By Gill Stewart at
Fancy joining up with other Nordic Walking Instructors and their groups across the UK? Theres no better way to motivate your group than by encouraging them to join a race or charity event and we have quite a few lined up for you in the coming months so join nwTEAM uk and wear your purple with pride:-
Here are a few events that will welcome Nordic walkers and would love to see you:-
1. HELP the famous CHICKENSHED community theatre by joining their 10k
Date: Sunday 6 October 2013, 10am at Chickenshed (Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE)
Registration (8.30-9.30am): £8 Adults | £4 Children (5-16 years)
Sponsorship: £25 per adult (minimum) – free for children.
enquiries to 10Kchallenge@chickenshed.org.uk.
There will be a seires of races across the UK to support the Poppy appeal and we are delighted that Nordic Walkers will be welcome so take a look and get a team together to take part in your local event.
For more information click HERE
3. How about a scary nightime skeleton run?
OK, this one is NOT for the fainthearted!
The Hope Skeleton Run series; night time 5 mile trail events which are open to runners and nordic walkers. If you fancy a fright night to remember then join The Hope Skeleton Run series.
If you fancy a trek through the spooky woods in the dead of night? Then dust off your wigs and break out the fake blood and take part in The Hope Skeleton Run series. With 5 miles of terrifying trails, horrifying hills, menacing marshals and a final, downhill dash for your life to the finish. Dare you join in? All race information and online entry can be found at HERE
Brush off your walking boots, grab your poles and load up your picnic baskets in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care in Northamptonshire on, Saturday 7th September.
The race will be held at one of England’s best-loved historic homes, Althorp. Sitting majestically amidst 1,400 acres of Northamptonshire countryside, Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for five hundred years.
Walk Ten is a sponsored twilight 10k walk which will wind it’s way through the stunning Estate beginning at 6pm, followed by an after dark picnic which culminates with a fire extravaganza as we mark 10pm, the time when the majority of Marie Curie nurses begin their evening shifts, entering homes of terminally ill patients to provide care for them and their families throughout the night.
This year alone, Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses aim to offer over 5,000 hours of care in the county, and with this years walk aiming to generate over £60,000, which equates to 3,000 hours of care, you can see the importance of this fundraising event.
The walk is for all ages, under 16’s walk for free and everyone who takes part in Walk Ten receives a Walk Ten t-shirt to wear on the night. It’s also a dog friendly event, so our four legged friends are more than welcome.
Registration for the event is now open and people can sign up HERE or by calling 0845 0524184. Numbers for the event are limited, with no on the night registrations, so entry is strictly on a first come first served basis, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.
– We hope to see you there – Remember to wear your purple nwTEAMuk vest so other Nordic Walkers can find you!