Walking With The Wounded launch fundraising fitness challenge
Get your hiking boots at the ready to take part in the inaugural Walking With The Wounded fundraising fitness challenge. The Cumbrian Challenge 2013, supported by Helly Hansen, is a demanding 7-13 hour hike through the stunning Lake District countryside.
Walking With The Wounded raises money to fund the retraining, re-skilling and re-education of wounded service personnel to enable them to find long-term civilian employment and for their first public event participants are asked to raise vital funds.
The event will take place on 18th May 2013 in Glenridding in the Ullswater Valley where teams of four will be faced with the option of two routes to cater for varying levels of physical fitness. The tough, a 20k hike over 5 peaks or tougher, or a 33k hike over 10 peaks. While trekking amidst the stunning scenery of the Lake District participants will get to meet and race against the wounded teams from our North Pole, Everest and 2013 South Pole expeditions.
Register a team of four for £400 and take up the challenge of competing against inspirational wounded servicemen, make new friends and find out more about what it takes to take part in Walking With The Wounded expeditions, as well as raise funds for the charity’s re-education and training programs.
The minimum age of participants is 16, but each team must include one adult of 21+ and the team entry fee will include:
– food on both Friday and Saturday evenings
– a technical training T Shirt from Helly Hansen
– all event administration
– route marshals
– water stops en route
– Mountain rescue team support
– suggested training, food and required kit information.
Walking With The Wounded also ask that participants undertake some fundraising for the Charity, and that each team raises a minimum of £1000, equating to £250 per team member.
Find out more and sign up at wwtw.org.uk
About Walking With The Wounded
Walking With The Wounded raises money to fund the retraining, re-skilling and re-education of wounded service personnel to enable them to find long-term civilian employment.
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