Yorkshire Ultra Challenge


Yorkshire Ultra Challenge 2021

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The Challenge

New for 2021, the Yorkshire Challenge will take you through some of the UK's more unexplored geography, through historic landscapes and ancient landmarks.

The full Yorkshire Challenge 100km is a figure-of-8 route, starting and finshing in Nidderdale, deep in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With half and quarter distance option - there's a challenge for everyone.

What you'll get from Team Macmillan

You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge.

  • Join as an individual or team
  • Walk at your own pace
  • 100km full challenge
  • Half and quarter option
  • Camping packages
  • Rest stops - free food & drink
  • 8 covered rest stops
  • Medics, massage, and pace walkers
  • Medal, T shirt and a glass of bubbly when you finish
  • Pre-event training support + app
  • Shuttle buses and transfers
  • First class support from the Macmillan Hiking Team from sign up right through to the start line

How to take part

Charity sponsorship - pay a small registration fee and do lots of fundraising
  • Full Challenge (106km) - £11.25 reg fee + £595 in fundraising
  • Half Challenge (52/54km) - £7.50 reg fee + £395 in fundraising
  • Quarter Challenge (25km) - £3.75 reg fee + £245 in fundraising

Mixed Funding - pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise less
  • Full Challenge (106km) - £89.10 reg fee + £299 in fundraising
  • Half Challenge (52/54km) - £58.05 reg fee + £199 in fundraising
  • Quarter Challenge (25km) - £35.55 reg fee + £119 in fundraising

You will need to reach 50% of your fundraising target at least 6 weeks before the event in order to confirm your place on the day. But don't worry, we're on hand to help you meet your goal, with fundraising support throughout your journey with us. Please get in touch with our Hiking Team if you have any questions, we are here to help!

Or, obtain a Self Funded place and raise whatever you can to help support people living with cancer. Simply select the option to fundraise for Macmillan when signing up and we'll support you every step of the way.

Why Macmillan?

We want to use this amazing event to make a difference. We know cancer can affect everything; your body, your relationships, your money, everything. But we’re here to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer, and it's fundraisers like you make that possible.


Visually impaired participants are welcome, and usually take part with someone supporting them on route. There may be a discounted charge for this to cover event costs such as food etc. so please speak to the Action Challenge team for more details.

Event sites are generally in playing fields or outdoor areas on flat land. Please speak to the Action Challenge team to discuss the courses suitability to your accessibility requirements.

For spectators, there is limited wheelchair access and this can vary on the day depending on ground conditions.

Pandemic promise

Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our participants, volunteers and colleagues. We’re committed to keeping you up to date with information regarding your event as we receive it.

If your event is cancelled or postponed, we will be in touch to let you know what options are available to you.

If you have any questions at any point, you can email the team at hiking@macmillan.org.uk and we’ll be happy to help.

Got a question?

For full information on the challenge, please visit the Yorkshire Challenge Ultra website.

If you have any event related questions, please email the Action Challenge team on yorkshire@ultrachallenge.com or call them on 020 7609 6695.

You can also find Frequently Asked Questions here.

Need to get in touch with the Macmillan Hiking Team? Email us at hiking@macmillan.org.uk or call us on 0300 1000 200.

Looking for a different Ultra Challenge?

Find out about other Ultra Challenge events here.

Register for a charity place for just £1 using code NYCHARITY

if you sign up by 28 February

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