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London 2 Brighton Challenge

  • London to Brighton
  • 25-26 May 2024
  • 25km, 50km, 75km, 100km – you choose!
  • Registration fee: £15 – £30
  • Fundraising pledge: £240 – £575

Registration for the London 2 Brighton Challenge 2024 is now closed. You may be interested in our other walking challenge events.

Challenge yourself with this capital-to-coast route while raising funds to end the housing emergency. You can walk, run or jog – the choice is yours.

The route starts in Richmond’s Old Deer Park and takes in the beautiful North Downs and Surrey countryside. The full challenge heads over the South Downs towards the Brighton coastline.

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 25km 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

What you'll get

Two silver medals with text reading 'London 2 Brighton Challenge Finisher'

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.

A group of happy participants holding hands as they cross the London 2 Brighton finish line

Your fundraising makes a difference

  • £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