The seventh annual Spires and Steeples challenge; taking place on Sunday 12th October 2014 is now open for entries.
The Challenge is a charity 26 mile or 13 mile walk or run starting in Lincoln or Metheringham and finishing in Sleaford, in aid of Wheel Appeal which provides sports wheelchairs, training and support to disabled people.
Leisure in the Community Events Officer, Donna Lill, who is organising the Challenge has said, “The Spires and Steeples Challenge is now in its seventh year and following last year’s bad weather we hope to make this year the biggest yet. It is a very popular event and with preparations firmly underway I’m looking forward to another successful challenge.”
Sponsorship is a vital element to the organisation of the event; financial contributions from sponsors go towards funding the vitally important resources of First Aid and communication links. Following their consistent involvement over the years, Lincolnshire Co-operative is once again the main sponsor for this years challenge. 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.”
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.
To enter the Challenge or to see how you can get involved, please contact Donna Lill on 01522 870273 or e-mail EventsOfficer@LITC.org.uk. Online entries are also being taken; visit www.runnersworld.co.uk/spiresandsteeples2014 to enter today! You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @Spires_Steeples to be kept up to date with the event.