Saturday 25th April 2020 – Walk it or Run it – 50 miles, 1 day.
Will4Adventure will once again be fundraising for Action4Diabetics (charity no. 1166447) with their True Grit Challenge 2020: Walk The Peak District. This will be an insane 50 mile sponsored walk/ultra marathon through the Peak District National Park to be completed inside 24 hours. A shorter family friendly route of 25 miles is also available.
This entire event will only work with the help of volunteers. We are also looking for kind souls to fill these jobs:
* drivers to ferry people back to rendezvous points (day and night shifts)
* stationary marshals to check people through the check points
Let us know if you are willing and able to help us out and please do ask around if you know anyone that may be able to help. Your assistance will be vital, and we assure you, you will totally enjoy being a part of the team on this great day. Think you can help us out? Please contact us using the form on the right. We will be hugely grateful.
Runners are welcome to apply for a place. We can only accommodate you though if we have enough marshals on the day to support you. (Everyone is a volunteer for this). Please do get in touch.
Please note that this is not specifically an LDWA event – though all are welcome. Certificates are available for finishers.
Some Rules …
Participants must follow the route as described in the route card.
Gold participants need to make it to the half way station inside 11 hours and to Calver (37 miles) by midnight in order to continue beyond those points.
Unless agreed beforehand, walkers will not be allowed to walk beyond the halfway point alone.
This route covers some sensitive areas of the Peak District during nesting season. To that end, we’re really sorry but dogs are not allowed.
Please be exceptionally polite to everyone supporting this event: they’re a volunteer giving up their time to make this day happen.
Family Friendly True Grit Challenge – Walk the Peak District
Action4Diabetics are really keen to get children outside and engaging in challenge events such as this. And, especially, children with T1 diabetes are encouraged to sign up for the challenge: you are the kids that can be the role models for those kids in Asia who the this charity strives to help and supply with the essential medication they need. To that please note that this event comes a family friendly routes of 25 miles. Sign up and walk as far as you can.
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“This was a 50 mile walking challenge across the Peak District. Despite the weather (gale-force winds, lashing rain), we had a great day. Will’s route was first class, marshalls were always positive and support was there when needed. Looking forward to next year!”
“I did the 50 mile walking challenge in April 2019, after having participated in one of Will’s shorter challenge walks last year. It was wonderfully organised, beautiful route and all the marshalls were very friendly and supportive. Excellent atmosphere despite the terrible weather. I wouldn’t have dreamed to even attempt walking 50 miles in 24 hours without this team.”
“If you want a walk that is challenging this is definitely 1 to try. Fantastic event, even though the weather conditions were dreadful this year. Superb organisation and such fantastic marshalls supporting all walkers throughout the course. would highly recommend.”
“Amazing experience despite the horrendous weather, so well organised and supported. Will be back next year for another attempt. Thank you to Will and his team for the time and effort to deliver this challenge.”