Canoe Challenge is back

Canoe Challenge is back

Canoe Challenge is back

Posted: 24/01/2019

Places now available for popular challenge

Age UK Lancashire are inviting people to join their 25 mile canoe challenge along the Lancaster canal, all to help raise much needed funds for the charity.  Due to its popularity the Canoe Challenge has become a regular event in the charities calendar and is now in its 5th year.

Participants will begin the challenge in Preston and make their way north along the Lancaster canal, completing the 25 mile course in Lancaster.  The event takes place on Saturday 30th March 2019.

Fundraising Manager, David Ward: “We are delighted to be doing this event again, as it’s one we always look forward to.  It is a tough challenge but a great day out and gives people a real sense of achievement.  The course can take anywhere between 6 and 9 hours to complete so it’s no easy ride.  I can vouch for that personally having done it myself”.

People wishing to sign up to the event are encouraged to do so as soon as possible due the limited spaces available.  The canoes seat 2 people.  You will require a minimum of 2 people in your team and teams of more than 2 are accepted.

David Ward: “I would encourage anyone wanting to do something a bit different to get involved with family, friends or work colleagues.  There is a free training session on Saturday 16th March, where we will help people to get the hang of it ready for challenge day.  On challenge day we have a full support crew along the canal and all the equipment and expertise is provided, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands and will have a great day”.

The event is completely free to enter and all equipment is provided.  Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of £125 per person for the charity.  Places are given out of a first come basis so anyone wishing to take part should apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

All of the money raised stays in Lancashire and goes directly towards helping the charity provide support and services to older people across the county.

For full details of the event and a registration form can be found in the fundraising section of their website or by contacting David Ward on 01257 444410 or email