Ultra Challenge Series 2020

 

Walk it, jog it, Run it!  Whether it's 25km, 50km or 100km you'll get full support & great hospitality to go the extra mile. Take on a real Challenge in 2020... 

Most will walk at a pace that suits them, many will jog parts, and some will run a full 100km - All will have a special reason to push themselves. Whether it's setting out in stunning scenery by the coast, along a historic towpath, or on trails into open countryside - your Challenge will be a test of determination and a journey of self-discovery. 

Sign up as an individual or a team. You'll receive great hospitality, free food & drink, with full support all the way. Whether along a magnificent coastline, or on trails through stunning countryside, an Ultra Challenge will be unforgettable. Spirit and determination are needed - with new friends made en route, and an amazing sense of achievement as you finish. So why not join us, get fitter, take on a real challenge, and do something amazing in 2020.

 

Over 2,000 challengers will take on the 2020 London Winter Walk through the heart of the Capital, following the Thames, and passing many famous landmarks. A great way to set you up for an active New Year! The start / finish is The Oval Cricket Ground - with 2 Half Marathon distance options:

'Eastern Walk' -21km loop past Tower Bridge to Southwark Park,

'Western Walk' - 21km loop heading out to Putney Bridge

Or, if you're up for a tough one - join the early start - do both legs, and make it a New Year Full 42km Marathon Walk!

Free Winter Walk beanie hat & neck buff -snacks & hot drinks stop enroute -medals & hot meal at finish. Join us!

New for 2020 –Walk, Jog, or Run the Lake District Challenge and take on England's finest countryside at your pace. Test yourself on a fantastic Ultra Challenge - suitable for all experience levels - and you'll get the best support & hospitality all the way. Our Challenge Base Camp is in Kendal. From there it's a 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests, and nature reserves - with some stunning views enroute - before a huge welcome and celebration back at Base Camp after a momentous journey. Push yourself further - 100km Full Challenge, with Half & Quarter options also available. You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge

The magical Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for a testing challenge -with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between! It's a Saturday morning start from historic Bath's Royal Crescent, as 2000 adventurers set out on 100km of footpaths & trails - most walking but many jogging and running. Whether you're a keen walker and new to endurance events, or a seasoned hiker up for a new adventure -with half and quarter distance options also -there's a Challenge here for everyone. You'll get full support & hospitality all the way to your finish line -where an amazing sense of achievement & celebration awaits

This challenge will welcome 2,000 adventurers into the fabulous Peak District National Park. We'll have a major 'Base Camp' hub set-up in idyllic Bakewell, which will include a full range of camping options, car parking, and extensive hospitality & welfare services across the weekend - and a full 100km Challenge which takes a tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire's finest scenery and Peaks - with full support all the way. Thisgem in the Heart of England, and with 50km & 25km challenge options also out of our Bakewell Base Camp - this is the Ultra Challenge not to be missed in 2020...

Take on this new Challenge for 2020 - across England's South West Peninsular. It's 100km from Mineheadin Somerset on the south bank of the Bristol Channel, down to seaside Dawlish on the southern coast of Devon, with some ups & downs of Exmoor and the meandering Exe Valley in between. You'll get full support all the way with marquee rest stops, free food & drink, and a huge welcome & celebration at the finish fine after an amazing journey. With half and 'quarter' distance options also - there's a South West Challenge for all! Push yourself further - 100km Full Challenge, with Half & Quarter options also available.

Great challenges need great settings - and none are better than the Island's coastal path. 2,000 adventurers will take on the Isle of Wight in May next year - and all out to push themselves further. It's 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. You'll get full support & hospitality all the way, and with half & quarter Island options also - there's an Isle of Wight Challenge for everyone!

Join 2000 trekkers as we venture across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline from its best vantage points. Setting out from Putney Bridge - it's East towards the City, zig-zagging over the array of historic bridges - each with its fascinating story - and a midpointstop at Kennington Oval for some snacks & drinks. 25km later, it's a finish line celebration in Southwark past the majestic Tower Bridge. You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge!

Take on the Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river. Most will walk, many will jog, some will run,and all have special reasons to push themselves.Our full Thames Path Challenge 100km route heads from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful historic scenery all the way to Henley. With half & quarter distance options -there's a challenge for everyone.There's also the 'Thames Bridges Trek' -a 25km walk through the heart of London, zig-zagging over 16 famous bridges with the best views of the Capital's landmarks.Your challenge will be a test ofspirit and determination. You'll be supported all the way by our team, and rewarded with an amazing sense of achievement.

Join 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels & ages and Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site. A Poole Harbour start - it's on to Corfe Castle, across to Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door, with ups and downs all the way to the Weymouth halfway point. For 100km challengers - it's past Portland Bill, nature reserves, along the western end of Chesil Beach to West Bay's famous cliffs (of TV's Broadchurch fame) - before a finish line celebration in vibrant Bridport. With Half & Quarter distance options also, with full support and great hospitality all the way - there's a challenge here for everyone!

This ‘end of season’ 50km looped route covers some of the best of the Chilterns countryside. You can Walk, Jog, or Run along historic trails and over rolling hills. Starting & finishing at our Base Camp in Henley-on-Thames, there's a Saturday night celebration BBQ & entertainment with camping options. Passing through nature reserves, forests, and a few hills with great views - it's a route with real variety, and some wonderful scenery - and it's all easily accessible from London. With 25km options also - there's a Chiltern Challenge here for everyone! You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge!

More information on the Ultra Challenge Series

If you would like more information about these challenges please visit the Ultra Challenge website here https://www.ultrachallenge.com

We do strongly encourage our supporters to choose to self-fund or to part-fund their challenge as this means that more of the money donated by your friends and family will go towards the work of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. You will find that your supporters will potentially donate more to your efforts knowing that the place is 100% self-funded too! 

If you chose either Option 1 or 2 then please be aware that your place will not be released by Ultra Challenges if you are below 50% of your target (this amount varies depending on the challenge and will be outlined on the website) 6 weeks before the event as this money raised will go towards covering the cost of the challenge.

If you are at that level of fundraising then the place is released to you and any remaining amount raised should be with us no more than 4 weeks after the challenge. If you have chosen Option 3 to self-fund your challenge then there is no minimum amount to raise.