Ascend supporters and volunteers will be participating in the Chilterns Trek on 25 September. 


The need for raising funds is greater than ever so join us on the Trek to help us continue fighting for our girls. We are using donations to help provide Ascend-affiliated girls and their families the means to leave the country (visas, plane tickets, travel expenses, and support where they end up). 


Join us on Saturday, 25 September, for our 4th Annual UK Trek!

This ‘end of season’ 50 or 25 km event covers some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK. You can Walk, Jog, or Run along historic trails and over rolling hills. Join fellow Ascend supporters and volunteers for a weekend of fun including a celebration at the finish. Camping or local accommodations can be arranged. 


Walk alone or with friends, and commit to fundraising for Ascend's programs in Afghanistan. Your walk through beautiful countryside enables Afghan girls to get out and walk in their own rugged backcountry! 


Passing through nature reserves, forests, and a few hills with great views - it's a route with real variety, and some wonderful scenery - and it's all easily accessible from London.

We'll take care of the details so you can focus on your training and your fundraising challenge!


  • 50 km and 25 km options

  • Water & healthy snacks provided on the route

  • Camping nearby or you can book your own hotel accommodation, or talk to us about group stays

  • Ascend t-shirt for all participants

  • Celebrate with Friends of Ascend at the finish

  • Do it at your pace

  • Run, walk, or jog with your fellow Ascenders!



1. Choose a fundraising goal and we'll help you get there (we pay your entry fee)

2. Use our crowdfunding platform (Fundrazr), social media, or host an event to reach your target

3. All donations tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization 

4. Pay your own entry fee and fundraise if you like, no obligation


How to sign up and fundraise


Step 1: Register 

Click on the button below to register for the event! 

1. Click on "Sign Up Now" (top right)

2. Scroll down and choose Option 1, 2, or 3 depending on your fundraising preference (we recommend Option 2)

4. Click "Sign Up Now" (new screen opens)

5. Choose your challenge (full 50 km or 25 km 2nd half "Lewknor to Henley"

6. Enter your email and details

7. Under Charity Selection, scroll down to "OTHER CHARITY" and select "Ascend: Leadership Through Athletics" 

8. Under "Team Info" choose "Join a Team" and select "Ascenders (LeGree)"

You can pay your own entry (£129) and have no fundraising obligation. 

Or, Ascend pays your entry and you commit to raising £245 (25 km walkers) or £395 (50 km walkers).

Discounts for early registration!

 Step 2: Start


Click on the button below to see our crowdfunding platform, Fundrazr. You can copy our materials for your own social media fundraising, or use Fundrazr and we will invite you to join our page. We set it up, you personalize it. All donations go directly to Ascend. Share the page with your friends and family and let the world know that you are supporting Ascend's life-changing work in Afghanistan.


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If you have any questions about registration or fundraising, or need any support or resources, please contact us at