Lake District Challenge 2022

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Challenge yourself, for all levels of experience

Take on England’s finest countryside at your pace on the weekend of 11th June.

Our Challenge base-camp is in Kendal, and from there it’s a 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, Garburn Pass, Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests, and nature reserves – with some stunning views en route – before a huge welcome and celebration back at Base Camp after a momentous journey.

You’ll get full support & hospitality, optional camping / hostel, and with half & quarter distance options – there’s a Lake District Challenge for everyone!

Your registration and fundraising options:

We are an official Charity Partner–you get 25% off the standard reg fee when you use code ‘MHUK’

Charity Sponsorship:

You pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!

As we are an official Charity Partner–you get 25% off the standard reg fee when you use code ‘MHUK’

25km:Reg fee £10 / fundraising target £250

50km:Reg fee £20 / fundraising target £395

100km:Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £595.


Mixed Funding:

Pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost.

25km:Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £135

50km:Reg fee £72.50 / fundraising target £218

100km:Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330.


Self Fund:

You pay the full cost of the event place-fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

25km: £79

50km: £129

100km: £198

An Ultra Challenge is all about pushing yourself further and setting your own goals. The Ultra Challenge team lay on the best support services and hospitality all the way to the finish line – to give you the best chance of achieving them.

Whichever distance you choose – you will receive the same full support:

Before the Challenge…

  • Dedicated Challenge App to help you prepare
  • Challenge Manual & Event Guides
  • Training Walks & Runs
  • Kit & equipment lists – discounts & advice
  • Preparation videos & pre-event briefing
  • Online forums – meet fellow Challengers

During the Challenge

  • Rest stops every ~12.5km – covered with seating, toilets & rest areas
  • FREE – food & drinks – catering to all dietary requirements
  • First aid support – at stops & en route
  • Fully signed route & online maps
  • Chip-timing – keeping track of you
  • Trek Masters – to help guide you
  • Group departures during the night
  • Baggage transfer service
  • Emergency support & route pick ups
  • Shuttles for retirees to take you forward
  • Bookable transfers before and after your Challenge
  • Medal, T shirt & glass of fizz at the finish!

More info and FAQ’s can be found here.

The positive impact the group has had on me is huge. I don’t feel so isolated any more. If the support had not been available I would still be facing depression and loneliness, unable to look after myself and over-thinking things.

Amita, Rethink Mental Illness support group member

Raise money and have fun!

Read what some of our fundraisers have to say.

"I enjoyed seeing my fundraising increase on a weekly basis, the events that I organised pushed me out of my comfort zone, I talked to people about Mental Health in a way that I would never have done otherwise."

Louise Greenwood,
Lloyds Banking Group

"I was totally elated when I crossed the line and so glad I’d given it a go!"

Helen Taylor

"Mental Health UK was a friendly partner to have. I received lots of motivational encouragement via email which maybe doesn’t sound like much but knowing people are rooting for you really helps"

Richard Gray

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