UK Ultra Challenges

Walk, jog or run and enjoy the stunning scenery of the south coast, river towpaths or the open countryside.

Part of the Ultra challenge route.

05 May 2018

Various locations

Choose your challenge below
Various date options below
Choose from several payment options below
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For all enquiries please get in touch with the Events team by email at or by phone on 0344 412 2877

Payment options

Choose how you would like to sign up to this event:

Full Challenge:
Save £30 each
£30 registration fee and £425 minimum fundraising

Half Challenge:
Save £22.50 each
£22.50 registration fee and £275 minimum fundraising

Quarter Challenge:
Save £15 each
£15 registration fee and £175 minimum fundraising

If you are not a resident of the UK please do not complete a registration form but contact us to discuss your application.

About the event

There are seven unique challenges to choose from. Join as an individual or a team and you’ll receive full support, day and night. Each challenge has its own character and all are achievable.

Why take part with the  British Red Cross?

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. We’re part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, and we believe in the power of kindness. Every step you take and every pound you raise will help fund  this work.

As part of Team Red Cross you will be supported throughout your event preparation. Our national events team will be on-hand to encourage you with your fundraising, answer any questions you have and to thank you for all of your hard work.

As part of Team Red Cross you will receive:

  • a fundraising pack full of tips and advice to help you reach your sponsorship target
  • dedicated support, including training advice
  • a safe and supported event
  • a British Red Cross t-shirt
  • updates on the work of the British Red Cross in the UK and overseas.

Choose your challenge

Isle of Wight Challenge: 5 - 6 May 2018
Great challenges need great settings, and there's none better than this stunning coastal path. Over 2,000 adventurers take on the island in May - most walk but many jog or run.

Cotswold Way Challenge: 30 June - 1 July 2018
Start by the magnificent Royal Crescent, and then enjoy the famous rolling hills with fantastic views towards the Severn Estuary. See idyllic villages on an epic 100km journey - with full support and great hospitality all the way to the finish line.

Wye Valley Challenge: 11-12 August 2018
Take on the dramatic landscape of the England and Wales border - an area of outstanding natural beauty. Start at Chepstow, then head over the limestone cliffs of the Wye gorge, with the magical twisting riverside path passing Tintern Abbey.

Thames Path Challenge: 8-9 September 2018
Join the 'Main Thames Path Challenge' (100km from Putney Bridge to Henley), or take on the 50km Half Challenge, or a quarter section. Alternatively take part in the Thames Bridges Trek - 25km through the heart of London, zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges. Finish beyond Tower Bridge.

London 2 Brighton Challenge:
26 - 27 May 2018
Over the May Bank Holiday, 3,000 intrepid adventurers will walk, jog, or run an epic 100km from capital to coast. Setting out from Richmond on Thames, over the North and South Downs, you will get full support and great hospitality all the way to the finish line.

Jurassic Coast Challenge: 21-22 July 2018
Start at Poole Harbour , then make your way along the spectacular Jurassic Coast. It's up and down through Lulworth Cove to the Weymouth half-way point, then head past the unique Chesil Beach to West Bay's famous sandstone cliffs (of TV's Broadchurch fame). Finish in the vibrant town of Bridport.

South Coast Challenge: 25-16 August 2018
Take on some of England's finest scenery - up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs Way. Take in stunning views to a Brighton mid-point. Devil's Dykes offers a rest, before finishing your challenge with views of the historic Arundel.