Blind Veterans UK is the national charity for blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women. We help with lifelong practical and emotional support which we provide to Armed Forces and National Service veterans regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight.
Guide Dogs is a national charity for people living with sight loss, providing support through life changing guide dogs, and other mobility services. We receive no government funding for these services and rely solely on the generosity of the general public to operate.
100k Yorkshire is the challenge of a lifetime
100k Yorkshire 18-19 June 2016
New for 2016! Take in the rugged and dramatic countryside of this historic county and walk from Denby Dale to Sheffield.
This is a great 100km endurance challenge taking you over the green hills, rugged moors and small stone-walled villages of Yorkshire and the Peak District. You will walk through the day and night, with some good hills to test your legs and there will be stunning scenery to motivate you.
Our varied route sets off from West Yorkshire's Denby Dale (known for its pies) and heads west towards Holmfirth, of Last of the Summer Wine fame, where we head up onto the moors, on the western edge of the Pennines. Flatter paths lead us south to Sheffield, where we will finish at the Blind Veterans UK centre and Guide Dogs outreach office - a welcome relief for your tired bodies!
You can also download the itinerary here.
No matter what your fitness level, it is our recommendation that you train for 100k. Walking or running 100k or 50k is no easy feat.
Get started as soon as possible. Download our training plan here.
Book the date in your diary now - 18th and 19th June 2016 - and enter the Blind Veterans UK 100k challenge!
We have a brand new kitlist for 2016 for you to download, for your full clothing and equipment guide click here
We are asking:
• 100k participants to raise £300
• Relay teams to raise £500
...to help our charities continue their vital work.
In return you will receive:
- Free training and fundraising pack
- Regular email updates with the latest information and tips
- A branded 100k t-shirt
- A dedicated team to answer any questions you have
- A finisher's medal
Raise money online
We have lots of different ideas of how you can raise money and will send you a fundraising pack when you sign up for the event.
We need enthusiastic and energetic people to volunteer at the 100k Yorkshire in 2016.
It's volunteers like you, who make this event a success
Volunteering is a lot of fun. It's a great way to get involved, meet lots of people and you will be helping make a difference to some truly inspirational people.
There are lots of roles and ways you can volunteer here are just a few:
- Cheering on our walkers
- Helping at the finish
- Handing out packs and snacks
- Making up goody bags
And many more.
Get in touch:
Blind Veterans UK
Phone: 020 7616 7959
Phone: 0845 600 6787 *
* please note that calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company's access charge