2022 Registration Open!

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

Peak District Challenge
9 - 10 July 2022

Our base-camp hub in idyllic Bakewell will welcome over 2,500 adventurers who will test themselves in the fabulous Peak District National Park. There’s a full range of camping options, car parking, and extensive hospitality & welfare services across the weekend – with a full 100 km Challenge which takes a tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery. You’ll get full support all the way, and with half & quarter distance options also which pass Chatsworh House – there’s a Peak District 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 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 Peak District Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in some fantastic rugged countryside.

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

 

Bakewell > Bakewell

  • Saturday 9 July 2022
  • Start – Bakewell
  • 100 km & 2450 m climb
  • Finish – Bakewell

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

 

Day 1 – Bakewell Northern Loop

  • Saturday 9 July 2022
  • Start – Bakewell
  • 50 km & 1400 m climb 
  • Finish – Bakewell
  • Optional camping package
 

Day 2 – Bakewell Southern Loop

  • Sunday 10 July 2022
  • Start – Bakewell 
  • 50 km & 1050m climb 
  • Finish – Bakewel

A scenic & tough Northern Loop of the Peak District.

 

Bakewell > Bakewell

  • Saturday 9 July 2022
  • Start – Bakewell
  • 50 km & 1400 m climb 
  • Finish – Bakewell

Take on the Southern Loop of the Peak District.

Bakewell > Bakewell

  • Sunday 10 July 2022
  • Start – Bakewell
  • 50 km & 1050 m elevation 
  • Finish line – Bakewell

Bakewell > Tideswell

  • Saturday 9 July 2022
  • Startline – Bakewell
  • 25 km & 300 m elevation 
  • Finish line – Tideswell

2022 Route Map

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! 

Covid Confidence

Our events will be as low risk as possible, as we have a proven model having operated 9 large scale events in 2021 so far. Furthermore in 2021 we will be guaranteeing free transfers to another Ultra Challenges – or refunds – if we have to cancel any events as a result of Covid-19 – or if you’re prohibited in taking part due to restrictions. Book with us – and be confident about your next challenge!

How to Join

Self Funding
for You

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

Full Sponsorship for Charity

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

Mixed Funding for Charity

Pay half your place, & fundraise a smaller target 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

or fundraise for over 500+ others

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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! 

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14 Amazing Challenges

... with 5 in Sept 2021

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

24 – 25 July 2021

7 of 12

Peak District Challenge

2 – 3 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

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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

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 Early Bird 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 Early Bird 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 Early Bird Deals

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SIGN UP BEFORE 30 SEPT 2021 AND GET A
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TSHIRTS WILL BE POSTED FROM END SEPT

SELF FUND & SAVE!

FULL CHALLENGE = £25 off

HALF CHALLENGE = £20 off

QUARTER CHALLENGE =£10 off

MIXED FUNDING

FULL CHALLENGE = £20 off

HALF CHALLENGE = £15 off

QUARTER CHALLENGE =£10 off

CHARITY SPONSORSHIP

FULL CHALLENGE = £10 reg fee

HALF CHALLENGE = £10 reg fee

QUARTER CHALLENGE = £5 reg fee

Deal excludes Winter Walk & 2021 challenges. Ends 30 Sept.

All 500+ Charities you can fundraise for

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

Cats Protection (AP)

Dogs For Good

Dogs Trust

Explorers Against Extinction

Foal Farm Animal Rescue (Friends of Animals League)

Marine Conservation Society

Ocean Generation

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

Brain Tumour Research

CoppaFeel!

Cure Leukaemia

Dragonfly Cancer Trust

Exeter Leukaemia Fund

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

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund

Look Good Feel Better

Lymphoma Action

Mesothelioma UK CIO

Mummy’s Star

Myeloma UK

Ollie Young Foundation

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 Bowel Movement

The Cancer Club

The Cancer Club

The Eve Appeal (AP)

The Institute of Cancer Research

The Robin Cancer Trust

The Robin Cancer Trust 

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

The Urology Foundation

Topic of Cancer

Wessex Cancer Trust

#Willdoes

Abby’s Heroes

Adoption UK

bibic

Bliss (AP)

BOSP – Brighter Opportunities for Special People

Cardiac Risk in the Young

Challengers

Child Bereavement UK (AP)

