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Training Walks in 2016

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Prepare for your UK or International Challenge by going on our training walks! Get the 'feel' for the challenge ahead and build up that base level of fitness!

Led by experienced Action Challenge leaders, these training walks are also an excellent opportunity to get advice on training, equipment and nutrition - as well as meeting like-minded 'action challengers.' Whether you've signed up to one of our Ultra Challenge Series or an International Event, our training days will be perfect for your training!

  • Just £20 to sign up

  • Fully guided group walks

  • Teas & coffee at the start and end of the walk

  • Bring your own lunch

  • Chance to meet fellow challengers

London Day Walks - 2016

  • Saturday 31 January 
  • Sunday 28 Febuary 
  • Saturday 17 July 

Setting out from London's Blackfriars Bridge to Richmond along the Thames Path - this day walk is a great training challenge to test your feet, legs and kit across 20 miles of the Thames Path - join us and meet our team.

ETA Start: 09:30 ETA Finish: 15:00 -18:00

London Night Walks - 2016

  • Saturday 2 / Sunday 3 April
  • Saturday 16 / Sunday 17 April
  • Saturday 14 / Sunday 15 May 
  • Saturday 13 / Sunday 14 October

A great way to prepare for our 100 KM challenges - testing your mind and body when it's not used to being tested! By head torch we venture across London from Blackfriars to Richmond setting off at midnight.

ETA Start: 00:00 ETA Finish: 05:00 -07:00

North Downs Day Walks - 2016

  • 31 July

Our training walk follows 14.5 miles of the North Downs Way from Guildford to Dorking - across the beautiful (and hilly!) Surrey Hills! A great test for anyone taking on any of our hillier challenges! 

ETA Start: 10:00 ETA Finish: 15:00 - 17:00

South Downs Day Walks

  • 13 March - Clayton to Rodwell (14 miles) 
  • 12 June - Southease to Eastbourne (19miles)

We have two fantastic routes taking you across the South Downs - ideal for anyone wishing to test out their walking ability prior to an Ultra Challenge.

ETA Start 10:00 ETA Finish: 15:00 - 18:30

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING WALK

 

Training Weekends

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Our training weekends are the best way to prepare yourself physically and mentally prior to tackling one of our Challenges, and they are a great way to meet other trekkers, the Action Challenge team and our fully qualified Mountain Leaders.  They're also a brilliant excuse to also test out your kit and equipment on a mountain, against the elements!

We have a number of Training Weekends in the Peak DistrictSnowdonia and the Breacon Beacons spread across the year, from early Spring until September, so there should be a weekend to suit you. We also run Snowdon Night Time Summit weekends as a great way to prepare for the summit night on Kilimanjaro. They are also great for those taking on the 2-day Iceland Ultra Challenge in 2016!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

sep

The 2016 Ultra Kilimanjaro...

Where will your feet take you in 2016...

Why not take on the Ultra Kilimanjaro Challenge!

We are excited to launch our 'Ultra Kilimajaro Challenge' setting off to the roof of Africa on the 6th - 16th October 2016. If you are past participant on any of our Ultra Challenges, and you are now looking for your next challenge - why not take on Africa's highest peak on this exclusive climb for all of our past Ultra Challengers!

We are looking for 100 past participants to take on this unique climb - different to our other climbs, you will have the opportunity to become part of a large team who are taking on the climb together, and will get an exclsuive package and discounted climb!

  • 7 day Lemosho Climb - 11 day fully inclusive trip departing 6th October 2016
  • Take on the world's highest free standing mountain with Action Challenge 
  • Fundraising, self-funding & mixed fundraising options available
  • £150 off the usual registration fee & free of charge place on any of Ultra Challenges
  • Free branded kit bag 

To launch this unique climb all of our Ultra Challengers are invited to an evening at the Doggett's Pub in Central London, where we will be having a drink or two to celebrate this year's achievements and fundraising - and for you to learn all about the 2016 Ultra Kilimanjaro Climb! 

Places on the climb are limited - so come along to our open evening on the 17th Novemeber to find out more about the challenge and what climbing Kilimanjaro entails, meet your potential team mates!

