About the event

Bring your family, friends or make new ones. Feel great and have loads of fun while you help raise vital funds to support people with a learning disability.

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 dates and start/finish locations for each of the walks will be announced soon!

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 (the dates and start/finish locations for each of the walks will be announced soon).

North: Hendon to Royal Albert Docks

When: Date TBC

Distance: 30 km (approx.)

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

East: Royal Albert Docks to Crystal Palace

When: Date TBC

Distance: 34.25 km

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

South: Crystal Palace to Richmond

When: Date TBC

Distance: 27.7km

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

West: Richmond to Hendon

When: Date TBC

Distance: 30.5km

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


    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

    Entry to this event costs £15 per stage, or you can sign up to all 4 for £40.

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

    Entry will open soon, but in the meantime please register your interest in this event and we'll then let you know when entry is open.

    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:

    Register your interest

    Are you thinking of taking part in Mencap's Capital Challenge in 2019?

    If so, register your interest and we'll be in touch when entry opens with details of how you can sign up.

    Register now