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Take on the Coastal Path

Walk, Jog, or Run it

Full, Half & Quarter Options

As a Team or an Individual…

.. for You or for a Charity

Isle of Wight Challenge
30 Apr - 1 May 2022

Great challenges need great settings – and few are better than the Island’s stunning coastal path. Up to 2,000 adventurers will take on the Isle of Wight in May 2022 – with all out to push themselves further. It’s along the spectacular southern cliffs, past the iconic Needles, and up to historic Cowes at the half way stop. For Full Island challengers it’s on to historic Ventnor, and back to our welcome base camp in Chale after an epic 106km journey. You’ll get full support & hospitality all the way, and with half & quarter Island options also – there’s an Isle of Wight Challenge for everyone!

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The Ultra Challenge 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 2022 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 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 Wight Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in stunning scenery. With pre & post challenge camping options, plus plenty of parking & shuttle bus transfers – it will be a weekend not to miss!

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

 

Chale > Chale

  • Saturday 30 April 2022
  • Start – Chale base-camp
  • 106 km & 2080 m climb
  • Finish – Chale base-camp

The full 106 km over 2 days, with optional camping packages at half way (Cowes) – or hotel / B&B – to get some rest!

 

Day 1 – Chale > Cowes

  • Saturday 30 April 2022
  • Start – Chale base-camp
  • 52 km & 1100 m climb 
  • Finish – Cowes 
  • Optional camping packages in Cowes
 

Day 2 – Cowes > Chale

  • Sunday 11 July 2021
  • Start – Chale recreation ground. 
  • 54 km & 980 m climb 
  • Finish – New Cowes base-camp.
  • Optional shuttles back to Cowes ferry.

A scenic ‘half’ – with the Needles & the Island’s stunning Southern coastline, up to Yarmouth and on to Cowes.

 

Chale > Cowes

  • Saturday 30 April 2022
  • Start – Chale basecamp
  • 52 km & ~1100m climb 
  • Finish – Cowes
  • Optional camping + shuttles back to Chale base-camp + ferry.

Starting in Cowes – this half of the island is great in it’s own right – or ideal if you want to join up with a ‘full distance’ challenger for the 2nd half together.

Cowes > Chale

  • Sunday 1 May 2022 (early start)
  • Start – Cowes  (with optional shuttle from Chale base-camp)
  • 54 km & 980 m elevation 
  • Finish line – Chale base-camp
  • Optionl huttles back to Cowes ferry.

A superb ‘quarter’ -taking in the spectacular southern cliffs and the iconic Needles.

Chale > The Needles

  • Saturday 30 April 2022
  • Startline – Chale base-camp
  • 25 km & 645m elevation 
  • Finish line – The Needles area (Nodewell Farm – with optional shuttle transfer back to Chale)

A long ‘quarter’ setting off on  Sunday morning – taking in the resorts of Ryde, Bembridge and a finish high up on Culver Down.

Chale > The Needles

  • Sunday 1 May 2022
  • Startline – Cowes
  • 29 km & 400m elevation 
  • Finish line – Culver Down (with optional shuttle transfer back to Chale)

A magnificent final ‘quarter’ – taking in spectacular cliffs, and the resorts of  Ventnor, Shanklin and Sandown.

Culver Down > Chale

  • Sunday 1 May 2022
  • Startline – Culver Down (10.0am)
  • 25 km & 480m elevation 
  • Finish line – Chale base camp (with optional pre challenge shuttle transfer from Chale to Culver Down start)

2022 Route Map

The 2022 route is different to the 2021 July route.

Download Factsheet

All you need to know about the Challenge – a detailed overview of the options & how you can take it on. Print it off or send it to your friends! 

How to Join

Self Funding
for You

Pay for your place in full, with no fundraising required.

Full Sponsorship for Charity

Pay a low registration fee & fundraise lots for a charity of your choice.

Mixed Funding for Charity

Pay half of your place cost and fundraise for your chosen charity.

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Charity Partners

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

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14 Amazing Challenges

90,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge®, raising over £33 million for charities, and the 14 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & runs. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support so you can set a new goal, enjoy the great British outdoors, and push yourself further on a high quality inspirational event. 

