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Lake District Challenge

12 – 13 June 2021

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Isle of Wight Challenge

1 – 2 May 2021

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London 2 Brighton Challenge

29 – 30 May 2021

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South Coast Challenge

4 – 5 Sept 2021

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

15 – 16 May 2021

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Thames Path Challenge

11 – 12 Sept 2021

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London Winter Walk

27 & 28 Feb 2021

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S.W.Coast 2 Coast Challenge

24 – 25 July 2021

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Peak District Challenge

3 – 4 July 2021

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Cotswold Way Challenge

26 – 27 June 2021

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Yorkshire Challenge

17 – 18 July 2021

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Chiltern 50 Challenge

26 Sept 2021

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2021 Events...
14 of the best

Walk, Jog, or Run! There are ‘continuous’ 100 km challenges, a 2 day ‘Daylight’ 100 km with camping, 50 km Half and 25 km Quarter challenges, a few 10K tasters, and ‘Virtual Versions’ of each of the 14 events. There’s a 2021 Ultra Challenge® for everyone. Scroll down to explore – they’re in date order.

London Winter Walk

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Feb 2021

Half Marathon or Full Marathon

We’ve moved the date to February and made route changes to ensure we’ll be able to get those walking boots out, wrap up, stretch the legs and get active in the New Year with a couple of thousand like-minded adventurers on our revised ‘Covid-Secure’ model. Choose your distance – you’ll get a winter bobble hat & fleece buff, a medal, some hot food & drink – and a great challenge as we head into a more positive year.

A great way to start the year as you intend it to go on! Join 2,500 Challengers and take on a brisk walk through the streets of London, and taking in many of its famous sights. 

– 26 mile / 42 km Marathon – looped routes starting & finishing at the Oval Cricket Ground 

– 13 mile / 21 km Half Marathon – looped route starting & finishing at the Oval Cricket Ground

 

Easter 50 Challenge

Sat 10 April 2021

Windsor - 50 km or 25 km

From our Windsor Racecourse base-camp, you can Walk, Jog or Run looped routes through the Great Park with views of the Castle, along the Thames Path, and enjoy some wonderful surrounding countryside. You’ll get a few post Easter surprises, a finishers meal – and it’s a great event to kick off the 2021 season.

Note – Event is weekend after Easter

Join us the weekend after Easter, and energise yourself for the summer months ahead. Windsor is the historic back-drop, it’s easy to get to, and a perfect base-camp to start & finish your challenge.

– 25 km loop with a rest stop at Runnymede, and back to base-camp via The Great Park.

– 50 km – as above with a picnic lunch, then a 2nd 25 km loop taking in the Thames Path. 

Isle of Wight Challenge

1 - 2 May 2021

Take on the Coastal Path

A fabulous setting for an unforgettable challenge, with spectacular cliffs, iconic Needles, stunning views, and sandy beaches. The historic towns of Cowes, Bembridge and Ventnor are en route for the full 106 km challenge, and with half & quarter distance options –  there’s an Island challenge for everyone!

The Island is easier to get to tahn you might think, and its coastal path is one of the best you will ever experience. With amazing views, ups & downs, and historic towns – it will be a bank holiday weekend you won’t forget!

– Full Island – 106 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge from our Chale base-camp in the south.

– Full Island ‘Daylight’ – 106 km over 2 days with Cowes half way overnight  camping option or B&B.

– 1st Half – 52 km, Chale to Cowes, taking in the Island’s spectacular southern cliffs.

– 2nd Half – 54 km, Cowes to Chale. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarters – if 25 km is more your thing – there are 3 options giving the best Island highlights!

Jurassic Coast Challenge

15 - 16 May 2021

World famous coastline

Spectacular World Heritage coastline, with a Poole Harbour start, across to Swanage, on to Corfe Castle, past Durdle Door, with ups & downs to Weymouth at half way. For 100 km challengers, it’s past Portland Bill, Chesil Beach, and on to West Bay’s cliffs (of TV’s Broadchurch ) – before a finish line celebration in the vibrant Dorset town of Bridport.

One of Britain’s best coastlines, and a fantastic setting for a tough challenge. Stunning views, a few steep hills, and distance options to suit all. It will be an unforgettable weekend on the Dorset coast! 

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge from Poole to Bridport, via Weymouth.

– Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days, with Weymouth half way overnight camping option or B&B.

– 1st Half –  a tough & varied 58 km, from Poole to Weymouth, with many of the ‘Jurassic’ highlights.

– 2nd Half – It’s 42 km (marathon) from Weymouth. Also Ideal for joining a Full Challenge friend.

– New Jurassic Marathon – 42 km Swanage to Weymouth. So much better than pounding those pavements!

– Quarters – Ist is Poole to Corfe Caste, or ‘The Classic Jurassic’ 2nd (33 km) to Weymouth via Lulworth & Durdle Door.

– 10 K – Poole Harbour area, Friday evening.

London 2 Brighton Challenge

29 - 30 May 2021

The Classic Capital to Coast

The original Ultra Challenge, now in its 10th year, with a varied 60% off-road route. It’s a Richmond start by the Thames, then the North Downs and some wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside. The Full 100 km challenge heads over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view. It really is a classic challenge!

