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

NEW CHALLENGE FOR 2021!

Yorkshire Challenge
17 - 18 July 2021

Take on the new Yorkshire Challenge in the beautiful Nidderdale area, on the south east edge of the Yorkshire Dales. There’s a challenge base-camp hub  in Pateley Bridge with a range of camping options, car parking, and extensive hospitality & welfare services over the weekend. The full 100 km route is a varied figure of 8 style route which takes in the famous Nidderdale Way, Ripley Castle, and Gouthwaite Reservoir. You’ll get full support all the way, and with half, quarter, and 10 km distance options also – there’s a Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in beautiful Dales scenery.

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

 

Nidderdale Loop

  • Saturday 17 July 2021
  • Start – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge
  • 100 km & 1820 m climb
  • Finish – Nidderdale Showground

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

 

Day 1 – Southern Loop

  • Saturday 17  July 2021
  • Start – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge
  • 50 km & 930 m climb 
  • Finish – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge
  • Optional camping package
 

Day 2 – Northern Loop

  • Sunday 18 July 2021
  • Start – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge
  • 50 km & 900 m climb 
  • Finish – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge

A scenic & tough ‘half’ Challenge – taking a Southern Loop.

 

Nidderdale > Nidderdale

  • Saturday 17  July 2021
  • Start – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge
  • 50 km & 930 m climb 
  • Finish – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge
  • Optional camping package

A looped route taking in the Northern section of our route.

 

Nidderdale > Nidderdale

  • Sunday 18 July 2021
  • Start – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge
  • 50 km & 900 m climb 
  • Finish – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge

Nidderdale > Ripley Castle

  • Saturday 17 July 2021
  • Startline – Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge
  • 27 km & 530 m elevation 
  • Finish line – Ripley Castle

If you’re doing the real Challenge  – why not get family & friends involved in the NEW ‘Virtual Version’ to provide ‘moral’ support or to boost your charity fundraising. Or just do it – as it’s open to all – and there’s a Challenge medal & neck buff!

Details & registration coming soon 

2021 Route Map

Covid Confidence

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.

SUMMER DEAL

Sign Up for ONLY £5 and fundraise for a charity*
OR - Self Fund 2 Events (or bring a friend) get up to £40 OFF*

Deal excludes Summer & Halloween Walk
*Conditions apply & ends 31 July (& '22 Challenges)

Our Charity Partners

Many support a charity to make their Ultra Challenge really count, and the Series raises over £7 million each year for 500+ UK charities. We partner with some of the best known charities to ensure that you can choose a cause close to your heart. They’ll help you with fundraising advice and support.

+ 500 more fantastic charities

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! 

Check out the Challenge Options

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14 Amazing Challenges

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80,000 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, 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. Our 2021 season is now well underway with events through to autumn – so book now on our Summer Deal with ‘Covid Confidence’ and get active! 2022 Early Bird Deals are also available.

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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

3 – 4 July 2021

8 of 12

Cotswold Way Challenge

26 – 27 June 2021

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 Summer Deals

SPONSORSHIP FOR CHARITY

PAY A SMALL REGISTRATION FEE,

& FUNDRAISE FOR CHARITY

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 Summer Deals

MIXED FUNDING

PAY HALF OF YOUR PLACE,

& FUNDRAISE A SMALLER TARGET

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 Summer Deals

Our Charity Partners

Search from over 400 charities you can fundraise for