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  • Action Challenge Event - 12th/13th June 2021

    Action Challenge Walking/Running Event – 12th – 13th June 2021.

    The Action Challenge Lake District event will be taking place over the weekend of the 12th – 13th June 2021. This will be the first year of the event and we are hugely excited to incorporate it into our Ultra Challenge series.

    Action Challenge (http://www.actionchallenge.com), experienced event organisers, are co-ordinating all logistics of the event and we would like to notify all authorities along the route to make you aware of the event and to give you the opportunity to make any suggestions or comments regarding our plotted route. The entire route has been fully researched using existing public footpaths (PROW) however as we are still several months out from the event this can be adapted following suggestions. We will also conduct a full pre-event recce of the route to identify any significant risks, which we will log into a risk assessment and apply appropriate safety measures to reduce any potential hazards.

    The challenge will be starting at Kendal Rugby Club, where we will set participants off gradually between 7am and 10am on Saturday to help protect the environment and reduce the impact on the local area. Participants will walk up to 100km’s on PROW through the Lake District National Park and surrounding countryside before finishing back at Kendal Rugby Club, with several distance options being available within the 100km.

    We anticipate between 1000 to 1500 walkers and runners and we see all types of people participate from ultra-runners to first time walkers with around 95% of participants being walkers. All participants share the one focus of raising much needed funds for over 400 different charities including; Alzheimer’s Society, Breast Cancer Now, Cancer Research UK, Clic Sargent, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Help for Heroes, Macmillan Cancer support, Mind, NSPCC and Parkinson’s UK. We will also be contacting local charities within the area to encourage our participants towards supporting these local causes.

    For further information, and a route map, contact: https://ultrachallenge.com/lake-district-challenge/

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