Helly Hansen Cumbrian Challenge 2014
Grasmere Sports Ground,
Stock Lane Grasmere,
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th June, 2014
On 18th May 2013, Walking With The Wounded launched its inaugural Cumbrian Challenge event. The feedback we received from competitors and the memories created amidst the stunning scenery of the Lake District was enough to convince us that the Cumbrian Challenge would be an annual event for us to enjoy alongside our extraordinary supporters.
Our 2014 event has moved from Patterdale to the stunning village of Grasmere, which is less than 10 miles away from Lake Windermere and will take place on Saturday 14th June. Whilst the format of the weekend event will remain the same, we are doubling the number of participants to 800, comprising 200 teams of 4 competitors per team.
“View of Grasmere from Stone Arthur”
Join us for a literally breath-taking weekend amidst the stunning scenery of the Lake District. Not only will you meet and race against members of our South Pole expedition team, there will also be the opportunity to meet some of the incredible men and women who we have been able to support during their career transition from the military and which is down entirely to your extraordinary fundraising efforts.
The Cumbrian Challenge 2014, will again be supported by Helly Hansen, and we invite you to register a team of four and take up the challenge of competing against our inspirational wounded servicemen and women. The event is designed to provide an exhilarating challenge in a fun environment, combining a competitive race followed by a party atmosphere on the Saturday evening with drinks, food and an informal awards ceremony.
As of 1st October 2013 we had received over 100 e-mails showing an interest in applying for a team place, having been 35% over-subscribed for our inaugural in May 2013 event we can only ask that you book early to avoid disappointment. No team place will be confirmed until receipt of entry fees and team registration form.
The team entry fee is £400 (per team of 4 people). The minimum age of participants is 16, but each team must include one adult of 18+. Your team entry fee will include:
- Your food on Friday evening, breakfast, hot and cold drinks / snacks
- On Saturday afternoon as well as food on Saturday evening
- A technical training T-Shirt
- All event administration
- Water stops en route
- Mountain rescue team (with vehicle support) and route marshalls’
- Suggested training, food and required kit information
- First aid teams
- Timing and checkpoint control staff
- Health and safety route management
- Toilet facilities and showers at the site base
- Saturday evening entertainment
We also ask that you undertake some fundraising for the Charity, and that each team raises a minimum of £1000, equating to £250 per team member. As one of our key charity partners we recommend using Virgin Money Giving for your fundraising efforts.
The challenge will be a circular route, achievable within one day, with 2 route options to cater for varying levels of physical fitness. The cut off for route changing will be 2 weeks prior to the event, after which point it will not be possible due to timescales of event administration. ALL team members therefore need to be in agreement over what route they will be doing.
The Tough – 20k hike, 1000m of altitude gain,
Expected time: 5 hours
The Tougher – 33k hike, 1650m of altitude gain,
Expected time: 8-10 hours
Both courses will take competitors across the Langdale Pikes with The Tougher course taking in ‘Bow Fell’ and ‘Crinkle Crags’ including the famous ‘Bad Step’.
“View from Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell walk”
Please register online here. You can also edit your team here. To register your team, four team members are not required at this stage, one name will be sufficient. However, please bear in mind that team places will not be guaranteed until payment is made.
There will be prizes given for:
- Highest fundraising team
- Fastest ‘Tougher’ route team
- Fastest ‘Tough’ route team
Walking With The Wounded will make a donation to ‘Fix The Fells’ who are part of the National Trust and are responsible for mending any deterioration caused by visitors to The Fells.
For more information on the weekend itinerary, local accommodation and transport links please see the PDF’s below all of which can be downloaded. Please do not contact the office to book or discuss accommodation.
Discount on Helly Hansen Kit
Participants in this years Cumbrian Challenge can enjoy a discount on kit from title sponsor Helly Hansen. The code WWTWCC2014 will entitle purchasers to a 10% discount and also a 10% donation to WWTW. Visit the Helly Hansen online store here