It’s been announced that the Captain James Wadsworth Challenges 2018 raised a staggering £13,100 for Felix Fund, the charity which helps bomb disposal and search personnel and their families. Now, as three exciting endurance events are launched for 2019, you’re invited to join the challenges and ride, run and swim whilst raising much needed funds.
Following the successful Tour de Troops 2018, which saw participants cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in just five days, you can be part of a new challenge – Tour de Troops, The Castles taking place from 05-08 June 2019.
The 2019 cycle ride from Edinburgh Castle to Cardiff castle via Windsor Castle, around 570 miles (917 km), will be completed over four days with a day’s travel either side. The £150 entry fee includes food, drink and accommodation.
A special reception at Cardiff Castle will be held in the banqueting hall to celebrate completing the ride, and will include a performance from the Welsh Male Voice Choir, and a three-course dinner will be served.
The second challenge, The Soldier Pass Run, takes place on Saturday 12 October 2019, offers 5K, 10K, 21K, 42K and 100K routes. All the runs start and finish at Vauxhall Barracks in Didcot. This is the perfect event for runners of all abilities. Participants are encouraged to bring their family and friends along for a fun filled day where they can meet real life war hero’s. Entry fee starts from just £25.
Victory Swim, The Channel, held from 13-19 September 2019, offers the challenge of a lifetime to cross the English Channel. It can be completed in a relay or as a solo swim. The Royal Navy will marshal the event and provide support boats. The cost for this is just £600.
Victory Swim, The Lake, the annual open-water lake swimming challenge will take place in September 2019. For the second consecutive year, the event will take place at Waterland Outdoor Pursuits, Lake 32 Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Swimmers will have an option of swimming 400 metres, 700 metres, 1,500 metres or more.
There will be a BBQ and refreshments, as well as a cafe on site. Entry will cost £20 per competitor.
The events are the brain child of Capt. Wadsworth. Wadsworth joined the army in 1995, working in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit and toured Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He received the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in 2008.
Wadsworth explains: “I’m passionate about fundraising for such an important and worthwhile cause as the Felix Fund. Having first-hand knowledge of what they do, I am keen to help them support and rehabilitate soldiers and their families, while raising the profile of their important bomb disposal work.
“These endurance events will stretch both military personnel and civilians to their limits”.