WIN a place on ridgewalk 2019 and become an lfto blogger!

The Ridgeway is a deeply historic, stunningly beautiful National Trail that traverses Oxfordshire and Wiltshire along a surprisingly remote chalk escarpment through fields, woods and airy, grassy upland. People have been walking this route since prehistoric times. Think it sounds gentle and civilised and easy? Try walking 52 miles of it in 24 hours!

Trail has teamed up with RidgeWalk – the challenge run by the charity Sense – to offer one person the chance to see just how tough this iconic walk can be. Along the way you’ll be raising money for an important cause, and you’ll also become our special guest blogger on livefortheoutdoors.com, where you can tell us all about your training, fundraising and what it’s like to walk day and night on Britain’s most historic National Trail!

The competition
The winner will bag a free place on the RidgeWalk on 22-23 June 2019 as part of Team Sense/Trail, and a Guest Blog slot on www.livefortheoutdoors.com. You’ll also get a Welcome Pack, a Trail/RidgeWalk technical T-shirt, a training plan from our personal trainer, a free massage on the day – as well as a hot dinner and breakfast, and prosecco at the finish. Best of all, you can take a friend along to take the challenge with you! 

Fancy it?
We’re looking for someone motivated, who is physically and mentally up for a tough challenge. If you also have a sparkling writing style that will leap off the screen and make us feel like we’re walking every step of this challenge with you!

To Enter…
Simply fill out the entry form below, telling us why you are the person for the Ridgewalk before the competition closes 31 December 2018! Our panel of judges will read your story and assess your writing style.

What you'll win:*

  • A place on the Sense RidgeWalk on 22-23rd June 2019

  • Become an LFTO blogger - submitting 3 blog posts between February and July about your training and the walk itself!

  • A detailed welcome pack, which will include everything you need to know about the event, and we'll email regular training tips to build up to the big day.

  • A RidgeWalk / Trail T-shirt

  • On the day, a registration pack including participant number, glow sticks and detailed route guides.

  • A personalised training plan and access to support from our personal trainer.

  • A hot dinner and breakfast, as well as snacks (and secret goodies) throughout.

  • A free massage.

  • A celebratory finish and prosecco to toast your achievement.

  • Cheer points throughout, to give you a boost when you need it most.

  • Fundraising materials and incentives to help you beat your target.

    Don't fancy facing the challenge alone?

    Our winner will also be able to take the challenge with a friend!

    Entries close 31 December

* Please note the winner must fund raise £395 for the Sense charity to talk part in the RidgeWalk - please read the terms and condition on the 'Rules' tab below for full terms.

The challenge level for this walk is 'extreme' - for more details about the RidgeWalk click here

About Sense…

Sense is a national disability charity which supports children and adults who are deafblind or have other complex disabilities. For over 60 years, Sense has developed an unrivalled depth of knowledge, skill and expertise to help people overcome the barriers to communication. Our personalised services are built around the specific needs of each individual, as we know everyone’s different. We support people through our centres, holidays, arts, sports and wellbeing programmes, practical support to families, our information and advice service and family events.

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The RidgeWalk is a 52 mile trek along the Ridgeway, through the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. Participants have just 24 hours to complete the distance, including the added challenge of walking through the night. Dedicated expedition leaders lead groups of people walking at similar speeds, meaning that trekkers work together with their leaders and fellow participants to help each other through the 24 hours.

 It’s a fully supported event with a hot meal at the half way point and a hot breakfast at the end, as well as checkpoints along the way with snacks and tea/coffee. With Sense cheer points on the route to give the participants boosts, a fantastic reception at the finish line and the fact that everyone is raising money for one charity, Sense, you can’t really beat it as an event! But don’t just take our word for it, participant feedback has included ‘Loved every minute… Super super super event’.