When it comes to fundraising for charity, the options for how to raise money are endless – many people like to take part in challenging events such as marathons, cycling challenges and skydiving. However, you don’t have to be an athlete to take part in a challenging task to raise money for charity; one of Alder Hey’s most popular events is the Coniston Challenge, completed every year by people with a range of fitness levels and sporting abilities.
The Coniston Challenge is set to take place again this summer on Saturday 8th July 2017 in the stunning Lake District setting. The idea is to team up with family, friends or colleagues to make the most out of your experience – because this is a triathlon with a difference! The Alder Hey Coniston Challenge involves a 10km trek up the Old Man of Coniston, a 17km bike ride through the Grizedale Forest followed by a 3km kayak across Coniston Water. As mentioned previously, this challenge is for teams of varying abilities so there is no pressure to race or win at all. Take your time, enjoy the challenge and remember why you’re doing it in the first place – to raise vital funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
The plan for this year is for everyone to arrive on the Friday, camp overnight, then be up bright and early the next day to conquer Coniston. Everyone’s favourite part of the day is definitely a well-deserved, hearty meal after the challenge is complete! To take part, there is a registration fee of £50 per team, and a minimum sponsorship of £1,500 per team.
So what are you waiting for?! Find out more about this year’s Coniston Challenge or get in touch with us if you would like more information about taking part. Don’t forget – if you are registered and ready to go, make sure you tag us in your photos on Twitter and Facebook on the day!
If you are unable to take part in the Alder Hey Coniston Challenge, take a look at our full list of this year’s fundraising events.