Ultra Challenge Series

Choose your location, choose your distance then walk, jog or run it!

If you are looking for an individual or team challenge in 2018 which will really push you then why not take on an Ultra Challenge event!

However you decide to take part, every mile you walk and every pound you raise will help people affected by brain injury to take back control of their lives.

Minimum sponsorships

You can secure your place of any of the challenges below by paying a non refundable registration fee and then committing to raising a minimum sponsorship in support the work of Headway. Alternatively, you can choose to self-fund your challenge and pay for the cost of your walk in full without any fundraising commitments.

  • 25km: £40 registration fee, £175 minimum sponsorship
  • 50km: £60 registration fee, £275 minimum sponsorship
  • 100km: £80 registration fee, £425 minimum sponsorship

The challenges

The 7 challenge events in the series, all take in the beautiful British countryside and are designed to test first time walkers right through to endurance marathon runners. All the organisation is taken care of and you will receive great hospitality, marquee rest stops, food and drink, with full support through day and night to get you over the finish line.

Isle of Wight Challenge, 5-6 May

Great challenges need great settings, and there is none better than this stunning coastal path www.isleofwightchallenge.com.

London to Brighton Challenge, 26-27 May

Walk from Richmond, West London over 100km of paths and trails through the wonderful Sussex countryside before reaching the finish line down the home straight of Brighton Racecourse http://www.london2brightonchallenge.com/

Cotswold Way Challenge, 30 June-1 July 

Cotswold Way challenge http://www.cotswoldwaychallenge.com/. From historic Bath to Cheltenham across areas of stunning natural beauty.

Jurassic Coast Challenge, 21-22 July

A Poole Harbour start, then along the spectacular Jurassic Coast past Portland Bill and the unique Chesil Beach to West Bay's famous sandstone cliffs http://www.jurassiccoastchallenge.com/.

Wye Valley Challenge, 11-12 August

Take on the dramatic landscape straddling the England & Wales border - an area of outstanding natural beauty http://www.wyevalleychallenge.com/.

South Coast Challenge, 25-26 August

The South Coast Challenge http://www.southcoastchallenge.com/. Eastbourne to Arundel, taking in the infamous Beach Head and Seven Sisters Country Park. Click here to read Jackie's experience of the South Coast Challenge.

Thames Path Challenge & Thames Bridges Trek, 8-9 September

The Thames Path challenge http://www.thamespathchallenge.com/. Choose to walk 50km or 100km from Putney Bridge to Henley. Or alternatively, the Thames Bridges Trek http://www.thamespathchallenge.com/thames-bridges-trek takes in 16 historic bridges in central London – no need to even leave the city!