Join the BHF’s Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Take on the challenge of the three peaks while raising money for the British Heart Foundation.
Take on the challenge of the three peaks while raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

Make your mark in the fight for every heartbeat in 2015 and support the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this July.

Entries are now open for this popular hiking event, with over 100 registered already.

What better way to start the New Year by signing up to this epic challenge that will test your navigational skills as well as your physical fitness. In just 12 hours, walkers will conquer 24 miles and 3000 feet of climbing up the Pen-y-Ghent (694m/2277ft), Whernside (736m.2415ft) and Ingleborough (723m/2372ft) peaks.

For one day, the BHF is asking for walkers to put aside their regular routine and join hundreds of supporters by uniting with the nation’s heart charity to fight back against coronary heart disease, the UK’s single biggest killer.

Helen Wright, Regional Event Organiser for the BHF, said: “We’re very excited about this year’s Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and hope to see many enthusiastic people eager and willing to take on the challenge. In 2014 650 hikers took part in the event and raised a phenomenal £135,000 for the British Heart Foundation – essential funds that will help us to continue our lifesaving research into heart disease.

“Coronary heart disease is not beaten yet – it remains the single biggest killer in the UK. It is responsible for nearly 73,000 deaths each year – that’s 200 people dying every single day, so we urgently need the people of Yorkshire to support us in our search for the breakthrough that’s so desperately needed.

“A BHF event is the perfect way to support the nation’s heart charity, save lives and improve your own heart health at the same time.”

The BHF is currently funding nearly £27 million of heart research across the Yorkshire and Humber region and supports 134 health care professionals who look after heart patients in the area.

Entry fees are £35 and the event is open to over 16s. The entry cost purely covers the cost of running the event and so the BHF is urging supporters to raise a minimum of £150 money to help them continue their fight back against heart disease.

Join the fight today and call the events team to register on 0845 130 8663 or visit bhf.org.uk/Y3P. Alternatively, you can email the events team on events@bhf.org.uk.