associated online form. Then enter your personal details.

  • Option 1 – Self Funding 
  • Option 2 – Charity Sponsorship
  • Option 3 – Mixed Funding

Which distance?

Confirm the distance you wish to take on. You’ll need to chose an hourly start time window (actual start times are confirmed 4 weeks prior to the event).

Creating or Joining a Team

Everyone needs to register as we require personal details & declarations, but within the form you can choose to ‘Create’ or ‘Join’ a Team. Teams can be of any size – members can opt for the same or different funding options, charities, or distances.

  • Create a team – you become the Team Captain. You need a Team Name, and a Password for others to join. Then invite members to join you!
  • Others then join the Team as they register, by searching for the Team Name and using the Password

Your Charity

If you’re fundraising you’ll confirm which charity you’re supporting via a drop down menu. Be careful to pick the correct one. Your confirmation email details how to set up an online JustGiving page for sponsorship donations.

If you’re a Team of 4 or more, with all on the ‘Sponsorship For Charity’ Option for the same charity & the same distance – there’s an ‘Exclusive Charity Team‘ deal with lower reg fees & targets.

Charity Fundraising Deadlines

All sponsorship goes direct to the Charity via your online JustGiving page. At least 50% of the sponsorship target should be with the Charity by 3 weeks prior to the Challenge. At this time the Charity pays a Fee for your place to the Organiser (similar to the Self Funding cost – or half of it for Mixed Funding as you’ve already covered half). Failure to meet the deadline may result in cancellation by your charity. The remaining 50%, and any extra, should be with your Charity by 4 weeks after the Challenge.

Multi Events

Best value, if you’re up for a few challenges, is always our ‘Multi Deals‘ – including the Tri-Challenge option if you want to step up the distance over 3 events, finishing your season with a full 100 km!

2022 Costs & Fundraising

Select the option which suits you best from the options below

Option
1

SELF FUNDING
FOR YOU

PAY FOR YOUR PLACE, NO FUNDRAISING REQUIRED – YOU CAN FUNDRAISE IF YOU’D LIKE TO

Full Challenge

£198 fee paid online &
no fundraising commitment.

Half Challenge

£129 fee paid online as &
no fundraising commitment.

Quarter Challenge

£79 fee paid online
& no fundraising commitment.

Option
2

SPONSORSHIP
FOR CHARITY

PAY A SMALL REGISTRATION FEE & FUNDRAISE FOR A CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE

Full Challenge

£30 reg fee & at least…
£595 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£20 reg fee & at least…
£395 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£10 reg fee & at least…
£245 charity sponsorship

Option
3

MIXED FUNDING
FOR CHARITY

PAY HALF OF YOUR PLACE COST & FUNDRAISE A SMALLER TARGET FOR CHARITY

Full Challenge

£110 reg fee & at least…
£330 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£72.50 reg fee & at least…
£218 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£45 reg fee & at least…
£135 charity sponsorship

Note – The September ‘Early Bird Deal reduces the above prices 

Choose your Challenge

To sign up  – visit the event ‘Sign Up Now’ page using the quick links below…




























































Choose your Charity

We’re proud to work with a range of fantastic charities, which will benefit from the £7+ million fundraising each year. Our Series Partners are some of the UK’s major national charities, and there’re also regional and local charities as Challenge Partners for each event. Choose to fundraise for a Charity Partner and they’ll provide support to help you reach your target!

Our Charity Partners

or fundraise
for over 500+ others


See All Charities

Looking to do more than 1 Event?

SAVE £’s WITH OUR MULTI DEALS

Multi Deals – 3 or more Events

Our ‘Multi Deals’ will always offer the best value & the highest Self Funding discounts available. Chec:

Tri-Challenge – Step it up!

The ‘Tri-Challenge’ enables you to step up the distance across 2021. Take on a 25 km Challenge first, then a 50 km half on a different Event, and finish your season with an unforgettable Full 100 km Challenge!


Find out more

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

What will I receive once I register?

