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...and they're off!

The Isle of Wight Challenge kicked off our Ultra Challenge series with a bang last weekend. It was one tough challenge with over 1,500 Challengers taking part. The sun came out, making it a picture perfect event - check out the shots below...

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It’s in the news – and we all know it’s a problem - and many of our participants have also emailed in with concerns over single use plastic waste items on our events.  For 2018 Action Challenge is determined to reduce the environmental impact, and we hope all our participants will be on board with these initiatives.


For this year - we are expecting over 20,000 people to be taking part in our UK challenge events – and they consume a lot to keep going! We’re focussing on cups, bottles, cutlery and printing initially:


  • 80,000 single use hot drink foam cups will be replaced with eco paper cups
  • 200,000 items of plastic cutlery will be replaced by eco wooden items alongside paper plates
  • 20,000 heavy duty single use plastic fizz flutes will be replaced by paper ‘fizz cones’
  • 60,000 plastic bottles ‘saved’ - as pre bottled water will only be used in emergencies
  • 120,000 pages of A5 printed laminated maps will be saved by utilising the Action Challenge APP (the app does not require an internet signal)
  • 100,000 pages of A4 printing by participants will be saved by using our APP


We’ll also have full recycling set ups at the Rest Stops on each event – and all of our participants can help by properly sorting their own waste, and of course following  ‘Rule Number 1’  - which is absolutely no litter of any kind on the routes and trails themselves. We also have other initiatives in hand – including the aim to replace our plastic arrows (they are multi use – and last for quite a few events) - without compromising participant safety in any way.


Please let us know what you think – and in particular if you have any additional ideas or suggestions to reduce the impact of our events.


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The Easter Walk

1,000 trekkers braved the elements and took part in the inaugural Easter Walk. Our festive Challengers walked 25km or 25 miles, with Windsor Racecourse serving as the basecamp on this new route. There were plenty of chocolates, bunny ears, and smiling faces to be seen, despite the weather!

Fancy taking on one of our large UK treks or runs?

Visit to find out more...

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JOIN US! We are hiring!

At Action Challenge we have an exciting year ahead of us; we've are expecting over 20,000 participants on our UK Series of Ultras Challenges - as well as some new events across the season. Our International portfolio of events is expanding too - meaning that we've got some exciting opportunities for motivated individuals with a passion for the outdoors and creating first class events to join our team.

We are currently looking for:

  • A Senior Project Manager - to plan & manage the delivery of our UK events

  • Marketing & Communications Assistant - an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate

  • Customer Services & Admin Assistant - to work across our UK & International events

  • Events Interns - to join us across the summer months & gain some valuable experience 

To find out more about each role - head over to our Work for Us page!


International New Year Offer!


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We want to help you reach your goals in 2018. 

Join a group on one of our Great Treks of the World to cross the Icelandic wilderness, walk above the clouds at Machu Picchu and climb Kilimanjaro or Elbrus - one of the Seven Summits! Try something different and push yourself further with an Ultra Adventure - 2 marathon treks in 2 days on a 4/5 Day Adventure. 

Sign up to ANY International Challenge before 9 Feb '18 and save £75! We'll also send you a FREE training & kit bundle to help you prepare for your challenge!

  • £75 OFF Registration Fees
  • £100 Kit Hire Voucher
  • FREE UK Training Walk or Run!
  • FREE 50km Ultra Challenge Place!

Explore the world, meet new friends and push yourself further! 

STEP 1 . Browse our Challenges for inspiration
STEP 2 . Register with code NEWYEAROFFER to claim £75 off
STEP 3 . We'll email you the kit voucher & Free UK event codes when the offer ends
STEP 4 . Your adventure begins!

**This deal cannot be used in conjunction with any other deal, discount or promotion offered by Action Challenge.**

If you have any questions, please contact us at!


NEW EVENT - Easter Walk!

Challenge Yourself this Easter! 

Saturday 31st March! We are excited to announce the launch of the inaugrual Easter Walk - bring your friends, family & work colleagues to join us on either a 25 mile or 25km looped walk starting and finishing in Windsor! 

Setting off from Windsor along the River Thames on Easter Saturday and passing through beautiful scenery and countryside. Set yourself (and the family!) a goal this spring with either a 25 mile or 25 km challenge, and a big celebration finish and fun day!

 Some highlights of the event are:

  • Windsor Racecourse start / finish

  • Marquee Base Camp

  • Lots of free parking

  • 8:30 - 11:30am starts

  • Zumba style Warm Up

  • Route support & marshals 

  • Fully signed 25km & 25 mile looped routes

  • 25 miles - snacks, lunch & finish meal

  • 25km - snacks & finish meal

  • Best 'Easter Dress' prizes

  • Easter Walk Medal

  • Hot food at Base Camp

  • Easter challenges for the family

  • Discounts for the kids!

  • Self Fund - do it for Yourself

  • OR Fundraise for a Charity

To find out more & to sign up visit - save 25% if you sign up before 10th December! 


Ultra Challenges - save £25!

WINTER PROMOTION - SAVE UP TO £25 - Limited time offer until 25 Dec!!

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You can make some great savings this season on any 2018 Ultra Challenge. With different distances and 7 Challenges to choose from, including the NEW Jurassic Coast & Wye Valley routes, you can WALK, JOG, or RUN on the Challenge that suits YOU!

-- New to Ultras? Save up to £25!
-- If you took part in a 2017 challenge – you can save even more – check your inbox for full details!



The Great Tesco Walk

The Great Tesco Walk - Reaches John O'Groats!

After 31 days, 2,400km and 51 stages The Great Tesco Walk finally reach it's destination of John O'Groats on October 5th. Action Challenge are extremely proud to have hosted the challenge in aid of the Tesco Charity Partnership, which has seen over 4,000 participants walk the length of Britain from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Each leg of the challenge set out from a Tesco store along the route, passing by many other host stores which welcomed the walkers with a fantastic sense of celebration and achievement. Past some of the UK's most iconic geographical features, and through some of the most remote regions and scenery the walk was a first for both Tesco and Action Challenge. 

We would like to thank everyone involved and congratulate all those who took part and completed their leg of The Great Tesco Walk - they are pioneers of an excitiing project which will hopefully be the first of many to come in the future. 

If you or yoru company are thinking of organising a charity challenge or trek in aid of charity or as an employee engagement exercise speak to our experienced team about how we can work together - email 


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