Push yourself to the limit this year and raise money for veterans!
Each year thousands of enthusiastic individuals challenge themselves to push their physical limits and take part in endurance challenges to raise money and awareness for Veterans charities.
Military life by it’s nature involves some serious training that often entails gruelling physical challenges that can truly push cadets and soldiers to the very limit of their abilities. Although we might all have different memories of our military training (not all of them positive!) these events are a great chance for us to meet new people, get some exercise and raise some money for a cause that really makes a difference to veterans’ lives.
The following challenges are by no means easy, therefore it’s worth considering if you have enough time to train before the day itself – find a couple of friends to join you to make the training that much easier:
100km in 24 hours Yorkshire for Blind Veterans
Founded as the Blinded Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Care Committee in 1915, Blinded Veterans has operated for over 100 years and has continued to support veterans that have partially or completely lost their sight. Each year they operate two endurance races that are open to both the public and ex-servicemen alike. On June 23rd, competitors can take part in a 100k route starting and finishing at Darley Memorial Hall, the route takes in a number of local monuments including Brimham Rocks and Ripley Castle.
Where? Starts at Darley Memorial Hall
When? 23rd June 2018
Balmoral Challenge for Walk with the Wounded
Through a variety of programmes Walk with the Wounded focuses its efforts on reintegrating veterans back into society, working with veterans with mental health difficulties, as well as those without homes or in need of qualifications. The charity raises money through a number of events, the Balmoral Challenge being just one of these. In teams of four, entrants walk alongside the wounded beneficiaries of the charity across one of three routes. Each route starts and finishes in front of the Queen’s Scottish Residence with excellent support being provided by volunteers and serving members of the military alike.
Where? Starts at Balmoral, Scotland
When? 22nd June 2018
The Hundred Days Offensive for Soldiers’ Charity
2018 is the centenary anniversary of the Battle of Amiens, a conflict that combined forces from Australia, Canada, Britian and France in World War I. To commemorate this historic day, the Soldiers’ Charity will be organising a 100k walk as a tribute to the 18 million people whose lives were claimed by the First World War. The walk will trace the changing lines of the battlefield over the last hundred days of World War I and will be led by historian Steve Roberts.
Where? Cambrai Memorial
When? 10th-14th October 2018