Foot Fest - long distance walk or run in Northamptonshire countryside to help charities

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A charity walk or run lasting 26 or 13 miles sets off from a Northamptonshire village hall on Saturday.

The Farthingstone Foot Fest starts and finishes at Farthingstone Village Hall.

The event first took place in 2008 when 200 people took part and organisers are hoping for even more people this weekend.

It is organised by Farthingstone Foot Fest Committee in accordance with the guidelines of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA)

Two optional walks or runs are available:-

The Challenge is a walk or run covering just over 26 miles and consists of two loops forming a figure of eight route almost entirely on footpaths and trails with minimal road usage. Walkers start at 8am and runners start at 9am

The Half Marathon is a circular walk or run forming part of the 26 mile route. Walkers and runners start together at 10am

The routes cover significant stretches of the Macmillan Way, Knightly Way and Midshires Way with connecting footpaths through the countryside of Northamptonshire.

Entry Fees are 26 Mile £15 (£16.50 on day), 13 mile £ 11.50 (£13 on day).

Entry fee includes:

A ‘Pint of Beer’

A meal, pudding and hot drinks at the finish for all

Certificates for all finishers and a prize list for the fastest veteran and overall fastest

Results mailed or e-mailed to you

A first aider in attendance

Proceeds from the event will go towards village charities. Sponsorship forms are also available with this year’s Charity nominated as Macmillan Cancer Support. To find out more and for enrolment forms visit www.farthingstone.org or contact Paul Allinson on p_allinson@hotmail.com or phone 01327 361681.