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JOIN US! We are hiring!

At Action Challenge we have an exciting year ahead of us; we've are expecting over 20,000 participants on our UK Series of Ultras Challenges - as well as some new events across the season. Our International portfolio of events is expanding too - meaning that we've got some exciting opportunities for motivated individuals with a passion for the outdoors and creating first class events to join our team.

We are currently looking for:

  • A Senior Project Manager - to plan & manage the delivery of our UK events

  • Marketing & Communications Assistant - an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate

  • Customer Services & Admin Assistant - to work across our UK & International events

  • Events Interns - to join us across the summer months & gain some valuable experience 

To find out more about each role - head over to our Work for Us page!


International New Year Offer!


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We want to help you reach your goals in 2018. 

Join a group on one of our Great Treks of the World to cross the Icelandic wilderness, walk above the clouds at Machu Picchu and climb Kilimanjaro or Elbrus - one of the Seven Summits! Try something different and push yourself further with an Ultra Adventure - 2 marathon treks in 2 days on a 4/5 Day Adventure. 

Sign up to ANY International Challenge before 9 Feb '18 and save £75! We'll also send you a FREE training & kit bundle to help you prepare for your challenge!

  • £75 OFF Registration Fees
  • £100 Kit Hire Voucher
  • FREE UK Training Walk or Run!
  • FREE 50km Ultra Challenge Place!

Explore the world, meet new friends and push yourself further! 

STEP 1 . Browse our Challenges for inspiration
STEP 2 . Register with code NEWYEAROFFER to claim £75 off
STEP 3 . We'll email you the kit voucher & Free UK event codes when the offer ends
STEP 4 . Your adventure begins!

**This deal cannot be used in conjunction with any other deal, discount or promotion offered by Action Challenge.**

If you have any questions, please contact us at!


NEW EVENT - Easter Walk!

Challenge Yourself this Easter! 

Saturday 31st March! We are excited to announce the launch of the inaugrual Easter Walk - bring your friends, family & work colleagues to join us on either a 25 mile or 25km looped walk starting and finishing in Windsor! 

Setting off from Windsor along the River Thames on Easter Saturday and passing through beautiful scenery and countryside. Set yourself (and the family!) a goal this spring with either a 25 mile or 25 km challenge, and a big celebration finish and fun day!

 Some highlights of the event are:

  • Windsor Racecourse start / finish

  • Marquee Base Camp

  • Lots of free parking

  • 8:30 - 11:30am starts

  • Zumba style Warm Up

  • Route support & marshals 

  • Fully signed 25km & 25 mile looped routes

  • 25 miles - snacks, lunch & finish meal

  • 25km - snacks & finish meal

  • Best 'Easter Dress' prizes

  • Easter Walk Medal

  • Hot food at Base Camp

  • Easter challenges for the family

  • Discounts for the kids!

  • Self Fund - do it for Yourself

  • OR Fundraise for a Charity

To find out more & to sign up visit - save 25% if you sign up before 10th December! 


Ultra Challenges - save £25!

WINTER PROMOTION - SAVE UP TO £25 - Limited time offer until 25 Dec!!

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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 £25!
-- If you took part in a 2017 challenge – you can save even more – check your inbox for full details!



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 



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! 


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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 to find out more about the series and challenge yourself in 2018!  

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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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