Want to see more of Edinburgh, while challenging your fitness and raising money for a good cause?
Then look no further! The Push returns this year to challenge you to take on the Pentland Hills…
A sports challenge organised by St Columba’s Hospice, The Push sees participants choose one of three routes (14 mile Bronze, 20 mile Silver and 26.2 mile Gold) to walk, run or hike over and through the Pentlands on the 19th September 2015.
The event website – pentlandspush.com – has everything potential participants need to know – how to sign up, fundraising objectives, required equipment, a map of the routes and training tips – and details of a five mile family-friendly route called The Nudge, so the kids can join in too – no need for a babysitter!
Push registration is £75 and Nudge registration is £25.
For your registration fee you will receive an event T-shirt, parking, medal, goody-bag, hot meals, refreshments and entertainment (Push entrants also get a sports massage!).
Participants are asked to raise £325 in fundraising, which helps to support the Hospice’s work, treating and caring for patients with life limiting illnesses in Edinburgh and the Lothians, and supporting their families and carers.
Romany Morrice has completed The Push three times now – once whilst pregnant! – and aims to continue taking part every year: “Last year was my third time taking part in the Gold Route. The route was fantastic, easy to navigate as there are orange markers along the way which help a lot. The refreshments stops are a lot of fun and the map you are given shows exactly when the next one is and by following this it really makes the route easy.
“I am going to aim to take part every year as long as people keep sponsoring me – it is such a great experience. I would urge everyone to give it a go. The best moment of the day is crossing the finishing line with a huge smile and a tear in your eye feeling very proud, having a pint and taking your shoes off!”
If you think you have what it takes you can find out more and register at pentlandpush.com