trekkers on the chiltern challenge

Chiltern Challenge 2020

Henley-on-Thames

Trek your way through the Chiltern's historic countryside trails

Walk, jog or run the Chiltern Challenge with #TeamNSPCC on 26 September 2020. It's a route with real variety, and some wonderful scenery as you tackle Chiltern's famed rolling hills. Whether you are a first time walker looking to get outside and try something new or a seasoned marathon runner taking a step up, this is the challenge you you.

Why take part?

  • Free NSPCC trekking T-shirt and a welcome pack with fundraising support.
  • Full support on the day - a signed route, including maps and GPS files, plus plenty of food and rest stops along the way.
  • Medics, massage and pace walkers available.
  • Finishers medal and T-shirt for all participants.
  • Join as a team or individual, and do something amazing for children.

Choose your distance and the level of fundraising you’d like to commit to. Join #TeamNSPCC today and help us be there when a child needs us.

Charity sponsorship

Sign up for this option and you’ll pay a low registration fee and commit to a specified fundraising target.

Full Challenge: £10 reg fee + £395 in fundraising
Half Challenge: £5 reg fee + £245 in fundraising

Get a charity sponsorship place

Mixed funding

Sign up for this option to pay a higher registration fee and commit to a lower fundraising target.

Full Challenge: £64.50 reg fee + £199 in fundraising
Half Challenge: £39.50 reg fee + £119 in fundraising

Get a mixed funding place

The Chiltern Challenge

Starting and finishing in Henley, this looped route will take you through the footpaths of Shakespeare's Way and Icknield, encountering beautiful nature reserves, forests and hills. Every step will be worth it for that amazing feeling at the finish line.

Take on the Full 50km challenge for some tough climbs. You will be fully supported on the day and can take a breath at the rest stops along the way. If a 25km challenge is more your thing - you can do either half of the route.

"The toughest and most life affirming walk of my life which will provide memories me and my walking partner will never forget!"
Ultra Challenge #TeamNSPCC participant

Personalised training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your journey.

  • A plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
  • Real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
  • Training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
  • NSPCC Facebook to help you keep in touch with your team mates.

Get started today with our dedicated challenge training zone.You'll find everything from injury prevention to nutrition advice.

Two women and a man training

"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant

Self funding

Choose to pay the full cost of your entry, and fundraise without a minimum sponsorship target - raise as much as you can to help fight for every childhood.

Get a self funding place

Fundraising ideas

GIF with Ready Steady Go flashingWe're here to help you with your fundraising. Every year people just like you raise hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds. Here's our handy guide to how you might reach your target (and have fun at the same time!)

  • A film night - £100
    Whether it's a retro classic or so bad it's good, get a space, some popcorn and invite people to a cosy film night. Ask them to pay what they would in a cinema.
  • Sweepstake - £100
    Who'll win the grand national? How many sweets are in the jar? Set up a sweepstake and watch the money roll in.
  • Dinner party - £150
    Wine and dine your friends and family by inviting them to your home for a dinner party. Ask them to pay what they would in a restaurant.

Questions?

Email us on challenges@nspcc.org.uk with any questions or for any further information. We're here to support 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.