Pilgrims Ultra Challenge 2023

Take part in this year's Pilgrims Ultra Challenge! We have a range of free and subsidised charity places available. Simply enter your contact details below and we'll reply immediately. All our runners receive a training plan and the option of a Run 4 Cancer running vest.

  • Help families living with cancer
  • Subsidised entry fee
  • Low minimum sponsorship
  • Run with your friends

Pilgrims Ultra Challenge 2023


The Pilgrims Ultra Challenge follows the incredible St Oswald’s Way, a 97-mile trail through some of the finest landscapes in Northumberland. Northumbria and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne played a key role in England’s adoption of Christianity hence the name of this challenge – The Pilgrims Ultra. Choose from three distances: 100 miles, 100Kms and 50Kms.


  • 9 September 2023

The Route

The starting point for the Pilgrims Ultra is the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Widely regarded as the birthplace of Christianity in England, Lindesfarne has been a place of pilgrimage since 635AD. This incredible challenge follows mile after mile of sandy beaches and , with ancient castles as a backdrop, the route heads south to Craster (finish for 50km), then on to Rothbury (finish for 100km), before eventually arriving at Heaven Field (finish for 100 mile).

Already Have Your Own Place?

If you already have your own place and would like to Run 4 Cancer, we would be delighted!  We can fully support you with a training plan and a high performance Run 4 Cancer running vest… perfect for both training in and also for race day!  Just fill in the contact form below and we’ll get in touch right away! Thank you.

Apply For Your Free Place

We have a number of free and subsidised places available. All we ask is that you try to raise some sponsorship funds in support of Run 4 Cancer.  We set very low minimum sponsorship funds and fully understand that the cost of living crisis is impacting people’s ability to sponsor people.  To reserve your Run 4 Cancer place, get in touch with us using the form below. Many thanks for your support! We really appreciate it.

Event Date

09 September 2023

Event Time: 8:00 am
Registration Fee: FREE
Minimum Sponsorship: Enquire

Run 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of running enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Run 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer. We give families something to look forward to during the most difficult of times. We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery. Find out more about us here.

Helping Families Living With Cancer

By joining Run 4 Cancer you will be directly helping families affected by cancer.
With your help we can help many more families like this. Thank you.

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