Looking for something a little more challenging?  Choose an ULTRA CHALLENGE!  Set in some of the most stunning parts of the UK, you can decide whether to take on 25km, 50km or 100km.  Walk them or run them.  On your own, with a friend or as part of a team.  The choice and the challenge are yours!

There are fourteen Ultra Challenges to choose from, from Yorkshire to Sussex. 

All of the Ultra Challenges offer exceptional support and participant experience.

NOTE: the organisers of the Ultra Challenge Series (Action Challenge) were able to devise and run a fully socially distanced event in the autumn of 2020.  They are ready and confident to run the 2021 series, even if social distancing restrictions are still in place. 

If you require more information or reassurance about their plans then please get in touch with the fundraising team who will be happy to answer your questions. You can read about how they will support you including their Covid-19 precautions here

You can view the full list of challenges here. 

Below are a few of our favourites! 


4th to 5th September 2021

The South Downs National Park is the superb backdrop for 2000 adventurers to take on a real challenge.  An Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs Way, with stunning views over the sea, to a Brighton half-way point.  Devil’s Dyke, and a few ups and downs lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing 100 km journey.  

You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way – and with half and quarter distance options available – there’s a South Coast Challenge for everyone!

Click for more information and to book


29th to 30th 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 and 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!

Click for more information and to book


25th September 2021

50 km Henley looped route

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

Click for more information and to book


To sign up or for more information on any of the challenges in the Ultra Series go to ultrachallenge.com

If you would like to speak to someone about the challenges or have questions about fundraising then please get in touch with the Fundraising team on 01323 434241 or email [email protected]