This year the UK Challenge will welcome teams from many of our magnificent public service organisations such as the NHS, military and emergency services to compete against those from some of our finest companies. This initiative is funded and supported by Marco Polo Events and CGI as a way of thanking those that have been working tirelessly throughout the Covid pandemic.
If you and your team would like to be considered for one of the 12 free places at our 2021 UK Challenge, please complete the application below – Letting us know why you are a “Team of Heroes”, and why your team are committed to taking part! – To be eligible, all 6 participants must be working for the NHS, emergency services or military, and able to compete at the UK Challenge between the 29th July and 1st August.
(NB For corporate applications please
FAQ’S & Key Points
Each team member will have an individual room, complete with an en suite, WiFi and even heating!
Teams consist of 6 participants with the option to add a senior executive as an additional 7th member of the team.
£7,495+vat per team of 6 (+1 senior exec) which includes all accommodation, full catering during the event, key equipment, gala party. Multi team discount is available.
Exact details of the UK Challenge will not be disclosed until the first evening of the event to maintain a degree of mystery. That said, teams can expect to be running, cycling and canoeing amongst other things!
Training is an important part of the UK Challenge and a great way of engaging your wider business in the lead up to the event. Each team will be provided with a comprehensive training guide well in advance of the event to assist with preparations. Our team are available daily to provide additional advice with regular updates on training and preparation.
Fundraising is a great way of engaging the wider business and motivating your team at the event, however it is at the individual team’s discretion.
You don’t have to, however we have designed a senior executive stage for networking. Not only that but this is a great opportunity for them to experience the event for themselves, get to know employees they may not know, learn about the company and of course see how awesome their teams are!
Registration takes place between 10:00 and 14:00.
One that is capable of carrying all 6 (or 7) team members and equipment comfortably. (nb. there is a limit of 1 vehicle per team on stage)
The UK Challenge is uniquely designed to test the combined mental, physical and strategic capabilities of individuals in a team environment. However, it is suggested that team members should be capable of comfortably covering a distance of 10km on foot and/or 15km by bike. There will be waterbased activity such as canoeing, but most of all teams should be prepared for long days and challenging missions.
Please refer to the team manual. However, we recommend bringing warm clothes, spare footwear (including socks), insect repellent, towels etc. Anything that you may need that is unique to this year’s event will be communicated to you beforehand.
We ask that you have your final team selection confirmed 4 weeks before the event. This is due to logistical operations such as ordering your running suits and ensuring caterers are aware of any dietary requirements etc. If you decide to change any team members in those 4 weeks before the event, please inform us ASAP and we will strive to accommodate any changes if possible.