UK Virtual Challenges - Coast to Coast
Organised by UltraBritain Virtual
1st February 2022 - 1st February 2024
Virtual Challenge based on the Coast to Coast route - choose your own start date and challenge duration
UK Virtual Challenges - COAST TO COAST
This challenge is one of a UK series of 6 of varying distances based on some of our most iconic trails.
Close on 20,000 people have taken part in virtual challenges on UltraBritain. Why not join them and give yourself motivation to get outside and share your virtual trail with others from all over the world?
The Coast To Coast path is not an official trail in its own right but consists of a number of path and trails put together by Alfred Wainwright and runs from St. Bees on the West coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the East.
Traditionally, trail completers take a pebble from the beach at St Bees (or RHB if they travel the other way) and leave it on the opposite shore.
The full trail is 190 miles (c.305km) long and that's your challenge - to complete the equivalent distance on foot in your own time and wherever you like.
You can also take part as a team, pooling your miles and sharing the journey.
Why sign up for a virtual challenge?Past participants tell us they are motivated by having a goal to achieve and a simple way of tracking progress.
There's little better way to improve health and mental wellbeing than getting regular exercise - levels of which have actually fallen since the pandemic.
These events are inclusive - you can cover a few hundred metres at a time or tens of miles; it all counts. You can take part in your own time and wherever you like and set your own targets and pace.
The environmental impact is tiny and we hope that some on-foot miles may replace those that otherwise might have been in a car - more than half of all car journeys are just a handful of miles in length.
Supporting the Real TrailWe donate a pound from every entry to the Association that maintains the South West Coast Path. These bodies run on a shoestring, are largely made up of volunteers and have a hugely important role in protecting the trail from erosion and other obstacles.
The South West Coast Path is on the front line of climate change and is eroding at an alarming rate.
UltraBritain is a 1% For The Planet member and as such we also donate a minimum of 1% of all revenues so your taking part benefits these priceless resources in two ways!
Pick your start date and how many days you want your challenge to run within the entry form.
How It Works
Here's a handy tool to work out just what you're committing to! Select your start date and the number of days (it defaults to 60, but you can change this to anything)
We count all your on-foot activities - walking, hiking, running, treadmill - and you can either log them automatically if you have any of a Strava, Garmin or Fitbit account, or manually if you prefer.
We'll show your progress along the route on our live map and let you know how you're doing against your goal with your own virtual pacer to keep you on track!
You can personalise your marker on the map too - we'll use your avatar if you have one. Go to My Account -> Personal Details to update yours.
AWARDSReach the finish and we'll award you our special medal and our new Climate-change themed bandana.
Our medals are made from pure aluminium, chosen because the metal can be endlessly recyclable without degradation.
Alternatively if you prefer, exchange those awards for your very own Trees Not Tees tree. TNT plants native trees in their managed forests in Scotland to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and will email you a personal ownership certificate including both a photo and exact location of your tree.
You'll receive a weekly email showing how far you've got and what you have left to do.
We'll send you a real postcard from the trail when you've passed the halfway mark.
TeamsYou can complete the trail as a team - why not get your friends or family involved?
To create a team, or join an existing one, once you have entered, find the event ticket in your account and tap the 'team' tab.
If you take part as a team, all team members' miles are added together to count towards the target miles.
DEPENDENTSYou can sign up on behalf of your dependents and log miles on their behalf. Dependents don't need an email account.
So sign up today and motivate yourself to keep exercising and achieve something special!
- Essential Information
- This event can record your activities automatically via Strava, Garmin Connect or Fitbit
- Date: 1st February, 2022 to 1st February, 2024
- Start Time: 00:00
- Event Format
- Virtual Event
- 190 miles (305km) in a time limit of your choice
- Race Features
- Solo Event
- Team Race
- Race Route
- Virtual Event