A Weekend Virtual Challenge

Sat 27 & Sun 28 March

Walk, Jog, or Run London

Half or Full Marathon

Anywhere – Anytime

Official Start & Warm Up

‘Winter’ Medal & Neck Buff

Sign by Sat 27th  March

Virtual London Winter Walk

.. and a real weekend challenge!

Unfortunately the 2021 ‘Winter Walk’ proper had to be canceled, but the good news is that there’s now a London Summer Walk (Sat 5th June) and this new format ‘Live Virtual’ Winter Walk Challenge instead! Take on either a spring-time Full or Half Marathon between 8.00am on Saturday 27 March – with the ‘official’ start hosted live by compere Dave with the ‘Townsend Twins’ providing the zumba warm up – to 10.00pm Sunday 28th when the finish line closes! Do it at your pace – and there’s an updated virtual route that starts in Greenwich by the Royal Observatory, and takes in many of the Capital’s key landmarks as it heads west. There’s a 13 mile half way stop in Regents Park, and then on to Kew Gardens for the full 26 mile marathon challengers.


Choose your distance – print off your official event bib – join the ‘official’ start & warm up on Facebook if you can – and take it on anywhere over the weekend! Log you activity on our Virtual Map, and share your progress & stories online as you go. There will be regular Facebook live updates from compere Dave & some participants – and there’s a special medal & neck buff for all who complete their challenge.

Join us and get active!

How it works...

Track your progress online

Once you’ve signed up to your chosen distance, you can either ‘link’ up to our Winter Walk Virtual Map with Strava (so your activities will then  automatically feed through to our online map) OR you can add activity distances manually (so each time it’s logged you’ will progress along the Winter Walk route on the map – along with the other participants). You have from 8.00am on Sat 27th to 10.00pm on Sunday 28th to complete your challenge – and anyone can join up to 27th March.

Choose your Winter Walk Challenge

Full 26 mile Marathon...
.. or Half Marathon

Walk, Jog, or Run – Anywhere, Anytime

Weekend 27-28 March

Full Marathon
26 miles

The clocks ‘spring’ forward Sunday morning – weekend – so there’s no better place to start than the Greenwich meridian.

  • Saturday 8.00am warm up & official start – join in if you can!
  • Virtual Route heads under the Thames, through Canary Wharf to Tower Bridge. The City, South Bank, past Buckingham Palace to Regents Park at half way.
  • Down through Hyde Park, Kensington & Chelsea and west along the Thames to a welcome finish line in the famous Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.

Half Marathon
13 miles

Whether you do it over 1 or 2 days – a great ‘spring’ challenge to kick off the outdoor active months which lie ahead.

  • Saturday 8.00am warm up & official start – join in if you can!
  • The Virtual Route is the 1st half of the Full marathon.
  • It’s under the Thames, via the foot tunnel, through Canary Wharf to Tower Bridge. Past HMS Belfast, over London Bridge and into The City.
  • South Bank and up past Buckingham Palace to the Regents Park  finish line.

What you'll get...

Along with the motivaton and goal to reach your finish point over the weekend – all entries will recieve a Medals & Buff, along with other benefits. Please note we can only send to a UK address (and they be posted out to you from mid April). Registration is open until 8am 27th March.

2021 Ultra Challengers get 33% off!

If you are already signed up to a 2021 challenge, get 33% OFF our Winter Walk Virtual Challenge Reg Fee. Simply complete our short form below to get your discount code.

Winter Walk Challengers FREE place

For anyone who transferred their place from the ‘real’ March 2021 Winter Walk date to another challenge – and requested the free entry as part of that process – you will be emailed your discount code to use upon sign up. If you didn’t receive the 100% discount code, request your unique code using the short form below.

Fundraise for Charity

Our Virtual Challenges raised over £170,000 for UK Charities*, and we’re hoping that the Winter Walk Virtual Challenge will raise a further £25,000 for the Ultra Challenge Charity Partners. 

Our Charity Partners

* Source Just Giving Feb’21.

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If you are booked onto a 2021 Ultra Challenge – complete our short form to reveal your 33% discount! All entries will be checked, and any entries using the code who aren’t eligable will be disqualified.

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