Event Details

Event Date

15 May 2021

Cost:

Various

Fundraising Target:

Various

Distance:

25, 50 or 100km

Location:

Dorset

Event Host:

Ultra Challenge

Event Website:

Click here

Event Description

Take on the challenge, support vital research!

Take on 25 km, 50 km, or 100 km Walk, Jog, or Run it As part of #TeamPCR


A Poole Harbour start, then along the spectacular Jurassic Coast – a World Heritage Site since 2001. It’s up and down through Lulworth Cove to the Weymouth half way point, then past Portland Bill and the unique Chesil Beach to West Bay’s famous sandstone cliffs (of TV’s Broadchurch fame) – before a welcome finish line celebration in the vibrant town of Bridport. You’ll get full support and great hospitality all the way – leaving you to focus on your challenge!

Full Challenge = 100km in 24+ hours
Half Challenge = 58km or 42km
Quarter Challenge = 25km

How to sign up and choose your fundraising option


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

  • Full Challenge: £15 registration fee / £595 minimum sponsorship target
  • Half Challenge: £10 registration fee / £395 minimum sponsorship target
  • Quarter Challenge: £5 registration fee / £245 minimum sponsorship target

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

  • Full Challenge: £99 registration fee / £299 minimum sponsorship target
  • Half Challenge: £64.50 registration fee / £199 minimum sponsorship target
  • Quarter Challenge: £39.50 registration fee / £119 minimum sponsorship target

This is a fantastic opportunity to complete an exciting and rewarding challenge for a exceptionally cheaper registration price than a non-charity spot (£195 for the full challenge!).

Would you like to take part in this challenge and support PCR in the process? Click register now to book your place!
Already have your own place? Click Have my own place to submit your details and we will be in touch soon!

How We Support You

Prostate Cancer Research support any fundraiser from the moment you first contact us, interested about an event, to after the event has finished. We always ensure that everything is in place and as easy as possible for you!


What we do?

  • We provide you with a step-by-step guide to fundraising which includes a pack with hints, tips and ideas on how to raise as much money as possible. This is especially useful when taking on some of the bigger challenges with higher fundraising targets
  • Provide you with your very own PCR technical t-shirt or vest to wear on the day of your event. You can wear it with pride and everyone will know who you are fundraising for
  • We send you weekly emails with training guides from our fitness professional Graeme Hilditch, along with a training plan so that you can be best prepared for your upcoming challenge
  • Send you free merchandise for your supporters, such as t-shirts, wristbands and clappers. Your family and friends can use these to cheer you on, creating your very own PCR support team!
  • Make it as easy as possible for you by helping with any questions or worries you have. We are always at the end of the phone for support and inspiration as to what you should do next!

We thrive to support our fundraisers, from the moment you join the Prostate Cancer Research team you are one of us! All the money you raise helps us to do more research into life-threatening prostate cancer, changing the lives of men and their families. With your help and support we can use science to turn their hope into reality.

Would you like to take part in this challenge and support PCR in the process? Click register now to book your place!
Already have your own place? Click Have my own place to submit your details and we will be in touch soon!

Impact of Fundraising

Your fundraising helps us to support our research and ultimately transform lives. We could not continue to fund our research without you, and without our research we cannot achieve better outcomes for men with prostate cancer and their families.

Our research

We currently fund eleven research projects, all of which aim to develop more effective treatments for and better understandings of prostate cancer. Following our ecosystem report, we are determined to fund projects that explore current gaps in knowledge and treatment to move the field forward and reach new and better treatments sooner.

Find out more about our specific research projects in our research area.

Our scientists

We fund scientists across the UK at all stages of their career. We care about the barriers faced by researchers and recognise the importance of nurturing and encouraging innovation and collaboration, to ensure that research is moving as effectively as possible to reach better outcomes for patients sooner.

By fundraising for us, you are supporting scientists at all stages of their research journey and ensuring they are treated with respect, offered flexibility and given the support they deserve.

