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nov

Follow Julian on Mera Peak

Action Challenge Director, Julian Risley takes on his own challenge - on Nepal's Mighty Mera Peak!

After summiting Kilimanjaro many times, tackling Argentina's Aconcagua and many other trails across the globe, Action Challenge Director has swapped the boardroom for the Himalayas and is emabrking on a gruelling 17 day hike through valleys, high altitude passes, and across glaciers with the 6,476m high summit of Mt Mera in his sights. 

"When thinking of all the possible mountains to climb in the world Mt Mera was the obvious next choice for me... I've always wanted to trek through the Himalayas - in the shadow of Mt Everest and the tallest mountains in the world whilst physically reaching for the next goal. Mt Mera is an accessible mountain for anyone who has taken on Kilimanjaro or similar climbs, and incorporates learning new skills such as ice climbing and some basic technical climbing skills". 

Part personal journey, part research trip Julian's climb preceeds our first ever Mera Peak expedition we are running in Oct/Nov 2018 - places are limited and filling up fast - check out our page here if you are keen to find out more...

https://actionchallenge.com/challenges/climb-mera-peak

Follow Julian's journey on Instagram @julianrisley

 

oct

Ultra Challenges - save £40!

AUTUMN PROMOTION - SAVE UP TO £40 - Limited time offer until 15 Nov!!

Uc New 2018

You can make some great savings this season on any 2018 Ultra Challenge. With different distances and 7 Challenges to choose from, including the NEW Jurassic Coast & Wye Valley routes, you can WALK, JOG, or RUN on the Challenge that suits YOU!

-- New to Ultras? Save up to £40!
-- If you took part in a 2017 challenge – you can save even more – check your inbox for full details!

FIND OUT MORE >> WWW.ULTRACHALLENGE.COM

sep

The Great Tesco Walk

The Great Tesco Walk - Reaches John O'Groats!

After 31 days, 2,400km and 51 stages The Great Tesco Walk finally reach it's destination of John O'Groats on October 5th. Action Challenge are extremely proud to have hosted the challenge in aid of the Tesco Charity Partnership, which has seen over 4,000 participants walk the length of Britain from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Each leg of the challenge set out from a Tesco store along the route, passing by many other host stores which welcomed the walkers with a fantastic sense of celebration and achievement. Past some of the UK's most iconic geographical features, and through some of the most remote regions and scenery the walk was a first for both Tesco and Action Challenge. 

We would like to thank everyone involved and congratulate all those who took part and completed their leg of The Great Tesco Walk - they are pioneers of an excitiing project which will hopefully be the first of many to come in the future. 

If you or yoru company are thinking of organising a charity challenge or trek in aid of charity or as an employee engagement exercise speak to our experienced team about how we can work together - email nicola@actionchallenge.com 

 

aug

Ultras Raise £15m in '17

Thames Path Challenge

UK's 9th most Successful Fundraising Event

A report surveying the online fundraising platforms has recognised our Ultra Challenge Series events as being wihtin the top 25 most successful sports fundraising events in 2016 - with our Thames Path Challenge making it into the top 10. 

We are hugely excited to announce that in 2016 the Thames Path Challenge was the UK's 9th most successful fundraising event bringing in excess of £1.9 million for over 300 different UK charities. Furthermore our South Coast Challenge raised £985,000 in it's 1st year and has been recognised and came 19th in the survey which reviewed data from Just Giving, Virgin Money Giving and other online fundraising platforms. 

As our Ultra Challenge Series is bigger than in 2016 we estimate that in 2017 alone our events will raise in excess of £15 million for the 300+ UK charities we work with! 

READ THE FULL REPORT >>

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aug

NEW UK events

 2018 is not far around the corner and we’ve got some new Challenges in store...


We are pleased to announce our 2 NEW events - the Jurassic Coast Challenge (21/22 July '18) and Wye Valley Challenge (11/12 August '18)! With 7 Ultra Challenges next year, there’s a route to suit everyone, so why not join us for some stunning scenery and doing something amazing in 2018...

To find out more visit www.ultrachallenge.com to find out more about the series and challenge yourself in 2018!  

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may

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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may

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!

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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.

 

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