You will receive a receipt via email, along with a Confirmation Email welcoming you onto the challenge detailing any next steps and timelines you need to be aware of, and letting you know where to find all the information you will need for your challenge. If you don’t receive this within 24 hours, please check your spam/junk mail folders.

Is there an age limit?

Yes you must be 18 or over on the day of the challenge if taking on a Full Challenge, 16+ & accompanied by an adult if taking on a Half Challenge, 14+ & accompanied by an adult if taking on a Quarter Challenge.

Under 18s taking part cannot sign themselves up – they must be signed up by someone over 18.

Is there a past participant discount?

No – however we have a great New Year deal on which will give you a great saving!

Can I sign up multiple people?

  • Yes you can sign up others, but not in the same transaction – you will need to go through the registration questions & payment per person.
  • When signing up on behalf of others, please ensure that the YOUR INFORMATION section is always filled with YOUR information as the account holder (regardless of whether you are personally taking part or not).
  • The next section (PARTICIPANT INFO) asks ‘Who is this registration for?’ and you can then select ‘Someone Else’ and proceed with their details.
  • Where possible, please avoid using the same email address for more than one person.

How do I register as part of a team?

In the TEAM INFO section (towards the end of the registration questions), you will be asked if you would like to ‘Join a team’ or ‘Create a team’.

If selecting to create a team, you will be asked to create a Team Name and Password. Subsequent team members to register can then select to join a team, and will be asked to provide these details in order to join it.

Why create a team?

We ensure that registered teams are assigned the same start wave (where distance/challenge option allows), and your team name will be printed onto your bib.  

Who can be in a team?

There are no restrictions on our regular Flexi-teams – you can be any mixture of charities / distances / funding types (i.e. Self Funding, Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding), and can have any number of members (even 1!).

‘Our Charity Team’ is special registration option and is restricted; if you sign up on this option your team must have at least 4 members, all fundraising same charity (and this must be one of our official Series ‘Partners’).

Can we fundraise as a team?

Yes – as long as you are fundraising for the same charity, you can create a team fundraising page on Just Giving (we recommend letting your charity know this is how you will be fundraising together). However, please be advised that the minimum fundraising targets remain per person (not per team), so you will need to reach the combined total fundraising amount on your page for your group. 

Can I fundraise for a charity not on the list?

If there is a charity you would like to fundraise for that does not appear on our list, we ask that you speak with your preferred Charity about what you would like to, and ask them to register with us via our short contact form which can be found on our website page www.ultrachallenge.com/the-charities/

Once they’ve registered with us, it will take about 5-7 working days to add them onto our registration forms, and you can then sign up to your chosen challenge in aid of them.

Alternatively you can raise for one of the 500+ charities we are currently already working with, or you can Self Fund your place and raise for them on the side with no commitment. 

Please note: the above is relevant for Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding places only. If you are entering as a Self Funder you can fundraise for any charity of your choice (only if you want to) & we do not need to be informed

Can I register to fundraise for 2 charities?

If you are entering on a Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding place then NO – you must select one prime charity for your fundraising. This is because your charity will be paying for a portion of your place on the event (out of the fundraising you generate). If you wish to also fundraise for another charity, you can do so on your own terms but only as long as you reach the minimum target your first/prime charity.

If you join as a Self Funder however, you have complete flexibility on who you fundraise for – with no targets or deadlines, and no cost to those charities.

When will I hear from my charity?

If you have chosen to fundraise for a charity (from our list), we will pass your details over to them and you can expect to hear from them with a welcome pack within 14 days. If for some reason you do not hear from your charity after this time, please contact them directly.

What happens if you have to cancel the 2021 event due to Covid-19?

If we have to cancel your Ultra Challenge due to Covid-19 (such as there is a national lockdown) you will be offered to either transfer your place across to another Ultra Challenge in 2021 or 2022, or receive a full refund for the monies you’ve paid. 

If you have to cancel for any reason, than standard Ts & Cs apply.

Read our Terms & Conditions


Cancellation Policy


Terms & Conditions

Our Charity Partners

Search from over 400 charities you can fundraise for