Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks

Register now for Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge 2018!!

We’d love to have you with us on our annual 16 mile (approx!) challenge which you can choose to walk or run. The date for your diary is Sunday 23rd September 2018.

Read more about the challenge below or download our event pack here.

Due to the unique way in which Charity Link works, everyone reaching their fundraising target of £100 will actually help to provide £500 worth of essential items for local people in need, which is pretty amazing! Find out how we do this here.

Register today!

Find out all the details on registering for Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge.

Download our registration forms and disclaimer form here  

You can also download our event sponsorship form here.

 

About the challenge

Charity Link launched the ‘Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge’ in 2016.

The challenge raises vital funds to buy items such as food, clothing, beds and cookers, to help ensure that all local people have a decent standard of living, no matter what crisis, illness, disability or difficulty they are facing.

Be part of the next Leicestershire 3 Peaks team making strides to help local families living in desperate need!

The challenge takes in the two highest peaks in Leicestershire – Beacon Hill (814ft) and Bardon Hill (912ft), along with the famous Old John Tower in Bradgate Park, plus a few other hills along the way!

This is a unique route, designed by Charity Link, and those who have taken part have loved seeing some parts of the Leicestershire countryside that they never ever knew about! It is a tough 16.5 (approx!) trek with fields, woodland and even quarries, but with a bit of training, Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks should be suitable for most.

Each challenger is given a detailed route map on the day and the challenge begins and ends at Bradgate Park. The route* includes Broombriggs Farm Country Park, Beacon Hill, Charley Woods, Bardon Hill, Billa Barra Hill Nature Reserve, Hill Hole Nature Reserve.

It is a ‘power walk’ – rather than a leisurely countryside amble! – which will earn you your sponsorship money (and some choose to run the route!). It will give you a great sense of achievement at the end and you will also see some amazing and in some cases rarely seen parts of the Leicestershire countryside (we know this as we often have to hack down the undergrowth before the walk!).

At the end of the challenge there will be water, nibbles, a medal, certificate and glass of bubbly to celebrate your achievement and your supporters and more than welcome to cheer you home.

Prizes include ‘the first home’ and ‘biggest team contribution’.

PS – Dogs (with well behaved owners!) who are up to the challenge are more than welcome on the challenge.

Running the challenge
Each year we’ve had a number of runners taking on the challenge – which is tough as the terrain is so varied and the course needs navigation – but that’s why previous runners have loved the experience so much! Could you beat the current Charity Link Leicestershire 3 Peaks record of 2 hrs and 57 minutes?!

Support from the business community 
We would also love to hear from local businesses who may be interested in supporting the event. We have a number of support and sponsorship opportunities – find out more here.

Be part of the support team
If taking part in the challenge itself is not for you, why not consider being part of the support team? We need people to act as marshals, to cheer our walkers on, to give out medals and goodie bags at the end of the walk etc.  If you may be willing to help, please get in touch.

What’s it like?!
Hear what previous Challengers, Georgia, Jeff and Simon said about the challenge.  You can also visit our Facebook page for lots of photos from previous events.

*Route subject to change

 

Thanks to….

Bawdon Lodge Farm – who are once again offering our challengers a very welcome stop off for a coffee and brownie during the challenge.

Charnwood Accounts – who are are medal sponsors for 2018.

Full Square Printers 

Green Box First Aid Training – for First Aid support