eXtreme 5 Challenge – raise money for Homes in Zimbabwe

The eXtreme 5 Challenge is aiming to raise £100,000 for “Homes in Zimbabwe” (HIZ – UK registered charity 1104512). HIZ looks after destitute pensioners who lost their life savings in Zimbabwe’s economic collapse. Participants can either raise money for this charity or one of their own choosing. (More about Homes in Zimbabwe)

The Challenge
eXtreme 5 Challenge’s teams of 4 to swim, run, cycle and kayak whilst raising money for charity.

eXtreme 5 is looking for 100 teams to participate in the eXtreme 5 Challenge on Sunday 12 September 2010 at Willen Lake, Milton Keynes.

The challenge is a relay consisting of a:

  • 1.5km swim;
  • 5km kayak;
  • 30km cycle;
  • 10km run; whilst raising money for charity

“We came up with the concept of this team challenge after completing our own physical challenges in 34 days during the summer of 2009. We ran a 26 mile marathon, cycled 1050 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, kayaked 60 miles along the Caledonian Canal and played four rounds of golf in 15 hours. We are challenging others to do something similar” said Simon Grint, one of the eXtreme 5 organisers.

This is going to be a fun day out for both participants and spectators with food, drink, music and a children’s play area. The event is free for spectators wanting to come along and cheer on the teams.

If the physical elements sound a bit daunting, there are other ways to support the event. The organisers are looking for volunteers to act as marshals and to man course refreshment stands on the day. If you would like to volunteer to help, please call the eXtreme 5 Challenge on 0845 056 8379.

When & Where
Date: Sunday 12 September 2010
Location: Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, UK

For more information on the event and to sign up visit www.extreme5challenge.co.uk or to make a donation go to www.justgiving.com/extreme5

Simon Grint
eXtreme 5 Challenge
0845 056 8379
[email protected]

Join the Chirundu.com Team

Chirundu.com LogoI am looking to form at least one Chirundu.com team.

I think initially the “Chirundu.com team” will just compete for fun, with the aim of just finishing. But depending on the amount of interest and the level of those wishing to compete, we could possibly put together more than one team, with one more serious than the other. So If you are interested in taking part and would like to join in or know somebody else who may be interested please contact me, letting me know your level of fitness and preferred event.