If you have never joined us for this event before, what have you been doing?!
The Mendip Challenge is an exciting sponsored event for those looking to have fun, challenge themselves and raise money for Weston Hospicecare. The routes – 30, 20, 10 – are open to all individuals, teams, families and dogs and take you along the West Mendip Way in the Somerset hills! We also do a 5 mile fancy dress route along the beach.
You can choose to run or walk your chosen distance and when you get back from your slog across the hills there will be food and drink stalls, as well as music for you and your friends and family to enjoy.
So what are you waiting for? Dust off those walking boots (or trainers) and get hiking for a great cause. We look forward to seeing you in 2016!
How much does it cost?
- Entry to the walk
- Finishers medal
- Finishing goodies to replace those carbs!
You’ll notice we’ve upped the entry fees a bit this year. We hope you’ll understand that as our event costs increase (a sign of the times unfortunately) we have to make sure entry fees cover those costs so all of your amazing sponsorship can be used solely for patient care – we know that is what you want too.
By asking for a few extra pounds we can make sure you get the fantastic experience you can rely on at the Mendip Challenge, the tiered pricing makes it fairer for everyone taking part and we can still make sure we donate £50,000 to patient care when your sponsorship money comes in.
As always there are a variety of routes* to choose from:5 mile fun walk – fancy dress is encouraged and there’s a prize for the best! We’ll keep the theme under wraps until closer to the event though.
10 or 20 miles – slightly more challenging for those who are looking to push themselves. Perhaps you did the 5 mile last year and fancy a crack at something tougher. These fabulous routes will certainly earn you your pork roll and at the celebratory after party!
30 miles – the biggy! Not for the faint-hearted, this route follows the entire length of the West Mendip Way from Wells to Uphill and is the ultimate walking and endurance challenge.
The walk guide will be available from April 2016.
How do I register?
Check back here soon, for information on how to register your interest for Mendip Challenge 2016.