Ultra Events is about people pushing their limits, doing something out of their comfort zone and raising money for Cancer Research UK.
UWCB can be an achievement of a lifetime, an event that can change participants lives. From taking the plunge and signing up on the website, we are on hand to get everyone through the course and ensure you have an incredible experience. We run 450 events every year, with approximately 20,000 participants and we do our very best to make it accessible and remove what for many is the daunting perception of a boxing gym. Boxing gyms are far more friendly places than most commercial gyms and once you step through the doors you will see how supportive everyone is.
Here is a list of how the process works:
Sign Up: Upon signing up you will receive a text message to join a Facebook group; most of the information across your journey will be posted in this group. You will receive an email from Ultra and an email from Cancer Research UK with details of how to set up your JustGiving page.
Facebook Group: This group is an opportunity to get to know the other participants, feel comfortable and get lots of information about UWCB.
Rep Contact: Every event is assigned a rep that will look after you and be on hand to answer any questions you have. The rep will text you to introduce themselves and post in the Facebook group, if you have any questions you can message them.
Your rep will organise the event and keep on top of you to ensure you are getting the most out of your UWCB experience. They will check you are raising money for Cancer Research UK and selling tickets to ensure you have a big crowd on the night. The rep will also ask you to provide a CD with your entrance music and will get your vest printed for the big night.
Cancer Research UK Contact: Emma CRUK Hallas will be posting in your Facebook group, she works for Cancer Research UK and is on hand to help you with your fundraising. Whatever you need, from fundraising materials to advice, they are there to help!
Registration Meeting: We will invite you to attend a meeting approximately a week before the training starts. It is important that you attend as you can pick up your registration pack and ask any questions. It’s also a great time to meet the other group members!
Training Starts: The trainers will take you through a programme to prepare you for your bout. The programme starts with fitness session, footwork drills and then you will progress to sparring. The training will be difficult, it will push you to your limits and you will learn a lot from our expert trainers. The training helps to develop great camaraderie within the group and you will push each other through the process.
If you need any advice on fitness, training or nutrition your trainers are on hand to help. Your trainers want you to get fit and box well, if you need their support, just ask.
Match Up Night: Approximately a week before the event you will have your match up night. The trainers have watched and assessed you across the training period and they match you to have a fair competitive bout. Matching will be based on weight, fitness and ability.
The Main Event: This is where it all comes together, you will be nervous, excited and emotional on the day. Everyone taking part has had 8 weeks of training and this is a chance to show off your new skills and make your friends and family incredibly proud.
You will arrive at the venue 2 hours before doors open. You will have a medical, get familiar with the venue and have a talk through the day by the event representative.
Shortly before doors open we will announce the fight order and the crowd with start to arrive. You have the choice to watch the bouts before yours or relax in the changing rooms. Your bout will come around and it’s time to step into the ring, your corner men will be ready and now it’s down to you. You will walk out to your entrance music with a HUGE cheer from your supporters. The bell will ring and you will have a boxing match, it will be 8 minutes of your life that you will remember forever – so give it your all!
Whether you win or lose, you will feel incredibly proud of your achievement. You will have done something incredible that only a small percentage of the population have done. In the process you will have helped to raise £15 Million for Cancer Research UK!
After The Event: Hopefully you will be feeling super fit as well as leaner and healthier than you were 8 weeks ago. We hope that you decide to continue to keep fit, whether that’s to continue boxing or just continuing to exercise.
One thing is for sure, you will have done something incredible.
At Ultra Events, we love to see our participants change their attitude to health and fitness and get their children involved in an active, healthy lifestyle. Not only have they done something incredible, but they have also had a positive impact on their family by actively engaging in exercise.
If you are thinking about doing it – do it!