NSPCC HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) hiking challenge
NSPCC HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) hiking challenge Are you up to the NSPCC’s HACK Hiking challenge?
Can You ‘HACK IT’ this September in Buxton?
It’s time to pull on some hiking boots and take to the hills to help end cruelty to children in the UK. The NSPCC ‘s HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) is back for the third year in Buxton Country Park and the charity is looking for people across Derbyshire who want a real physical challenge to sign up to take part.
The Buxton High Peak HACK is 24 miles and takes place on Saturday 1 September 2012. It is one of six HACKs taking place this year. Exploring the natural beauty of Buxton, the hike takes in scenic surroundings that are home to a whole host of wildlife. The route has incredible views, on a clear day as far as Manchester, and walkers will also pass the Cat and Fiddle, one of the highest pubs in England.
Helen Verity, NSPCC community fundraising manager, said: “Training for the HACK is a great way to start a keep fit campaign, and taking part is an amazing challenge and experience. The HACK will be a fabulous day out in the great outdoors and a valuable opportunity to help the NSPCC raise money to support its projects and services in Derbyshire and across the UK. Why not sign up with a group of friends or colleagues and make it a real team challenge?”
The HACK challenge can be great fun, but is hard work. A 24mile walk is a demanding physical challenge, and the NSPCC recommends people who register, undertake some training before hand. Average walkers should complete the walk comfortably within 12 hours with more experienced faster walkers aiming to complete the walk within eight hours. There will be checkpoints and marshals on route, with radio contact between all checkpoints and the control centre. The terrain is very varied and the weather conditions can change quickly, so suitable walking boots, clothing and accessories, such as a rucksack, are recommended for all walkers. Check out the training tips section on the NSPCC website for more information.
The HACK is open to people aged 18 years and over. The registration fee is £20. For further details and online registrations and payments, please log on to the NSPCC website or contact the NSPCC Fundraising office Tel: 0113 2182728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the registration is complete, entrants will receive a walker’s pack outlining their start time and giving further details of the route. Participants can then begin collecting sponsorship pledges from friends, family and colleagues.
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Location of Venue:Grin Low Public Car Park Event Type: town Dates:1/9/2012 to 1/9/2012