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A great year for events - 2017/2018

A great year for events - 2017/2018

We rely on the generosity of our supporters to raise money to fund our projects.  Taking part in an event is a wonderful way to not only challenge yourself and realise a personal goal, but to raise awareness about our work at the same time. We have an exciting array of opportunities for you to get involved in 2017/2018, and hope that you will consider committing to one of the many events taking place below. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact Hannah Persaud.

 

The Vitality British 10k London Run - 9th July 2017

This iconic run through car free streets of London is a truly awesome experience.  Running alongside more than 20,000 others, landmarks you will pass include the world famous Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, St. James's Palace, the Theatre Royal and Her Majesty's Theatre. This 10k is regularly cited by running clubs as the best 10k route in all of England. Please note that we have only two places left for this event now.

For this run we are asking participants to each raise a minimum of £150.

 

London to Paris Cycle Ride - 5 days - 19th July 2017

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the greatest cycle experiences in Europe.  Passing through picturesque Kent countryside, you cross the Channel and continue through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France.  With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower will evoke a real sense of achievement.  Your last day in Paris allows you to explore the sights and soak up the romantic atmosphere of this majestic city.

For this challenge participants are required to pay a £149 registration fee and then raise a minimum of £1,550.

 

Ben Nevis Weekend Trek - 3 days - 11th August 2017

Ben Nevis is the highest point in Scotland and the British Isles, standing at the lofty height of 1,343m (roughly 4,000 ft).  Fort William, on the southern edge of the Great Glen and located on a sea loch, is your base for the weekend. This is a challenging uphill trek which will provide you with a wonderful sense of achievement.

For this challenge participants are required to pay a £75 registration fee and then raise a minimum of £550.

 

 Yorkshire Three Peaks - 3 days - 1st September 2017

The Yorkshire Three Peaks, in the Yorkshire Dales, represents a challenge for the keenest of walkers.  This region was shaped by glaciers many thousands of years ago, and striking limestone outcrops and unusual rock formations provide great landmarks as you trek roughly 24 miles - but the steep climbs and descents could well make it seem more.

For this challenge participants are required to pay a £75 registration fee and then raise a minimum of £490.

 

Classic Cols of the Tour de France - 5 days - 14th September 2017

Awaiting you are spectacular views of mountain peaks, alpine valleys and hanging glaciers, to make the long twisting climbs worthwhile.  Your challenge ends with two of the toughest and most renowned ascents in the region: the demanding Col du Galibier and the steep hair-pin bends of Alpe d'Huez.  Conquering these mountains will earn you a lifelong sense of achievement and give you something in common with the most elite cyclists in the past 100 years.  This is a very strenuous challenge and you will need to train extremely hard to succeed.

For this challenge participants are required to pay a £149 registration fee and then raise a minimum of £1,700.

 

London to Amsterdam - 3 days - 22nd September 2017 

Cycling from London to Amsterdam - the bike capital of the world - is a classic European cycle experience and a wonderful challenge.  Passing through the picturesque countryside of rural England, you cross the Channel and continue across the flat landscape of Dutch Zeeland.  The sight of Amsterdam with its networkof canals, cobbled streets and wonderful architecture will evoke a real sense of excitement.  You celebrate your achievement with a night in Amsterdam before heading home by train.

For this challenge participants are required to pay a £99 registration fee and then raise a minimum of £1,100.

 

Royal Parks Half Marathon - 8th October 2017

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is the only one of its kind.  The 13.1 mile route weaves its way through the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and passes through four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, Green Park, St James' Park and Kensington Gardens.  The atmosphere is always incredible with runners from all walks of life uniting to raise money for charity. Please note that we have only two places left for this event now.

We ask all of our runners to pay a registration fee of £30 and raise a minimum of £220 each in sponsorship.

 

Inca Trail to Machu Pichu Trek - 10 days - 2018

21st April 2018 / 1st September 2018 / 27th November 2018

Machu Picchu is one of the most iconic sights in South America, and the culmination of our magnificent Inca Trail trek through the Peruvian Andes.  You will trek this breathtakingly beautiful route through valleys and high passes, scattered with fascinating Inca ruins.  Trekking on Inca-paved paths and steps, your route takes you up through lush cloud forest to the demanding Dead Woman's Pass (4,200m).  Continually climbing up or dropping down, the way is steep at times, and the altitude adds to the challenge.  You will finally come to the Sun Gate, which overlooks Machu Picchu, where your first magical glimpse provides an unforgettable reward for your efforts.

For this challenge participants are required to pay a £499 registration fee and then raise a minimum of £4,000.

 

Icelandic Lava Trek - 5 days - 2018

4th July 2018 / 29th August 2018 

Iceland is a land of incredible contrast and beauty.  Its wild volcanic landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls, combined with its rich history, literature and folklore, make it a fascinating country to explore.  Your challenge takes you from the active Mt Hekla to Landmannalaugar and then south through the mountains to the permanent icecaps of Myrdals and Eyjafjallajokull. This is a tough and challenging trek through a remote and wild environment - and presents a  rare opportunity to witness a changing landscape.

For this challenge participants are required to pay a £275 registration fee and then raise a minimum of £2,650.