for better mental health

London to Brighton Challenge 2020

We are sorry to confirm that due to the current situation with the outbreak of coronavirus, the 2020 London 2 Brighton Challenge has been cancelled.

Please register your event transfer on the dedicated Action Challenge transfer page. Here you can also find the most up to date information and greater detail regarding your options.

You can also read our Mind Events update here.

The London to Brighton Ultra Challenge will be back in 2021. Please check back on this page at the end of summer when we will be launching the 2021 event.

(100km) Full Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £595, Mixed Funding - £299

(56km, First half), (44km, Second half) Half Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £395, Mixed Funding - £199

(25km) Quarter Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £245, Mixed Funding £119

Minimum age - All distances
18

About the event

Now in its 9th year, 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels and ages will take on a classic capital to coast route, testing their grit over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The challenge will start by the Thames in Richmond then head through the North Downs and wonderful Surrey and Sussex countryside to halfway at Turners Hill.

The 100km route heads up and over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view

Sign up and Funding options

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 registration fee We will need to receive 50% of your fundraising six weeks before the challenge to secure your place on the event.

Mixed Funding

Pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost. As we are an official Charity Partner, you get 10% off the standard registration fee. We will need to receive 50% of your fundraising six weeks before the challenge to secure your place on the event.

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 us at Mind!

For full details on distances, place costs, and to sign up to charity sponsorship, mixed funded or a self funded place please click the register button below.

What to expect from the event

You will get full support and hospitality from the event organisers Action Challenge every step of the way. With half and quarter distance options available, there's a challenge here for everyone.

  • Join as an Individual or a Team.
  • 100km Full Challenge option.
  • Half or quarter Challenge options.
  • Two day Full 'Daylight' option.
  • Rest stops with free food and drink.
  • All meals/food included!
  • Medics, massages, and pace walkers.
  • Walk at your pace for over 24 hours if needed.
  • Run or jog - set a new goal!
  • Camping options available.
  • Pre-event training support and app.
  • A medal, T shirt and glass of bubbly when you finish!
  • It's your challenge - your way!

How we'll support you

As well as the hospitality you will receive from our event organisers Action Challenge, here at Mind we also offer all our walkers, joggers and runners a fantastic support package, which includes the following:

  • Loads of training and fundraising advice, with regular email updates.
  • A Mind running vest.
  • A dedicated and experienced event coordinator who will provide information and support in the run-up to your event.

Any questions?

Find out more about the route, support, and hospitality on the London to Brighton Challenge dedicated landing page.

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Where does the money go?

1 in 4

people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year

118,000

queries answered by our helplines in 2018/19.

15.9m

people accessed our information in 2018/2019

You can find out more about our work in the 2016/17 annual review

and more about our finances in our 2016/17 annual accounts

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