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The most exciting fundraising events of 2021!

Endurance challenges can seem daunting at first, but don't worry, a large percentage of people who take part are completely new to the experience.

You can choose to Walk, Jog or Run, as an individual or as a team, at YOUR pace - 100km, 50km, or 25km on any one of the incredible Ultra Challenge Series events, all whilst recieving the best support and hospitality, and raising funds Age UK Medway!

Whether you are a regular walker, a seasoned trekker, a marathon runner, or completely new to endurance events, there's an Ultra Challenge for you. 

About the Ultra Challenge Series

The Ultra Challenge Series are a selection of endurance events in 2021, located in the most idyllic spots around England. Take a stroll or jog along magnificent coastal scenery, or push yourself to run through stunning open countryside. Decide your own finish line - 25km, 50km or 100km. It's Your Challenge - Your Way!

What's included and what support do I recieve?

You are supported from the minute you sign up to your challenge, to after you've crossed the finish line! Included in many of the challenges are:

  • The option to take part on your own or as part of a team
  • Rest stops - free snacks & drinks, toilets, medics and masseurs 
  • Pre-event training and support
  • Full access to the Ultra Challenge app which is packed with information and guidance
  • The option to do a full, half or quarter marathon 
  • The option to include a camping package
  • A glass of bubbly and a medal waiting for you at the finish line!

Covid-19 Secure Measures

Action Challenge have implemented many new measures to ensure that every single event is Covid-19 Secure. They remain in continious conversation with councils and SAG groups and have run a successful 'model event' recently, which a council safety official said "will show other events how to do it". New measures include:

  • All events hosted outdoors, in open space
  • Staggered starting waves, in singles and pairs, meaning social distancing can be observed
  • Expanded site and formart for start, rest stops and finish lines
  • Mandatory face masks at all rest stops, with clear signage where masks are required
  • Hand sanitiser stations and expanded hygiene facilities
  • Temperature checks on arrival and pre-screening for all participants
  • All staff screened before each event
  • Fully compliant with ALL current government guidelines, with scope to adapt to future amendments

Sign Up and Fundraising Options

There are three ways of funding your Ultra Challenge:

  1. Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and Ultra Challenge cover the cost of your event place!
  2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and Ultra Challenge pay the balance of the event place cost.
  3. Self Fund – you pay the full cost of the event place - fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to Age UK Medway!

For more information or some help understanding the different funding options, email us or call us on 01634 578085. Don't forget to download our Fundraising Pack (at the end of this page) once you've selected your challenge!


Ultra Challenge Event Calendar:


February 2021

Winter Walk Challenge - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th February 2021

  • Choose from Full Marathon (100km) or Half Marathon (50km)
  • Starting at The Oval Cricket Ground near Vauxhall, with the route running along the Thames and its historic bridges, as well as many of the Capital's major landmarks
  • Get those walking boots out, wrap up, stretch the legs and get active in the New Year with a couple of thousand like-minded adventurers!

Find out more

 

April/May 2021

  • Jurassic Coast Challenge - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th May 2021

    • Choose from full (100km), half (50km) or quarter (25km) marathon challenges.
    • Starting at Poole Harbour, along the spectacular World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast via Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door reaching Weymouth at the half-way point.
    • 100km challengers will continue past Portland Bill all the way to West Bay's famous cliffs (of TV's Broadchurch fame) - before a finish line celebration in vibrant Bridport. 

    Find out more

  • London 2 Brighton Challenge - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th May 2021

    • Choose from full (100km), half (50km) or quarter (25km) marathon challenges.
    • A Richmond start by the Thames - then the North Downs and wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside to halfway at Turners Hill.
    • The 100km route heads up and over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view.

    Find out more 

June 2021

July/August 2021

September 2021

  • South Coast Challenge - Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 2021

    • Choose from a full (100km), half (50km) or quarter (25km) marathon challenge
    • An Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail with stunning views over the sea to a Brighton mid-point.
    • Devil's Dyke, welcome rest stops, a few ups & downs all lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an 100km amazing journey.

    Find out more

  • Thames Bridge Trek - Saturday 11th September 2021

    • A 25km walk across the Captial
    • Starting from Putney Bridge, East towards the City, zig-zagging over the array of historic bridges - each with its fascinating story - and a midpoint stop at Kennington Oval for some snacks & drinks.
    • 25km later, a finish line celebration in Southwark past the majestic Tower Bridge.

    Find out more

  • Thames Path Challenge - Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 2021

    • Choose from a full (100km), half (50km) or quarter (25km) marathon challenge
    • Starting from Putney Bridge, following past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful historic scenery all the way to Henley.
    • If you prefer the 25km option, check out the Thames Bridge Trek!

    Find out more

  • Chiltern 50 Challenge - Saturday 25th September 2021

    • This is a 50km full challenge, with the option of a 25km half challenge
    • The ‘end of season’ eventstarts at Henley-on-Thames, and covers some of the best of the Chilterns countryside, journeying along historic trails and over rolling hills
    • Includes a Saturday night celebration BBQ & entertainment with camping options!

    Find out more

Next Steps

Chosen your Ultra Challenge and not sure what to do next?

1. Download our Fundraising Pack

2. Let us know! Email us or give us a call on 01634 578085. 

3. Get inspired! Visit our Fundraising Ideas page for tips/examples on how to raise funds for your Ultra Challenge!