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Brave enough to take on a double marathon?

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Now is what life is all about. And in our 15th birthday year, we are looking for adventure-seekers to seize the moment and make this the year for taking on an ultra-challenge to raise vital funds for local life-limited children.

Taking place on 23-24 June, Race to the King is a double-marathon challenge for walkers and runners who are willing to go the extra mile – or 52.4 to be exact – to raise money for Chestnut Tree House.

Starting at the Slindon Estate near Arundel, just 12 miles from Chestnut Tree House, participants will walk, jog or run 52.4 miles along the ancient South Downs Way, finishing on the steps of Winchester Cathedral – the burial place of the first Kings and Queens of England.

Lauren Gowing, Events Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House said: “Every challenge and event our supporters take on for us makes a difference. This double marathon is a real endurance challenge, but every penny raised will go a long way to helping us to raise the £6,850 we need each day to cover all our specialist care services – both at the hospice and in families’ own homes.”

“In our 15th birthday year, we want to inspire everyone to live for the Now and make every moment count. This is the first time we’ve been involved in Race to the King, and urge anyone looking for an ultra-challenge to sign up and help us to help local life-limited children and families live life to the full.”

Race to the King participants can choose to take on the full distance in one go (£39 registration), or opt to complete it over two days, which includes camping overnight on Saturday 23 June (£59 registration). The minimum sponsorship for either is £425.

Click here to find out more or to register.