Could you take on a marathon or half marathon walking challenge? - East Cheshire Hospice

Could you take on a marathon or half marathon walking challenge?

Could you walk from Warrington, or Knutsford, all the way to Macclesfield?

That is what fundraisers are undertaking on Saturday, July 2, as part of a new Hospice to Hospice hike.

Some are walking 13 miles from The Cottons Spa and Hotel, Knutsford, to East Cheshire Hospice, while others are covering twice that distance from St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington.

Karyn Johnston (right), Chief Executive of East Cheshire Hospice with her opposite number Sonya Currey, from St Rocco’s Hospice. 

The Hospice has teamed up with St Rocco’s for the novel challenge which sees its supporters walk in the opposition direction, the two groups crossing over somewhere in between.

Participants must be 16 or over and those 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Entry is £25 and it is hoped walkers will raise £250 in sponsorship for the Hospice.

Its Challenge Events Co-ordinator Bethan Wade said:  “The event is exceptionally challenging and requires a reasonable fitness level and training.

“Our team and volunteers will welcome all hikers early on the Saturday morning and provide everyone with a cooked breakfast to set them up for the day.

“You’ll then by taken by coach to your start point and provided with a map and directions. There’ll be marshals, checkpoints, water stations and toilets en route.

“The route is through Ollerton, Chelford and Henbury and offers fabulous views across Cheshire. There’ll be a warm welcome, including snacks, drinks and a medal, at the finish line at East Cheshire Hospice.”

Email queries or to sign up go to the Hospice website.

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