Challenge walks

Challenge walks

Challenging walking events from half marathon distance (13.1 miles) right up to multi-day ultra challenges.

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Challenge walks in the UK

Walking challenges are a great way to test your stamina on foot with walks ranging from anything over half marathon distance right up to ultra challenges that take place over a single day, weekend or even longer.

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2024 challenge walks

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Join Team Cats for an epic adventure across the South Coast and help make a better life for cats. Get a discounted entry today!
  • Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep
  • £22.50 + £360 fundraising
Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK

South Coast Ultra Challenge

Cats Protection

Join Team Cats for an epic adventure across the South Coast and help make a better life for cats. Get a discounted entry today!

  • Ultra run
Run, walk or jog Race to Remember - one of the most poignant challenges of the year - and honour the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation.
  • Sat 9 Nov
  • £50
Petersfield, Hampshire, UK

Race to Remember | 36km

Run, walk or jog Race to Remember - one of the most poignant challenges of the year - and honour the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation.

  • 36 km multi terrain running + 857 ft ascent
Embark on a daring trek to reach Wales' highest mountain at sundown and contribute to funding emergency supplies for those affected by disaster. Are you ready to become a champion for humanity?
  • Sat 10 Aug
  • £20
Llanberis, Gwynedd, UK

Trek Snowdon at Sunset

Embark on a daring trek to reach Wales' highest mountain at sundown and contribute to funding emergency supplies for those affected by disaster. Are you ready to become a champion for humanity?

  • 1 day hiking
Get ready, Kiltwalkers! Experience the banter, fun, bagpipes, support and sheer emotion in the City of Discovery over a challenging 20 mile route.
  • Sun 11 Aug
  • £20
  • 11 charities
Dundee, Dundee City, UK

The Kiltwalk Dundee | Mighty Stride

Get ready, Kiltwalkers! Experience the banter, fun, bagpipes, support and sheer emotion in the City of Discovery over a challenging 20 mile route.

  • 21.5 miles
Starting alongside those taking on the full route, runners and walkers alike will feel the buzz of the startline before running past all four of the route's ruined abbeys to finish at Jedburgh.
  • Sat 24 Aug
  • £42-£46
Melrose, Scottish Borders, UK

Run the Borders | 50K Ultra

Starting alongside those taking on the full route, runners and walkers alike will feel the buzz of the startline before running past all four of the route's ruined abbeys to finish at Jedburgh.

  • 50 km trail running
Visiting the heartland of the Scottish Borders walkers will stand on the start line with the ultra runners to take to the Borders Abbey Way to complete the loop as a team of 4.
  • Sat 24 Aug
  • £200-£400
Melrose, Scottish Borders, UK

Run the Borders | Walking Challenge

Visiting the heartland of the Scottish Borders walkers will stand on the start line with the ultra runners to take to the Borders Abbey Way to complete the loop as a team of 4.

  • 109 km + 1900 m ascent
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Cornwall Mighty Hike - where you'll trek Southwest England's stunning coastline and rolling countryside to support people living with cancer.
  • Sat 31 Aug
  • £25
Padstow, Cornwall, UK

Mighty Hike | Cornwall | Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Cornwall Mighty Hike - where you'll trek Southwest England's stunning coastline and rolling countryside to support people living with cancer.

  • 26 miles hiking + 846.43 m ascent
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Rob Roy Mighty Hike, where you'll explore the Rob Roy Way through the wild and beautiful Trossachs National Park to support people living with cancer.
  • Sat 31 Aug
  • £25
Callander, Stirling, UK

Mighty Hikes | Rob Roy | Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Rob Roy Mighty Hike, where you'll explore the Rob Roy Way through the wild and beautiful Trossachs National Park to support people living with cancer.

  • 25.2 miles hiking + 896 m ascent
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Cornwall Mighty Hike - where you'll trek Southwest England's stunning coastline and rolling countryside to support people living with cancer.
  • Sat 31 Aug
  • £20
Padstow, Cornwall, UK

Mighty Hike | Cornwall | Half Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Cornwall Mighty Hike - where you'll trek Southwest England's stunning coastline and rolling countryside to support people living with cancer.

