Two charities are calling on people to tackle a 100k endurance challenge in Yorkshire by walking 24 hours in June 2017 to raise money for Guide Dogs and Blind Veterans UK.
The 100k Yorkshire challenge is back for a second year with a brand new circular route starting at Darley Memorial Hall.
The 100k walk will take participants through the outskirts of the historic spa town of Harrogate, along Ripley Castle and Brimham Rocks whilst trekking through the Yorkshire Dales.
The 100k Yorkshire is an exciting joint fundraising event for Guide Dogs and Blind Veterans UK. The charity Guide Dogs provides life changing support to people living with sight loss through mobility training and the core Guide Dogs service. They believe that when someone loses their sight, they do not lose their freedom as well.
Blind Veterans UK supports vision-impaired ex-Service men and women and believes no one who has served our country should battle sight loss alone.
Registration for the 100k, which will kick off on Saturday 17 June 2017, is currently open with a registration fee of £50 for the 100k. For those not wanting to walk the full distance there is also a relay option available for teams of four walking 25k each. Teams taking part in the relay have a registration fee of £90. The all-inclusive entrance fee for participants includes lunch, dinner and breakfast at three rest stops, snacks and refreshments along the route and a free event t-shirt.
Lorna Copland, Sports and Challenge Events Manager at Guide Dogs, says: “This is an exciting new route passing through the Yorkshire Dales and is an event which will raise money for two brilliant charities. All you need to do is train hard and turn up on the day in your free event t-shirt. We will provide lunch, dinner and breakfast at three rest stops along with snacks, refreshments and encouragement!”
To find out more about the 100k challenge and to sign up for the event, please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/100kyorkshire
About Guide Dogs
Every hour, another person in the UK loses their sight. Guide Dogs is there to make sure they don’t lose your freedom as well.
Guide Dogs provide mobility services to people living with sight loss through my guide, white cane training and through the core Guide Dogs service. The lifetime cost for each Guide Dogs partnership is £50,000, we rely on donations to continue our life-changing work. Every pound raised makes a difference to people in the UK living with sight loss. Find out more at www.guidedogs.org.uk and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/guidedogsevents and on Twitter at: twitter.com/guidedogevents
Blind Veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) is a national charity that believes that no-one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. It provides blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women with lifelong support including welfare support, rehabilitation, training, residential and respite care.
The charity needs £100 million over 5 years to provide lifelong support to blind ex-Service men and women. Find out more at: www.blindveterans.org.uk, and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/blindveteransuk and on Twitter at: twitter.com/blindveterans