A favourite for vintage cars & bikes, but our ‘off road / on foot’ version is much more rewarding! Varied scenery, trails, North  & South  Downs, wonderful countryside, and a Brighton Racecourse finish line.

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge, starting from Richmond.

– Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days with a half way overnight camping option or B&B.

– 1st Half – 56 km to Turners Hill, taking in the North Downs and some wonderful countryside.

– 2nd Half – 44 km from Turners Hill. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarters – if 25 km is more your thing – there’s the 1st that finishes near Sutton.

– 10 K – Richmond Upon Thames area, Friday evening.

Lake District Challenge

12 - 13 June 2021

Magical English scenery

Take on & enjoy some of England’s finest countryside and scenery at your pace. From our Kendal base camp it’s a 100 km anticlockwise loop taking in a few tough hills & fells, Ambleside, Lake Windermere at half way, nature reserves, and forests  – with stunning views en-route. A huge welcome awaits back at base-camp after a momentous challenge!

A World Heritage site, world famous scenery, with fells, lakes, and forests – the best of England! Kendal, on the edge of the National Park, makes a perfect start/finish base camp for an amazing challenge.

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge. with a Kendal start & finish.

– Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days – overnight YMCA hostel / B&B option at Windermere half way.

– 1st Half – 49 km taking in Garburn Pass & Ambleside to Windermere Lakeside, with YMCA hostel option.

– 2nd Half – 51 km from Lakeside & also ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarters – if 28 km might suit you – the 1st goes to Ambleside via the tough Garburn Pass.

Cotswold Way Challenge

26 - 27 June 2021

New - Cirencester 100 km loop

It’s a revised route from our base-camp in Cirencester – the ‘capital’ of the Cotswolds. Now it’s not only fabulous views, villages, and rolling hills – it’s easy to access, fewer road crossings, and there’s pre-event accommodation – so it’s better than ever! A testing challenge, with a few tough climbs, but it rewards with a real sense of achievement.

A looped route from Cirencester, with a half-way at Wotton, keeps the same flavour as before – with some tough hills and fabulous views. A great way to experience the Cotswolds – & with optional University accommodation.

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Cirencester start & finish.

– Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days with half way overnight camping option or B&B.

– 1st Half ~53 km to Wotton, taking in a few tough hills – but rewarded with stunning views!

– 2nd Half  ~47 km from Wotton. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarters – if 25 km is more your thing – there’re options for the 1st & the 2nd.

Peak District Challenge

3 - 4 July 2021

Bakewell Base camp loop

Once again we’ll welcome 2,500 adventurers into the fabulous Peak District National Park, and our major ‘Base Camp’ hub set-up in idyllic Bakewell, with a full range of camping options & hospitality. The full 100 km Challenge takes in a tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery with wonderful views.

The figure of 8 route out from our Bakewell base-camp enables a fantastic & varied experience. Choose a distance that suits – and with camping options – or nearby B&B’s – it makes for a great Peaks weekend away!

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Bakewell start, half way, & finish.

– Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days with half way Bakewell overnight camping option or B&B.

– 1st Half ~50 km Bakewell North Loop, with Chatsworth House, and  wonderful scenery.

– 2nd Half ~50 km – South loop – also ideal if you want to join a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarter – if 25 km is more your thing, the 1st, past Chatsworth House, is a great option.

Yorkshire Challenge

17 - 18 July 2021

NEW - Nidderdale Way loop

Our newest Ultra Challenge is based in the Nidderedale AONB, on the south east edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The full 100 km route is a figure of 8, out & back from our base-camp in Pateley Bridge, where there’s a range of camping & hospitality options. The famous Nidderdale Way passes the Brimham Rocks, Ripley Castle, and Gouthwaite Reservoir – providing a fantastic challenge backdrop!

The Nidderdale Way is a wonderful circular route in an area of outstanding natural beauty – and our Challenge incorporates the best of it, and with our Pateley Bridge base-camp will make it a Dales weekend to remember!

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Pateley Bridge start & finish

– Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days with Pateley Bridge half way overnight camping option or B&B.

– 1st Half ~50 km Nidderdale Way South Loop, Ripley Castle, wonderful scenery.

– 2nd Half ~50 km – North loop – also ideal if you want to join a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarter – if 25 km is more your thing, take on the 1st and finish at the magnificent Ripley Castle.

10 K – Loop from Pateley Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

SW Coast 2 Coast Challenge

24 - 25 July 2021

Cross the SW Peninsular!

A ‘Coast to Coast’ Challenge in England’s South West. It’s 102 km from Minehead in Somerset on the south bank of the Bristol Channel, down to the seaside town of Dawlish on Devon’s south coast. In between there’re the ups & downs of Exmoor, some fabulous views, the meandering Exe Valley, and the City of Exeter.   

A Coast 2 Coast feels like a challenge! The SW provides contrasting coastlines, Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s high point, with panoramic views, and country lanes & farmland as the route follows the Exe Valley down to South Devon.

