Take Part in an Ultra Challenge for YoungMinds

Take Part in an Ultra Challenge for YoungMinds

Walk, jog or run an epic endurance challenge by entering one of these ten unique events spread across the UK countryside.

Choose Your Ultra Challenge Event

Join over 18,000 people taking on an Ultra Challenge in 2019. Walk, jog or run an epic endurance challenge by entering one of these ten unique events spread across the UK countryside.

We are delighted to be a listed charity for this year’s Ultra Challenge series – all you need to do is sign up to your chosen event below and choose us as your chosen charity.

  • Isle of Wight

    Event Info

    When? 4-5 May 2019

    Where? Isle of Wight

    Distance: 106K, 54K or 25K

    Following the 106km coastal path around the Isle of Wight, this is a tough but rewarding challenge that attracts 2,000 challengers every year.

    You’ll be rewarded with stunning views whether you choose to walk, jog or run the route – however you do it, you’ll be raising vital funds to help support our work.

    Choose from the full 106km route or cover half or a quarter of the distance. You can also choose to take it on over 2 days, camping overnight along the route.

    Get a charity place for the 2019 Isle of Wight Challenge

    Full Island - £15 registration fee + £595 minimum fundraising

    Half Island - £10 registration fee + £395 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Island - £5 registration fee + £245 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Isle of Wight Challenge

  • London 2 Brighton

    Event Info

    When? 25-26 May 2019

    Where? London to Brighton

    Distance: 100K, 56K, 44K or 25K

    Walk, run or jog your way from Richmond, West London over 100km of paths and trails, navigating the North Downs, South Downs and some wonderful Sussex countryside before the coastline comes into view and the welcome finish line awaits down the home straight of Brighton Racecourse.

    Two thirds of the route are off road and there are options for half and quarter distance challenges available too.

    Get a charity place for the 2019 London 2 Brighton Challenge

    Full Route - £15 registration fee + £595 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £10 registration fee + £395 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £5 registration fee + £245 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the London 2 Brighton Challenge

  • Jurassic Coast

    Event Info

    When? 8-9 June 2019

    Where? Poole

    Distance: 100K, 58K, 42K or 24K

    Be one of the many to complete this challenge in its second year, starting at Poole Harbour and trekking along the spectacular Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. Traverse Lulworth Cove to Weymouth and past the famous sandstone cliffs of West Bay, before a welcome finish line celebration in the town of Bridport.

    Choose from the full 100km route or cover half or a quarter of the distance. You can also choose to take it on over 2 days, camping overnight along the route.

    Get a charity place for the 2019 Jurassic Coast Challenge

    Full Route - £15 registration fee + £595 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £10 registration fee + £395 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £5 registration fee + £245 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Jurassic Coast Challenge

  • Cotswold Way

    When? 29-30 June 2019

    Where? Bath

    Distance: 100K, 50K or 25K

    The Cotswold Way Challenge returns in 2019 for its third year. Walk, run or jog 100km through the Cotswolds from the magnificent Royal Crescent, Bath, across the famous rolling hills to Cheltenham.

    Take part on your own or as a team and you can even split the event over 2 days, camping in the Cotswolds overnight. Half and quarter length routes are also available, and for the boldest challengers there’s the full route non-stop.

    Get a charity place for the 2019 Cotswold Way Challenge

    Full Route - £15 registration fee + £595 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £10 registration fee + £395 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £5 registration fee + £245 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Cotswold Way Challenge

  • Peak District

    When? 13-14 July 2019

    Where? Bakewell

    Distance: 100K, 50K or 25K

    Walk, run or jog this tough new 100km trail through the Peak District National Park. You will join 3,000 other adventurers in navigating a figure of 8 route through Derbyshire’s finest scenery.

    Choose from the full 100km route or cover half or a quarter of the distance. You can also choose to take it on over 2 days, camping overnight along the route.

    Get a charity place for the 2019 Peak District Challenge

    Full Route - £15 registration fee + £595 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £10 registration fee + £395 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £5 registration fee + £245 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Peak District Challenge

  • Chiltern

    When? 27-28 July 2019

    Where? Henley-on-Thames

    Distance: 100K, 50K or 25K

    Be one of the first to take on the Chiltern Challenge, new to 2019. Starting and finishing at Henley-on-Thames, you will navigate hills, forests and ancient footpaths on three of the South’s most iconic trails – the Ridgeway, Icknield Way and Chiltern Way.

    Take part on your own or as a team and you can even split the event over 2 days, camping overnight along the route. Half and quarter length routes are also available.

    Get a charity place for the 2019 Chiltern Challenge

    Full Route – £15 registration fee + £595 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £10 registration fee + £395 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £5 registration fee + £245 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Chiltern Challenge

  • South Coast

    When? 31 August – 1 Sept 2019

    Where? Eastbourne

    Distance: 100K, 55K, 45K or 23K

    This 100km route takes you from Eastbourne on the south coast to historic Arundel, taking in Devils Dyke, The South Downs Way and Brighton. Take on some of England’s finest scenery either on your own or as a team.

    There are also half and quarter distance options available, and the chance to split the challenge in two, camping overnight before taking on the second half of the distance.

    Get a charity place for 2019 South Coast Challenge

    Full Route - £15 registration fee + £595 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £10 registration fee + £395 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £5 registration fee + £245 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the South Coast Challenge

  • Thames Path

    When? 7-8 Sept 2019

    Where? Putney Bridge, London

    Distance: 100K, 50K, 28K or 22K

    Take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England’s greatest river in September. The route heads upstream from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame, then on past wonderful scenery all the way to Henley.

    It’s up to you how you tackle it – you can run, walk or a mix between the two. Half and quarter distance options are available.

    Get a charity place for 2019 Thames Path Challenge

    Full Route - £15 registration fee + £595 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £10 registration fee + £395 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £5 registration fee + £245 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Thames Path Challenge

  • Thames Bridges

    When? 7 Sept 2019

    Where? Putney Bridge, London

    Distance: 25K

    Join other trekkers and venture across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline from its best vantage points. Setting out from Putney Bridge, head east towards the City, zig-zagging over the array of historic bridges, each with its own fascinating story.

    Take on the challenge on your own or as a team.

    Get a charity place for 2019 Thames Bridges Challenge

    £5 registration fee + £245 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Thames Bridges Challenge

  • North Downs 50

    When? 28 Sept 2019

    Where? Farnham

    Distance: 50K

    Join the 1,500 other trekkers taking on this 50km route through the wonderful Surrey countryside. Setting out from Farnham, this trail takes you through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the impressive Box Hill, with fantastic views to the south.

    Walk, run or jog this picturesque route on your own or as part of a team. You can also choose to take it on over 2 days, camping overnight along the route.

    Get a charity place for the 2019 North Downs 50 Challenge

    £10 registration fee + £395 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the North Downs 50 Challenge

Already got a place?

If you’ve already got a place in any of these Ultra Challenges, you can still support us with your efforts.

Just get in touch with our fundraising team and we’ll provide you with everything you need to support us during this year’s event, including:

  • A pack of helpful fundraising and training tips.
  • A member of our team on hand to answer any questions.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0207 089 5050

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The amount of times I’d tried to break out of this shell, talk about ‘I’m feeling a bit down’, ‘I’m feeling a bit scared’, I couldn’t do it. And now I can do it openly.
Alex, Youth Activist
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