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Ultras Raise £10m '17

Thames Path Challenge

UK's 9th most Successful Fundraising Event

A report surveying the online fundraising platforms has recognised our Ultra Challenge Series events as being wihtin the top 25 most successful sports fundraising events in 2016 - with our Thames Path Challenge making it into the top 10. 

We are hugely excited to announce that in 2016 the Thames Path Challenge was the UK's 9th most successful fundraising event bringing in excess of £1.9 million for over 300 different UK charities. Furthermore our South Coast Challenge raised £985,000 in it's 1st year and has been recognised and came 19th in the survey which reviewed data from Just Giving, Virgin Money Giving and other online fundraising platforms. 

As our Ultra Challenge Series is bigger than in 2016 we estimate that in 2017 alone our events will raise in excess of £10 million for the 300+ UK charities we work with! 

READ THE FULL REPORT >>

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NEW UK events

With 9,000 expected to take part in the remaining Ultra Challenges in 2017, the Ultra Challenge Series is still in full swing – and there’s still time to sign up to our South Coast and Thames Path Challenges (not forgetting the Thames Bridges Trek and Arundel & Henley 10ks!).

 
2018 is not far around the corner and we’ve got some new Challenges in store...


We are pleased to announce our 2 NEW events - the Jurassic Coast Challenge (21/22 July '18) and Wye Valley Challenge (11/12 August '18)! With 7 Ultra Challenges next year, there’s a route to suit everyone, so why not join us for some stunning scenery and doing something amazing in 2018...

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may

The Great Tesco Walk

We're excited to announce our biggest ever challenge event - The Great Tesco Walk! 

A unique relay for up to 7,000 Tesco employees from Land’s End to John O' Groat’s - starting on 5 Sept 2017 and finishing 31 days later after an epic 2,400 km journey!

In the final year of Tesco's National Charity Partnership with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation, The Great Tesco Walk will be the biggest fundraising event in Tesco's history - and the longest event in Action Challenge's history! 

The walk will be broken up into ‘Legs’ of up to 50 kms each day, and Tesco colleagues will take on a full or half leg, with 10 & 5 km options in some areas for the less seasoned walkers.  There will be a 'Tesco Torch' up front lighting the way - and we keep you updated with how the walk progresses as it snakes across the country passing hundreds of Tesco stores and famous landmarks en route. 

It's hoped that over £3 million will be raised this September for the Tesco National Charity Partnership. So next time you're in your local Tesco store - and you see a collection bucket for The Great Tesco Walk  - don't forget to donate to their challenge! 

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NEW Cycles for 2018

If you’re a budding cyclist and fancy swapping your usual commute for something exotic or maybe looking for a new challenge on two wheels, then perhaps one of these trips are for you!

Two fascinating Asian destinations - Burma (Myanmar) and Sri Lanka - are gaining popularity amongst tourists, so it’s a great time to travel somewhere exciting to push yourself! These two challenges sit alongside our ever popular Vietnam to Cambodia ride, so for 2018 you can now choose from our trio of international cycling trips.

Cycle Burma - Our adventurous mountain bike challenge takes on the unexplored landscapes along quiet back roads, trails and dirt tracks to discover unforgettable sites, including the famed ancient city of Bagan, Mount Popa, Inle Lake and Mandalay!

Cycle Sri Lanka Coast to Coast - An exhilarating, tough cycle across this idyllic island through tropical rainforests and mountainous interior of the Central Highlands, stopping in the sacred city of Kandy and finishing at the Indian Ocean!

Even better, we’re offering participants a £100 discount off selected departures - valid until 31st May 2017. Plus for the first 50 sign ups, you will be entered in to win one of 5 duffel bags from our partners at OverBoard! Check out the challenge pages for all the details.

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Let the Ultras Begin!

Congratulations to all who took on our 1st 2017 Ultra Challenge around the Isle of Wight - you were all fantastic!

The 2017 Series is bigger than ever, with over 14,000 eager challengers set to join us - and walk, jog, or run their Challenge of a lifetime. There are 5 fantastic events this year - each on a stunning route with full 100km, 50km, and 25km options to choose from - and our famous hospitality & support will be better than ever with the introduction of new menus and services. These are our flagship events, and we're proud that by the end of 2017 the Series will have raised well over £15 million to date for our charity partners, and enbaled many thousands of ordinary people to push themselves far further than they may have thought possible!

Visit the Isle of Wight Challenge Website to find out more and Reserve your place for 2018 with our Super Early Bird offer!

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Macmillan Mighty Hikes..

In 2017 we're planning and organising 8 fantastic hikes for Macmillan Cancer Support. A total of over 10,000 hikers will take on a marathon distance in some of the UK's finest scenery on iconic trails - from the Jurassic Coast in the south, Hadrian's Wall in the north, and Loch Lomond in Scotland - and is on target to raise over £3million to help Macmillan with their valuable work.

Join us if you want to support Macmillan - and enjoy a fantastic days walikng with full hospitality & support from the Action Challenge Team.

 

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Win a FREE place to the SAHARA!

 

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Places on our Ultra Adventure Series Challenges are filling up!

Join us in Icelandic landscapes or the Saharan desert. Or perhaps the trails around Mont Blanc, lush Greek Gorges, or Smokey Mt. Etna?

We've got the perfect overseas adventure for you...

Not only that, but we're please to announce our SAHARAN CHALLENGE COMPETITION!

You could win a FREE place on this Moroccan Adventure.

See www.ultraadventure.com for details!

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A Snowy Success

Our London Winter Winter Walkers braved the cold and the rain yesterday but everyone was all smiles!

Starting from Bishop's Park in Putney, 800 Challengers trekked to Vauxhall and returned to Bishop's Park 20km later in a flurry of snow, to be greeted by their first medal of 2017!

We can't wait to see you all next year on an Ultra Challenge or Ultra Adventure...


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