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Ivanhoe Way Challenge

I've plenty of information here about the Ivanhoe Way, but if you'd prefer to join an organised group and raise money for charity at the same time, you could join the third Ivanhoe Way Challenge on Saturday 15th June, 2013.

The challenge, organised by Richard and Angela Bebbington is for participants to walk 37 miles, around the Ivanhoe Way in 15 hours. There is a £17.50 entry fee per participant, teams are to consist of between 2 and 8 members and participants are encouraged to get sponsorship. Money raised will go to Wishes 4 Kids.

Applications are now open, apply at https://ivanhoechallenge.co.uk/application.html

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