Map

Lake District Challenge

11/12 June ’22

1 of 12

Isle of Wight Challenge

10/11 July 2021

2 of 12

London 2 Brighton Challenge

28/29 May ’22

3 of 12

South Coast Challenge

4 – 5 Sept 2021

4 of 12

Jurassic Coast Challenge

14/15 May ’22

5 of 12

Thames Path Challenge

11 – 12 Sept 2021

+ Thames Bridges Trek

+ Thames Moonlight 10 Walk

+ Henley 10K

6 of 12

S.W. Coast 2 Coast Challenge

6 Aug 2022

7 of 12

Peak District Challenge

9 – 10 July 2022

8 of 12

Cotswold Way Challenge

25 – 26 June 2022

9 of 12

Yorkshire Challenge

17 – 18 July 2021

10 of 12

Chiltern 50 Challenge

26 Sept 2021

11 of 12

London Winter Walk

28 & 29 Jan ’22

12 of 12

SELF FUNDING

PAY FOR YOUR PLACE,

NO FUNDRAISING TARGET

Full Challenge

£198 fee paid online & 

no fundraising commitment

Half Challenge

£129 fee paid online & 

no fundraising commitment

Quarter Challenge

£79 fee paid online & 

no fundraising commitment

Prices are before Autumn Deal

SPONSORSHIP FOR CHARITY

PAY A SMALL REGISTRATION FEE,

& FUNDRAISE FOR CHARITY

Full Challenge

£30 fee paid online & 

at least £595 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£20 fee paid online & 

£395 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£10 fee paid online & 

£250 charity sponsorship

Prices are before Autumn Deal

MIXED FUNDING

PAY HALF OF YOUR PLACE,

& FUNDRAISE A SMALLER TARGET

Full Challenge

£110 fee paid online & 

at least £330 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£72.50 fee paid online & 

£218 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£45 fee paid online & 

£135 charity sponsorship

Prices are before Autumn Deal

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All 500+ Charities you can fundraise for

AP = Associate Partner. Click the Charity name to visit their website!

Blue Cross

Cats Protection (AP)

Dogs For Good

Dogs Trust (AP)

Explorers Against Extinction

Foal Farm Animal Rescue (Friends of Animals League)

Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

International Animal Rescue

Just One Ocean (AP)

Marine Conservation Society

Ocean Generation

Pear Tree Farm Animal Sanctuary

RSPCA

Senior Staffy Club

Support Dogs

Sussex Wildlife Trust

The Humanimal Trust

The Maggie Fleming Animal Hospice and The Karass Sanctuary 

Viva!

Whale and Dolphin Conservation

World Land Trust

Against Breast Cancer

Ailsa’s Aim

AMMF – The Cholangiocarcinoma Charity

Blood Cancer

Bone Cancer Research Trust

Brain Tumour Research

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group

CoppaFeel!

Cure Leukaemia

Dragonfly Cancer Trust

Exeter Leukaemia Fund

From Me to You

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Involve Community Services – Cancer Support Network

It’s Good2 Give

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

Kidney Cancer Support Network

LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity

Leukaemia UK

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund

Look Good Feel Better

Lymphoma Action

Mesothelioma UK CIO

Mummy’s Star

Ovacome

Pancreatic Cancer Action

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Prostate Cancer Research

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Sarcoma UK (AP)

Secondary1st

Shine Cancer Support

Team Lewis Trust

Team Verrico

The Cancer Club

The Eve Appeal (AP)

The Institute of Cancer Research

The Robin Cancer Trust

The Robin Cancer Trust

The Urology Foundation

Topic of Cancer

Wessex Cancer Trust

Abby’s Heroes

Adoption UK

Alice’s Arc

bibic

Bliss (AP)

BOSP – Brighter Opportunities for Special People

Cardiac Risk in the Young

Challengers

Child Bereavement UK (AP)

Child Brain Injury Trust

Children & Families Staffordshire

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

CHUMS Charity

Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group

Contact

Daisy’s Dream

Dingley’s Promise

Diverse Abilities

Doing it for Dan

Dreamflight

Dreams Come True (AP)

