Spires and Steeples Challenge 2014 – Plans are well underway

Spires and Steeples Challenge 2014 – Plans are well underwayCaption: This year’s Spires and Steeples Challenge which takes place on Sunday 12th October.

Planning is well underway for this year’s Spires and Steeples Challenge which takes place on Sunday 12th October and is a charity 26 mile or 13 mile walk or run starting in Lincoln or Metheringham and finishing in Sleaford.

Entries are coming in at a steady flow; showing encouraging signs for another successful challenge.
There are now three ways that you can enter the challenge. 1- by contacting Donna Lill on 01522 870273 or email eventsofficer@1life.co.uk 2- visit www.spiresandsteeples.com and download and print the application form or 3- enter online through Runners World by visiting www.runnersworld.co.uk/spiresandsteeples26. Please note; there is a small admin fee of £2 to enter online.

Entry costs have been frozen from last year’s challenge and remain at £15 in advance and £18 on the day and places are limited to 1000. You must be aged 16 years or over to take part in the 26 mile run but children between the ages of 14-16 years can take part in the walks and the 13 mile run as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

This year’s main sponsors the Lincolnshire Cooperative are also looking forward to the event and will getting involved as much as possible. Member Engagement Manager at Lincolnshire Co-op, Richard Whittaker said; “We’re delighted to be supporting the Spires and Steeples Challenge again in 2014. It’s a fantastic event which takes in some of the most stunning scenery that Lincolnshire has to offer. We plan to have a team of our staff taking part this year to raise money for our Charity of the Year – Alzheimer’s Society and we hope that lots of local people will also take part.”

Event organisers are now also looking for volunteers to help out in the challenge. This can be being a marshal or handing out water at check points including other various opportunities; ‘volunteers are vital to the running of the challenge’, says marketing assistant, Faye Coulson. ‘So if you think you have some spare time and would like to help out, we’d love to hear from you’.

Volunteers are required in Lincoln, Washingborough, Branston, Metheringham, Digby, Ruskington, Leasingham Moor and Sleaford so if you are up for playing your part in this popular Lincolnshire event please contact Donna Lill on 01522 870273 or e-mail eventsofficer@1life.co.uk to register your interest.

For more information or to see how you can get involved, please contact Donna Lill on 01522 870273 or e-mail eventsofficer@1life.co.uk. For regular updates find us on Facebook – The Spires and Steeples Challenge or follow us on Twitter @Spires_Steeples.

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