Achieve Something Special in 2023: Join us for the Lake District Ultra Challenge

This June, a crew of friendly Refugee Support volunteers, staff and supporters are taking on England’s finest countryside—all for a good cause. We’re doing the Lake District Ultra Challenge: a 100km walk, jog or run that you can do completely at your own pace, over one or two days. You can also opt for 50km or 25km instead.

The starting line

A fun, scenic event for all abilities

The spectacular route winds through forests and nature reserves, over some tough hills, and alongside idyllic Lake Windermere. At the Kendal basecamp, you get full support & hospitality and optional camping or a hostel.

The beautiful Lake District

You’ll be fully supported at every step of the way: Entry includes a range of free food & drink at regular rest stops, and support from medics, marshals and massage teams. Plus, as you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, t-shirt and a special medal to celebrate your achievement.

Rest stop

A well-organised event that we love

Some of our core team and volunteers have taken part in Ultra Challenge events in 2021 and 2022. We love these events because they’re so well organised and you feel fully supported from start to finish—from the clearly market routes to the food and drink to the crowds cheering you over the finish line.

Our team at the Peak District Ultra Challenge in 2021

See you at the start line!

For full details and to sign up for the event, head to the Ultra Challenge website.

Our team name is ‘Refugee Supporters’.

If you have any questions, email our Fundraising Manager, Natalie.

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