Fundraisers complete London to Brighton trek

Fundraisers complete London to Brighton trek

Fundraisers complete London to Brighton trek

Fundraisers complete London to Brighton trek

First published in News

FUNDRAISERS completed a non-stop 100km trek from London to Brighton.

Either walking or jogging, 2,229 “challengers” took part in the London to Brighton Challenge in aid of more than 320 charities raising an estimated £2 million.

They set out from Richmond, London, on Saturday morning with most reaching the finishing line at Brighton Racecourse on Sunday.

One participant completed the route in nine hours and 12 minutes, beating last year’s record of 10 hours and 19 minutes.

The event was organised by Action Challenge, a company which co-ordinates mass participation walks and cycle rides throughout the UK and overseas on behalf of charities. To date they have helped raise more than £50 million.

A spokeswoman for Action Challenge said: “A huge congratulations to all of our challengers who took on the London 2 Brighton Challenge this weekend, making it the biggest year ever.

“The weather resulted in some very tough and muddy conditions, but every single person who set off from the start line is an inspiration.”

Registration is now open for the 2015 100km challenge for £49.

Challengers must pledge to raise £475, but only half of that has to be raised before the date of the challenge.

See london2brightonchallenge.com

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2:59pm Fri 30 May 14

firemanste says...

congratulations to each and everyone of those that have taken part.its nice that people think of others and raise money for charity.the smile on their faces says it all. well done
congratulations to each and everyone of those that have taken part.its nice that people think of others and raise money for charity.the smile on their faces says it all. well done firemanste
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3:29pm Fri 30 May 14

Mr chock says...

yes thats a good story .. but my comment is on the 100km bit was it 100km to make it sound further ? 100k = ??? in yeee oldie Miles
yes thats a good story .. but my comment is on the 100km bit was it 100km to make it sound further ? 100k = ??? in yeee oldie Miles Mr chock
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