Julia’s House has planned several energetic fundraising events for September and October – so you might want to start getting into training now!
The Big Jump takes place on 5 September from the Army Parachute Association near Salisbury. Feel the adrenaline rush as you jump from 13,000 feet and reach speeds of up to 120mph. You will freefall for a minute before your instructor releases your parachute and you glide towards the ground. This is a tandem skydive so your instructor is in complete control of the jump throughout – all you need to do is kick back and enjoy the ride, taking in all the spectacular views on the way down.
In partnership with Osprey, Julia’s House has cherry-picked nine of the very best hiking routes across Dorset and Wiltshire for Hike for your Hospice, from 10-12 September. Each promises unforgettable views, legendary landmarks and distances and terrain to exhilarate every level of hiker. These guided hikes take place in groups of 30, starting and finishing at a country pub.
There’s plenty for all ages and fitness levels from the challenge of a half marathon, to a 10k or 5k run at Run Bournemouth from 9-10 October. There are even junior races for children aged three to twelve, so your family can run for the families supported by Julia’s House. When you sign up you’ll receive one-to-one support from the charity’s events team, a free running vest or t-shirt and access to a Fundraisers Facebook Group, where you’ll be kept updated and provided with plenty of tips to help with your fundraising.
A firm favourite on the Julia’s House calendar, The Big Ride, sponsored by Muc-Off, takes place on 10 October. This is an event that really lives up to its name, with big cycle routes, big climbs and big vistas. Starting and finish at Horton and Chalbury Village Hall near Wimborne, you’ll wind your way through some of the finest countryside In Dorset and Wiltshire. Choose from three circular routes of 25, 50 or 100 miles and upsize your cycling experience in a big way.
Already underway and running throughout the year, the charity’s Seven Wonders of the World virtual fitness challenge, sponsored by Addo Food Group, gives you the chance to travel to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations such as Machu Picchu, the Colosseum or the Great Wall of China. Participants can track their progress on a mobile app and explore the sights along the way on Google Street View as they run, walk, cycle or exercise their way to fitness. Each route costs £12.99, with a medal on completion – or you may choose to challenge yourself to the max by taking on all seven routes for just £30 when you commit to raising £200.
To sign up for any of the 2021 Julia’s House fundraising events visit juliashouse.org/events.
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