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Trek Iceland

Trek Iceland: Fire and Ice Adventure 13th – 18th November 2024!

Hurry! Signup deadline: 13th November 2023

The Trek

Discover the land of fire and ice as we spend 3 days trekking 38km through Iceland’s ethereal landscapes. Explore active volcanoes and lava fields, bubbling mud pools and hot springs, walk along two continental plates and perhaps even spot the Northern Lights! Iceland is a Nordic island sitting in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, just outside of the Arctic circle. It’s capital Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, is the heart of Iceland’s cultural, economic and governmental activity.

The Challenge

Join us as we spend three days trekking through the  other-worldly landscapes of Iceland. Discover active volcanoes, vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, hot springs and more. Hike to Iceland’s youngest volcano, Gelingaldir and neighbouring Fagradaslsfjall before exploring the ethereal peaks of Mount Hengill heritage site along the fault lines between Europe and America. Don’t forget to keep your eyes on the skies while you are there and you might be lucky enough to experience Lady Aurora herself!

How tough is it?

This trek is graded moderate to challenging. You will be trekking long distances over varying terrain on consecutive days.

The Cost

There is a £350 registration fee to pay at the time of booking to secure your place. You are then required to fundraise a minimum of £3,300 for East Cheshire Hospice. Support and fundraising ideas will be provided by staff to help you reach, and even exceed this target. A self-funded option is also available.

You must fundraise:

80% £2,640 by 21st August 2024

20% £660 by 16th December 2024

The Trip at a Glance

Flights

PLEASE NOTE: While efforts will be made to book flights from and to local airports, this is not guaranteed and flights for this Trek may depart from anywhere within the UK.

Please view Different Travel’s terms and conditions here.

How to book a place

Sign up deadline November 2023

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Events Team on events@echospice.org.uk.

To book your place on Trek Iceland please visit the Different Travel website.

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Born Survivor 2024

Born Survivor Saturday 27th April 2024

Signup deadline 12th April 2024


If you are interested in taking part in support of East Cheshire Hospice, please complete the form below. A member of the team will respond with your link to register and further instructions. If you have any questions, please email fundraising@echospice.org.uk.

If you have any questions, please email fundraising@echospice.org.uk.

Born Survivor 2024

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Recruit your buddies for what will be the UK’s Ultimate Obstacle Course Mission set at the stunning Capesthorne Hall overlooking the immense Jodrell Bank! 

This is the Ultimate Team Mission for 2024 and one certainly worthy of the awesome medal that will be pinned on your chest after completing this glorious raid! Test your physical/mental resolve and in doing so forge a team camaraderie that can only be truly replicated in a Military inspired environment.

More info on the Born Survivor website here.


What to expect

This course is designed by Elite Royal Marine Commandos and features 30 Awesome Military Grade Obstacles incorporating a 10km Classic Course, 10km Elite Squadron competitive wave and a 5km Survivor option!

The course is guaranteed to take you on the ultimate adventure as you negotiate breath taking slides, cold water obstacles, climbing nets, underground tunnels such as The Great Escape, climbing walls and other Top Secret Obstacles, not forgetting the infamous Big Wall Finisher….THE BLITZ!

Celebrate your victory afterwards and enjoy some top quality food before heading to our awesome Survivor Stripes Bar to enjoy the after party with our resident 7 piece Band The Jager Maestros.

Spectators are welcome to explore the beautiful nearby grounds of Capesthorne Hall and chill out in the buzzing Born Survivor event village before they cheer you on as you tackle the epic course finale.


Who can sign up?

Prepare to carry your team to glory and rally the troops for the optimum team building day for Gym Groups, Boot Camps, Lone Adventurers, Work Colleagues, Sports Teams, Stags & Hens and Birthday Parties etc.

If you dare take on this adventure you’ll need a stiff upper lip to conquer the challenge alone. We encourage teamwork and even if you don’t enter as a team we know you’ll assist your fellow Survivors in completing the course. But it’s not a race; it’s designed as a challenge for everyone over the age of 16 to tackle at their pace, whatever their ability.

Have you got what it takes? Will power is key here, as they say in the Military, if the mind is willing….the body will follow!

Please note that you must be age 16 and over to participate in Born Survivor.


Cost

Registration is cheaper when signing up with East Cheshire Hospice!

Places are a discounted £50 each and you can sign up to do a 10km (30 obstacles) or a 5k (20 obstacles) – both are the same price.

Since this only covers the price we pay for your tickets, we do ask that participants also gain sponsorship and fundraise in support of the Hospice. We kindly suggest participants aim to raise at least £50.


 

What’s included when you sign up?

  • Born Survivor Dog Tag Medal!
  • New Obstacles and Course Route.
  • 2024 Design Soft Cotton Quality T’shirt.
  • Legendary Born Survivor Head Over.
  • Born Survivor Temporary Body Tattoo.
  • Water stops
  • Awesome organisation – We put our Survivors first!
  • Professional OCR Photographers capturing your every muddy move. 2 X Free finisher photos – Action Photos incur an additional Charge,
  • Changing tents
  • Bag drop (£3 donation to Unique Kidz charity)
  • Quality food stalls.
  • Live Music and on course interaction!
  • Survivor Stripes Bar selling Beer and Gin.
  • Free spectators – Parking charge applies to all vehicles.

 

 

Highlights of the day include

  • Free Finish & In Action Photographs.
  • Quality food stalls.
  • Live Music and on course interaction!!
  • Survivor Stripes Bar selling Beer and Gin.
  • Born Survivor Temporary Body Tattoos.
  • Free spectators – Parking charge applies to all vehicles.

So what are you waiting for? Take on this challenge whilst raising vital funds for the East Cheshire Hospice.


Please view the Terms & Conditions before booking.

Participants must print, sign and bring this Waiver Form with them on the day.