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Ultra Challenge 2020

Take a challenge AND help your persecuted family!

Over 30,000 will do an Ultra Challenge in 2020, with a range of ages, fitness, and experience. Walk, Jog, or Run, with no obstacles, mud, or gimmicks – just trails, hills, and great British scenery – and you’ll get the best support on any endurance style event, enabling you to go further!

Ultra Challenges are fun, engaging, social, rewarding, and energising with personal boundries often re-shaped. Many link their Challenge with fundraising for a charity of their choice; so far the Series has helped raise over £25 million for good causes.

Ultras are the New Marathons – Push Yourself Further and support your chosen charity at the same time!

This year Release is promoting FIVE challenges for you to choose from:

June 27: COTSWOLD WAY CHALLENGE (Bath – Cheltenham)

July 4: PEAK DISTRICT CHALLENGE (Bakewell – Bakewell)

August 29: SOUTH COAST CHALLENGE (Eastbourne – Arundell)

September 9: THAMES PATH CHALLENGE (Putney – Henley)

September 9: THAMES BRIDGES TREK (Putney Bridge – Tower Bridge, 16 bridges in all)

All the details can be found below. Click to expand…


Saturday 27th June | 12.00am

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

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Saturday 4th July | 12.00am

This challenge will again welcome over 2,000 adventurers into the fabulous Peak District National Park. We’ll have a major ‘Base Camp’ hub set-up in idyllic Bakewell, which includes 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.

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Saturday 29th August | 12.00am

Take on some of England’s finest scenery as a Walk, Jog, or a Run! 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.

You will get full support and hospitality all the way from our team – and with half and quarter distance options also – there’s a challenge here for everyone!

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Saturday 12th September | 12.00am

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 own fascinating story – and a mid point stop at Kennington Oval for some snacks & drinks.

25km later, it’s a finish line celebration in Southwark past the majestic Tower Bridge.

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Saturday 12th September | 12.00am

Take on the Thames Path Challenge following England’s greatest river – most will walk, many will jog, some will run, and all will have a special reason to push themselves. Our full 100km route heads upstream from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery all the way to Henley.

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And if you don’t fancy any of these challenges then why not have a look at the Ultra Challenge website where there are SEVEN other challenges to choose from. Let us know if you would like to do one (or more!) of these other challenges and we will add your challenge to our list of promoted challenges above.

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