Sahara 100km Challenge

Join us on the most amazing adventure across the Sahara Desert. Trek 100km through dunes, over stony plains, along dry river beds and camp at night under spectacular stars. For all the runners out there, the trek loosely follows part of the Marathon des Sables, denoted by the little coloured pebbles on the ground. Fully supported by our local guides, our fantastic chefs, mountain leaders, as well as jeeps and camels, this trek is simply awe-inspiring.

Challenge highlights…

  • Experience the varied terrain and the wildlife of the Sahara Desert
  • Trek over plateaus, sand dunes, valleys, gorges and stunning oases
  • Trek between 12-28km per day, total of 100km
  • Fully supported trek with camels and desert guides and cooks
  • Experience the extremes of the desert’s day and night temperatures
  • Sleep under canvas after an evening looking at the clear African skies around the campfire
  • Enjoy the final night celebration (and a hot shower!) to salute the group’s impressive achievement.

See the full itinerary for our Sahara Trek here. 

Dates and group size

The dates for our Sahara Desert Challenge is 26th February – 4 March 2023.

The maximum group size for each trek is 20 people. The deadline for booking is 18th December 2022 and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Why trek for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity?

Taking part in the Sahara 100km Challenge will help us raise vital funds so that all soldiers, veterans and their immediate families can have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity.

The overall scale, breath and range of the charity’s support is vast. We help serving families cope with a sudden bereavement or traumatic loss; provide wide-ranging support to wounded soldiers, many of whom will need increasing financial assistance for decades to come; provide help with housing, education and training for employment for soldiers and veterans of all ages; we are there for older veterans and their widows or widowers when they find themselves lonely or isolated.

In the past year, we have helped 70,000 people in 68 countries across the globe and funded numerous charities and organisations to support the Army family at large.

Online fundraising

Join The Soldiers’ Charity Just Giving team page here.

We will also send you your fundraising pack in the post, which is full of top tips, sponsorship forms and much more. We are here to support you every step of the way. Check out our Facebook page to meet and connect with your fellow trekkers.

Fundraising support

We have got lots of resources to get you started, including extra sponsorship forms and information on Gift Aid. We can also post you resources such as sponsorship forms, collection tins, and posters and balloons for your fundraising events.  If you need anything simply email or call us on 02920 726 132.

Please fill in the below form if you are interested in joining us:


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Remember, you can change your mind at any time about how we contact you, or tell us to stop contacting you altogether:  Call on: 0207 901 8912; email:; write to: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Mountbarrow House 6-20 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RB.

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Interested in entering as part of a corporate or company team?

Do you know five people or more interested in entering a team from your company? If so, contact us on call 02920 726 132 to find out more.

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Of course, we will need to communicate with you about this event, after that it is up to you. Registration allows you to choose how (or if) we communicate with you in the future. We value your privacy; our full privacy statement can be found here.

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