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The Great Tesco Walk

We're excited to announce our biggest ever challenge event - The Great Tesco Walk! 

A unique relay for up to 7,000 Tesco employees from Land’s End to John O' Groat’s - starting on 5 Sept 2017 and finishing 31 days later after an epic 2,400 km journey!

In the final year of Tesco's National Charity Partnership with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation, The Great Tesco Walk will be the biggest fundraising event in Tesco's history - and the longest event in Action Challenge's history! 

The walk will be broken up into ‘Legs’ of up to 50 kms each day, and Tesco colleagues will take on a full or half leg, with 10 & 5 km options in some areas for the less seasoned walkers.  There will be a 'Tesco Torch' up front lighting the way - and we keep you updated with how the walk progresses as it snakes across the country passing hundreds of Tesco stores and famous landmarks en route. 

It's hoped that over £3 million will be raised this September for the Tesco National Charity Partnership. So next time you're in your local Tesco store - and you see a collection bucket for The Great Tesco Walk  - don't forget to donate to their challenge! 



NEW Cycles for 2018

If you’re a budding cyclist and fancy swapping your usual commute for something exotic or maybe looking for a new challenge on two wheels, then perhaps one of these trips are for you!

Two fascinating Asian destinations - Burma (Myanmar) and Sri Lanka - are gaining popularity amongst tourists, so it’s a great time to travel somewhere exciting to push yourself! These two challenges sit alongside our ever popular Vietnam to Cambodia ride, so for 2018 you can now choose from our trio of international cycling trips.

Cycle Burma - Our adventurous mountain bike challenge takes on the unexplored landscapes along quiet back roads, trails and dirt tracks to discover unforgettable sites, including the famed ancient city of Bagan, Mount Popa, Inle Lake and Mandalay!

Cycle Sri Lanka Coast to Coast - An exhilarating, tough cycle across this idyllic island through tropical rainforests and mountainous interior of the Central Highlands, stopping in the sacred city of Kandy and finishing at the Indian Ocean!

Even better, we’re offering participants a £100 discount off selected departures - valid until 31st May 2017. Plus for the first 50 sign ups, you will be entered in to win one of 5 duffel bags from our partners at OverBoard! Check out the challenge pages for all the details.

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Let the Ultras Begin!

Congratulations to all who took on our 1st 2017 Ultra Challenge around the Isle of Wight - you were all fantastic!

The 2017 Series is bigger than ever, with over 14,000 eager challengers set to join us - and walk, jog, or run their Challenge of a lifetime. There are 5 fantastic events this year - each on a stunning route with full 100km, 50km, and 25km options to choose from - and our famous hospitality & support will be better than ever with the introduction of new menus and services. These are our flagship events, and we're proud that by the end of 2017 the Series will have raised well over £15 million to date for our charity partners, and enbaled many thousands of ordinary people to push themselves far further than they may have thought possible!

Visit the Isle of Wight Challenge Website to find out more and Reserve your place for 2018 with our Super Early Bird offer!



Macmillan Mighty Hikes..

In 2017 we're planning and organising 8 fantastic hikes for Macmillan Cancer Support. A total of over 10,000 hikers will take on a marathon distance in some of the UK's finest scenery on iconic trails - from the Jurassic Coast in the south, Hadrian's Wall in the north, and Loch Lomond in Scotland - and is on target to raise over £3million to help Macmillan with their valuable work.

Join us if you want to support Macmillan - and enjoy a fantastic days walikng with full hospitality & support from the Action Challenge Team.



Win a FREE place to the SAHARA!


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Places on our Ultra Adventure Series Challenges are filling up!

Join us in Icelandic landscapes or the Saharan desert. Or perhaps the trails around Mont Blanc, lush Greek Gorges, or Smokey Mt. Etna?

We've got the perfect overseas adventure for you...

Not only that, but we're please to announce our SAHARAN CHALLENGE COMPETITION!

You could win a FREE place on this Moroccan Adventure.

See for details!


A Snowy Success

Our London Winter Winter Walkers braved the cold and the rain yesterday but everyone was all smiles!

Starting from Bishop's Park in Putney, 800 Challengers trekked to Vauxhall and returned to Bishop's Park 20km later in a flurry of snow, to be greeted by their first medal of 2017!

We can't wait to see you all next year on an Ultra Challenge or Ultra Adventure...

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An International Adventure...


Join 100 or so adventurers in some of the World's finest scenery for a challenge that will test you. Whether it's heading down to the Sahara in sun baked Morocco, crossing a multi coloured wilderness in Iceland, scaling the slopes of Europe's tallest volcano or taking on gorgeous Greek gorges - you'll be pushed with 2 marathon style treks over 2 days - with full support and great hospitality all the way.

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Walking in WINTER

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The main season of UK events may be a few months away, but we know many of you are itching to challenge yourselves over the winter...

We are pleased to introduce our new WINTER WALK on January 15th 2017 to keep you going!
Join us for a brisk 20km in central London - easily accesible by public transport.

DISCOUNTS available for those already signed up for a 2017 UK Ultra Challenge - this is a chance to step up your training!



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