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Introducing our new Virtual Ultra Challenge - a new addition to the UK running calendar.

During the short days and long nights of December we want to keep you motivated and reward you for the hours you put in running and walking. You can enter this event without having to travel to a race - just run or walk where you live and where you love.


You don't need to be the fastest or fittest to take part - we just want to see you out there!

  • Challenge 1: Run or walk a minimum 50km over a single day, anytime within the challenge period
  • Challenge 2: Run or walk as far as you can within a single day during the challenge period
  • Challenge 3: See how far you can run or walk over the challenge period.
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We are delighted to support SheRACES and commit to providing a great experience for female participants. Find out more

Everyone who enters and completes at least 50km in a single day between 1 and 24 December will be sent a Santa Virtual Ultra Challenge special medal and buff.

PLUS fantastic prizes from our sponsors for each challenge's winners. More details below...


Standard entry


More Information

How it works

  • Enter the event here > and pay the £19 entry fee
  • Download Strava on your phone, or connect your Garmin, Ssuunto or Fitbit, following the instructions on our entry page to connect to our automated results page
  • Start running on trail or road outdoors between 1 and 24 December - sorry, treadmills do not count!
  • Your results will automatically upload through Strava after each run
  • Complete at least 50km in one day (the minimum qualifying distance over one calendar day - midnight to midnight)
  • Keep track of your progress and see how you compare to other entrants on our results page
  • After the challenge period ends, you'll be sent your challenge medal, buff and prize if you've won.


We have some fantastic prizes from our sponsors:

50km Fastest Times

1st man and woman – WAA Ultra bag Pro 3l
2nd – Runderwear voucher
3rd – Sealskinz Hat or Gloves

Most miles run in the 24 days

1st place overall – Ultrabag 20l
2nd – Runderwear voucher
3rd – XNRG hoodie

Most miles in one day

1st overall – Sealskinz pack of goodies
2nd – Runderwear voucher
3rd – XNRG hoodie

17 spot prizes, including:


We've answered a range of common questions about our virtual events in our FAQ. For other questions, say hello on info@xnrg.co.uk.

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We can't wait to see your results! Got a question? Get in touch at svuc@xnrg.co.uk 

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