About the challenge
This 100k route from London to Brighton is unique and exclusive to Blind Veterans UK and we have tried to make it as off-road and scenic as possible to make the walk enjoyable for our participants.
The event is open to all abilities and both individuals and teams can take part. There is the option to walk or run the full 100k or why not put together a four-man relay team, dividing up the total distance between you!
The route follows The Wandle Trail out of South West London and down through Surrey and Sussex, finishing at our centre in Ovingdean, Brighton. Hot meals, drinks and snacks are provided at rest stops along the route and our events team will offer full support with training and fundraising.
Your epic journey will begin on Saturday 2nd July 2016 in Fulham, South West London. There will be an early start in anticipation of the adventure lying ahead. Following a briefing from the events organisers, a member from Blind Veterans UK will talk about how much the money they have raised will help to support other members such as themselves.
You will leave the busy city behind you and head south, along the banks of the Thames and start to head in to more rural surroundings. You will then march along the Wandle Trail which is popular which walkers and cyclists alike. There are plenty of semi-rural parklands as well as the Carshalton Ponds and Wilderness Island. After stopping at Oaks Park for the first refreshment stop, walkers make their way in to the North Downs and head towards Godstone. It is a lot more rural around here and walkers follow the public footpaths and the pretty village green. The walk takes you through the night, in the Sussex countryside down to Plumpton which takes you through the South Downs and an opportunity to take in some beautiful scenery. The sea comes into view as you approach the finish line at the Blind Veterans UK centre in Ovingdean. There will of course be some welcome food and drink await for all walkers to celebrate their achievement, together with a well earned massage!
We also have a dedicated microsite and Facebook group, offer full medical and logistical support and you will receive a specially designed 100k t-shirt and medal to wear with pride. One of our participants from 2013 has said, “It was the greatest personal achievement of my life. For those not sure about this year…Get involved!”.
To register for a place, please go to www.blindveterans.org.uk/100k or if you have any questions about the walk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7616 7927. Please join our team and make a difference to thousands of blind ex-Service men and women enable them to lead independent and fulfilling lives.