Official Statement regarding COVID-19
Following the escalation of COVID-19, sadly we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel our Great Strides challenges below.
- Great Strides 65 Surrey Hills – 6th June 2020
- Great Strides Ultra – 6th June 2020
- Great Strides Peak District (40km & 65km) – 13th June 2020
- Great Strides Brecon Beacons (40km & 65km) – 27th June 2020
- Great Strides Yorkshire Dales – 4th July 2020
Whilst we understand how disappointing this decision will be, we have not made it lightly and sincerely apologise to everyone who has signed up for these events. We are very grateful for all your support, training and fundraising to-date, and hope you will be able to join us on the dates below in 2021. Every participant will receive an email with further details and will be able to transfer their place to the 2021 event without further payment.
- Great Strides Peak District (40km & 65km) – 5th June 2021
- Great Strides 65 Surrey Hills – 12th June 2021
- Great Strides Ultra – 12th June 2021
- Great Strides Brecon Beacons (40km & 65km) – 26th June 2021
- Great Strides Yorkshire Dales – 3rd July 2021
At this stage, we are planning that the Great Strides Ben Nevis Challenge Weekend on the 9th October will be going ahead but will keep you updated if this changes.
Across the country and the world, everyone is coming to terms with the current situation in relation to the Coronavirus. At the Trust we are aware that this is hugely concerning for the cystic fibrosis community and we must ensure that everyone’s health and safety is our utmost priority.
If you have any queries, or do not wish to transfer your place to 2021, please contact our team at email@example.com or telephone 020 3795 2176 and we will be happy to help.
Thank you for your loyalty and passion, and thank you especially for your continued support for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Get 20% off entry fee on any of our Great Strides events when you use our very special Team CF Superhero code 'SUPERHERO20'.
Teams must be a minimum of four and a maximum of six walkers, plus a support driver and vehicle in order to take part in this charity walk. The driver and vehicle will meet you at designated checkpoints and help you refuel ahead of the next section of the trek. One walker should be designated as team leader. The closing date for applications is 14 May 2021.
On the day, registration opens at 5am ahead of the 6am start. Both hike routes are self navigated.
Route Details 65km:
- A circular route of approx. 65km (40 miles)
- We have a 16-hour target for completing this route
Starting in the picturesque market town of Castleton, this sponsored walk starts off with a small climb, heading for the summit of the mighty Mam Tor. From there we turn south towards Millers Dale where the route joins the Monsal Trail towards Bakewell and Rowsley. The route then passes through the world famous grounds of Chatsworth Estate and up towards some spectacular scenery and incredible 360 views at Curbar Edge. The final section of the route takes in the quaint villages of Bamford and Hope Valley before arriving safely back in Castleton.
Route Details 40km:
- A circular route of approx. 40km (24 miles)
- We have a 14-hour target for completing this route
Also starting in Castleton this new route follows the 65km walk as far South as Millers Dale, while the others join the Monsal Trail you will head North East towards the villages of Tideswell and Great Hucklow. From there you will take in the incredible wilderness of Abney Moor before landing in Hope Valley for a short road section back to Castleton.
Why walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust?
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis for everyone living with the condition. We are investing in cutting-edge research, supporting clinical care, and campaigning tirelessly on the issues that matter, but we need your help. Together we will beat cystic fibrosis for good.
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