Take on 25 km, 50 km, or 100 km 

Walk, Jog, or Run it

As a Team or an Individual…

.. for You or for a Charity

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7 - 8 August 2021

We’re heading to the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea, an 80 mile ferry trip from Liverpool, and perhaps yet to be visited by many. Famous for motorcycle TT races, cats with no tails, and for not being part of the UK – it’s also a magnificent setting for an Ultra Challenge. We’ll have a major base-camp set up near Douglas, the Island’s Capital, with extensive camping & hospitality options, B&B’s close by, and a great opportunity to make a long August weekend of it. The figure of 8 full 100 km route will be a fantastic mix of coastal paths, inland trails, history, and some tough hills! 

The 'Ultra' Experience

Endurance events for a wide range of fitness & ages. Choose your Challenge – do it at your pace, and there’re 14 events in the 2021 Series. Our support enables you to go further, whilst enjoying the great outdoors & camaraderie. There’re marquee rest stops, lots of food & drink, medical & massage teams, with a fully signed route to guide you. A big finish-line  celebration awaits with an amazing sense of achievement, and once the aches subside you’ll feel energised, and up for more of life’s real challenges!

Good preparation & smart planning are key, and from the moment you sign up you’ll have access to our Challenge App – with training guides, optional training walks, maps, online forums, and the latest news & updates.

Rest Stops every ~12.5 km with ‘major’ ones every ~25 km, and are much more than the shaky gazebo with water that you see on some events. We’ve marquee cover, large medical & welfare tents, catering services, seating areas for recovery, changing rooms, and a friendly welcome!

There’re pink arrows to guide you, distance markers, glow-sticks at night, hazard signs, and a route map in the App. Our ‘Trek Masters’ organise group departures at night so nobody has to walk solo. Our chip timing system enables our Control Room, and your friends / family, to track your progress through the Rest Stops.

Keeping you well fed & hydrated is key. We pride ourselves on the quantity & quality of our catering, and whichever distance you are on – meals, snacks & drinks are included – so no need to carry much!

  • Snacks & drink stops every 12.5 km
  • Snacks – from the healthy to treats
  • Main meals / hot food every 25 km
  • Energy drinks
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Lighter options for ‘runners’
  • BBQ finishers meal

We generally have a ~50 km campsite for rest & sleep if you’re on the 2 day ‘Daylight’ 100 km option, or if you finish / start a 50 km ‘half’ Challenge. Book an inclusive package or ‘pitch your own’ – there’re showers and chill out areas.

We’ve experienced Doctors, Paramedics, First Aiders, Podiatrists, and Massage Teams at Rest Stops. There’re ‘Self Help’ areas with blister plasters, talc, Vaseline, and tape if you want to patch your own feet. Our mobile Emergency Medical Teams are only a phone call away, via our 24 hour Control Room

We don’t want you to forget that finish-line moment – our Cheer Squad will ensure you won’t! You’ll get a medal, finisher’s T-shirt, and a glass of fizz, before heading to a BBQ and a well earned rest. Download your official Challenge certificate when you’re ready.

There’re shuttles to local train stations for onward travel, and most finish lines have parking so supporters can meet you. We’ve bus ‘transfers’ to / back to key venues (eg the start) – and check out the ‘Bookable Extras’ for details of all transport options.

Your Challenge,
Your Way!

Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, a marathon enthusiast upping the distance, or a seasoned ultra runner after UTMB points – there’s an Ultra Challenge for you! Walk, Jog, or Run – as an Individual or a Team, for a charity of your choice or just for you. The Isle of Man Challenge will be fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support & extensive hospitality, enabling you to push yourself further – and to explore a wonderful Island.

100 km, at your pace, through the day & night if you’re walking.

 

Douglas > Douglas

  • Saturday 7 Aug 2021
  • Start – Douglas
  • 100 km & ~ 2300 m climb
  • Finish – Douglas

100 km over 2 days, with optional camping packages at half way – or book a hotel / B&B – and rest!

 

Day 1 – Douglas Northern Loop

  • Saturday 7 Aug 2021
  • Start – Douglas
  • ~ 50 km (tbc)
  • Finish – Douglas
  • Optional camping package
 

Day 2 – Douglas Southern Loop

  • Sunday 8 Aug 2021
  • Start – Douglas 
  • ~50 km (tbc) 
  • Finish – Douglas 

A scenic & tough Northern Loop.

 

Douglas > Douglas

  • Saturday 7 Aug 2021
  • Start – Douglas
  • ~50 km (tbc) 
  • Finish – Douglas

Take on the Southern Loop.

Douglas > Douglas

  • Sunday 7 or 8 Aug 2021
  • Start – Douglas
  • ~50 km (tbc)
  • Finish – Douglas

Douglas > Peel

  • Saturday 7 Aug 2021
  • Start – Douglas
  • ~25+ km 
  • Finish line – Peel 

Provisional Route Map

Full details coming soon

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