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Challenge Events

A Challenge Event is a walk mostly on footpaths and other Public Rights of Way (PROWs), across open fields and moors, avoiding tarmac as much as possible. The challenge is to the individual, e.g. 30 miles in 10 hours, it is NOT a race. The distances include at least one option over 20 miles - commonly 25, 26.2 ( Marathon) - with walks over 50 miles, e.g. 62 miles (100 kilometres) in 26 hours giving qualification for the LDWA's 'flagship' Event, held over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in a different part of the country each year, namely, a Hundred Miles in 48 hours, with a limit of 500 participants.

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By default this page shows a summary of all LDWA events occurring in the next 365 days. Please use the following options to choose the types of events you wish to see, then click on either the Show as Map or Show as List buttons. To see all events just click on one of the buttons without setting any options. To remove all options use the Clear button.

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Dateclick to sort Nameclick to sort Typeclick to sort Mileage Organiserclick to sort
Sat 9th Dec 2023 Moors the Merrier Challenge  21ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 9th Dec 2023 The 18th Regular Irregular Challenge  11.6, 7.2 or 4.2ml. The Irregulars
Sat 16th Dec 2023 Santa's Stiperstones Stomp - Event Details Updated Challenge  19ml. Marches
Mon 1st Jan 2024 Surrey Inns Kanter Challenge  12 or 20ml. Surrey
Mon 1st Jan 2024 The 17th Hangover Hike - New Date Challenge  21, 13 or 10ml. The Irregulars
Sat 6th Jan 2024 Reservoir Roundabout Challenge  21 or 12ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 7th Jan 2024 Stansted Stagger Challenge  26ml. Essex & Herts
Sat 13th Jan 2024 Scarborough Rock 2024 Challenge  26 or 16ml. East Yorkshire
Sat 13th Jan 2024 Winter Poppy Marshals Event Challenge  50ml. Norfolk & Suffolk
Sun 21st Jan 2024 45th Winter Tanners Challenge  30 or 20ml. Surrey
Sun 28th Jan 2024 That's Lyth Challenge  23.5ml. Lakeland
Sun 28th Jan 2024 Wilmot Wander Challenge  32ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 3rd Feb 2024 Rombald Stride Winter Challenge Challenge  23ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 10th Feb 2024 Anglezarke Amble Challenge  24 or 17ml. West Lancashire
Sat 10th - Sun 11th Feb 2024 The Winter Poppyline Challenge  50ml. Norfolk & Suffolk
Sun 11th Feb 2024 53rd Punchbowl Marathon Challenge  30 or 20ml. Surrey
Sat 24th Feb 2024 41st South Shropshire Circular Challenge  27ml. Marches
Sat 24th Feb 2024 The South Pennine 24 Challenge  24ml. South Pennine
Sat 2nd Mar 2024 Saddleworth Ten Res's Challenge  26ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 3rd Mar 2024 5th Hannington Hike Challenge  26.6 or 15.5ml. Beds, Bucks & N'hants
Sun 17th Mar 2024 38th Two Crosses Circuit Challenge  25 or 17ml. East Lancashire
Sun 17th Mar 2024 Sevenoaks Circular Challenge  15, 22 or 30ml. Kent
Sat 23rd Mar 2024 South Wales Three Peaks Trial Challenge  20, 17, 15 or 10ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 24th Mar 2024 Blubberhouses Moor Challenge  24ml. Nidderdale
Sun 24th Mar 2024 Cerne Giant 2024 Challenge  30 or 20ml. Dorset
Sat 6th Apr 2024 The 8th Capital Challenge Challenge  28ml. London
Sat 6th Apr 2024 The Three Shires Challenge  30, 28, 23 or 21ml. Staffordshire
Sat 6th - Sun 7th Apr 2024 The Woldsman 2024 Challenge  50ml. East Yorkshire
Sun 7th Apr 2024 The Cyril Bean 25th Annual 'A Coventry Way Challenge' Challenge  40ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 13th - Sun 14th Apr 2024 Cymoedd Sir Fynwy 50 Challenge  51 or 30ml. South Wales
Sat 13th Apr 2024 The Calderdale Hike Challenge  35.2, 26.8 or 17.9ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 13th Apr 2024 Wensleydale Wander Challenge  23 or 12.6ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 14th Apr 2024 Essex Walker Challenge  27 or 17ml. Essex & Herts
Sun 14th Apr 2024 Spring in Lakeland Challenge  24ml. Lakeland
Sat 20th Apr 2024 Black Dragon Challenge Walk Challenge  30, 26 or 19ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 20th Apr 2024 The Peak District Birthday Bash Challenge  43.8 or 21.9ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 27th Apr 2024 Corvedale Cake Walk Challenge  22 or 10ml. Marches
Sun 28th Apr 2024 The South Downs Marathon Challenge  28ml. Sussex
Sat 4th - Mon 6th May 2024 Speyside 100 Marshal's Walk Challenge  100ml. North of Scotland
Sat 4th May 2024 Steel City 60 Challenge  60ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 4th May 2024 Wolds 20 Challenge  20 or 13ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 11th May 2024 Clun Valley Challenge Walk 2024 Challenge  26 or 16ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 11th May 2024 Ridgeway 40 Walk Challenge  40ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 11th May 2024 The 14th Marsden Moors Meander & Marathon Challenge  26, 23 or 18ml. The Irregulars
Sun 12th May 2024 The Joe Beswick Sandstone Trail Challenge Challenge  34ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 18th May 2024 CRO Ingleborough Challenge 2024 Challenge  26 or 12ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 19th May 2024 Leaden Boot Challenge Challenge  26.2ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2024 Speyside 100 Challenge  100ml. North of Scotland
Sat 1st Jun 2024 Farthingstone Foot Fest Challenge  26, 15, 13 or 11ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 2nd Jun 2024 Pick and Mix Challenge  4.5, 6, 8 or 10ml. Beds, Bucks & N'hants
Sat 8th Jun 2024 53rd Six Shropshire Summits Challenge Walk Challenge  36ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 8th - Sun 9th Jun 2024 Stanza Stones Ultra Challenge  50ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 9th Jun 2024 Settle Saunter Challenge  23, 13 or 6.5ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 15th Jun 2024 Baslow Boot Bash Challenge  26 or 14ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 22nd Jun 2024 Malvern Midsummer Marathon Challenge  26 or 14ml. Heart of England
Sun 23rd Jun 2024 Purbeck Plod Challenge  25, 16 or 12ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 29th Jun 2024 Durham Dales Challenge Challenge  30 or 14ml. Northumbria
Sat 6th Jul 2024 Hallow 12 Parish Challenge Challenge  40, 26, 18, 14 or 10ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 20th - Sun 21st Jul 2024 Afoot in Two Dales Challenge Walk - Event Details Updated Challenge  50ml. The Irregulars
Sat 3rd Aug 2024 Calderdale Crawl Challenge  24ml. Calderdale
Sun 11th Aug 2024 Birmingham Canal Canter Challenge  26 or 18ml. Heart of England
Sun 18th Aug 2024 Dorset Doddle 2024 Challenge  32ml. Dorset
Sat 24th Aug 2024 35th FINAL SMUGGLERS TROD Challenge  26 or 17ml. Yorkshire Coast
Sat 7th Sep 2024 One Foot in the Gargrave Challenge  23ml. West Yorkshire
Sat 14th Sep 2024 17th Tour des Marches (Formally Wistanstow Challenge) Challenge  26, 18 or 12ml. Marches

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