Take up the Sea to Summit challenge with #TeamDWT and help families escape poverty. Funds raised from this challenge will provide food, water, and financial aid to victims of war, conflict, injustice, and poverty. The Poverty Relief Fund aims to assist as many families as possible in leaving poverty behind and embarking on the road to prosperity.


The high point of the entire UK needs no introduction and topping out at this trig point will be an enormous accomplishment for anyone who lines up on this stunning west coast Highland startline. The manner in which our route starts out is not the normal way you’d ascend “The Ben,” commencing as it does out on the wild Atlantic coast of Loch Linnhe with views stretching all the way to the west over dramatic Highland landscapes. Boasting 95% trail, you will pass through ancient woodland, past thundering waterfalls, gorges, hidden Lochans and over remote moorland as you wind your way ever closer towards “The Ben.”


  • First 10 Entries


  • Sep 19th - Oct 19th


  • Oct 20th - Nov 20th


  • Nov 21st - Dec 21st



  • Fundraising Target


  • Departure

    30th August 2024

  • Race Day

    31st August 2024

  • Return

    1st September 2024


At least 29 miles + 6000ft Elevation. The exact distance will be announced as we reveal more of the route, but you should be prepared for no less than 29 miles + 6000ft Elevation with significant ascent (well, from sea level to the summit of Ben Nevis for starters!), some steep terrain and some varied mountain weather. This is a full day’s outing on rugged ground.

Well, you should be prepared for a long day on your feet. Certainly, you should be able to comfortably complete a half marathon and you should practise being in the mountains, whether that’s hiking, or running up them. But, this event is not designed solely for whippet-y fell runners. It is a unique proposition. Being way-marked (which means no map and compass required) allows you to concentrate on the task at hand – which is covering the distance, looking after your nutrition and making sure you are comfortable – good footwear and the right clothing to put on if the weather turns a bit iffy. This is a step-up for 10k road runners but it’s achievable and is built to be so.

Kind of. But the obstacles are provided by Mother Nature. You could say that we have taken the concept of obstacle-based runs and put it into the hills. The concept is to provide a solid running challenge that links up a few obstacle encounters: These will be exhilarating and largely provided by the landscape, as opposed to being built.

DWT’s ethos has always been about inspiring folk to undertake challenges in awesome outdoor locations. Our events are not formal race environments and there are no winners and losers and we do not award prizes for the fastest folk. We think of them as races with a small ‘r’. We publish the times captured by our tracking system in alphabetical order for your information and comparison as we know everyone does their best and many want to see how their efforts compare to others. DWT totally appreciate the incredible commitment of those taking on the challenges we lay down and each participant is as important as the next regardless of how fast you can run.

In delivering these unique challenges we prioritise factors such as safety, camaraderie and environmental concerns. Respecting the wishes of landowners and environmental stakeholders with our route management and litter policies is vital in being able to bring folk together and have this common experience. In terms of safety, we are often operating routings in exposed and remote locations and putting in place obstacle challenges that require attention to be given to the directing staff instructions, with completion not compulsory if a participant is not confident.

To reasonably balance all these factors, we emphasise that the event is not a formal race environment, rather it is a challenge in the great outdoors where great folk come together with a common purpose. Caring for fellow competitors, litter control, closing gates and taking care on road crossings is what the event is about, rather than being the fastest around the course.

This is an example kit list for our mountain events and it will be very similar to the kit list issued for the UK Sea to Summit Trilogy.

Subject to small changes depending on weather conditions.

  • Ultra running vest or Multisport backpack
  • Trail running shoes
  • Hydration bladder or bottle with a capacity of at least 1L. We will increase this to 2L if the forecast is hot and dry.
  • Snacks or sports nutrition totalling a minimum of 400kcals on you at all times as emergency supplies.
  • Hat or buff
  • Collapsible cup for hot drinks
  • Waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • Survival bag NOT blanket
  • Headtorch
  • Basic first aid containing at least a roller bandage, paracetamol, assorted adhesive dressings, sterile absorbent materials such as gauze to compress bleeding wounds.
  • Whistle
  • Fully charged phone
  • Method of payment, card, cash, Apple Pay or similar
  • Full-leg cover such as leggings (they can be the ones you are running in)
  • GPS Tracker (picked up at Registration)
  • Event number (picked up at Registration)

We reserve the right to add additional items if the forecast is looking turbulent, these may include but are not limited to:

  • Waterproof leg cover
  • Thermal mid-layer

You will carry your rucksack for the duration of the run route. At our event obstacles that result in full immersion, there will be an option for you to remove your bag while completing the obstacle. Where there are wades there is the chance that slipping over could result in your bag getting submerged. We recommend you have all valuables and electronics stored in waterproof drybags. After all, if it rains as heavily as it can do in any challenge then your bag getting wet is inevitable.

Why Dabbagh Welfare Trust?


We believe in complete transparency. Insha’Allah, your donation will go directly to those in need.


With a proven track record of providing humanitarian aid in conflict, war, and natural disaster zones, your donations to any emergency appeal are in safe hands. Insha’Allah


Every donation no matter how small, will insha’Allah have a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable.

Dabbagh Welfare Trust is a UK-based Islamic charity. We take pride in being recognised as a charity that works closely with widows, orphans, and the most vulnerable families from some of the world’s poorest communities. Over the past decade, we have delivered aid from the funds raised via the Gaza Emergency Appeal, Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal, Pakistan Floods Appeal, and Afghanistan Emergency Appeal and helped countless victims of poverty and injustice. Alhamdulillah, as a charity, we have a proven track record of effectively and efficiently delivering aid. Donate to the Food Appeal, Water Appeal or Winter Appeal – Donate with confidence. Insha’Allah

Alhamdulillah, as an Islamic Charity, we have a proven track record of effectively and efficiently delivering aid to the most vulnerable. Donate to the Food Appeal, Water Appeal or Zakat Appeal – Donate with confidence.

If you would like to donate and have questions please feel free to ask. Whether you want to sponsor an orphan, sponsor a widow, donate a handcart, sponsor a sewing machine, gift a goat or help someone by donating your Zakat, donate with confidence Insha’Allah. Every penny will be spent according to shar’i guidelines and under the supervision of the experienced Dababgh Welfare Trust team.