  • 13.82 miles hiking + 504.5 m ascent
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Rob Roy Mighty Hike, where you'll explore the Rob Roy Way through the wild and beautiful Trossachs National Park to support people living with cancer.
  • Sat 31 Aug
  • £20
Callander, Stirling, UK

Mighty Hikes | Rob Roy | Half Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Rob Roy Mighty Hike, where you'll explore the Rob Roy Way through the wild and beautiful Trossachs National Park to support people living with cancer.

  • 15.3 miles hiking + 524 m ascent
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Wye Valley Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as the historic Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey at the borders of England and Wales.
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £25
Monmouth, Gwent, UK

Mighty Hikes | Wye Valley | Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Wye Valley Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as the historic Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey at the borders of England and Wales.

  • 25.5 miles hiking + 1033 m ascent
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll see famous sights including Corfe Castle and Old Harry Rocks to support people living with cancer.
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £25
Wareham, Dorset, UK

Mighty Hikes | Jurassic Coast | Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll see famous sights including Corfe Castle and Old Harry Rocks to support people living with cancer.

  • 26 miles hiking + 380 m ascent
The South Downs National Park is a superb backdrop for a real charity challenge featuring Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and the South Downs Way with a choice of distances from 25km right up to 100km!
  • Sat 7 - Sun 8 Sep
  • £10-£40
  • 16 charities
Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK

South Coast Ultra Challenge

The South Downs National Park is a superb backdrop for a real charity challenge featuring Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and the South Downs Way with a choice of distances from 25km right up to 100km!

  • 1 day trail running
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Wye Valley Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as the historic Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey at the borders of England and Wales.
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £20
Monmouth, Gwent, UK

Mighty Hikes | Wye Valley | Half Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Wye Valley Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as the historic Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey at the borders of England and Wales.

  • 14 miles hiking + 485 m ascent
Hike 10 miles through the rugged Peak District and finish by climbing Mam Tor to help raise funds for sick children.
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £11.55
Hope Valley, Derbyshire, UK

Peak District Walk

Hike 10 miles through the rugged Peak District and finish by climbing Mam Tor to help raise funds for sick children.

  • 10 miles hiking
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll see famous sights featuring Corfe Castle on your hike to the coast to support people living with cancer.
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • £20
Wareham, Dorset, UK

Mighty Hikes | Jurassic Coast | Half Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll see famous sights featuring Corfe Castle on your hike to the coast to support people living with cancer.

  • 13 miles hiking + 380 m ascent
England’s greatest river provides a fantastic backdrop for an unforgettable 'festival' charity challenge weekend, with distances from 10km right up to 100km there’s a Thames Challenge for everyone!
  • Fri 13 - Sun 15 Sep
  • £10-£40
  • 17 charities
London, UK

Thames Path Ultra Challenge

England’s greatest river provides a fantastic backdrop for an unforgettable 'festival' charity challenge weekend, with distances from 10km right up to 100km there’s a Thames Challenge for everyone!

  • 1 day trail running
Explore one of the UK’s most beautiful National Parks with its pretty riverside paths, rolling hills, white coastal cliffs and the famous South Downs Way and support charity #TeamPassage.
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • £25
Lewes, East Sussex, UK

South Downs Trekathon | The Passage

Explore one of the UK’s most beautiful National Parks with its pretty riverside paths, rolling hills, white coastal cliffs and the famous South Downs Way and support charity #TeamPassage.

  • 1 day hiking
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle to support people living with cancer.
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • £25
Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

Mighty Hikes | Northumberland Coast | Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle to support people living with cancer.

  • 26 miles hiking + 75 m ascent
MS Walk London is back for another successful year and takes in some of the capital’s finest views and iconic landmarks. Sign up today and walk, roll or stroll to stop MS.
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • FREE-£15
London, UK

MS Walk London | 20K

MS Walk London is back for another successful year and takes in some of the capital’s finest views and iconic landmarks. Sign up today and walk, roll or stroll to stop MS.

  • 20 km
Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as Alnwick Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle to support people living with cancer.
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £20
Alnwick, Northumberland, UK

Mighty Hikes | Northumberland Coast | Half Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike - where you'll take in famous sights such as Alnwick Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle to support people living with cancer.

