23 Feb: This event has been affected by the Government's latest 'road map' announcement - please read our full statement & details:

LONDON WINTER WALK

Full or Half Marathon Options

Oval Cricket Ground Start / Finish

As a Team or an Individual…

.. for You or for a Charity

London's best Winter Walk

We have a proven Covid – Secure format, with plenty of outdoors space & staggered timings. There are 2 distance options – Full Marathon & Half Marathon – both starting & finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground on Saturday 27 March. The routes take in highlights of the Thames & its historic bridges, and many of the Capital’s key landmarks. Places are limited, so sign up now and don’t miss out!

Once you’re signed up, there’s a mobile phone App to download –  with all the key information, maps, & details of the walk at your finger tips. There’s also a very active Facebook Group to share your preparation and winter journey with others.

It could be chilly – so there’s a special Winter Walk branded bobble hat & fleece lined neck buff available at the start if you want one. Whatever the temperature is late February – at least we can look pretty cool!

Coloured arrows mark the routes, with distance markers, glow-sticks after dark, and a map in the App just in case. Our ‘Trek Masters’ are out & about to provide support, with a chip timing system enabling the Control Room (and friends / family) to monitor your start & finish times. We have medics the rest stop venues to deal with any aches / pains or blisters.

New Year diets may still be on track for some – but keeping energised is important, and you won’t go hungry…

 

  • Coffee, tea & biscuits ‘to go’ at the start
  • Rest stops en-route, with a full range of snacks & drinks.
  • Hot food to go & Winter Walk cup cake at the finish for everyone!
  • All dietary requirements catered for.

You’ll get a big cheer as you cross the finish line, and a well earned commemorative Winter Walk medal. Certificates can be downloaded via the App.

Your Walk - Your Way!

Whether it’s to enjoy an active day out with friends, or to maintain a New Year fitness regime – there’s a London Winter Walk for you! Join as an Individual or as a team, and do it for yourself and self fund, or support one of our Charity Partners with much needed fundraising. We’ll go the extra mile to ensure that the event it’s all Covid-safe – so sign up NOW to guarantee your place as numbers will be limited – and of course there’s a free transfer or refund should any ‘lock-down’ intervene.

This event is

13 miles (21 km) – starting & finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground in Vauxhall. The route heads west initially along the Thames and then loops through the heart of the Capital.

 

  • Start / Finish: Oval Cricket Ground
  • Good train & tube links.
  • Start time slots: 10am – 1pm on Sat
  • Halfway Rest Stop with snacks, drinks, toilets, medics
  • FREE bobble hat & neck buff available
  • Special Winter Walk Medal & certificate
  • Hot food & drink ‘to go’ at finish

26 miles (42 km) looped walk, starting & finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground in Vauxhall. The route heads west initially – then through Central London with a Rest Stop, before looping out east to Southwark Park for a welcome 2nd Rest Stop. Then it’s back along the Thames taking in some of its historic bridges.

 

  • Start & Finish: Oval Cricket Ground
  • Good train & tube links
  • Start time slots: 8am – 10am on Sat
  • Rest Stops at ~8.5 miles & ~17.5 miles
  • Extensive range of snacks & drinks
  • FREE bobble hat & neck buff available 
  • Winter Walk Medal & certificate
  • Hot food & drink ‘to go’ at finish

We successfully operated one of the UK’s first ‘Covid Secure’ mass participation events in Sept 2020, the Chiltern Challenge. We’ll have a range of measures on The Winter Walk to ensure it’s as low risk as possible, and that we can all boost our ‘well-being’ with a brisk March walk and get positive about 2021!

How you can Join

You can sign up NOW – for yourself or to support a charity of your choice. Our ‘Ultra Safe & Ultra Secure’ promise means that should we, or you, have to cancel your place due to official Covid-19 restrictions – you’ll have the option of a refund, or a transfer to an alternative 2021 event. Places are strictly limited so sign-up early!

Discount if you're signed up for a 2021 Ultra Challenge

Self Funding
for You

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

Full Sponsorship for Charity

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

Mixed Funding for Charity

Pay half your place, & fundraise a smaller target for your chosen charity.

Please note – Our Ultra Challenge New Year offers do not not apply to the Winter Walk.

Corporate Team Packages

Looking for a Challenge to get your team energised and bonding in the New Year? Perhaps you have a charity of the year you’d like to support? If so, the Winter Walk could be perfect to enjoy an unforgettable adventure together. 

Check out the routes & maps

Ready to sign up now?

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.

Map

Lake District Challenge

12 – 13 June 2021

1 of 12

Isle of Wight Challenge

10 – 11 July 2021

2 of 12

London 2 Brighton Challenge

29 – 30 May 2021

3 of 12

South Coast Challenge

4 – 5 Sept 2021

4 of 12

Jurassic Coast Challenge

15 – 16 May 2021

5 of 12

London Summer Walk

5 June 2021

6 of 12

Thames Path Challenge

11 – 12 Sept 2021

+ Thames Bridges Trek

+ Thames Moonlight 10 Walk

+ Henley 10K

7 of 12

S.W. Coast 2 Coast Challenge

24 – 25 July 2021

8 of 12

Peak District Challenge

3 – 4 July 2021

9 of 12

Cotswold Way Challenge

26 – 27 June 2021

10 of 12

Yorkshire Challenge

17 – 18 July 2021

11 of 12

Chiltern 50 Challenge

26 Sept 2021

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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

SELF FUNDING

PAY FOR YOUR PLACE,

NO FUNDRAISING TARGET

Half Marathon

£59 standard price 

£52 existing participant price

(£7.50 discount)

£44 12-17 year old price

(£15 discount)

Full Marathon

£79 standard price 

£69 existing participant price

(£10 discount)

£59 12-17 year old price

(£20 discount)

*Must be registered, or transferred onto a 2021 Ultra Challenge to qualify.

SPONSORSHIP FOR CHARITY

PAY A SMALL REGISTRATION FEE & FUNDRAISE FOR CHARITY

Half Marathon

£7.50 fee paid online &

at least £155 charity sponsorship

Full Marathon

£10 fee paid online &

at least £225 charity sponsorship

MIXED FUNDING

PAY HALF OF YOUR PLACE, 

& FUNDRAISE A SMALLER TARGET

Half Marathon

£29.50 fee paid online &

at least £100 charity sponsorship

Full Marathon

£39.50 fee paid online &

at least £120 charity sponsorship

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Thank You,

 

The Ultra Challenge Team