Mark Webber Youth Challenge

The Event

The Mark Webber Youth Challenge is a physical endurance day, based around Mark’s belief that it is only by pushing yourself beyond what you believe your limits to be that you can fully achieve your potential.

Teams of 12 students from six Colleges compete for the huge silver trophy – and what a highly charged, competitive day it is.

Now in its fifth year, the MWYC has grown since the pilot event in 2014

  • 2014 – at Silverstone Racetrack, involving endurance rowing, mental challenges and a hand bike race round the National Circuit
  • 2015 – at Green Park, Aston Clinton, involving a number of different events and activities
  • 2016 and 17 – at RAF Halton. Extremely challenging – these have involved a hill run; laser rifle shooting; a high ropes challenge; a drill exercise; observation and camouflage and a ‘Superstars’ style circuit relay
  • We are speaking with RAF Halton now to plan the 2018 Challenge


All competitors receive a medal for competing, and each event has a trophy for the winning individual or team.

The winning team takes home winners medals, but more importantly, the enormous Mark Webber Youth Challenge trophy, which is currently gleaming in the trophy cabinet at City of Oxford College.

We understand that other colleges are making space in theirs, in anticipation of winning it next time!