  • 13.2 miles hiking + 75 m ascent
Get ready, Kiltwalkers! Experience the banter, fun, bagpipes, support and sheer emotion in Scotland's capital this year over a challenging 21 mile route.
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £20
  • 11 charities
Edinburgh, UK

The Kiltwalk Edinburgh | Mighty Stride

Get ready, Kiltwalkers! Experience the banter, fun, bagpipes, support and sheer emotion in Scotland's capital this year over a challenging 21 mile route.

  • 21 miles
Get ready, Kiltwalkers! Experience the banter, fun, bagpipes, support and sheer emotion in Scotland's capital this year over an achievable 11 mile route.
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £20
  • 11 charities
Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK

The Kiltwalk Edinburgh | Big Stroll

Get ready, Kiltwalkers! Experience the banter, fun, bagpipes, support and sheer emotion in Scotland's capital this year over an achievable 11 mile route.

  • 11 miles
An end-of-season looped charity challenge in some of the Chilterns' finest countryside, with historic trails, rolling hills, nature reserves and fantastic views with routes from 10km up to 50km.
  • Sat 28 Sep
  • £10-£30
  • 9 charities
Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, UK

Chiltern 50 Ultra Challenge

An end-of-season looped charity challenge in some of the Chilterns' finest countryside, with historic trails, rolling hills, nature reserves and fantastic views with routes from 10km up to 50km.

  • 1 day trail running
MS Walk Glasgow is back for another successful year and takes in some of the city’s iconic landmarks and culture. Sign up today and walk, roll or stroll to stop MS.
  • Sat 28 Sep
  • FREE-£15
Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK

MS Walk Glasgow | 20K

MS Walk Glasgow is back for another successful year and takes in some of the city’s iconic landmarks and culture. Sign up today and walk, roll or stroll to stop MS.

  • 20 km
GLOW up and join a 20km night walk through Birmingham with lights and glowsticks to mark World Mental Health Day, taking in the bright lights and iconic buildings for Mental Health UK.
  • Sat 28 Sep
  • £10
Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

GLOW Night Walk | Birmingham

GLOW up and join a 20km night walk through Birmingham with lights and glowsticks to mark World Mental Health Day, taking in the bright lights and iconic buildings for Mental Health UK.

  • 20 km
Escape the city. Explore the trails. Run or walk a stunning trail route that starts from Bristol and finishes in the centre of Bath alongside the marathon at the Bandstand in Royal Victoria Park.
  • Sat 5 Oct
  • £45
Bristol, Gloucestershire, UK

Trail Escape | Bristol-to-Bath | 25km

Escape the city. Explore the trails. Run or walk a stunning trail route that starts from Bristol and finishes in the centre of Bath alongside the marathon at the Bandstand in Royal Victoria Park.

  • 25 km trail running
GLOW up and join a 20km night walk through Edinburgh with lights and glowsticks to mark World Mental Health Day, taking in the bright lights and iconic buildings for Mental Health UK.
  • Sat 5 Oct
  • £10
Edinburgh, UK

GLOW Night walk | Edinburgh

GLOW up and join a 20km night walk through Edinburgh with lights and glowsticks to mark World Mental Health Day, taking in the bright lights and iconic buildings for Mental Health UK.

  • 20 km
An end-of-season charity challenge in the Garden of England with a looped route around the Kent Downs starting on the North Downs Way with picturesque scenery and full support all the way.
  • Sat 12 Oct
  • £10-£30
  • 5 charities
Maidstone, Kent, UK

Kent Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

An end-of-season charity challenge in the Garden of England with a looped route around the Kent Downs starting on the North Downs Way with picturesque scenery and full support all the way.

  • 1 day trail running
GLOW up and join a 20km night walk through Edinburgh with lights and glowsticks to mark World Mental Health Day, taking in the bright lights and iconic buildings for Mental Health UK.
  • Sat 19 Oct
  • £10
London, UK

GLOW Night Walk | London

GLOW up and join a 20km night walk through Edinburgh with lights and glowsticks to mark World Mental Health Day, taking in the bright lights and iconic buildings for Mental Health UK.

  • 20 km
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