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About the challenge

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 11 - 12 June 2022
Event type: Trek, jog or run
Location: Lake District
Registration Fee: £10 - £110 depending on chosen option
Fundraising Target: £135 - £595 depending on chosen option
Level: Moderate - tough (depending on distance)

Back again for 2022 - walk, jog or run the Lake District Challenge and take on England's finest countryside at your pace. 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 it's a 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests, and nature reserves with some stunning views en route, before a huge welcome and celebration back at Base Camp after a momentous journey. Push yourself further 100km full Challenge with half and quarter options also available.

Join the challenge

The route and distance options:

Full Island (100km) – Kendal to Kendal loop
1st Half Island (49km) – Kendal to Lakeside, Windermere
2nd Half Island (51km) – Lakeside, Windermere to Kendal
1st Quarter Challenge (28km) – Kendal to Ambleside

Registration fees and sponsorship targets: 

Charity sponsorship - pay a small registration fee and do lots of fundraising  
Full Challenge (100km) - £30 registration fee + £595 in fundraising
Half Challenge (56/45km) - £20 registration fee + £395 in fundraising
Quarter Challenge (25km) - £10 registration fee + £250 in fundraising

Mixed Funding - pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise less
Full Challenge (100km) - £110 registration fee + £330 in fundraising
Half Challenge (56/45km) - £72.50 registration fee + £218 in fundraising
Quarter Challenge (25km) - £45 registration fee + £135 in fundraising

You will need to raise 50% of your fundraising target at least six weeks before the event in order to confirm your place on the day. 

How we support you

We're with you every step of the way towards event day with advice and information so you can just focus on your training and fundraising. We'll also provide:

  • Our fundraising pack to help you achieve your target
  • Walkers pack including WWF t-shirt and headband
  • Exclusive access to our private Team Panda Facebook Group
  • Online training hub to help you prepare safely for your challenge