 

Eventbrite - Ultra Challenge - Kilimanjaro Open Evening - Tuesday 17th November  2015

aug

The Iceland Ultra Challenge - NEW date 2016

 

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Our latest Ultra Challenge takes us to beautiful Iceland to trek 2 Marathons in 2 Days on a beautiful trail through mountain, lake, valleys and passes.

Our July 2016 proved so popular that it sold out within 2 weeks. So we've launched a second departure - from 26 - 29 August 2016 when 200 adventurers will take on this challenge. Raise money for charity, enjoy walking as part of a group of like-minded people and admire the stunning terrain from the lunar landscape of Afangagil, past roaring Waterfalls and crystal clear Rivers  through to Thorsmork where we will transport you back to Reykavik to celebrate your achievement with a hearty dinner and party.

This is the event with a similar set up to our Ultra challenge will see a fully supported trek including two nights of camping and the option of flights included. Full rest stops including hot meals on route as well as drinks and snacks and the option to extend your stay for a day and night to go whale watching, sightseeing and relax in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon. 

Places are selling out fast with half of places already taken for the event. For more information please follow the link below

www.theicelandchallenge.com/

Let Action Challenge take you on your next Big Adventure... 

aug

Kilimanjaro Evenings

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The Kilimanjaro Team will be running Open Evening's throughout 2016 - come along to find out more about climbing with us.

Our Kilimanjaro expert team will be hosting the next open evening on Jan 2016, for anyone who is considering climbing Africa's highest mountain and is looking to take on the challenge in 2016 or 2017!

Hosted in London, the Kilimanjaro team will start the presentation at 7pm so please arrive around 6:45. We will be discussing how you can climb with us either as part of a group climb or a bespoke private event covering everything from routes, the best time to climb, altitude, training, kit and equipment. The team will also be on hand to answer any questions PLUS special offers are available to anyone who signs up to a group climb on the night! 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN OPEN EVENING

jul

New Ultra Challenge for 2016!

The South Coast Challenge - 27/28 August 2016

Launch Offer - Save 70% for first 500 sign ups!

Introducing the newest addition to the Ultra Challenge Series - the South Coast Challenge! Taking place across August 2016's bank holiday weekend, this new route takes in some of the finest scenery of Southern England.

Beginning by Eastbourne's sea front, you'll head up to the infamous Beachy Head, on through Seven Sisters Country Park, along the South Downs way. Via Brighton and Devil's Dyke, the cathedral spire of historic Arundel will come into view as you cross the finish line! 

www.southcoastchallenge.com

  • Take on the full 100km, or either 50km leg as a walk, jog or run.
  • 100km: £20 + £395 min fundraising - Launch Offer!
  • 50km: £15 + £250 min fundraising - Launch Offer!
  • Plus - a free event technical t-shirt - part of offer.
  • Eastbourne start - Brighton mid point - Arundel finish.
  • Total ascent of 1,600 metres - test yourself!
  • Fully inclusive - hot meals, rest stops, massage etc.
  • Route is fully signed with pace walkers & medics on hand.

Don't miss out on this special launch offer for the first 500 to register! For any questions, please contact us at events@actionchallenge.com or on 0207 609 6695.

Please visit our main website www.ultrachallenge.com or join us online @ultrachallenges, using #ultrachallenge

jun

Take on the London 2 Brighton Cycle

Four charities have teamed up, and are seeking cyclists of all abilities to join a ride and raise over £1.5 million to help their work. This September a few thousand riders will unite and set out to Challenge Cancer together in a festival of cycling!

CHOOSE YOUR EVENT .....

  • CHALLENGE CANCER SOUTH It's Cycle London 2 Brighton 
  • CHALLENGE CANCER NORTH Or it's Cycle 'Trans Pennine' 

CHOSE YOUR RIDE .....

  • DAY RIDE option on each event - 60 mile ride - Sunday - all abilities
  • MOONRIDE option on each event - 60 mile hi viz Saturday Night Ride
  • THERE & BACK option on each event - 120 miles. Up for a big Challenge?

CHOOSE YOUR CHARITY .....

