It’s now less than two weeks to go until this year’s Spires and Steeples Challenge – a charity walking or running event from Lincoln to Sleaford.
Taking place on Sunday, October 16, and now in its ninth year, the Spires and Steeples Challenge is a 26- or 13-mile run or walk to test physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line; it’s a challenge that emphasises teamwork, solidarity, and accomplishing something truly great.
“We’re really looking forward to this year’s challenge!” said events manager Donna Sutton. “Our numbers steadily increase each year but we want a real to push for more this year especially as we start to prepare for the 10th anniversary next year.”
Starting in Lincoln, the route follows the Spires and Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail, an off-road trail that follows way marked public footpaths and bridleways, crossing open fields and countryside lanes, and finishing at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford.
The Challenge is in aid of WheelPower which provides sports wheelchairs, training and support to disabled people. Participants are also welcome to raise funds for their own respective charities.
Entries cost £18 per person for the 26-mile run/walk and £15 per person for the 13-mile option. Participants must be 16 years and over to enter the 26-mile event, however anyone aged 14-15 years may enter the 26- or 13-miler if accompanied by an adult.
To enter online, visit www.runnersworld.co.uk/spiresandsteeples2016. Please note there will be a small admin charge. For telephone entries call 01522 694353. Postal entries are also available and can be found on the Spires and Steeples Challenge Facebook group or by visiting www.1life.co.uk/SpiresandSteeplesChallenge