Indicates challenges of 5k 10k and Half Marathons, no time pressure during these events and so ideal for all beginners or for those wanting to keep a level of fitness up, but their training light.
A marathon is a big challenge to take on so this grade will require you to commit to the Training Plan, however although there is a finishing time for Virgin London Marathon, it should be ample not to put pressure on any Walkers that has trained.
Whilst any marathon is a goal, doing it at night does increase the challenge.
Indicates marathons that are the next step up on the challenge grade. In the case of Iceland it is a remote part of the world, there is no mass support so Walkers will be tested to use their own determination and motivation to cross the line. The Berlin Marathon must be completed in sub 6 hours, which means increasing the training strategy. The Inca Trail Peru whilst not a Power Walk will require endurance at altitude and the trail needs a certain level of training, plus the camping involved and the Gate of the Sun steps into Machu Picchu are challenging. Either of the 50km London 2 Brighton or Thames Path Challenges are further than a standard marathon at 31 miles, the 2 Day options are also challenging and require commitment to the Training Plan.
The ultimate challenges for those that want to take Power Walking to the extreme! Paris Marathon must be completed in sub 6hrs, Walkers will need to aim for a continued walking pace of 5 miles per hour. The Nijmegen Marches completes distances of 40km or 50km for 4 consecutive days, The Arctic Marathon is a cross country skiing marathon. 100km's and Over the Moon are endurance ultra challenges. These are Walk the Walk's ultimate Power Walking challenge so training is essential!