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We have been actively involved as volunteers in raising money for Cancer Research UK for many years.  One of the more difficult things to do is to come up with new ideas for putting on events that will be successful in raising considerable amounts of money.
We have been friends for a long time, and when we were a lot younger our common interest was running both on and off road. If we weren’t taking part in a race on a Sunday, we were usually to be found running in the Peckforton Hills. 
In more recent times walking has taken over from the running. As a result we have published 3 walk books that have raised £2,200 so far for the charity.  We also help out with Race for Life, and that plus our walking/running background and knowledge of the Peckforton Hills has led us to come up with Striding the Sandstone. What we set out to achieve was an event that enabled to participants to raise funds for us by walking or running to their individual capability.  As a result we have come up with 4 circular routes from a minimum of 3 miles to a maximum of 15. 






2013 Event

Our first event was due to be in March 2013, but heavy snowfall caused us to postpone it until April.  Nevertheless we managed to raise £6,600 by the tremendous efforts of all who took part.  Pat Owen, owner of the Cheshire Workshops has given us great support too by providing us with an ideal venue.  We could not have held the event without her help.
Our target is to try and beat the £6,600 figure. We have kindly received sponsorship from Audi Crewe which is an excellent start.  You can help too in a variety of ways.  You can just pay your £5 entry fee, or make an additional individual donation. You can also set up a just giving page or get a sponsorship form from us and get your friends to support you.

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Safety Information

Attached to your Registration Packs there are important safety notes which must be carried on the day.

Registration Packs

Please download and print your packs.

3 Mile Route

5 Mile Route

10 Mile Route

15 Mile Route


Entry Form Return Address

Dave Rowlands,
8 Plant Lane, Moston,
Cheshire, CW11 3PG


Phone: 01270 768434

Event Venue

The Cheshire Workshops,
Barracks Lane, Burwardsley CH3 9PF