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

South Coast Challenge
4 - 5 September 2021

The South Downs National Park is a superb backdrop for 2000 adventurers to take on a real challenge. An Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs Way, with stunning views over the sea, to a Brighton half-way. Devil’s Dyke, and a few ups & downs lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing 100 km journey. You’ll get full support & hospitality all the way – and with half & quarter distance options available – there’s a South Coast Challenge for everyone!


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 fantastic 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 to successfully completing an Ultra Challenge. From the moment you sign up you’ll have access to our Challenge App, with training guides, optional training walks & runs, maps, on the day info, and online forums. We will also keep you updated with any news & challenge updates via notifications through the app and emails. 

Keeping you well fed & hydrated is key to getting you across that finish line successfully & safely. Whichever distance you are signed up every meal and snack stop is included in your entry so you can expect:

  • Regular snack stops every 12.5 km
  • Main meal/ hot food every 25 km
  • Hot drinks, water & energy drinks at all stops 
  • We cater for every dietary requirement
  • Menus published before the Challenge 

We have Rest Stops every 12.5 km or so with ‘major’ ones at ~25/50/75/100 km. Our Rest Stops are like no others – along side a large medical area and catering services they are all covered infrastructure (to keep you out of the sun or rain!) – here there will be a place to sit down and put your feet up, use any of the facilities (toilets, medics, changing rooms, rest areas, baggage pick up). Manned by our team to help with any query or questions you have!

The route will be fully signed – meaning that you won’t need to use a map! You’ll see hundreds of reflective PINK ARROWS to guide you and KM markers so you know how far you’ve gone (and have left to go!). You’ll also see hazard signs where you need to take extra care, and after dark the route will be re-signed with glowsticks & flashing lights. We also organise group departures led by our Trek Masters overnight so you don’t ever have to walk alone. 

For those taking on the Full Challenge (~100 km) across 2 days we have on every event a ‘Base Camp’ set up where you can either book one of our all inclusive camping packages or ‘pitch your own’. Our camp sites have hot showers, drinks stations, chill out areas and are a great way to get some shut eye over the Saturday night, before taking on the 2nd day of your challenge! 

Keeping you safe and healthy is our upmost priority – we have a vast experienced team of Doctors, Paramedics, First Aiders, Podiatrists and Masseuses available and on hand at every Rest Stop (as well as roaming the route). You will also have access to a ‘self help’ area at every stop with blister plasters, talcum powder & more should you just need tape yourself up!

We don’t ever want you to forget that moment you reached your goal and crossed over the finish line – our Cheer Squad will ensure that you don’t! You will be given a medal, finisher’s t-shirt (tech tee new for 2021!), glass of fizz and a photo finish! Before being guided to a BBQ, drinks & a well earned sit down and rest. 

We operate shuttles to and from the nearest train station for anyone needing onward travel after their challenge, the majority of our finish lines also have ample parking so your supporters can meet you and pick you up, as well as we will have specific ‘transfers’ back to other locations – check the individual event pages for full details of the services we will be laying on. 

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 South Coast Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in stunning coastal scenery.

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


Eastbourne > Arundel

  • Saturday 4 Sept 2021
  • Start – Eastbourne Sports Park
  • 100 km & ~2170m climb
  • Finish – Arundel Football Club

100 km over 2 days, stay locally  in a hotel / B&B – and rest!


Day 1 – Eastbourne > Hove

  • Saturday 4 Sept 2021
  • Start – Eastbourne Sports Park
  • 55 km & ~1310m climb 
  • Finish – Hove Park

Day 2 – Hove > Arundel

  • Sunday 5 Sept 2021
  • Start – Hove Park 
  • 45 km & 860 m climb 
  • Finish – Arundel Football Club

A scenic & tough ‘half’ Challenge – the best of the South Coast & Seven Sisters.


Eastbourne > Hove

  • Saturday 4 Sept 2021
  • Start – Eastbourne Sports Park
  • 55 km & ~1310 m climb 
  • Finish – Hove Park

Hove > Arundel

  • Sunday 5 Sept 2021
  • Start – Hove Park
  • 45 km & 860 m elevation 
  • Finish line – Arundel Football Club

Eastbourne > Alfriston

  • Saturday 4 Sept 2021
  • Startline – Eastbourne Sports Park
  • 25 km & 690 m elevation 
  • Finish line – Alfriston, East Sussex

2021 Route Map

By signing up to an Ultra Challenge – you can be confident that our events will be as low risk as possible, as we have a proven model having operated the Chiltern 50 Challenge in September’20. 

Furthermore in 2021 we will be guaranteeing free transfers to another Ultra Challenges – or full refunds – if we have to cancel any events as a result of Covid-19 – or if you’re prohibited in taking part due to any ‘tier’ restrictions. Book with us – and you can 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.


Sign Up for ONLY £1 and fundraise for a charity*

OR - Self Fund 1 Event & get up to £20 OFF*

Book 2 Events (or bring a friend) - Extra £50 OFF*

Deal ends 14 March, conditions apply & excludes Summer Walk & Halloween Walk

Charity Partners

We’re proud to work with a range of fantastic charities, which will benefit from the £7+ million fundraising in 2021. 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!

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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 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.


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

12 of 12
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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




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




Full Challenge

£15 fee paid online & 

at least £595 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£10 fee paid online & 

£395 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£5 fee paid online & 

£245 charity sponsorship

Prices are before




Full Challenge

£99 fee paid online & 

at least £299 charity sponsorship

Half Challenge

£64.50 fee paid online & 

£199 charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge

£39.50 fee paid online & 

£119 charity sponsorship

Prices are before


Sign up before 14 March 2021, and whether you take on a Challenge and support a charity - or 'Self Fund' and just go for it - there're discounts on all distance options.

