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Chiltern 50 Challenge 2022

50km or 25km. Walk, jog, or run it.

Push yourself further with this stunning south west coast Challenge. The route offers a 50km and 25km option.

Join Team Mind today. It's your challenge, your way! 

24 September 2022

50km Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £395, Mixed Funding - £218
Reg fees - £20, Mixed funding - £72.50.

25km Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £250, Mixed Funding - £135
Reg fees - £10, Mixed funding - £45.

Minimum age - All distances

About the event

This 50km looped route covers some of the best of the Chilterns countryside. You can walk, jog, or run along historic trails and over rolling hills. Starting and finishing at our base camp in Henley-on-Thames, there's a Saturday night celebration BBQ and entertainment with camping options.

Chiltern 50 Challenge is a route with real variety. It passes through nature reserves, forests, and a few hills with great views and some wonderful scenery.  It's also all easily accessible from London.

With 25km options - there's a Chiltern Challenge here for everyone.

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, t-shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement

Sign up and funding options

1. Charity sponsorship

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

  • 25km: Reg fee £10 - fundraising target £250
  • 50km: Reg fee £20 - fundraising target £395

2. 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

3. Self Fund

You pay the full cost of the event place and fundraise whatever you want. There's no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to Mind:

  • 25km: £79
  • 50km: £129


What to expect from the event

You will get full support and hospitality from the event organisers Action Challenge every step of the way.

  • For all levels of experience.
  • Join as an individual or a team.
  • 50km Challenge option
  • 25km Challenge option
  • Rest stops every 12.5km
  • Free food and drink
  • Walk at your pace for over 24 hours if needed
  • Run or jog - set a new goal
  • Camping options available
  • Fully sign posted route
  • Medics, marshalls, and massage available
  • A medal, t-shirt and glass of bubbly when you finish
  • 4 UTMB points available
  • Shuttle buses and transfers available
  • Challenge mobile app.

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 Chiltern 50 Challenge dedicated landing page.

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