Ultra Challenge – Lake District Challenge 2024

Saturday 8 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024

Walk, jog or run the Lake District Challenge for Pilgrims this June

10km / 29km / 42km / 50km / 100km challenge

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Take on England’s finest countryside at your pace. Our Challenge basecamp is in Kendal, and then it’s a 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, the Garburn Pass, historic Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests & nature reserves – with some stunning views en-route, before a huge welcome & celebration back at basecamp after a momentous journey. You’ll get full support & hospitality, optional camping / hostel accommodation, and with half, a new marathon, quarter & 10km distance options also, there’s a Lake District Challenge for everyone!

Choosing to fundraise for Pilgrims Hospices with your walk, jog or run around Lake District, will support us in continuing to care for over 2,500 people each year who are facing an incurable illness across east Kent.


What’s included?

  • Pre-event training guides & access to the challenge app
  • Hot meals, drinks and snacks en-route
  • Pace walkers, marshals, medics and massages
  • Fully signed route
  • Finisher’s medal, t-shirt and a glass of bubbly
  • Shuttle buses & transfers
  • Relay option and corporate packages available – round up your colleagues!

Fundraising options:

With 80% of our hospice funding coming through voluntary donations from our local community, the difference your support makes cannot be overstated. Every £25 that you raise could pay for another hour of specialist nursing care in one of our inpatient units.

Once you’ve decided on your challenge distance, there are three ways to fund your entry:

  • Self-funding – you pay the full cost of the event place with no minimum fundraising commitment – just raise as much as you can!
  • Charity sponsorship – you pay a reduced registration fee, and providing you reach the fundraising goal, Pilgrims will cover the cost of your event place
  • Mixed funding – you pay half of the event place cost yourself, and providing you reach the fundraising goal, Pilgrims will pay the balance of the event place cost

Please note: when taking part in Ultra Challenge events you are asked to pledge to raise a sponsorship target when registering for ‘charity sponsorship’ and ‘mixed funding’ options. The sponsorship target depends on the distance of your challenge– full challenge, half challenge, or quarter challenge.

For full details of prices and to sign up: https://www.ultrachallenge.com/lake-district-challenge/

The Ultra Challenge Series

The Ultra Challenge series offers twelve inspiring endurance events that you can walk, jog, or run to raise vital funds for Pilgrims Hospices. Whether it’s a 10km walk, a testing 50km jog, or a 100km marathon, there’s something for all fitness levels and ages.

Ultra Challenge events are all-inclusive with an extremely high level of hospitality. They include regular rest stops with drinks and snacks, fully signed routes (so you won’t get lost) and hot meals to keep you going.

Passing by stunning scenery, meeting new friends, and discovering hidden resilience and spirit, few can describe their elation when crossing the finish line.



Kendal RC

Address information

Kendal RC
Shap Rd

City: Kendal

Postcode: LA9 6NY

Contact information

Email: sophie.howland@pilgrimshospices.org

Contact name: Sophie Howland

Phone: 01227 812 609