A Jersey charity is looking for local teams to battle it out against each other in the Silkworth Challenge - a round-Island endurance event that will help raise funds for Islanders beating addiction.
The challenge begins at dawn on Saturday 6 September with a coasteering leg from Grève de Lecq to Devil’s Hole on the north coast and will see teams competing in the ten stage relay either at sea, along cliff paths or on roads.
Competitors will run, cycle, canoe, swim or kayak their way around the Island before returning to Grève de Lecq for sunset.
It will include all 12 parishes to reflect the “12 Step” recovery programme – used by Silkworth to help Islanders kick their drug or alcohol addictions.
The Charity’s Chief Executive Officer Jason Wyse said: “The purpose of the event is to raise funds for our work and also to raise the profile of Silkworth Charity Group in its vital work helping to rebuild lives, families and relationships devastated by substance abuse.
“It has been designed to test each competitor’s endurance and fitness and their team’s ability to work together to achieve a common goal. This is the ethos that underpins our work every day as we help Islanders to recover from addiction and to lead lives free from substance abuse - for their well- being, the peace of mind of their families and for the benefit of the Island community.”
The event will be led by Kazz Padidar from local adventure company Wild Adventures who has designed each stage. He said: “Our Island is a playground for the adventure enthusiast with an amazing variety of outdoor pursuits to choose from and the locations to do them in. Overcoming our fears, and challenging ourselves, allows us to realise our full potential, just as the same determination helps addicts overcome substance abuse, which is why I am proud to help Silkworth in such a imaginative and original way.”
The challenge is open to a maximum of 15 teams of up to ten competitors with support teams and vehicles.
You can find out more about the Silkworth Challenge at a presentation evening at the Royal Yacht Hotel from 6pm on Thursday 27 March.
The closing date for entries is Friday 6 June.
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