Our latest survey has revealed over half of Brits (53%) consider a marathon to be the toughest challenge you can do to raise funds for your favourite charity.
A marathon may seem tough, however renowned trekker and BHF Ambassador Sir Ranulph Fiennes has warned people that they shouldn't underestimate walking challenges. This comes as we launch our new 100k trek series.
These treks, which push participants to the limit, take on average 26 hours to complete, walking nonstop through the night to raise vital funds for our life saving research.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes comments: "It is not surprising that a 100k trek is not considered a difficult challenge, as walking is something we do every day. However a long distance walk should not be underestimated. Walking nonstop for over 26 hours will not only put an incredible strain on your body, but walking through the night and through all types of weather will also push you to the limits mentally, so you need to be prepared.
"Without the BHF I would not be here. I would encourage anyone who feels they are up to the challenge to sign up to one of the BHF’s 100k treks, it is a fantastic personal challenge and a great way to raise essential funds for the BHF’s life saving research which makes a difference to millions of people in the UK living with heart disease.”
Ready for the challenge?
Take on one of our 100k treks in 2016. We recommend a minimum of three months to train for these challenges. Our team will help you every step you take with training guides and tips.
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