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Hospice challenge event returns for a second year

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Hospice challenge event returns for a second year

Following on from its success in 2017 St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Battle of the Knights, a fun 5km obstacle event, will be back for the second time later this year.

Starting from 10.30am, on March 18, at the Playground, Church Farm, Barrow, the challenge will be the perfect way for participants to shake-off their winter blues and get their adrenaline pumping.

Packed with plenty of fun, the event will see several waves of 50 participants complete a 4km run before tackling 25 obstacles strewn across a 1km course.

Following on from the 2017 event, which raised £14,000, the hospice has decided to double the number of challengers that can be accommodated on the day to 400, with the first 200 adults to sign-up online able to do so at a reduced rate of £25.

After the first 200 places have been filled further places will be priced at £30 until February 15. Places after that date will cost £35.

Jenny Smith, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s event manager, said: “Not only did our first Battle of the Knights raise vital funds that are allowing us to continue caring for people across the community, it was also a lot of fun for those taking part.”

The event, which is sponsored by Hugh J Boswell and supported by The Playground, will see challengers face an array of obstacles including; a 10ft wall, tyre run, vertical cargo net, as well as incline and decline monkey bars.

The course will be timed and those finishing in the top 10 per cent will be given the title of Knight and the chance to defend their honour at next year’s event free of charge.

New for this year two children’s races have also been added to the event’s line-up. The first at 2pm is for youngsters aged 8-11 with another race at 2.20pm for 12 to 15-year-olds.

Medieval-themed fancy dress is optional, but both children’s races will start with a 1km run followed by a series of child-friendly obstacles. Children can take part for £15, with 100 places available.

See our event pages for more information.