Dylan’s Quest

Harry’s Rainbow Charitable Trust

Heartline Families

Jamie’s Farm

John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation

Just Like Us

Just4Children

KIDS

Lucy Air Ambulance for Children

Max’s Foundation

Me2 Club

Mermaids

MYTIME Young Carers

National Deaf Children’s Society

Ollie Young Foundation

ONCE UPON A SMILE

PACSO

Parenting Special Children

PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund

Place2Be (AP)

Railway Children

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Reach Charity Ltd

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Slide Away

St Catherine’s

Starlight Children’s Foundation

Street Action

The Childhood Trust

The Children’s Hospital Charity

The Compassionate Friends

The Elizabeth Foundation

The Human Milk Foundation

Tommy’s

We Are Beams

WellChild

When You Wish Upon a Star

Winston’s Wish (AP)

Bright Ideas for Tennis

British Dyslexia Association (AP)

Coach Core Foundation

Cotswold Way Association

EDT

Founders4Schools

Future Frontiers

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Merseyside Community Training Ltd

Sherbourne Fields School

Student Minds

Teach First

The AHOY Centre Charity

The Children’s Wood

UKSA

YHA (England and Wales)

Youth Adventure Trust

Acorns Children’s Hospice

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Children’s Hospice South West

Compton Care

Countess Mountbatten Hospice

Cynthia Spencer Hospice

Douglas Macmillan Hospice

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

East Cheshire Hospice

Eden Valley Hospice & Jigsaw

ellenor

Farleigh Hospice

Forest Holme Hospice Charity

Haven House Children’s Hospice

Havens Hospices

Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Hospice UK

Hospice UK

Isabel Hospice

Julia’s House

LOROS

Martlets Hospice

Naomi House Children’s Hospice

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

Pilgrims Hospices

Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Richard House Children’s Hospice

Salisbury Hospice Charity

St Ann’s Hospice

St Barnabas Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice

St Christopher’s Hospice

st clare hospice

St Helena Hospice

St John’s Hospice

St Luke’s Hospice (Basildon & District)

St Luke’s Hospice (Basildon & District)

St Lukes Hospice (Basildon & Thurrock)

St Luke’s Hospice (Harrow and Brent)

St Margarets Hospice

St Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire)

St Nicholas Hospice Care

St Peter & St James Hospice

St Peter’s Hospice

St Raphael’s Hospice

St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Chichester)

St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne)

The Myton Hospices (AP)

Willen Hospice

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity
Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity
Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust
ELHT&Me
Friends of PICU
Hampshire Hospitals Charity
King George & Queen’s Hospitals Charity
Manchester Foundation Trust Charity
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity
Spread a Smile
The Medway Hospital Charity
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity
Valley Hospital Charity

AbScent

Action for M.E.

Air Ambulance – Kent Surrey Sussex (AP)

Allergy UK

Asthma UK

Ataxia UK

Beat SCAD

Behçet’s UK

Borne

Bowel Research UK

Bowel Research UK

Brain Tumour Reseach Campaign

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Charity

British Liver Trust

British Lung Foundation

British Skin Foundation

Burning Nights CRPS Support

Canine Partners

Cardiomyopathy UK

CDG UK

Children’s Air Ambulance

Cianna’s Smile

CLEFT

Cleft Lip and Palate Association

DBAUK

Deafblind UK

DEBRA

Different Strokes (AP)

DKMS UK

Duchenne UK

Encephalitis Society

Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Society

Facial Palsy UK

Fight for Sight

FND Hope UK

GRACE (Gynae-oncology Research And Clinical Excellence)

Graham Layton Trust

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Group B Strep Support

Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies (GAIN)

Guts UK Charity (AP)

Hampshire Medical Fund

Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT)

HeadwayUK

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

HEART UK (AP)

Huntington’s Disease Association

Ichthyosis Support Group

Imperial Health Charity

JDRF

Kidney Care UK

Kidney Research UK

London’s Air Ambulance

LUPUS UK

Magpas Air Ambulance

Mencap

Meningitis Now

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Moorfields Eye Charity

Motor Neurone Disease Association (AP)

