Obstacle races will raise cash for sight support charity
OBSTACLE races featuring giant walls, scramble nets and balance beams, all organised by a Derbyshire man, will raise money for a county charity.
The four events – the Wild Warrior, at Brailsford, on March 17; the Mad Monk, at Darley Abbey, on May 5; the Waterwipeout, at Nottingham, on June 29; and the Wild Thing, also at Brailsford, on September 8 – have been organised by X Runner, run by Steve Walker.
A previous entrant of one of the races, which are either 5k or 10k events, was former glamour model Katie Price.
This year, Mr Walker said the cost of entering each event – which is usually about £50 – would be reduced to £15 for those who choose to raise money for Sight Support Derbyshire and collect a minimum of £150 in sponsorship.
The charity works with about 9,000 blind and visually impaired people in the county.
Mr Walker said: "We are delighted to support a local charity which does fantastic work for a whole range of people in the community we live and work in.
"The adventure courses will be a challenge of mental and physical abilities. If we can all join in to raise money for a local organisation, even better."
For more details about the events, and to register, visit www.xrunner.co.uk/charity-challenge/.