Take on the challenge, support vital research!

A new ‘Coast to Coast’ Challenge for 2021 – across England’s South West Peninsular. It’s 102km from Minehead in Somerset on the south bank of the Bristol Channel, down to seaside Dawlish on the southern coast of Devon, with some ups & downs of Exmoor and the meandering Exe Valley in between.

Take on the Challenge at your pace – Walk, Jog, or Run it – and you’ll get full support all the way with marquee rest stops, free food & drink, and a huge welcome & celebration at the finish fine after an amazing journey. With half and ‘quarter’ distance options also – there’s a South West Challenge for all!

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!).

Most importantly, the money you raise will go directly towards helping us achieve our vision of a better future for anyone impacted by prostate cancer. We will achieve this by funding innovative research, leading to effective treatments and a better understanding of the disease! Taking part in this Ultra challenge can only be made more rewarding and important by crossing that finish line and knowing that you have been an essential part of this vital mission.

Frequently Asked Questions

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!

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.

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 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

Facebook: @ThePCRC

Twitter: @ThePCRC

Registered Charity Number: 1156027

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-24 Great James Street, London, WC1N 3ES

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