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Lake District Challenge

  • Date: 8th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
  • Location: Lake District National Park, United Kingdom
  • Registration fee: £10-£198
  • Fundraising target: £70-£575
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Walk, jog or run the Lake District Challenge and soak up England’s finest countryside at your pace. Choose your distance – the full challenge Kendal Loop; a half challenge, quarter challenge or 10km route; or our new Lake District Marathon distance. Test yourself on a fantastic Ultra Challenge – suitable for all experience levels – and you’ll get the best support and hospitality all the way.

Our challenge base camp is in Kendal. From there, the full challenge covers a loop taking in some tough hills to Ambleside, a half way stop by Lake Windermere, forests, and nature reserves, with some stunning views en route. A huge welcome and celebration awaits you back at base camp after a momentous journey. Push yourself further in the stunning Lake District and support families facing dementia.

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 receive a glass of fizz, finisher’s t-shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.

As Dementia UK is an official partner of this event, you will receive a 50% discount on the ‘full sponsorship’ registration fee when signing up to support families affected by dementia.

Head to the Dementia UK Ultra Challenge page to find out full details of prices and to sign up.

  • Full Challenge– 100km
  • Half Challenge – 50km
  • Lakes Marathon – 42km
  • Quarter Challenge – 29km
  • 10km challenge

Full sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee and we’ll cover the remaining cost of your event place as long as you hit your fundraising goal! As we are an official charity partner, you will receive a 50% discount on the standard registration fee below.

  • 100km: normal registration fee £40, fundraising target £575
  • Shorter distances and lower fundraising targets are also available.

Mixed funding – pay half the cost of your event place yourself, fundraise a bit less and we’ll cover the balance of your place in the event.

  • 100km: registration fee £100, fundraising target £300
  •  Shorter distances and lower fundraising targets are also available.

Own Place Fundraising – you pay the full cost of your event place yourself, then fundraise as much as you can – there’s no set target or deadline, and no cost at all to Dementia UK.

  • 100km: registration fee £198, no fundraising target
  • Shorter distances and lower entry fees are also available.

The Ultra Challenge website has full details of the event. You can get in touch with the Ultra Challenge team for specific event questions at:

Gary and his friends pose at Stonenhenge at the end of the Chiltern Challenge

My father passed away in January 2021 having suffered with dementia for a few years. We collected money for Dementia UK in lieu of flowers at the funeral, I thought it would be a good opportunity therefore to add to the money we had already collected by walking for Dementia UK.

Gary and his team who took on a trek for Dementia UK