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A Moroccan Adventure!

Congratulations to our 89 Saharan Challenge runners and trekkers that took on 2 marathons in 2 days across the Saharan desert. Conditions were tough, with little shade and soaring temperatures, but everyone battled through to achieve something that they should be proud of. It was a experience to remember and we are proud to have helped all the challengers achieve their goals.  

Check out the website and sign up for 2017!

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Corporate Events for 2016


In 2016 our Ultra Challenge Series will raise over 7.5 million for our 500 participating charities and our Series Partners some of which include; Alzheimers Society, GOSH and Cancer Research UK.

Consisting of 5 fantastic endurance events, the series takes in some of the best scenery around the country and sees thousands of participants tackle the Full 100km distance or a Half or Quarter Challenge as either an endurance walk or ultra marathon run.

We believe that taking part in the Ultra Challenge Series is a great way for you and your colleagues to raise money in one go for your Charity of the Year and really helps raise the charity’s profile within the business. Over the years we have seen hundreds of corporate teams take part including teams from HSBC, Flight Centre, Barclays, Chevron, P&O Cruises and Travis Perkins and whether you’re a start up or a Top 100 company, we’ll make it a special event for your team. With over 10 years of experience in delivering quality mass participation events you can expect our full support before and during the challenge and with over 500 charity partners to choose from, why look any further than our 5 Ultra Challenges? Our events include:

The Isle of Wight Challenge 30th April – 1st May

London to Brighton 28 – 29th May

London to Cambridge 2 – 3rd July

South Coast Challenge 27 – 28th August

Thames Path Challenge 10 – 11th September

Each event has a fantastic route, whether it’s along the Thames Path from Oxford to Henley or up and up and onto the stunning South Downs from Eastbourne to Arundel, making the routes challenging and varied but perfectly achievable with some training and support. Here’s why the Ultra Challenge Series is for you:

1) It’s an easy way to raise money for your Charity of the Year:

  • 5 Great Endurance Events – why not take on several?
  • Distances to suit everyone – the Full 100km, 50km or 25km
  • Walk it, Jog it or Run it – whether you’re a competitive runner or putting your walking boots on for the first time!
  • Pay your registration fee + minimum fundraising target per person or team
  • Participants tend to raise double their fundraising target!
  • With over 400 participating charities to choose from
  • Raise the profile of your Charity of the Year within your organisation
  • Matched giving - your company can match the minimum fundraising target

2) Our Corporate Packages make it special:

  • Great corporate packages for teams of 10+ & discounts on registration fee
  • Your own account manager to build bespoke Corporate plan
  • Support & materials to recruit colleagues to your team
  • We can come and present the challenge at your place of work
  • Bespoke hospitality options to suit you on the day
  • Branded kit from technical t-shirts to hoodies

3) Anyone can do it!  

  • We offer a range of distances so it isn't just for the fittest in the office
  • 100km, 50km or 25km means there’s a Challenge to suit everyone
  • Walk, Jog or Run or do a mix of both!
  • Everyone can start together at the same time + great PR opportunities
  • Training tips and training days from us so that you’re prepared
  • Extended packages available including camping options

4) Great support before and on the day:

  • Best quality events in the mass participation market
  • Thousands of participants take part each year
  • We help you push and promote the event to your company + colleagues
  • Signed route with trek masters, medics, support vehicles on the day
  • Festival atmosphere – friends & family welcome to cheer you on!
  • Free snacks and drinks at each covered rest stop (every 13km)
  • Hot food & meals with drinks at the main rest stops

5) Team building:

  • A great way to socialise outside work & for a common cause
  • The team can take on a mixture of 100km, 50km or 25km
  • Competition for those looking to beat personal bests or up your distance
  • Test your stamina & endurance on the walk through the night

So join us and push yourself in 2016! For more information visit or speak to Nicola Smith on 02076096695.


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



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!



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


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

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


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!

  • 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 or on 0207 609 6695.

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


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!


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


  • 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?


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

To find out more and to sign up to the challenge visit 

Help us raise £50,000 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

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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. 



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