Walk in Support of Refugees: Join us for the 2024 Lake District Ultra Challenge

Want to show solidarity with refugees while raising funds and enjoying some of England’s finest countryside?

Join us for the 2024 Lake District Ultra Challenge!

The event takes place on 8th and 9th June. 

After a hugely successful event in 2023, we’re rallying a team of walkers, joggers and runners to make this year’s bigger than ever—raising essential funds to support refugees in the UK and Europe.

The distances range from 10 km to 100 km, and you can go completely at your own pace. Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, a marathon enthusiast upping the distance, or a seasoned ultra runner after UTMB points – there’s an option for you. The Lake District Ultra Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way.

The starting line

Our team loved the 2023 Lake District Challenge. A beautiful day in beautiful countryside and raising money for a great cause. Some of our guys found it tough, which only added to the sense of achievement and team building aspect of the event.” – Chris Goodson, MD of Lime Recruit and our Chair of Trustees.

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 stunning 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

We’ve been taking part in Ultra events since 2021. They’re well organised and you feel fully supported from start to finish—from the clearly market routes and ample food & drink, to the crowds cheering you over the finish line.

Our 2023 team at the finish line

See you at the start line!

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

We are listed charity for the event, so you can select Refugee Support during sign-up.

Head over to our Facebook event for regular updates and to connect with fellow participants and team members.

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

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