The Challenge is an off road and self navigated challenge through the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside around Stevenage.


This is the 24th year of this event.


RUN or WALK our classic off-road courses

Half Marathon, 18miles, Full Marathon or 50k Ultra.


The event will be held under ARC rules.


This year the Challenge will be held on Sunday 15th of July 2018.


Participants will be free to start shortly after 08:00 and before 10:00 and must check in at the Start before leaving.

19:00 Finish/Cut-Off




All distances are £20 (£18 for affiliated runners)


All finishers will receive a medal based on the Challenge banner with the ribbon colour depending on distance.


Entries are via Active Training World.



Event Ethos


Our event is an individual challenge in a friendly non competitive environment.




Dogs are welcome but please leave them outside the buildings.



The start and finish are at

Marriotts Sports Centre

Brittain Way




Start Location


Contact Us


You can email us at

Social Media


For regular updates visit the

Challenge Facebook Page.


We are also on Twitter



And Instagram




Maps and Route Descriptions


The team are currently out and about thoroughly checking that the routes are still passable. Maps and Descriptions will soon be available here to download.




Each checkpoint will have water, juice, cakes and busicuits. There will also be toilets.


Event Village


We will have a variety of facilities at the Start/Finish, including sports massage from ProRehab Therapy, a mobile bar, Ice cream and burgers. More information available on the Facebook page and will appear here soon.