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The Sanctuary area and dog walk around the lakes are currently closed until the Autumn due to the Project Terrapin construction work.
The Aviaries close at 2pm every day for the welfare of our birds.
Peaceways Pet Crematorium

2024 London 2 Brighton Challenge

Will you take on the trek for animals in need?

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Sign up now for 25% Charity Sponsorship Reg Fee
Find us under "Associate Partners"

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Event Date

26 May 2024

Back for the bank holiday weekend, the iconic London 2 Brighton trek. Walk, jog or run from the capital to the coast, as an individual or as a team, with full support and hospitality all the way so you can push yourself further! It’s a Richmond start by the Thames, and a 60% off-road route which takes in the North Downs, wonderful Surrey and Sussex countryside, a steep climb over the South Downs with the coastline then coming into view – and a welcome finish line at Brighton Racecourse. With the full 100km Challenge, a 2-day daylight option with camping at halfway, and half and quarter distance options, there’s a challenge for everyone! Your entry includes a range of free food and drink at regular rest stops, and support from medics, marshals and massage teams. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, a t-shirt, and a special medal to celebrate your achievement. As we are an ‘Official Charity Partner’ - sign up and commit to fundraising for us and you’ll get 25% OFF the standard charity place registration fee!

1. Sign up on the Ultra Challenge Series website

2. Get in touch with our Events Team to let us know you want to fundraise for Raystede.

3. We'll support you on this incredible journey and send updates on how your support is helping animals in need.


1. Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!

  • 25km: Reg fee £15 / fundraising target £250
  • 50km: Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £395
  • 100km: Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £595

2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost.

  • 25km: Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £135
  • 50km: Reg fee £72.50/ fundraising target £220
  • 100km: Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330

3. Self-Fund – you pay the full cost of the event place-fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

  • 25km: £79
  • 50km: £129
  • 100km: £198

Raystede aims to help injured and unwanted animals through rehoming, rehabilitation and sanctuary, and give people the support and knowledge they need to treat animals with care and respect. We are not government funded so your donations and fundraising are vital to the work we do.

Thank you for choosing to join #TeamRaystede!