2015 opportunities to support MDS UK

ULTRA Challenge series in 2015

Walk it, Jog it or Run it – choose your distance!

 It’s Your Challenge – Your Way!

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If you’re looking for a challenge in 2015 you might be tempted to join any of the following 2015 events and help raise funds for our charity.

Several people have already signed up – but we need more brave participants to help us maintain our services in future.

Click here to read more about our first 2015 Ultra fundraising Team.


These challenges are organised by Action Challenge. Further information from the organisers about the ULTRA Challenge 2015 series below:

Whether you set out from London towards the coast, along the river or canal towpath into the countryside, or make a weekend of it on the Isle of Wight – push yourself further in 2015. Walk, Jog, or Run a full 100 km distance – with some training, our support & famous hospitality – it’s achievable! With 50 km & 25 km options also – there’s a Challenge here for everyone! Join as a Team or as an Individual, and fundraise for a Charity of your choice. It’s Your Challenge, Your Way, for Your Charity!

These series of events are all fully supported, with rest stops, medics, free food & drinks, marshals along the route, and massages at various rest stops. At the finish line, you’ll be welcomed back with a glass of bubbly, commemorative t-shirt, and a finisher’s medal to cheers and celebrations from family and friends! And if that wasn’t good enough, you’ll go home proud of your achievement, safe in the knowledge that you’ve made a real difference in helping your charity!

To sign up any of the Ultra Challenges, please see the website links below and follow the instructions to register. By you taking part, it would be helping to make a real difference to your chosen charity and we know it’s an amazing experience that you’ll never forget.

• 100km – £49 to register with a minimum fundraising target of £475 for your chosen charity
• 50km – £39 to register with a minimum fundraising target of £295 for for your chosen charity
• 25km – £29 to register with a minimum fundraising target of £175 for for your chosen charity


London 2 Brighton Challenge, 23rd – 24th May 2015

Hundreds of registrations have already been flooding in for one of our most popular and iconic events! New for 2015 is the 44km second half route addition, which means participants can now choose between this; the first 56km or the full 100km. This is now one of the UK’s greatest endurance walking challenges, and the UK’s largest Ultra-Marathon run.

For further details about the London 2 Brighton Challenge or to register, click here.

Grand Union Challenge, 27th – 28th June 2015

London’s Great Escape saw a fantastic first year launch and is now ready for 2015 too! A scenic challenge that follows the Grand Union canal out of London towards the Chilterns, this has all kinds of routes available including 25km (a choice of all 4 legs!), 50km and 100km. Push yourself further for 2015 and explore this fantastic hidden green corridor out of the capital – it’s one of London’s best kept secrets!

For further details about the Grand Union Challenge or to register click here.

Isle of Wight Challenge, 2nd – 3rd May, 2015

With a brand new date for 2015 – the Isle of Wight Challenge has partnered with the Isle of Wight walking festival – now part of Europe’s biggest walking festival! A 106 km coastal loop route, or challengers can tackle a 30km route to the needles, or a ‘half-way’ 56km challenge – all centring around our ‘Base Camp’. Arguably the toughest challenge of the series – but will be one of the most rewarding!

For further details about the Isle of Wight Challenge event or to register here.

The London 2 Cambridge Challenge, 29th – 30th August 2015

New for 2015 – The London 2 Cambridge Challenge is a 100km or 50km walk or run following the quiet and pretty River Lea out of the capital. The route continues across wild flower meadows and through farmland, occasionally passing through quaint rural villages, before joining a direct route into Cambridge. An iconic and historic city to mark the end of an epic challenge.

For further details about the London 2 Cambridge Challenge or to register click here.

Thames Path Challenge, 12th – 13th September 2015

Due to be 2015’s biggest challenge event of the Series, this also has the multi route options available with the 25km, 50km and 100km routes. With most of the year to fundraise and train, this is the biggest and most memorable journey from start to finish. With it’s beautiful and varied scenery, this certainly makes for one of the best events of the series, as well as being the perfect event for teams!

For further details about the Thames Path Challenge or to register click here.


Please get in touch to tell us more about your fundraising activities – we would love to feature your fundraising story on our website and support your efforts!

We have a supply of materials including: T-shirts, badges, posters and information leaflets – ready for you to order. Do let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

Call our main office on 02077337558 or email us on mds-uk@mds-foundation.org

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