Huddersfield Examiner Charity Challenge Sunday May 20th 2012

The Huddrsfield Charity Challenge is taking place this year on 20th May 2012. For details click on the following link which takes you to the Examiner page.

It’s time to sign up for this year’s Examiner Charity Challenge – and it couldn’t be easier.


This year the aim is to help smaller charities and good causes which is why we are eager for groups like junior sports clubs, cubs, guides, brownies, scouts, community groups and schools to sign up.

All the organisation is done by Lions clubs across Huddersfield and the Examiner and we even count up all your money.

This is the 23rd Examiner Charity Challenge and over the years the event has raised £750,000 for a massive range of charities and good causes.

To enter simply download a form from the Examiner website and email it to or complete a form which is printed regularly in the Examiner.

Over the winter, the hard-working people involved in putting on the Charity Challenge took to the fields and lanes around Lepton to test out the new routes for the walkers.

Now they want many, many more to join them on a May weekend, so how about it?

Will you sign up to accept the Challenge and help so many others?

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There are challenges designed for everyone with sign-posted three and seven-mile walks with staffed points as well as a longer 20k (12.4-mile).

There is also a three-mile Nordic walk.

Then there is a 17-mile bike ride on quiet roads past Emley Moor Mast to Skelmanthorpe and both Lower and Upper Cumberworth, Shepley and Farnley Tyas, an 18.5-mile mountain bike route taking in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Clayton West and a seven mile family bike ride on quiet roads taking in Flockton Moor and Emley Moor.

The horse ride is 12 miles and takes in Emley, Little Lepton, Highburton and Clayton West – and up to 40 riders have taken part in the past.

The one mile wheelchair and pushchair route will again be at Beaumont Park.

The closing date for pre-registration entries is Friday, May 11. It costs £4 and £2 for children aged between six and 16 which will be collected on the day to cover the administration costs.

Children under six are free.

People can enter on the day but it will cost £10.

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Youngsters and Disabled entrants

The part of The Challenge which caters for toddlers, disabled people and for yougsters in pushcairs is being organised and run by the Lions club of Holmfirth and Meltham on behalf of the Examiner.

Once again we are using Beaumont Park, which can be tackled by toddlers, disabled people and for people with young children in pushchairs. The location at Beaumont Park provides a good opportunity for these people to enter the challenge and raise money for their chosen charity and it is near to the main venue. This year we have introduced a Teddy Bear hunt as part of the walk which will give the children extra interest during the walk

For more information please follow the link to Lions Club of Holmfirth and Meltham

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In all these activities, Brighouse, Holmfirth and Meltham, Denby Dale and Colne Valley Lions Clubs actively support us.

Anyone wishing to be in involved in this event should ring Bob Armitage on 01484 665990 or 07802 900653