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Grand To Grand Ultra

Walking With The Wounded enter a team each year in an incredible ultra marathon across the Grand Canyon. Follow their progress or sign up to join them!




The Grand to Grand Ultra is an extraordinary 170-mile, seven day, ultra endurance race across the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is the first and only self-supported stage footrace in America.


When? 24th – 30th September 2017


Want to be part of our 2017 team? Email victoria@wwtw.org.uk


The race starts at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona and run (off road) to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah. Along the way, the course will pass through a desert landscape of sand dunes, red rock canyons, buttes, mesas and slot canyons over territory once inhabited by Navajo and Paiute Indian, reaching an altitude of over 2,651m.


It is the equivalent of running from London to Dover, deciding not to go to France after all and running back again in heat variance of 0 degrees to 50 degrees with a 8-12kg backpack on. There is a dropout rate of 23%.

Runners need to carry everything you needed for the week (sleeping bag, food, compass, torch, medicine…), they need to navigate the course and also do so at night on the long stage, the notorious double day – 2 marathons in one day.



BE PART OF OUR TEAM IN 2017


In September 2017 we have eight places for our second WWTW official team who will share an eight-man tent each night during the race itself.


To register your interest for the team, please email victoria@wwtw.org.uk


What you get:


  • Walking With The Wounded has a 10% discount on the entry fee
  • Be part of a unique team at the event
  • Inside advice from our 2015 and 2016 teams about how to tackle this event
  • Unforgettable camaraderie
  • Coaching session from ultra-running coach Shane Benzie at Running Reborn
  • Walking With The Wounded kit


This is an important fundraising event for WWTW and we ask each runner to aim to fundraise £5,000 and there are rebates on the entry fee if you raise more than this.


All funds raised by the endeavours of the Grand to Grand team will go towards providing ex-servicemen and women the support they need to reintegrate into society and regain their independence. Our aim is to raise at least £30,000. This would support 45 veterans through our Head Start programme which provides ex-servicemen and women who experience mental heath difficulties with a military front door to access effective and evidence based therapeutic support. The programme works in collaboration with the NHS and other charities to complement the existing provision.


Watch this space for news on our 2017 team



THE 2016 TEAM


Meet the runners from our 2016 team


Walking With The Wounded's 2016 Grand 2 Grand Ultra team

WWTW’s 2016 team – one of only two tents in the race which saw the WHOLE team finish. #teamwork

 


THE 2015 TEAM


Finish line of the Grand To Grand Ultra 2015

Stuart Doughty (2nd from left), Chris Smith, David Barnes and Kate Eversole with organisers Tess and Colin Geddes on finishing the Grand To Grand Ultra

 

 

Want to sponsor or partner with our 2017 team? Contact victoria@wwtw.org.uk