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North Downs Challenge 2023

22 July 2023
The North Downs Challenge is an Ultra Challenge! Whether you are a walker, jogger, or runner looking for a challenge, or want to test yourself or get in shape – whilst achieving something special then this is for you! Join the DSWF staff team taking part on the 25km route or push yourself further on the 50km route and immerse yourself in the the stunning North Downs countryside.
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Ultra Challenge

About The North Downs Challenge

22 July 2023

The North Downs challenge is a hugely popular ultra challenge setting out from our local town, Guildford at the Surrey Sports Ground. The 50km looped route takes in some of the best of the Surrey hills, the North Downs Way, and surrounding countryside. A route with real variety and some wonderful scenery & views.

You’ll get full support & hospitality. Your entry includes a range of free food & drink at regular rest stops, and support from medics, marshals and massage teams. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, a t-shirt and a special medal to celebrate your achievement.

Find out more here.

Ultra Challenge
Fundraisers walking, hiking, nature

Why push yourself further for DSWF?

Working in some of the planet’s most extreme and dangerous environments, anti-poaching rangers do one of the toughest jobs in the world. They work tirelessly day and night, often hostile conditions to protect wildlife. They face grueling conditions due to extreme weather, long hours and heavily armed poachers. But without rangers there would be no hope for critically endangered species like elephants and rhinos in their natural habitats.

Wildlife Rangers walk thousands of kilometres each year. Often spending weeks in the field at a time in order to protect wildlife and ensure their safety from poachers, snares and other threats. By taking part in this Ultra Challenge you will be stepping into a rangers shoes. Walking up to 50 kilometres in one day getting a feel for what they go through every day but in a much safer environment.  Your fundraising will go towards DSWF’s support of Rangers across Africa and Asia. Ensuring they are well trained, equipped and supported to stay safe in the field and protect endangered wildlife.

Ultra Challenge
Fundraisers walking, hiking, nature, Fields

Charity Support:

  • DSWF T-shirt / walking vest.
  • Professional fundraising support including fundraising pack full of tips and inspiration.
  • Challenge App with route guidance, training information and kit list.
  • Regular rest stops, free food and drink, medics and marshalls along the route.

Registration and Fundrasing

Half Challange – 25km

  • £15 Registration Fee (£5 Off Reg Fee Use Code: 23SUMMER25)
  • £250 minimum charity sponsorship

Full Challenge – 50km

  • £30 Registration Fee (£10 Off Reg Fee Use Code: 23SUMMER50)
  • £395 minimum charity sponsorship

Register before the 23rd June 2023 deadline

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