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North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge 2024

Take on this epic challenge of 50k, 25k or 10k. Walk, jog or run it.

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When
27 July 2024

Full distance challenge (50km)
Fundraising target - £360
Registration fee - £15

Half challenge (25km)
Fundraising target - £240
Registration fee: £10

10km distance
Fundraising target - £100
Registration fee: £5

About the North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

Head to the North Downs for this challenge, which starts from basecamp in Guildford.

Take in some of the best of the Surrey Hills, the North Downs Way, and the surrounding countryside. The route has real variety and wonderful scenery, and it's easily accessible from London.

You can walk, jog or run. Choose from a 50k route, a 25k half challenge, or the Guildford 10k. You can take part as an individual or team.

How much does it cost to sign up to the North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge?

There are 3 ways to sign up for the North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge.

Option 1 - fundraise for Mind, and we'll cover the cost of your place

If you sign up and fundraise for Mind, you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising, and we cover the cost of your event place.

  • If you do 50k - Your registration fee will be £15, and you'll fundraise at least £360
  • If you do 25k - Your registration fee will be £10, and you'll fundraise at least £240
  • If you do 10k - Your registration fee will be £5, and you'll fundraise at least £100

Option 2 - do some fundraising, and cover some costs yourself

Or, you can pay for half of the registration fee yourself. We'll pay for the other half, and you'll need to do a bit of fundraising.

  • If you do 50k - Your registration fee will be £75, and you'll fundraise at least £225
  • If you do 25k - Your registration fee will be £50, and you'll fundraise at least £150
  • If you do 10k - Your registration fee will be £22.50, and you'll fundraise at least £700

Option 3 - you cover all the costs yourself

In this option, you pay the full cost of the event place. And you can fundraise however much you'd like.

  • If you do 50k - Your registration fee will be £139
  • If you do 25k - Your registration fee will be £89
  • If you do 10k - Your registration fee will be £39

"The positive influence hiking in nature has had on my mental wellbeing is the reason why I’ve chosen to raise money for Mind."

Read Andrew's story

What support will I get?

Your entry to the event includes: 

  • Free food and drink
  • Support from medics and marshals
  • Massage teams
  • A glass of fizz, t-shirt, and a special medal to celebrate your achievement

At the event, you can expect:

  • A fully signposted route
  • Rest stops every 12.5km
  • Shuttle and transfer services (bookable on the Ultra Challenge website)

Mind offers a fantastic support package, including:

  • Loads of training and fundraising advice, with regular email updates
  • A Mind technical top
  • A dedicated event coordinator to offer information and support in the run-up to your event

This is an Ultra Challenge event, run by Action Challenge. To learn more about the event, go to the Ultra Challenge website.

Where does the money go?

£260 could help us keep our online community open for 8 hours.

£420 could help to pay for our Infoline's phone bill for a whole week.

£585 could help cover the cost of a Legal Line advisor for 5 days.

Find out more about our work in our annual report.

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