Take on one of the popular Ultra Challenges in 2021– run, walk or jog your choice of challenge and help end poverty and homelessness for Big Issue vendors.

There are a number of unique challenges across the UK – whether it’s along a stunning coastal scenery or on trails in the best of Britain’s countryside, you’ll have the option to take on 25km, 50km or 100km at your own pace – it’s your challenge, your way! Events include:

• Easter 50 challenge – 10th April• Yorkshire challenge – 17th July
• Isle of Wight challenge – 1st May• South West Coast to Coast challenge – 24th July
• Jurassic Coast challenge – 15th May• South Coast challenge – 4th September
• London to Brighton challenge – 29th May• Thames Path challenge – 11th September
• Lake District challenge – 12th June• Thames Bridges challenge – 11th September
• Cotswold Way challenge – 26th June• Chiltern 50 challenge – 25th September
• Peak District challenge – 3rd July

Download the Ultra Series brochure here for more information about each event.

What to expect from the Ultra Series challenge:

  • Join as an Individual or a Team.
  • 100km, 50km or 25km options
  • Rest stops with free food and drink.
  • Medics, massages, and pace walkers.
  • Run or jog – set a new goal!
  • Camping options available.
  • Pre-event training support and a challenge app.
  • A medal, T shirt and glass of bubbly when you finish!
  • It’s your challenge – your way – you can choose a distance and fundraising option that works for you!

Choose your fundraising option:

Option 1 – Charity Sponsorship

Pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!

Full Challenge (100km): £15 reg fee + £595 in fundraising
Half Challenge (50km): £10 reg fee + £395 in fundraising
Quarter Challenge (25km): £5 reg fee + £245 in fundraising

Option 2 – Mixed funding

Pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise to a more achievable target

Full Challenge (100km): £99 reg fee + £299 in fundraising
Half Challenge (50km): £64.50 reg fee + £199 in fundraising
Quarter Challenge (25km): £39.50 reg fee + £119 in fundraising

Option 3 – Self funding

Self Fund – you pay the full cost of the event place directly to the event organisers and fundraise what you can. There is no fundraising target for this option.

For more information please contact the Events team on events@bigissue.com or 02075 263456

Event Resources

Sponsorship forms

Fundraising guide

Ultra Challenge Series event brochure

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