Child Brain Injury Trust

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

Heartline Families

Jamie’s Farm

John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation

Just Like Us

Just4Children

KIDS

Me2 Club

Mermaids

MYTIME Young Carers

National Deaf Children’s Society

ONCE UPON A SMILE

PACSO

Parenting Special Children 

PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund

Place2Be (AP)

Railway Children

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

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 Grand Appeal

The Human Milk Foundation

Tommy’s

We Are Beams

WellChild

Winston’s Wish (AP)

Bright Ideas for Tennis
British Dyslexia Association (AP)
Coach Core Foundation
Cotswold Way Association
EDT
Founders4Schools
Student Minds
Teach First
The AHOY Centre Charity
The Children’s Wood
The Hebe Foundation
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
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
LOROS
Martlets 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 Helena Hospice
St John’s Hospice
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

Above & Beyond
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity
Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust
ELHT&Me
Friends of PICU
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
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity
Valley Hospital Charity

AbScent
Action for M.E.
Air Ambulance – Kent Surrey Sussex
Allergy UK
Asthma UK
Ataxia UK
Beat SCAD
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
Cianna’s Smile
CLEFT
Cleft Lip and Palate Association
DBAUK
Deafblind UK
DEBRA
Dementia UK
Different Strokes (AP)
DKMS UK
Duchenne UK
Encephalitis Society
Epilepsy Action
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 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
Retina UK
Reverse Rett
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Sands, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity
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 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
UK Infantile Spasms Trust
UK Sepsis Trust
Versus Arthritis
Walk the Walk
Zellweger UK

Beat
Buckinghamshire Mind
Cameron Grant Memorial Trust
Combat Stress
CPSL Mind
Cruse Bereavement Care
Dorset Mind
Dyspraxia Foundation
Guernsey Mind
Heads On
Manchester Cares
Mental Health Foundation (AP)
Mental Health Research UK (AP)
Mental Health UK
Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster
Mind in West Essex
Music for my Mind
Our Time
PANDAS Foundation
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
Woking Mind

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

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
Church Homeless Trust
CMT UK
Crisis UK
Enham Trust
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)
Reigate and Banstead Womens Aid
Restore Hope
Safeline
Small Charities Coalition
Solace Women’s Aid
SpecialEffect
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

4Louis

Access Adventures

Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly

Age UK Lambeth

Age UK Medway

Alabare Christian Care & Support

Amnesty International UK

Ben – Motor & Allied Trades Benevolent Fund

Bournemouth Foodbank

Brake, the road safety charity

Care of Police Survivors (COPS)

Central London Samaritans

Centre for Women’s Justice

Centrepoint

CPRE – The Countryside Charity

Crisis UK

Dream-A-Way CIO

East & North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity

East Teignbridge/Dawlish Community Transport

Enham Trust

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Family Fund

Fertility Network UK

Fitzroy

Fulham Reach Boat Club

Gingerbread

Go Dharmic Welfare UK

Guide Dogs for the Blind

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

Heartfulness uk

Hestia Housing and Support

Hope Nottingham CIO

Imago Dei Prison Ministry

Launchpad Reading

Llamau

National Autistic Society

National Trust

New Hope, Watford

North London Cares

Pamoja Leo

Plan Zheroes

Red Balloon Foundation

Refuge

Refugee Support Europe

Reigate and Banstead Womens Aid

Restore Hope

Ruils

Safeline

Sailor’s Society

SAIVA MUNNETTA SANGAM (uk)

Shelter

Solace Women’s Aid

South London Cares

SpecialEffect

St John Ambulance

Standing Voice

Support Staffordshire

SurvivorsUK

Thames Valley Air Ambulance

The Anthony Knights Foundation

The Benjamin Foundation

The Big Issue Foundation

The Brick

The Brick ( Queens Halls Action on Poverty)

The Early Birth Association

The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

The Fire Fighters Charity

The Running Charity

The Silver Line

The Trussell Trust

The Waterside Centre, Kings Langley

TRIBE Freedom Foundation

Turning Tides

Warming up the Homeless

WAY Widowed and Young

Woking Lions

Women’s Aid Federation of England

Your Sanctuary

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