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UK Challenges

Ultra Challenge – 10km, 25km, 50km or 200km!

Are you a keen walker or runner looking for a challenge? Perhaps you want to get in shape and re-energise? If so, these events are for you! Backup has joined forces with Ultra Challenge who are organising unforgettable challenges all over the UK.

You need to decide which challenge to take on, and whether you will tackle 10 km, 25 km, 50 km, or 100 km. You’ll get full support so you can set a new goal, enjoy the great British outdoors, and push yourself further on a high quality inspirational event. All while raising money to support young homeless people in need.

North West locations are:

Lake District Challenge: 11th -12th June 2022

Peak District Challenge:  9th – 10th July 2022

Yorkshire Challenge: 23rd - 24th July 2022

So how does it work?

All you have to do is visit Ultra Challenge and choose your challenge. You will need to pay a deposit to secure your place, then you can decide how you want to pay and fundraise.

Ultra Challenge will take care of you and all the details. They are about setting new goals, 'Pushing Yourself Further', and having a great experience. They lay on the best support & hospitality available at any UK endurance style event - and they're famous for it! This enables you to step up and confidently tackle an 'Ultra' distance, with the best chance of success, and to also enjoy your challenge!

Backup will be here to help you with all of your fundraising queries and provide you with support. Everyone at Backup and the young people in need are endlessly grateful for your support.


What are the costs?


Pay for your place in full, with no fundraising target but you can raise whatever you like

Full Sponsorship:

Pay a small registration fee & commit to fundraising for Backup North West.

Mixed Funding for Charity:

Pay half your place, & fundraise a smaller target for your chosen charity.

You can find all of the payment options in more detail here

So all there is to do is pick your challenge, pay your deposit then get training and fundraising.


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What We Do!

BACKUP provide multiple services across Bolton to young people aged 16-25 years who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Read here about all the supported accommodation which includes emergency housing, temporary accommodation, short and medium stay supported housing. Also the non accommodation based support work that focusses on mental health, employment support and much more.

Young people can live in more than one Backup service as they make progress and develop more independence prior to moving on completely. The different services are designed to meet various levels and ranges of needs.


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Our Events

Every year Backup delivers multiple events for fundraising. Each one is designed to raise awareness and much needed money to support young people who are homeless. Annually we have our core events; Gala Ball, Golf Day and Ladies Lunch. We also have other events that are different each year so that we can have a wider appeal to all.


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