Are you a walker, jogger or runner looking for a challenge? If so, these events are for you!
The Ultra Challenge Series is the UK’s biggest and best series of mass-participation endurance events, with 13 core events from April to September. The 2023 challenge invites fundraisers of all ages and abilities to walk, jog or run distances of 25km, 50km and 100km at their pace.
Whether it’s along a stunning coastline, or on trails through Britain’s beautiful countryside, your Ultra Challenge will be an unforgettable experience. This is a perfect way to raise funds for Frank Water and help us to build a water-secure world.
Everyone receives the best support & hospitality every step of the way!
From an Ultra Challenge App when they sign-up, with optional training walks, training plans, and merchandise. An exciting start & lively warm up on the day, a fully signed route, regular rest stops stocked with free food, snacks & drinks, with marquee cover & plenty of clean toilets, professional medical teams, podiatrists & masseuses on hand, to an unforgettable finish-line celebration with medals, lots of cheers, and a BBQ.
London Winter Walk
A great event to walk off the Christmas celebrations, and to kick start your New Year fitness regime! There are Full Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K options, both starting & finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January, and take in highlights of the Thames, its historic bridges, and many of the Capital’s key landmarks.
Easter 50 Challenge
Make it an active Easter this 2023 and sign up to the 50km or 25km looped route through, staring from our basecamp in Windsor leading into the Great Park with wonderful views of the historic Windsor Castleon to Runnymede, along the Thames Path, and takes in some wonderful countryside.Walk, jog or run as an individual or a team, with full support and hospitality all the way.
Isle of Wight Challenge
Noting beats a coastal path on a fresh spring day, and there is no need to look any further as the Isle of Wight Challenge offers all of this in its glory. The route takes you along the spectacular southern cliffs, past the iconic Needles, and up to historic Cowes at the half way stop. For Full Island challengers it’s on to historic Ventnor, and back to our welcome base camp in Chale after an epic 106km journey. Choose from 106km, 50km or 25km distance options, with full hospitality & support, including food, drinks and medics.
Jurassic Coast Challenge
The hugely popular Jurassic Coast Challenge offers coastal path, steep hills and challenging beaches.The route will take you through the spectacular World Heritage coastline, with a start in Corfe Castle,then heading down to Swanage, and along through Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door, with ups & downs to Weymouth at half way.
London 2 Brighton Challenge
Back for the bank holiday weekend, the iconic London 2 Brighton Challenge is a staple in the Ultra Challenge calendar–the UK’s number 1 mass participation endurance event series. Walk, jog or run capital to the coast, as an individual or a team,with full support and hospitality all the way. It’s a Richmond start, and a route which takes in the North Downs,wonderful countryside, the South Downs and a finish at Brighton Racecourse. With the full 100km Challenge, a 2 day daylight option with camping, and half & quarter distance options also–there’s a challenge for everyone.
Lake District Challenge
Join us on the Lake District Challenge and take on England’s finest countryside at your pace. Our wonderful route takes you over some tough hills, Garburn Pass,into Ambleside, through our half way point by the idyllic Lake Windermere,into some forests, and nature reserves all with some stunning views, all based around our Kendal basecamp, where you will get full support & hospitality, optional camping / hostel, and with half & quarter distance options–there’s a Lake District Challenge for everyone.
Cotswold Way Challenge
The Cotswold Way offers beautiful views and tough hills. The route takes you through quintessential English villages and well-trodden footpaths & trails.Our base-camp in Cirencester is the hub for a full challenge looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds. Choose from the full challenge, a half challenge, or even a quarter distance option. Sign up as an individual or a team, with full support and hospitality all the way–there’s a challenge for everyone.
Peak District Challenge
Our wonderful, but tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery, serves up the best of the Peak District. With the trail leading you through the Peak District National Park to our comforting Bakewell basecamp. You’ll get full support all the way, and with half, quarter & 10 mile distance options also which pass Chatsworth House–there’s a Peak District Challenge for everyone!
North Downs 50 Challenge
Back by popular demand the North Downs 50 has returned for 2023.Setting out from our Guilford basecamp, and a looped 50km route which takes in some of the best of the Surrey hills, the North Downs Way, and the surrounding countryside. The North Downs 50 is not one to miss. You’ll get full support & hospitality, and with 25 km options also available, and University style accommodation at basecamp as a bookable extra–there’s a North Downs Challenge waiting for you in 2023!
South West 50 Challenge
The stunning ‘South West’ challenge beginnings in the shadow of the impressive Dunster Castle basecamp, while the start of the route commences at Minehead leading into the famous 630 mile Coastal Path. Pick and choose from either a 50k or 25 km option also, plus a family friendly 10K event–along with camping options & festival style hospitality at basecamp across the weekend.
Thames Path Challenge
The famous &ever popular Thames Path Challenge provides a wonderful route along England’s greatest river. The route heads upstream to Henley along the famous Towpath. It’s through Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, and Windsor, with some wonderful scenery to a riverside finish line.Walk, jog or run 100km, 50km & 25km options also available–plus the separate 25km Thames Bridges Trek & The Moonlight 10 Walk through Central London as part of the weekend festival.
Thames Bridge Trek
Walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks. Setting out from the Putney Bridge start and head East towards the City, zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges–each with its own fascinating story–with a rest stop near Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, before reaching the spectacular Tower Bridge and completing your challenge at Southwark Park, it’s a party style finish line and is great way to enjoy a weekend in London.
Chiltern 50 Challenge
Our end of season Chiltern Challenge covers some of the best of the Chilterns countryside & is a brilliant way to either end your Ultra Challenge season with a bang, or a great challenge to start your Ultra Challenge journey. Walk,jog or run a 50k, 25k or 10k loop as an individual or a team, with full support and hospitality all the way. With a start& finish at our basecamp in Henley, there’s also a Saturday night celebration BBQ, bar & entertainment, with extensive on-site camping & parking options–there’s a challenge for everyone!
Get your bravest team together of guys & ghouls or go it alone if you dare and meet up with other chilling challenger to take on the scary streets and historic haunts of London. With a full, half or 10k distance available there is a spooky challenge available for everyone.With a start & finish at the Oval Dungeon, come dress to distress to take part in a hair-raising hike around London.