Founders Walk

Founders Walk

Trans Pennine Trail

The Rugby League Founders Walk is a Rugby League Cares, mass participation fundraising event.
The event will take place over seven days from the 18th to the 24th of October, and forms part of the build-up to the start of the tournament. As the Rugby League playing nations are in their final preparations for the Tournament, Rugby League’s charity Rugby League Cares will be focused on encouraging whole of Rugby League community to come together in celebration of the founding of the sport over 100 years ago. 

Participate

Rugby League Cares is calling on everyone who cares about Rugby League to participate in the challenge and walk for those in the sport who need help. People can walk as far as they like with challenging walks taking place over a number of days, daily and community mile walks planned. All of the planned routes make their way through some of the key historical locations linked to the early days of the sport. The charities objective is to encourage a Rugby League pilgrimage headed back to where it all began in 1895, the George Hotel in Huddersfield.

Rugby League Cares has created a new partnership with the Trans Pennine Trail to deliver the event and through this has the support of all 23 Local Authorities that span the trail. Two separate legs have been created, one starting in Southport in the North West, the other from Hornsea near Hull in the East. Both routes meet in Huddersfield the day before the opening ceremony of the 2013 RLWC in Cardiff.

Participation is free, although anyone planning to take part will be required to register and commit to raising funds for the charity. Expectations are that the event will generate lots of interest and publicity. To help with this we’ve recruited some high profile names from within the game to participate in the walk. Our RL celebrities will walk a day or will be attempting to complete one of the Eastern or Western legs.

Western Leg

Date

Start Point

Finish Point

Distance (Miles)

Day 1 - Saturday 19th Oct

Southport

Aintree

14.75

Day 2 - Sunday 20th Oct

Aintree

Halton Stadium

18.25

Day 3 - Monday 21st Oct

Halton Stadium

Mersey Valley Visitor Centre

22.75

Day 4 - Tuesday 22nd Oct

Mersey Valley Visitor Centre

Hadfield

25.5

Day 5 - Wednesday 23rd Oct

Hadfield

Penistone

16

Day 6 - Thursday 24th Oct

Penistone

Huddersfield

18.75

Eastern Leg

Day 1 - Friday 18th Oct

Hornsea

Hull

14.75

Day 2 - Saturday 19th Oct

Hull

Broomfleet

20

Day 3 - Sunday 20th Oct

Broomfleet

Selby

23

Day 4 - Monday 21st Oct

Selby

Braithwaite

20.25

Day 5 - Tuesday 22nd Oct

Braithwaite

Harlington

19

Day 6 - Wednesday 23rd Oct

Harlington

Penistone

17

Day 7 - Thursday 24th Oct

Penistone

Huddersfield

18.75

York to Selby (Joint East Leg)

Date

Start Point

Finish Point

Distance (miles)

Day 3 - Sunday 20th Oct

York

Selby

14.5

Leeds to Aldham Junction (Joint East Leg)

Date

Start Point

Finish Point

Distance (miles)

Day 5 - Tuesday 22nd Oct

Leeds

Cold Hiendley

21.8

Day 6 - Wednesday 23rd Oct

Cold Hiendley

Aldham Junction

8.75

Chesterfield to Penistone

Date

Start Point

Finish Point

Distance (miles)

Day 5 - Tuesday 22nd Oct

Chesterfield

Darnell

16.8

Day 6 - Wednesday 23rd Oct

Darnell

Penistone

22.5

How to Participate

Participants have a number of options for how they can join in the Rugby League Founders Walk and all registered participants will receive an information and fundraising pack.

 1.       Take on the challenge and Register to walk one of the legs. Participants wishing to take on the challenge of walking one of the legs must commit to raising a minimum of £500.00 by the 11th of October, 2013. Special arrangements will be made for participants registering to walk one of the legs including accommodation and specialist support during the challenge.

2.       Register to walk a stage. Choose from one of the daily stages and register to participate. Walking will take place between the hours of 8am – 6pm. Each stage will have a dedicated start and end point and will be support by the Trans Pennine Trail volunteers and supporters. Routes, specialist information and support will be provided.

3.       Register to take part in one of our community walks. We believe that anyone can take part in the Rugby League Founders Walk and to support this we’ve organised daily community walks to accommodate everyone who loves the sport and wants to show their support. The community walks will take place during the day and early evening over 1 – 2 miles. This is a great way to take part if you are a school, club, team and business. All you have to do is register.

To register for the walk please complete the form below in full. 

your participation in The Founders Walk

  

 

all fields marked (*) are compulsory.

Participant Terms and Conditions

  1. Participants will be required to raise funds for Rugby League Cares. There will be no set amount unless they are completing more than one stage of either the East or Western leg.
  2. Participants must register to walk and are required to set up a Just Giving page to monitor and collect their fundraising. Participants without access to the internet will be provided with sponsor forms on request.
  3. Participants can enter to walk as far as they are able on one of the specified daily walking stages on either the Eastern or Western leg of the routes. Participants will need to make their own arrangements for pick up once they have reach their final destination.
  4. Organisations are encouraged to register and use the event to raise funds for local good causes. This could be their team or club, a nominated charity or local community initiative that is making a difference to your local community.  Organisations registering to participate will be required to donate a minimum 20% of the total funds they raise to Rugby League Cares. There will be no entry fees for clubs or teams.
  5. All participants will be provided with a fundraising pack and all relevant information for them to safely complete the route.
  6. The participant takes part in the event at his / her own risk. Participants waive any claim against the organisers for property and / or personal damage suffered by the participants in the event. The participant will bear the costs of damages caused themselves. Participants are responsible for ensuring all necessary equipment is provided and is fit for purpose at all times.  Participants should be disciplined in their actions at all times.

 

If you don’t accept please can you email info@rlcares.org.uk to discuss any queries you may have.

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