MPS Society

MS Trust

Multiple System Atrophy Trust

NASS – National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

Nephrotic Syndrome Trust (NeST)

Noonan Syndrome Association

Northamptonshire Health Charity

Nystagmus Network

Operation Smile UK

Overcoming MS

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide (AP)

Parkinson’s Care and Support UK

PKD Charity

Play2Give

PMSF UK

PSP Association

Retina UK

Reverse Rett

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Royal Osteoporosis Society

Sands, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity (AP)

Shine – Spina Bifida. Hydrocephalus. Information. Networking. Equality.

Sightsavers

South Central Ambulance Charity

St George’s Hospital Charity

Stroke Association

SUDEP Action

Support 4 Sunflowers

Sussex Community NHS Charity

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

The Felix Project

The Garwood Foundation

The Haemophilia Society

The Lullaby Trust

The MASIC Foundation

The Meath Epilepsy Charity

The National Brain Appeal (AP)

The Sickle Cell Society

Thrombosis UK

Thyroid UK

Treacher Collins Family Support Group

UK Infantile Spasms Trust

UK Sepsis Trust

Versus Arthritis

Youth@Heart

Zellweger UK

Beat

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind

Buckinghamshire Mind

Cameron Grant Memorial Trust

Combat Stress

CPSL Mind

Cruse Bereavement Care

Dorset Mind

Dyspraxia Foundation

First Light SW

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Guernsey Mind

Heads On

Heart n Soul

Kids Inspire

London Friend (Friend Counselling (London) Ltd

Manchester Cares

Maudsley Charity

Mental Health Foundation (AP)

Mental Health Research UK (AP)

Mind in Bradford

Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster

Mind in West Essex

Music for my Mind

My Black Dog

PANDAS Foundation

PTSD UK

Rethink Mental Illness

RIPPLE SUICIDE PREVENTION

SANE

Sport In Mind

stem4

Suicide&Co

THE CLUBHOUSE PROJECT

The Survivors Trust

Time To Talk Mental Health UK

Trust Links

Woking Mind

YoungMinds

ABF The Soldier’s Charity (South West)

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans (AP)

RAF Benevolent Fund

Royal Air Forces Association

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (AP)

Royal Signals Charity

Scotty’s Little Soldiers

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

The Gurkha Welfare Trust (AP)

ActionAid UK

British Red Cross

CAFOD

Creating Better Futures

equitysport

Farm Africa

Guildford-Mukono Link

Learning for Life UK

Lemur Love

Medecins Sans Frontieres UK

Mehiel Foundation

Mind the Gap – Africa

Missio

New Futures Nepal

Refugee Action

Release International

Talent Beyond Boundaries

Tearfund

The Adventure Boutique Foundation

The Hummingbird Refugee Project

The Mission to Seafarers

Village Africa

4Louis

Access Adventures

Age UK Medway

Alabare Christian Care & Support

Amnesty International UK (AP)

Ben – Motor & Allied Trades Benevolent Fund

Central London Samaritans

Centre for Women’s Justice

Centrepoint

Charity Link

Christians Against Poverty

Church Homeless Trust

CMT UK

Crisis UK

Enham Trust

Falmouth and Penryn Welcome Refugee Families

Fitzroy

Fitzroy

Gingerbread

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity (which includes Evelina London)

Imago Dei Prison Ministry

Launchpad Reading

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

Llamau

Missing People

National Autistic Society

New Hope, Watford

North London Cares

Refuge (AP)

Refugee Support Europe (AP)

Restore Hope

Safeline

Shelter

Small Charities Coalition

Solace Women’s Aid

SpecialEffect

Strength & Stem

Support Staffordshire

Thames Reach

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (AP)

The Benjamin Foundation

The Clock Tower Sanctuary

The Connection at St Martin’s

The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

The Fire Fighters Charity

The Waterside Centre, Kings Langley

Warming up the Homeless

WAY Widowed and Young

Women’s Aid Federation of England

Our Charity Partners

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