If you sign up & 'Self Fund' (or you're already signed up to a 2021 Challenge as a self funder) and want to bring a friend along, or to take on another Challenge yourself - there's up to £50 OFF that 2nd place!


1 Event = SAVE up to £20

2 Events = SAVE up to £70 

3 Events or more = Multi Deals

Already signed up? = up to £50 off your 2nd place


Register to any challenge* of any distance for £1 & commit to fundraise for a chosen charity


Save 10% on all registration fees of any distance, on any challenge*


*excludes Summer & Halloween Walk

All 500+ you can fundraise for

Blue Cross
Cats protection
Compassion in World Farming International
Dogs for Good
Dogs Trust
Humanimal Trust
International Animal Rescue
RSPCA (England and Wales)
Support Dogs
The Shark Trust
Wood Green, The Animals Charity
World Land Trust

Anthony Nolan

Bowel Cancer UK
Brain Tumour Research
Breast Cancer Now
Cancer Research UK
Children wtih Cancer UK
Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Christie Charity
Genesis Research Trust
Genesis Research Trust
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Kidney Cancer UK
LEAF Charity
Leukaemia UK
Leukaemia UK
Look Good Feel Better
Lymphoma Action
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mesothelioma UK
Myeloma UK
Neuroendocrine Cancer UK
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
Pancreatic Cancer UK
PLANETS Cancer Charity
Prostate Cancer UK
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Sarcoma UK
Target Ovarian Cancer
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Eve Appeal
The Institute of Cancer Research
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Urology Foundation

Bright Horizons Foundation for Children
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Child Bereavement UK
CHUMS Charity
CLIC Sargent
Dylan’s Quest
Friends of Chiltern Wood School
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Make-A-Wish UK
Mosaic-Supporting Bereaved Children
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa)
National Deaf Children’s Society
Prior’s Court Foundation
Prior’s Court Foundation
Railway Children
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Rockinghorse Children’s Charity
Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK)
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices
The Brompton Fountain
The Children’s Hospital Charity
The Sarah Groves Foundation
Tiny Tickers
TRIBE Freedom Foundation
Winston’s Wish

Above & Beyond
Acorns Children’s Hospice
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas Hospice
Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust
Cynthia Spencer Hospice
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
Farleigh Hospice
Forest Holme Hospice Charity
Haven House Children’s Hospice
Helen & Douglas House
Hospice in the Weald
Isabel Hospice
Julia’s House
Naomi House & Jacksplace
Poole Hospital Charity
Prospect Hospice
Southampton Hospitals Charity

Sue Ryder
St Barnabas House
St Barnabas House
St Christopher’s Hospice
St Lukes Hospice (Basildon & Thurrock)
St Margaret’s Hospice Care
St Peter’s Hospice
St Raphael’s Hospice
St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne)
St. Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire)
Thames Hospice
The Myton Hospices
Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care

Action Medical Research
Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Society
Ambitious about Autism
Asthma UK
Ataxia UK
Autism East Midlands
Autism Forward Cio
British Heart Foundation
British Liver Trust
British Lung Foundation
British Lung Foundation
British Skin Foundation
Centre for ADHD and Autism Support
Cleft Lip and Palate Assocation
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
Deafblind UK
Dementia UK
Devon Freewheelers
Different Strokes
Down’s Syndrome Associaiton
Duchenne UK
Encephalitis Society
Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Society
Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies (GAIN)
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Huntington’s Disease Association
Imperial Health Charity
JDRF the type 1 diabetes charity
Kent MS Therapy Centre
Kidney Care UK
Kidney Research UK
London’s Air Ambulance
ManKind Initiative
Moorfields Eye Charity
Motor Neurone Disease Association
MS Society
MS Trust
Multiple System Atrophy Trust
Muscular Dystrophy UK
Muscular Dystrophy UK
Nystagmus Network
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
Parkinson’s UK
Retina UK
Reverse Rett
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Sickle Cell Society
Spinal Research
St Marks Hospital Foundation
Stroke Association
SUDEP Action
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust
The Haemophilia Society
The Lily Foundation
The Lullaby Trust
The Maypole Project
The Migraine Trust
The National Brain Appeal
The Sussex Beacon
Thrombosis UK
Thyroid UK
Versus Arthritis
Walk the Walk

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Cambridgeshire Peterborough and South Lincolnshire (CPSL) Mind
Combat Stress
Cruse Bereavement Care
Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Dorset Mind
Lincolnshire Rural Support Network
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Research UK
Mental Health UK
Music for my Mind
Music for my Mind
OCD Action
South East and Central Essex Mind
Sport in Mind

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Felix Fund – the bomb disposal charity
Help for Heroes
RAF Association
RBLI – Royal British Legion Industries
RMA – The Royal Marines Charity
Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity
Scotty’s Little Soldiers

ActionAid UK
Médecins Sans Frontières (UK)
New Futures Nepal
Refugee Action
S.A.L.V.E. International
Village Africa

Ascend – Leadership through Athletics
Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton)
Engineering Development Trust (EDT)
Garden House Hospice Care
Girlguiding North West England
UKSAYouth Adventure Trust

Age UK Lambeth
Age UK Medway
Amnesty International UK
Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
East & North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
Family Fund
National Autistic Society
North London Cares
Pamoja Leo
Red Balloon Foundation
Refugee Support Europe
Restore Hope
Safeline Charity
Solace Women’s Aid
St John Ambulance
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
The Benjamin Foundation
The Early Birth Association
The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
WAY Widowed and Young
Women’s Aid Federation England

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