Ultra Challenge – Summer Walk

Saturday 5 June 2021

Take on the London Summer Walk for Pilgrims on 5 June 2021!

Summer Walk

The annual Winter Walk has been rescheduled for… the Summer! It’s the same route, distances & scenery–but with t-shirts, shorts, and hopefully, a lot more sunshine. The London Summer Walk will take to the Capital for a full or half marathon looped route starting and finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground. Against a backdrop of bright blue skies, the Thames, historic bridges & iconic landscapes will adorn the route as we weave from West to East, and back again. Many people believe that there is no greater city, than London in the Summer – join the Summer Walk and find out for yourself. Most will walk, many will jog and some will run; the choice is yours. You’ll be fully supporterd all the way and rewarded with an amazing sense of acheivement as you cross the finish line. Will you challenge yourself for Pilgrims?

Fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices with your walk, jog or run in the London Summer Walk this June will support us in continuing to care for over 2,500 patients each year, both in the patients home and in our three inpatient units in Ashford, Canterbury and Margate.

Ultra Challenge are working all of their events to a proven Covid-secure format, with plenty of outdoors space and staggered timings between 10am – 1pm, to ensure social distancing measures can be implemented.


What’s included?

  • Halfway rest stops with snacks and drinks
  • Pace walkers, marshals, medics and massage
  • Special Summer Walk medal and certificate
  • Free summer hat and neck buff available
  • Pre-event training support & event app
  • BBQ food and drink ‘to go’ at the finish area
  • Covid-secure event structure

Fundraising options:

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

  • Charity sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, fundraise as much as you can and we cover the cost of your event place
  • Mixed funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise as much as you can and we pay the balance of the event place cost
  • Self-funding – you pay the full cost of the event place and fundraise as much as you can

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 which are dependent on the distance of your challenge – full challenge, half challenge or quarter 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. Whether it’s a 25km walk, a testing 50km jog or a 100km marathon, there’s something for all abilities. These challenges are perfect for people of any fitness level, with softer options for beginners and ‘ultra’ options for those really going for it – along with all those in between!

Ultra Challenge events are all-inclusive with an extremely high level of hospitality. They include regular rest stops approximately every 12.5km, with drinks and snacks, a fully signed route (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 at crossing the finish line.



Oval, London

Address information

The Oval
Kennington Oval

City: London

Postcode: SE11 5SS

Contact information

Email: lydia.todd@pilgrimshospices.org

Phone: 01227 812 609