Walking into the record books for the last leg of the challenge

christine-hammond-70The last leg of the South West Coast Path Challenge comes to the Dorset coast on Saturday 29th October, along the final stretch of the South West Coast Path national trail.

More than 12,000 miles have been pledged by people walking or running the coast path so far this month, smashing the record set last year of 10,000 miles clocked up during the inaugural event.

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Britain’s toughest and most scenic trail marathons – are you up for the challenge?

A trio of trail running challenges collectively promise to be one of the highlights of the first South West Outdoor Festival, which takes place in the heart of Heddon Valley in North Devon this September. (23-25 September)

The main running events will take place on the Saturday morning of the weekend-long festival.  There are three distances for trail hounds to choose from:

  • A full off-road marathon-length race
  • A half-marathon event
  • The popular 10km challenge.

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Challenge630 gets going to raise vital funds for Path

launch day pic 1Staff from the South West Coast Path Association and the National Trust have joined forces on the South Devon coastline to celebrate the launch of the Coast Path’s Walking Challenge.

The event, backed by TV adventurer Monty Halls aims to get as many people as possible walking along the coast path during October. It could be one mile or the entire 630 mile route in a bid to set the record for the number of times people can collectively walk or run the equivalent distance to the length of the Path in one month.

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