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 eight unique events spread across the UK countryside.

Choose Your Ultra Challenge Event

We are delighted to be a listed charity for this year’s Ultra Challenge series.

Join over 18,000 people taking on a challenge in 2018 and walk, jog or run an epic endurance challenge by entering one of these eight unique events spread across the UK countryside. All you need to do is sign up to your chosen event below and choose us as your chosen charity.

  • Isle of Wight

    When? 5-6 May 2018

    Where? Isle of Wight

    Distance: 106K, 54K or 25K

    Following the 106km coastal part 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 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 Isle of Wight Challenge 2018

    Full Island - £80 registration fee + £425 minimum fundraising

    Half Island - £60 registration fee + £275 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Island - £40 registration fee + £175 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Isle of Wight Challenge

  • London 2 Brighton

    When? 26-27 May 2018

    Where? London 2 Brighton

    Distance: 100K, 50K 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 coast line 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 too.

    Get a charity place for London 2 Brighton 2018

    Full Route - £80 registration fee + £425 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £60 registration fee + £275 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £40 registration fee + £175 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the London 2 Brighton Challenge

  • Cotswold Way

    When? 30 June – 1 July 2018

    Where? Bath

    Distance: 100K, 50K or 25K

    The Cotswold Way Challenge returns in 2018 for only its second 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 Cotswold Way Challenge 2018

    Full Route - £80 registration fee + £425 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £60 registration fee + £275 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £40 registration fee + £175 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Cotswold Way Challenge

  • Jurassic Coast

    When? 21-22 July 2018

    Where? Poole

    Distance: 100K, 50K or 25K

    Be one of the first participants to complete this epic challenge in its first year, starting at Poole Harbour and trekking along the spectacular Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. Transverse 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 Jurassic Coast Challenge 2018

    Full Island - £80 registration fee + £425 minimum fundraising

    Half Island - £60 registration fee + £275 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Island - £40 registration fee + £175 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Jurassic Coast Challenge

  • Wye Valley

    When? 11-12 August 2018

    Where? Chepstow

    Distance: 100K, 50K or 25K

    Take on the dramatic landscape straddling the England and Wales border – an area of outstanding natural beauty. A Chepstow start then through woodlands and the limestone cliffs of the Wye gorge, with the magical twisting riverside path passing Tintern Abbey to Ross-on-Wye. Climb Capler Hill to the Iron Age fort and come into sight of Hereford Cathedral.

    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 Wye Valley Challenge 2018

    Full Island - £80 registration fee + £425 minimum fundraising

    Half Island - £60 registration fee + £275 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Island - £40 registration fee + £175 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Wye Valley Challenge

  • South Coast

    When? 25-26 August 2018

    Where? Eastbourne

    Distance: 100K, 50K or 25K

    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, 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 the South Coast Challenge 2018

    Full Route - £80 registration fee + £425 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £60 registration fee + £275 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £40 registration fee + £175 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the South Coast Challenge

  • Thames Path

    When? 8-9 September 2018

    Where? Putney Bridge, London

    Distance: 100K, 50K or 25K

    Take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England’s greatest river this 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 the Thames Path Challenge 2018

    Full Route - £80 registration fee + £425 minimum fundraising

    Half Route - £60 registration fee + £275 minimum fundraising

    Quarter Route - £40 registration fee + £175 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Thames Path Challenge

  • Thames Bridges

    When? 8 September 2018

    Where? Putney Bridge, London

    Distance: 25K

    Join other trekkers and venture across the Capital taking with 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 and a great opportunity to meet others.

    Get a charity place for the Thames Bridges Challenge 2018

    £40 registration fee + £175 minimum fundraising

    Apply for the Thames Bridges 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

Support Our Work

YoungMinds exists so that young people have the strongest possible voice in improving their mental health. We need your help to make sure that voice is heard.

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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