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Going the distance with Rotary
11:44am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
Preparations for Walk the Test Way, the Rotary Club of Romsey Test’s biggest fundraising event of the year are gathering pace.
The club say that 420 people have already registered to take part in the event on Sunday, October 6 and of those 175 have signed up to do the maximum distance of 25.5 miles from St Mary Bourne.
Now in its 10th year the walk has already raised more than £350,000 for charities. Rotary spokesman and walk organiser, Greg Hall, says he is delighted with the early support this year.
Naomi House, Rose Road, Macmillan Cancer, Guide Dogs, Southampton General Hospital Charities, and many more, all have teams raising sponsorship. “We would love to see a thousand people take part,” added Greg.
He explained that improvements have been made to this year’s route.
The often wet and muddy path through Squabb Wood on the final stage of the walk will be avoided this year. The club is grateful to landowners, The Broadlands Estate, William Edwards, Roke Manor and Faber Dovey, for allowing the diversion to be arranged for the day of the event.
Entrants can chose from six different distances, ranging from two to 25 miles.
Chartered coaches take participants to each of the starting points. The finish line is in Romsey Memorial Park where all participants receive a medal.
For further details visit walkthetestway.org.uk.
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