Ride for & support one of the 4 Challenge Cancer Charity Partners

  • BREAST CANCER BREAKTHROUGH / BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN
  • CANCER RESEARCH UK
  • MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
  • PROSTATE CANCER UK
To find out more and to sign up to the challenge visit www.cyclecancer.com 
may

Help us raise £50,000 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Nepal Ultra       

Join us and help raise £50,000 for the Disasters Relief Committee Nepal Earthquake Fund. We're giving away 100 free places to anyone who wants to take part in either our Grand Union or London 2 Cambridge Challenge, and who can raise £500 for the appeal by the end of July. We've already had participants take on the London 2 Brighton Challenge, so well done to them and good luck with the rest of their fundraising!

Action Challenge have been running and operating trekking challenges in Nepal for over 15 years and whilst we did not have any clients in Nepal at the time of the earthquake we are hugely concerned for our teams on the ground of operators, trekking guides, cooks and porters who we have worked with over the past few years. We have been hugely fortunate to be able to offer fantastic challenges to our participants over the past years through the hard work, dedication and passion of the local teams. They have enabled us to take 000's of challengers on life changing adventures; trekking to Everest Base Camp, through the Annapurna region and sight seeing in Kathmandu - and we are committed to ensure that we can raise as much as possible for our UK based challenges now to raise vital funds for this Relief Fund. 

So join us on our 100 km walk or run in either June or August - and raise as much as you can (with a target of £500 by the end of July) and we will give you a free place on the event to aid you with that fundraising. 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE GRAND UNION CHALLENGE >>>

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE LONDON 2 CAMBRIDGE CHALLENGE >>>

feb

Training Walks & Weekends

One of the best ways to get ready for the challenge, is by taking part in one or more of our organised training walks. Get the 'feel' for the challenge ahead and build up that base level of fitness!

Led by experienced Action Challenge leaders, these training walks are also an excellent opportunity to get advice on training, equipment and nutrition - as well as meeting like-minded 'action challengers.'

London Day Walks

  • 7 June 2015

Our London Training Walk! Leaving from a Central London location, we will follow 18 miles of the Thames Path Trail, heading for Richmond. The fairly flat path will aid your training in your kit, equipment and give you the chance to test out your pace, fitness and emulate the experience of being on your feet for a long distance. As a walk to kit start your training regime this is a perfect way to get you going and meet fellow challengers as you walk.

ETA Start: 09:00 ETA Finish: 15:00 -18:00

London Night Walks

  • 18 April 2015
  • 9 May 2015
  • 11 July 2015

Taking the London Thames route and setting off between 11 pm - and midnight there is no better way to practice the night time walking sections of the challenge then to get out there and walk at night! Lead by our experienced guides, head torches - the aim of the night training walk is to get your body and mind used to the slightly surreal experience of walking for a long period of time at night - when your body wants to be resting.

ETA Start: 00:00 ETA Finish: 05:00 -07:00

North Downs Day Walks

  • 2 August 2015

This walk begins in Guildford, climbing from the town via the Riverside Walk. From here you will pass in and out of the woods and through the beautiful county of Surrey Hills, offering beautiful views over the Valleys to the South, before eventually reaching Denbies, Dorking.

ETA Start: 09:00 ETA Finish: 16:00

South Downs Day Walks

  • 22 February 2015
  • 31 May 2015
Our particular training walk follows part of the National Park’s 100 mile trail, from Clayton to Southease, traversing Ditchling Beacon and stretching over a rare large area of outstanding natural beauty. The South Downs Way is a fantastic and challenging training walk
ETA Start 09:00 ETA Finish: 16:00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING WALK

 

 

Training Weekends

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Our training weekends are the best way to prepare yourself physically and mentally prior to tackling one of our Challenges, and they are a great way to meet other trekkers, the Action Challenge team and our fully qualified Mountain Leaders.  They're also a brilliant excuse to also test out your kit and equipment on a mountain, against the elements!

We have a number of Training Weekends in the Peak DistrictSnowdonia and the Breacon Beacons spread across the year, from early Spring until September, so there should be a weekend to suit you. We also run Snowdon Night Time Summit weekends to replicate summit night on Kilimanjaro.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

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