Ultra Challenges

Whether it’s along stunning coastline, or on trails through the best of Britain’s countryside, taking on an Ultra Challenge is an unforgettable experience. Choose from 25, 50, 75 or 100km distance and lets get a team of WAYers taking part in Ultra Challenges across the UK!

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Check out a selection of events that are available below:

Winter Walk

Winter Walk logo

Looking for a way to brush off the Christmas and New Year cobwebs? Or just some motivation to kick start a new healthy regime? Take on the Winter Walk Ultra Challenge on Sat 27 and Sun 28 January 2024!

The event starts and finishes as The Oval Cricket Ground and passes some iconic landmarks along the Thames and its historic bridges in the capital. There is a Marathon, Half marathon and 10k walking option available!

London 2 Brighton

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Take on the ‘original Ultra Challenge’ – London 2 Brighton on 25 and 26 May 2024

Challenge yourself to the Capital to Coast route. Richmond-Upon-Thames is the start, and it’s over the North Downs with wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside to half way at Turners Hill. The full 100 km route heads over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view. 

Peak District Ultra

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The Peak District Ultra Challenge will welcome 2000 adventurers into the picturesque Peak District National Park on 6 and 7 July 2024.

The full 100km Challenge takes in a varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire with wonderful views. The 50km, 25km & 10 mile distance options pass by Chatsworth House – there’s a Peaks challenge for all!

Summer Walk

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Get active & explore some of the Capital’s historic areas with a tour of the ‘gateway to London’ along the Thames’s eastern section. The Summer Walk Ultra Challenge event takes place on 24 August 2023

The route is steeped in history with iconic sights...

You'll be able to celebrate at the end with a BBQ, bar and music!

South Coast Ultra

South Coast Ultra Challenge logo

Whether you run, walk or jog, join us on 7 and 8 Sept 2024 to take on the South Coast Ultra Challenge.

South Downs National Park provides the perfect backdrop (making for some brilliant fundraising photos!) with the route taking you up Beachy head, over the Seven Sisters and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail through Brighton and on to Arundel.

Thames Path Ultra

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Looking for an event where you can also do a spot of sight seeing? Look no further! Take part in the Thames Path Ultra Challenge on 14 and 15 Sept 2024.

Famous and ever popular, the Thames Path Ultra Challenge provides a fab route along England's greatest river. The route heads upstream to Henley along the famous Towpath, passing through Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede and Windsor with a wonderful riverside finish line.

Chiltern 50 Ultra

Chiltern 50 Ultra Challenge

Whether this is your first Ultra Challenge or you're a seasoned pro, the Chiltern Challenge is not to be missed on 28 Sept 2024.

You will start and finish at the Henley basecamp with a BBQ, bar and entertainment on the Saturday night to celebrate with a glass of fizzy t-shirt and a medal waiting for you as you pass the finish line.

Halloween Walk

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Get your bravest team together of guys & ghouls or go it alone if you dare and meet up with other chilling challengers to take on the scary streets and historic haunts of London in the Halloween Walk Ultra Challenge.

With a start & finish at the Oval Dungeon, come dressed to distress to take part in a hair-raising hike around London.  2024 date TBC.                        

Woman wearing a blue WAY tshirt, coat and wooly hat stands on foot smiling in front of trees

Looking for inspiration?

WAY Member Kass Boucher, along with several members of our sub-group WAYwocs kicked off our challenges for 2023 by taking part in the Winter Walk Ultra Challenge.

"We may be walking an unknown path into a future we hadn’t planned but, with the support of WAY, together we will, hopefully, find the strength to face whatever it holds."