– Full Challenge – 102 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Minehead to Dawlish.

– Full ‘Daylight’ – 102 km over 2 days with Tiverton half way overnight camping option or B&B.

– 1st Half ~53 km to Tiverton, taking in Exmoor’s highest point with fantastic views!.

– 2nd Half  ~49 km from Tiverton. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarters – Option for the 1st, a tough 32 km to Dulverton via Exmoor.

– Exe Valley Half Marathon – 21 km from Exeter down to Dawlish on Sunday morning.

South Coast Challenge

4 - 5 September 2021

The South Downs Way

Take on some of England’s finest scenery with an Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way, with stunning views over the sea, to Brighton at half way. Devil’s Dyke, and a few ups & downs all lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing 100 km journey.

A magnificent backdrop with includes Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, Brighton sea-front, Devil’s Dyke, and a fantastic 100 km Arundel finish. Whether it’s a full, half, or quarter challenge – it will be unforgettable!

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge – Eastbourne to Arundel.

– Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days – overnight B&B or hotel at the West Hove half way.

– 1st Half – 55 km to West Hove, taking in the Seven Sisters Park and Brighton.

– 2nd Half – 45 km – West Hove to Arundel. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarters – 1st 25 km option includes Seven Sisters Park – Alfriston finish.

Thames Path Challenge

11 - 12 September 2021

Putney Bridge to Henley

Take on England’s greatest river with a 100km route heading out from Putney Bridge, past Hampton Court to Runnymede, of Magna Carta fame, at 50km. On to Windsor and then past wonderful historic scenery & countryside all the way to Henley. With half & quarter distance options – there’s a Thames Path Challenge for everyone!

The Thames is steeped in history, and the route heads upstream to Henley taking in Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, Windsor, Eton, and some wonderful countryside along the way.

– Full Challenge – 100 km as a full-on ‘continuous’ challenge, Putney Bridge to Henley.

– Full ‘Daylight’ – 100 km over 2 days with overnight camping option or B&B at half way.

– 1st Half – 50 km to Runnymede, taking in Richmond and Hampton Court.

– 2nd Half – 50 km from Runnymede. Also Ideal if you want to join up with a Full Challenge friend.

– Quarters – if 25 km is more your thing – ALL 4 quarters are available options.

– Henley 10 K – a loop from our main finish venue on Sunday morning.

Thames Bridges Trek

11 September 2021

25 km, 16 historic bridges

Venture across the Capital with unrivalled views of the skyline. Setting out from Putney Bridge – it’s East towards the City, zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story, and a mid-point stop at The Oval for some snacks & drinks. 25km later it’s a finish line celebration in Southwark past the majestic Tower Bridge.

A challenging walk and a great way to see the best of London with cityscape views & unfolding history. Over 2,000 will take it on, and there’s a party style atmosphere at the finish.

25 km – as a walk / trek (no running of jogging allowed). Putney Bridge start – half way stop The Oval – finish Southwark Park.

Chiltern 50 Challenge

25 Sept 2021

50 km Henley looped route

Our end of season 50 km / 25 km takes in some of the best of the Chilterns countryside, with historic trails, nature reserves, forests, and a few hills with fantastic views. Starting & finishing at our base-camp in Henley, there’s a Saturday night celebration BBQ & entertainment, with extensive on-site camping & parking options. 

A great way to end the season, with extra hospitality to turn it into a celebration. The route will surprise some as it’s rural, scenic, and varied – and all quite close to London & accessible. Why not join us? 

– 25 km loop via The Thames & Henley, with a rest stop, and back to base-camp for a BBQ.

– 50 km – to Henley and on to Lewknor at half way. Nature reserves, Chiltern Hills, great views, and back to base-camp.

 – 10 K – a loop from our Henley base-camp on Saturday afternoon.

The Saharan Challenge

7 - 11 Oct 2021

2 marathons in 2 days

Push yourself further and take on The Saharan Challenge! It’s 2 marathon distances over 2 days, with a fantastic route through the lush Draa Valley down to sun baked dunes on the desert edge, with rugged mountain scenery, and sleeping under the stars in our Bedouin style base camp.

This 5 day trip has it all – a tough challenge, stunning scenery, luxury camping, sun, full support, a night in Marrakech – an unforgettable adventure!

  • 5 day adventure UK to UK
  • 3 nights camping & 1 hotel
  • Fully supported challenge
  • Luxury camping 
  • Fundraise for charity 
  • Self fund 
  • Flights included or not
  • Return flights (full package)
  • Transfers (on flights package)
  • 3 nights camping 
  • Camping equipment (exc sleeping bag)
  • 1 night in Marrakesh hotel
  • 2 days tough trekking
  • All meals, snacks & drinks
  • Celebratory dinner & party at Camp
  • Cold beer / drink, t shirt & medal at the finish
  • Regular rest stops
  • Guided & mapped route
  • Medics & Podiatrists
  • Baggage transfer (runners)
  • Challenge App
  • Kit List & Training Plans
  • FREE place on a 2021 50 km Ultra Challenge 

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