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YHA Virtual Adventurer: Lake District

Organised by YHA
The deadline for entering this event has passed
1st Sep 2021 - 30th Sep 2021

Let’s do the Lakes! Complete YHA’s charity challenge this September and raise vital funds to support YHA’s work in improving health, wellbeing and life skills — for all — through travel and real adventure.

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Our challenge closes in 4 days
Not yet taking part? Join in before the 17th September
If you have entered and want to manually log your activities, log in to your UltraBritain account

    Become a YHA Virtual Adventurer

    Join leading youth charity YHA for the inaugural Virtual Adventurer challenge.

    Entry fee £15


    Pledge to walk, run or cycle 50, 100 or 270km in September. Complete the distance in chunks of your choosing and at your own pace.

    It’s just £15 to enter, with no minimum fundraising target, and all the money raised will support YHA’s work reconnecting people with nature, the outdoors, heritage and culture. Once complete, you’ll get an event medal to celebrate your achievement. 

    Create an UltraBritain account and register for YHA’s Virtual Adventurer: Lake District edition.

    How does the virtual challenge work?

    Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have access to your YHA challenge dashboard. As you accumulate kilometres, you can watch your avatar progress along the route – navigating the trail and passing landmarks and YHA hostels as you go.

    Add your own photos and share your progress with friends and family online.

    How do you log your activity?

    All your walks, runs, hikes or bike rides can count towards your total. Add them manually or link your Strava account to your Ultra Britain profile and we’ll collect your kilometres automatically.

    Linking to Strava

    It’s a simple process and we need ‘read only’ permission (we’ll never write anything to your page). Be sure to mark the activities you want counted as ‘public’ so we can pick them up.

    To get started, click the ‘Connect with Strava’ button and approve the connection when Strava prompts you. For more information, take a look at our help section.

    Ready to sign up?

    Enter now

    Fundraise for YHA

    Once you’ve entered, we’ll invite you to set up a Just Giving page and raise funds to support YHA. Everyone who raises £50 will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a free two-night YHA stay in the Lake District. Terms and conditions apply.

    About YHA

    YHA is a leading social enterprise and a charity on a mission to enrich lives through brilliant hostel stays and experiences that improve health, wellbeing and life skills. With properties all over England and Wales, we provide inclusive adventures, in extraordinary buildings, in amazing places. Take a look at this short video to learn more.


    For more information and to book accommodation on the doorstep of the most iconic landscapes and landmarks of England and Wales, visit yha.org.uk.

    • Essential Information
    • This event takes a feed from your Strava data
    • Date: 1st September, 2021 to 30th September, 2021
    • Start Time: 00:00
    • Event Format
    • Virtual Event
    • Virtual 50, 100 or 270km challenge on foot or by bike during September



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