You can find out more about our scientists in our research area.

Patient stories

We listen to patients and fund the research that will lead to outcomes that matter most to them, so that our research is entirely patient-focussed. By supporting PCR, you are supporting patients who are sharing their stories and experiences and helping to fund the research that matters most to them.

Find out more about our patient voice panel and hear from patients who have been impacted by PCR’s work.

Where your money goes

With your support, we will provide scientists with the space, flexibility, and environment that helps turn great ideas into successful treatments.

How much could you raise for our PCR scientists? Did you know that –

£73 would fund materials to grow a cell colony.

£250 would fund 6 months of essential lab consumables.

£1,200 would fund a box of new antibodies to test.

£10,000 would fund a live imaging microscope camera.

Would you like to take part in this challenge and support PCR in the process? Click register now to book your place!
Already have your own place? Click Have my own place to submit your details and we will be in touch soon!

FAQs

Here is a list of frequently asked questions, if you have any questions that are not answered below please feel free to get in touch.

Where can I find information about the event, such as a route map and itinerary?

Information about the event can be found on the Ultra Challenge website.

After you sign up, the team at Action Challenge will keep you updated with all the event information you will need!

What Covid-19 safety measures will be in place?

The Action Challenge team have put in place an array of social distancing & hygiene measures. These include:

  • Ultra Challenges – events hosted outdoors, in open space
  • Staggered starting waves, in singles & pairs, meaning social distancing can be observed
  • Expanded site & format for start, rest stops & finish lines
  • Mandatory face-masks at all rest stops, with clear signage on when masks are required
  • Hand sanitiser and expanded hygiene facilities
  • Temperature checks on arrival & pre-screening for all participants
  • All staff screened before each event
  • Fully compliant with ALL current government guidelines, with scope to adapt to future amendments
  • Action Challenge are continually liaising with councils & SAG groups
  • A proven case study with the Chiltern 50 Challenge – described by a council safety official as “a model event” and will “show others how to do it”

For 2021, with this new proven & approved format, each Ultra Challenge will be as low risk as possible for everyone involved.

How fit do I need to be?

This challenge is suited to all abilities and you can make it as hard as you choose it to be. You can decide how you want to take it on and it is a challenge for everyone. There are a few large hills on the route so it is requested that you have a general level of fitness before taking on the challenge.

How much do I need to raise and what fundraising support will I receive?

The fundraising target for this event varies depending on your place type and distance. Specific information about this can be found on this page or the Ultra Challenge website.

As a member of #TeamPCR, you’ll receive all the support you will need from Amy (our Community Fundraising Officer) who’s whole job is to make this experience as fun and stress-free for you as possible! Some benefits include:

  • A welcome pack containing our super-useful fundraising guide and your team tech t-shirt to train and run in,
  • Access to free fundraising materials,
  • Free supporter merchandise for those who will be cheering you on from the side lines,
  • Access to our online training hub,
  • Ongoing fundraising support via phone, email and Zoom.

Where does the money I raise go?

All funds raised will go back into funding research and allowing scientists to test out methods and ideas and find better treatments for life-threatening prostate cancer.

What do I get for completing the challenge?

You’ll get a medal, finisher’s T-shirt, downloadable finishers certificate and a glass of fizz – and of course a well earned rest!

You’ll also receive an official thank you letter from PCR for your fantastic fundraising and a PCR medal.

How do I contact PCR?

For more information about this event and fundraising for Prostate Cancer Research please get in touch with our friendly Community Fundraising Officer, Amy. She’s always happy to chat and help however she can!

Telephone: 0203 735 5448

Email: arussell@pcr.org.uk

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-26 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Prostatecancerresearchnews/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PCR_News

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teampcr_/

Registered Charity Number: 1156027

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-24 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

Would you like to take part in this challenge and support PCR in the process? Click register now to book your place!
Already have your own place? Click Have my own place to submit your details and we will be in touch soon!

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