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Fundraising: Meso UK Challenges

Mesothelioma UK has signed up to several fundraising events for those that like a physical challenge. You can sign up to the events as a Mesothelioma UK fundraiser and we’ll send you a pack with everything you need from sponsorship advice to running tops.

  • The Ultrachallenge Series 2020
  • Vitality Big Half 2020

The Ultrachallenge Series 2020 and the London Winter Walk

Are you a regular walker and new to endurance events?

Perhaps a seasoned trekker looking for testing adventures?

Or even a marathon runner wanting to 'up' your distance?

Whether it's along magnificent coastal scenery, or in stunning open countryside, there’s an Ultra Challenge for you. Walk, Jog or Run at YOUR pace on the Ultra Challenge Series event of your choice. Join 20,000 others in 2019 of all ages and experience for an unforgettable Challenge.

It will be rewarding, fun, and absolutely achievable with your resolve and determination alongside first class support.

Push yourself further - 100km Full Challenge, with Half & Quarter options also available.

With only one challenge left in 2019, it's time to plan your 2020 challenges which kick off with the London Winter Walk in January. Book now to get up to 50% off your registration fee with the early bird deal. Sign up to charity sponsorship to support us - you'll find us listed under 'Sign up for another charity' in the cancer section

Choose your challenge:

Where When
Pilgrim 50 (North Downs Challenge) –Festival style season-finisher 28 Sept 2019
London Winter Walk - 1/2 or full marathon walk

Full 42km: £10 registration fee plus at least £395 charity sponsorship

Half 21km: £5 registration fee plus at least £245 charity sponsorship

Discount if you book onto an Ultrachallenge event below.

19 January 2020
Easter 50 Challenge 11 April 2020
Isle of Wight Challenge 2 May 2020
Jurassic Coast Challenge 16 May 2020
London 2 Brighton Challenge 23 May 2020
Lake District Challenge 13 June 2020
Cotswold Way Challenge 27 June 2020
Peak District Challenge 4 July 2020
South West Coast 2 Coast Challenge 25 July 2020
South Coast Challenge 29 August 2020
Thames Path Challenge 12 September 2020
Thames Bridge Trek 12 September 2020
Chiltern 50 Challenge 26 September 2020

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

  • Walk it, jog it, or run it
  • Join as individual or team
  • 100km challenge
  • Half or 1/4 challenge options
  • Rest stops - free food & drink
  • Medics, massage, and pace walkers
  • Medal, T-shirt, glass of bubbly!
  • Walk at your pace - 24 hours+
  • Run or jog - set a new goal!
  • 2-day full 'daylight' option
  • Challenge mobile app
  • It's your challenge - your way!

Choose your fundraising option:


Charity Sponsorship – pay a small registration fee and do lots of fundraising!

  • Full Challenge - £15 reg fee + £595 in fundraising
  • Half Challenge - £10 reg fee + £395 in fundraising
  • Quarter Challenge - £5 reg fee + £245 in fundraising 

Mixed Funding – pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise to a more achievable target.

  • Full Challenge - £99 reg fee + £299 in fundraising
  • Half Challenge - £64.50 reg fee + £199 in fundraising
  • Quarter Challenge - £39.50 reg fee + £119 in fundraising

Or self fund.

Find out more about the route, support, hospitality and choose your challenge at

The Vitality Big Half 2020 -'SOLD OUT', sorry!

Our places for the Vitality Big Half 2020 are now all taken.

If you're interested in future running challenges, please send us an email at

Sunday 1 March 2020 (subject to final confirmation).

Here's a video from the 2019 Vitality Big Half:

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