Record turnout and victorious teams mark the 2024 Cumbrian Challenge

Posted by Press Team

19 May 2024

Fundraising | Supporters | Cumbrian Challenge

1 min read

The resounding success of Walking With The Wounded’s flagship fundraising event, the Cumbrian Challenge, was underscored as winners emerged from a record-breaking participation on Saturday, 18 May. This year's event saw over 600 participants take to the Fells overlooking Grasmere to raise money to support veterans and their families across the UK.

Celebrating its 11th year anniversary, the weekend event has become a beacon of solidarity, rallying nearly 2,000 teams over the years to conquer the Grasmere fells and raise over £2 million in support of ex-military personnel. The funds raised play a pivotal role in bolstering WWTW's mental health care, employment, and support care coordination programmes tailored to support veterans and their families in need.

Embracing the challenge with unwavering determination, each participating team embarked on either the 'Peak,' 'Tough,' or 'Tougher' routes, hiking between 10 to 32 kilometers. The victorious teams showcased extraordinary resilience, completing the demanding routes in:

  • Peak: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Tough: 3 hours 43 minutes
  • Tougher: 5 hours 41 minutes

Among the triumphant contenders, Walk for Wine team from conquered the Peak route in 3 hours 5 minutes, M’Cory Bullets team triumphed over the 'Tough' route in 3 hours, 43 minutes, and BAE Fire + Rescue Flyers team from BAE Systems completed the ‘Tougher’ route in 5 hours 41 minutes.

Tony Hulton, WWTW CEO, said, “Thank you to everyone who took part in the Cumbrian Challenge 2024. It was a brilliant weekend and truly wonderful to see such unwavering support from the Armed Forces community, corporate partners and WWTW supporters. The funds raised from the event this weekend will make a tangible difference to the lives of those who served. Thank you for your commitment to supporting veterans and their families.”

James Davis, WWTW Events Manager, commented, "The Cumbrian Challenge delivered an immersive weekend, uniting WWTW supporters, friends, and colleagues who came together to support UK veterans and their families. As we mark the event's 11th anniversary, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all who joined us. Whilst the routes are tough, the monies raised will make a difference to the lives of those who served. We can't wait to welcome everyone back to Grasmere next year!"

Missed out this year or want to take on the challenge again?

Enjoy a weekend in the beautiful peaks of the Lake District, network with supporters from across the country, get involved with a fantastic team-building challenge and, most importantly, help raise vital funds for WWTW!

Pre-register now for 2025