Saturday 21st April 2018 – Walk the Peak District – ONE day – ONE child – ONE life – ONE year!

Will4Adventure is now planning our next annual charity challenge: Challenge4Charity 2018. This will be an insane 50 mile sponsored walk through the Peak District National Park to be completed inside 24 hours in aid of Action4Diabetics. (Charity no. 1166447).

Action4Diabetics

Wherever you stop: we’ll pick you up. How far will you go?

Challenge4Charity is a continuous sponsored walk – with no opportunities for sleeping, or for separate team members to walk separate stages – it is purely a case of walk … as far as your legs will take you! With regular marshals and support drivers you have the option to walk as far as you can up to the maximum of 50 miles inside 24 hours.

To that end pick up points will be located along the route. After 25 miles, walkers will need to continue in small teams (minimum pairs) and be supported by vehicle checkpoints at key locations.

When?
This event will commence on Saturday 21st April 2018 at 7am. It will finish on Sunday 22nd April at 7am … or when walkers can walk no further – whichever happens first! (Runners and faster walkers are invited to start at the later time of 0800).

Why are we getting behind Action4Diabetics?
Around 400 million people in the world live with diabetes. More than half live in Asia. Many of these people don’t even know why they’re ill. This charity has a simple and easily achieved aim: Action4Diabetics (A4D) helps to provide life giving medical care and essential development support for young people with Type 1 Diabetes in emerging countries in Asia. They make a difference and change lives for the better.

Walk the Peak District – ONE day – ONE child – ONE life – ONE year!
We want you to raise £350 for this cause. This sponsorship, added to your entry fee is enough to support one child for one year. It’s a worthy cause and a worthy challenge – so let’s all of us make the day count.

Price
This event will cost you £60 per person to enter. Late entries (after 28/02/18) will cost £70. No entries can be taken on the day. In addition we expect you to raise at least £350 in sponsorship. Together with your entry fee this means you will raise a minimum of £400. This is the cost of supporting one child on the A4D insulin program for one whole year! 

Please note that this event is a non-profit event. We encourage you to raise this fee through sponsorship and hopefully – you may raise even more! But, this initial payment of £60 gets you entered into this event.

The Route

An outline of the route can be viewed here on MapMyRun. This is for you to get an idea of where the route goes – but it is no good for navigating by! The route is circular and will start and finish in Sheffield, via the half way point near Bakewell. While it is not hilly, it is in the Peak District – so there will be hills to walk up and down: though nothing too steep. It follows footpaths, bridleways, and byways, and some roads. It is easily navigated and pleasant to follow.

Before the event all walkers will be given a set of written instructions to help them find their way. In addition marshals will be located along the route to show the way.

Maps
OS Landranger 1:50,000 sheet numbers 110 and 119.

Refreshments and Feeding
Walkers are requested to bring and carry a lunch pack and a large assortment of snacks to take them through the day. In addition Will4Adventure will provide drink stations at marshal points and a hot meal at Youlegrave for all that want one.

Accommodation
The issue here is that you may finish your walk at 3 in the morning so be sure to book a hotel that knows this and is happy with this arrangement. We will be happy to provide details of local hotels and a campsite that can help.

Event Support
This entire event will only work with the help of volunteers. That begins with us – but 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
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.

LDWA
Please note that this is not specifically an LDWA event – though all are welcome.

Some Rules … 
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, no one will be allowed to walk beyond the halfway point alone.
Please be exceptionally polite to everyone supporting this event: they’re a volunteer giving up their time to make this day happen.

“huge thanks for such a fabulously organised walk” Emma Manners 

“Will, it was brilliant! … I had the best time. The route was excellent and you, your friends and family were so lovely. I will definitely be doing it again” Lisa Ellis