29 January 2015

Challenge Yourself in 2015 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care

This new year Rennie Grove Hospice Care is challenging you to get fit and help raise vital funds to help the local community.

If you have decided that 2015 is the year for you to get off the sofa and do something positive then Rennie Grove has the perfect incentive to help you keep on track.

Ruth Proudfoot, Events Fundraising Manager, said: "By committing to take part in one of our challenges you will have something to focus on and keep you motivated. Why not sign-up to an event with friends or family so you can help each other stay on track.

"The charity has a range of different events planned for 2015, so something is bound to appeal. You will also be able to get sponsored for your chosen challenge, so have the added bonus of knowing that while helping yourself to get fit you are also helping local people who have cancer and other life-limiting illnesses."

Here are some of the challenges Rennie Grove has planned for 2015: 1.The Biggest Loser- an 18 week sponsored fitness and wellbeing programme designed to help you lose weight and get fit in a healthy and sustainable way. Offering free gym membership, dedicated exercise classes and a specially designed nutritional programme in exchange for raising a minimum of £500 in sponsorship, applications need to be in by 12 January.

2.The Chilterns Cycle Challenge- Sunday 22 March - registration is open now for this popular event which offers 3 different length cycle routes through the beautiful Chilterns countryside. Choose from a 10k, 35 mile or 75 mile route, all starting and finishing in Aylesbury Town Centre. Registration costs £10 for children (5-17) under 5s free. The 10k route is £17, 35 miles £20 and 75 miles is £30 and is open now.

3.The RAF Halton Sprint Triathlon- Sunday 3 May - take part on your own or in a team to complete the three legs of our Super Sprint Triathlon - a 300m swim, a 21 mile cycle ride and a 6.5k run. This event is perfect for people who want to try a Triathlon for the first time. Entry costs £25 per person and registration is now open. The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon- Sunday 7 June - test yourself on our half-marathon distance trail run through the stunning grounds of the Ashridge estate. Registration is £20. More details to follow.

5.The Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge- Sunday 13 September - get out and enjoy an early autumn walk in the Chiltern Hills with a choice of a 5, 9 or 18 mile route following the last part of the ancient Ridgeway National Trail. It’s great for families – and the dog can come too! Keep an eye on our website for full details.

6.The Herts 10k- Sunday 11 October - walk or run our hugely popular 10k at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden. The last few years have sold out so make sure you register early on the event website.

7.Moroccan 3 Peaks Challenge- 19-27 September - located high in the Atlas Mountain range, three spectacular peaks await. Minimum sponsorship of £1,500 and a registration fee of £270. Closing date for registration is 19 March. There will be an information evening on 10 March, please visit our website for more details.

8.Skydive- Saturday 27 June - sign up by March 27, with a deposit of £70, to take part in a special day of skydives for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. We have 10 places available for a minimum sponsorship of £395, of which we receive £140. Visit our website for full details.

9.The Muddy Mucker - Sunday 15 November - choose either a 5km or 10km obstacle challenge through the mud at Green Park, Aston Clinton.

For further information on our events programme or fundraising, please contact our Events Team on 01442 820740 or email them on fundraising@renniegrove.org