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Lake District Challenge

  • Cumbria
  • 8-9 June 2024
  • 10km, 25km, 50km, 100km - you choose!
  • Registration fee: £7.50 - £30
  • Fundraising pledge: £100 - £575

Registration for the Lake District Challenge 2024 is now closed. You may be interested in our other walking challenge events.

Push yourself with this exhilarating challenge through the Lake District countryside while raising funds to fight for housing justice. You can walk, run or jog – the choice is yours.

This circular route starts in Kendal and takes in stunning scenery, tough hills and views of Lake Windermere.

With different distance options to suit your level of fitness, this challenge offers something for everyone.

How to get started

  1. Choose a distance that suits you, from 10km to an epic 100km. You'll need to reach a minimum fundraising target based on the distance you choose.

  2. Sign up on Ultra Challenge’s website. Select your distance and select Shelter as the charity you're fundraising for. You also have the option to join or create a team.

  3. Get fundraising! You'll need to reach at least 50% of your fundraising target three weeks before the challenge.

Distance options

  • Full challenge: 100km (£30 registration fee, £575 fundraising target)


Difficulty level: extra challenging

  • 3/4 challenge: 75km (£26.25 registration fee, £450 fundraising target)


Difficulty level: challenging

  • 1/2 challenge: 50km (£22.50 registration fee, £360 fundraising target)


Difficulty level: challenging

  • 1/4 challenge: 25km (£15 registration fee, £240 fundraising target)


Difficulty level: medium

  • 10km challenge (£7.50 registration fee, £100 fundraising target)


Difficulty level: easy

What you'll get

Three women holding up glasses of sparkling wine and smiling as they stand at the finish line

When you sign up to fundraise for Shelter, you’ll get:

  • 25% off the standard registration fee

  • a Shelter T-shirt

  • fundraising advice

  • training tips from Coach Shaun

On the day you’ll get:

  • free food and drink at regular rest stops

  • full support, including medics, marshals and massage

  • a glass of fizz, a T-shirt and a medal when you cross the finish line

Other fundraising options

If you’re unable to fundraise as much, you can also pay for all or part of your event place to reduce your fundraising target.

Mixed funding

Pay a higher registration fee, which covers half of your event place cost. Fundraising targets are lower if you choose this option.

Self funding

Pay the full cost of your event place and fundraise whatever you can.

Two hikers carrying walking poles smile as they walk past a lake on a sunny day

Your fundraising fuels the fight for home

  • £23 could fund a webchat, providing essential housing advice

  • £58 could answer two calls to our emergency helpline

  • £157 could pay for legal advice to help a family in crisis keep their home

Contact us

You can find more information and frequently asked questions about this event on Ultra Challenge’s website.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with