Challenge Events in the UK

Continue reading to see a list of upcoming challenge events in the UK in 2024

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Tough Mudder 2024

Tough Mudder creates hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, and mental grit. With the most innovative courses and millions of participants worldwide to date, it is the premier challenge series in the world. This isn’t just an event – It’s a calling. Do you have what it takes?

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The Great North Run

The AJ Bell Great North Run is the world’s biggest and best half marathon, with 60,000 runners taking on the 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to South Shields each year. It’s famous for its inclusive atmosphere, unbeatable on-route entertainment, and warm Geordie welcome.

Date: 8 September 2024

The Great South Run

The AJ Bell Great South Run is probably the world’s favourite 10 mile running event (plus there’s also a 5k option), with inspiring history, salty air and glorious sea views guaranteed. Portsmouth’s supporters will keep your spirits and motivation up the whole way round, with blaring music, cheers, high fives, fist bumps all part of the incredible AJ Bell Great South Run experience.

Date: 20th October 2024

The Great Scottish Run

With a city centre start and finish, the AJ Bell Great Scottish Run is a celebration of everything that is great about Glasgow: inspiring urban architecture, green spaces, history, music, strength, spirit and, of course, great people, personality and humour. Thousands take part in the half marathon or 10k running event each year.

Date: 6th October 2024

The Great North Swim

Choose from six different open water swimming distances to suit all ages, abilities, and level of experience. Whether you’re looking to get fit, improve your time, soak up some nature or raise money for charity, you‘ll be part of an amazing collective experience - guaranteed. The UK’s biggest open water swimming event.

Date: 7-9th June 2024

Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge

Great challenges need great settings – and few are better than the Island’s stunning coastal path. It’s along the spectacular southern cliffs, past the iconic Needles, and up to historic Cowes at the halfway stop.

Date: 4th & 5th May 2024
Location: Chale, Isle of Wight

Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge

Spectacular World Heritage coastline. A start in Corfe Castle, the route heads down to Swanage, and along through Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door, with ups & downs to Weymouth halfway. For full 100 km challengers, it’s past Portland Bill, Chesil Beach, and on to West Bay (of TV’s Broadchurch)

Date: 18th & 19th May 2024
Location: Wareham, Dorset

London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge

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.

Date: 25th & 26th May 2024
Location: London

Lake District Ultra Challenge

Take on England’s finest countryside at your own pace. Our Challenge basecamp is in Kendal, and then it’s a 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, the Garburn Pass, historic Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere.

Date: 8th & 9th June 2024
Location: Kendal

Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge

Our Cirencester basecamp is the start of the 100 km looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds, providing a stunning setting for 2,000 adventurers to test themselves.

Date: 22nd & 23rd June
Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Peak District Ultra Challenge

Our base camp hub in idyllic Bakewell will welcome over 2,000 adventurers who will test themselves in the fabulous Peak District National Park. A full 100 km Challenge which takes a tough & varied figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery.

Date: 6th & 7th July 2024
Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

We’re back on the North Downs with a fabulous challenge setting out from our Guilford basecamp, and a looped 50 km route that takes in some of the best of the Surrey hills, the North Downs Way.

Date: 27th July
Location: Guildford, Surrey

South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge

A fantastic ‘South West’ summer challenge for 2024 – taking in the first Minehead section of the famous 630 mile Coastal Path, and with an extensive ‘basecamp’ in the shadows of the impressive Dunster Castle. The 50 km loop then heads over Exmoor with ups & downs with over 1600 meters of climb.

Date: 3rd August 2024
Location: Dunster, Somerset

London Summer Walk

Get active & explore some of the Capital’s less known historic areas with a tour of the ‘gateway to London’ along the Thames’s eastern section.

Date: 24th August
Location: London

South Coast Ultra Challenge

The South Downs National Park is a superb backdrop for 2000 adventurers to take on a real challenge. An Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs Way.

Date: 2nd & 3rd September 2024
Location: South Downs Way, Sussex

Thames Path Ultra Challenge

Over 3000 adventurers will join the Putney Bridge start, and the full 100km route heads upstream to Henley along the famous Towpath. It’s through Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, and Windsor, With 50km & 25km distance options also available – plus the separate 25km ‘Thames Bridges Trek’ & ‘The Moonlight 10 Walk’ through Central London as part of the weekend ‘festival’.

Date: 9th & 10th September
Location: London

Thames Bridge Trek

Setting out from Putney Bridge we head East towards the City, zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story – and a mid-point rest stop at The Oval Cricket Ground for some snacks & drinks.

Date: 9th September 2024
Location: London

Chiltern 50

End of season 50 km looped challenge in some of the Chilterns finest countryside, with historic trails, and fantastic views. At our basecamp in Henley, there’s a Saturday night celebration BBQ, bar & entertainment

Date: 23rd September 2024
Location: Henley, Oxfordshire

London Halloween Walk

Why not treat yourself to a hair-raising hike around some of the City’s scary streets and historic haunts? Choose your distance, gather your bravest guys & ghouls too and if you manage to get back in one piece there’s a macabre medal, a glass of the Devil’s fizz, some horrific hot food & drink!

Date: 28th September 2024

Location: London

Page Created: 1 December 2023
Last Modified: 17 April 2024
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