Canoe Challenge 2022 – Places now open

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Age UK Lancashire has opened up places for its Canoe Challenge as the ever-popular event returns for the 7th time. This year the charity has introduced an alternative 12-mile route alongside its regular 25-mile route to appeal to a wider audience.

The event will take place on Saturday April 2, 2022, with participants starting the course in Preston and ending in Lancaster.

Marketing Director David Ward said: “We always look forward to the Canoe Challenge and are grateful to have the opportunity to host the event for another year. Speaking from personal experience, the course itself is very challenging but rewarding at the same time, as it gives you a strong sense of accomplishment and is for a good cause.

With limited seating and strong public interest, those wishing to participate are encouraged to register as soon as possible to secure a spot. Teams of 2 people minimum are required and more than 2 people per canoe are welcome.

David Ward added: “It’s a great activity to get involved in with your friends, family or even co-workers. We also organized a free practice session on Saturday March 12 to prepare participants for the challenge. All equipment will be provided for practice and the event, and a support team will be stationed along the course for additional support.”

There is no entry fee for the event, but the participant is encouraged to raise a minimum of £150 for charity. People will be helped to create fundraising pages and given top tips on how to achieve their goal. As places are allocated on a first-come basis, it is recommended that you register as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Money raised that day stays local in Lancashire and goes back to Age UK Lancashire to help fund services and projects.

Full details and a registration form can be found in the ‘Activities and Events’ section of their website at www.ageuklancs.org.uk or email [email protected]

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