The Great Barrow Challenge | East Anglia

Challenge yourself in one of the UK’s top extreme sporting events
  • Do you want to push yourself to the limit?
  • Do you want to feel the exhilaration of real achievement?
  • Do you want to raise money for your favourite charity?

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The Great Barrow Challenge is a series of events throughout the year in the heart of Suffolk that offers something for individuals and teams, from novices and families to serious athletes.

The main Great Barrow Challenge takes place in September and, for those who can’t wait a whole year, we also host the one day Christmas and Spring Challenges and the two day Summer Challenge! Sponsored by Workout Gear Lab where you can select running shoes for men and runnning shoes for women.

Entrants can walk, run and/or cycle the four day challenge. The full challenge is 26.2+ miles per day for walkers and runners and 120 miles for cyclists! However, there are also 6, 10 and 30 mile courses for runners and walkers and 30 and 60 mile courses for cyclists.

Based on the Nijmegen military training marches in Holland, The Great Barrow Challenge is the only UK event that offers extreme running, cycling and walking over four days. The event is well marshaled and the routes are well planned with easy to follow directions. There are excellent camping facilities and several fully licensed bars.

Please choose your challenge in the menu above for further details.

For the latest news and photos from Team GBC, please visit and 'like' our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @BarrowChallenge!


We are grateful to Cotswold Outdoor (Bury St Edmunds) for their support at our September Challenge.


We are pleased to be working with the following charities