Thank you so much to the 60+ challengers who took part in Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday 23rd September 2018. It was a fantastic day and we hope to have raised over £6,000 as a result.
Feedback has once again been great (“very well organised and very enjoyable”) – you can see lots of photos from the day on our Facebook page.
The provisional date for our 2019 event is Sunday 22nd September – put it in your diary now and register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org We’d love to have you join us!
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.
*Route subject to change
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 for help with materials for the event / Claire will once again be giving out lots of goodies and support to challengers on the day!
Green Box First Aid Training for advice and support – a member of the team is also taking part on the day.
Parkway Volkswagen (Leicester) – for providing a camper van for a weekend for one lucky challenger
Water at Work – for donating bottles for our finishers.