WALK A WHILE IN THEIR SHOES
Put your best foot forward to support the persecuted and Release International over the summer.
For the fleet of foot and strong of heart, there are challenges of up to 100k along the South Coast, Thames Path or North Downs.
Each route takes in some of England’s finest scenery. You could walk it, jog it, or even take it at a run. And if 100km sounds a step too far, then half and quarter options also available.
The South Coast Challenge goes from Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs Way. There are stunning views over the sea to a Brighton mid-point, before historic Arundel comes into view.
The Thames Path Challenge heads upstream from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery all the way to Henley.
And the 50k North Downs Challenge runs from Farnham to Reigate in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty across the Surrey countryside. It includes a climb up impressive Box Hill with panoramic views to the south.
Whichever challenge is for you, you will not be facing it on your own. You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on enjoying your walk in the company of others.
‘Raising funds by joining one of these sponsored challenges is a wonderful way to help persecuted Christians,’ says Paul Jones from Release. ‘If you would enjoy the prospect of fellowship with other Christians who support Release, this is a great opportunity.
‘You can walk, jog or run for 25km, 50km or 100km (about 15, 30 or 60 miles) for just one or both days of the weekend.
‘There are refreshment stops every 12.5km, with free food and drink, and a free shuttle bus to take you back to the start of the walk from your chosen end point. The sign-up fees start from just £5.00, if you raise at least £245 for Release!
Could you lead?
‘We are hoping to have a Release walk leader for each of these challenges. We already have a leader for the Thames Path walk, but if you would like to lead one of the others, please let us know.’
There is much more information online. To find out more, click a link:
South_Coast_Challenge August 31 – September 1
Thames_Path_Challenge September 7-8
North_Downs_Challenge September 28
There are even more details here.