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Mencap's Capital Challenge is split into 4 different walking events each taking in a distinct and fascinating part of London. 

Every time you complete a new walk you’ll get a exclusive medal specific to that challenge. If you're up for it, take on all 4 challenges and collect the complete set of special medals!

The 4 unique walks

Following the famous capital ring pathways, the Capital Challenge is split into 4 different events, each covering a different area of London. You can sign up for one or all of these events.

Click each of the headings below to reveal details of each stage include, date, locations and where the route will take you.

North: Hendon to Royal Albert Docks

Registration for Capital Challenge North is now closed.

Walkers can still register on the day for £15. Registration opens at 8am.

When: 5 May 2018

Distance: 30 km (approx.)

What you'll see: Ancient woodlands, sporting legacies and industrial heartlands

Start: Wembley Sailing Club 94 Birchen Grove, London NW9 8SE

Registration*: from 8.00am

Warm Up: 8.30am

Start: 9.00am

* Walkers will pick up their T-shirts, Walker Number & Map at Registration.

Finish: Royal Victoria Beach, London E16 1AG (by Wake Up Docklands)

East: Royal Albert Docks to Crystal Palace

Online registration for Capital Challenge East is now closed but you can still join us on the day.
It costs £15 to take part and on the day registration opens at 8am.

When: 26 May 2018

Distance: 34.25 km

What you'll see: The Thames, historic houses and dinosaurs

Start: Royal Victoria Beach, London E16 1AG (by Wake Up Docklands)

Registration*: from 8.00am

Warm Up: 8.30am

Start: 9.00am

* Walkers will pick up their T-shirts, Walker Number & Map at Registration.

Finish: Upper Norwood Recreation Ground, 51 Chevening Rd, London SE19 3TD

South: Crystal Palace to Richmond

Online registration for Capital Challenge South is now closed but you can still join us on the day.
It costs £15 to take part and on the day registration opens at 8am.

When: 9 June 2018

Distance: 27.7km

What you'll see: Woodland walks, wild commons and green open spaces

Start: Crystal Palace Sports Centre

Registration*: from 8.00am

Warm Up: 8.30am

Start: 9.00am

* Walkers will pick up their T-shirts, Walker Number & Map at Registration.

Finish: Cambridge Gardens, Richmond

West: Richmond to Hendon

When: 7 July 2018

Distance: 29.5km

What you'll see: Riverside trails, wetlands, wildlife and grass lands.

Start: Cambridge Gardens, Richmond

Registration*: from 8.00am

Warm Up: 8.30am

Start: 9.00am

* Walkers will pick up their T-shirts, Walker Number & Map at Registration.

Finish: Wembley Sailing Club 94 Birchen Grove, London NW9 8SE

     

    Full route map

    Take a look at a map of each of the four walks:

     

    There are many people with a learning disability who have personal goals and destinations they want to reach in their lives too.

    Take part in this thrilling event and you could help them get there.

    How to register

    Sign up now for just £15 per event, or all 4 for £40.

    This includes the registration fee, refreshment stops throughout the route, as well as at the end.

    Hurry - places are limited, so don't delay, sign up today!

    What support you'll receive

    #TeamMencap will provide you with everything you need to ride to success. 

    We'll keep you well-fuelled with water and refreshement stops throughout the route, as well as at the end.

    Sign up to this challenge now and you'll get:

    • a fully signed and marshalled route
    • a PDF route map
    • training guides and top fundraising support
    • a shiny medal to mark your achievement (when you've finished, of course) - show it off and be proud!

    Find out more

    If you'd like more information about Capital Challenge or any other Mencap events, contact the Events Team:

    Want to take part?

    Registration for 1 event is £15, or if you want to take part in all 4 it's £40.

    What are you waiting for? Book your place in Mencap's Capital Challenge today!

    Sign up now