2009 Just Walk a huge success | limited time only 10% off all registration fees

Saturday saw the third successful Just Walk  take place in the South Downs, West Sussex.  The one-day walking challenge saw over 700 people walking 10, 20, 40 or 60 kilometres fundraise for a charity of choice.

The event was opened by Olympic medal winner and keen athlete, Acer Nethercott.  Acer said, “Just Walk is a wonderful event. It’s fabulous to see so many people out in the open air, raising funds for their chosen charity. I hope to take part myself next year!”

Across the Divide began Just Walk as a result of continued requests from charities wanting to get involved in fundraising walks, but unable to invest time and money into their own events. To date, Just Walk has raised over £1 million for over 200 charities.

Gemma Phillips, UK Events Co-ordinator at Across the Divide says, “The event was a great success. It was our biggest year yet with a fantastic turn out on a beautiful day. The walk was tough in places but we had some very happy walkers crossing the finish line. Here’s to Just Walk 2010.”

 The next Just Walk event will be taking place on 15 May 2010 and for a limited time only we are offering 10% off all registrations fees – so join us now.

Just Walk 2009

Just Walk 2009

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Just Walk is bigger and better for 2009, we have added some new distances to suit all ages and levels of stamina.   Now you can choose either 60km, 40km, 20km or 10km routes.   So get your walking boots on and hike for the charity of your choice.   www.just-walk.co.uk    

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Another sunny weekend helps Just Walk Event to even greater heights

Across the Divide are pleased to announce the success of our second Just Walk Charity Walk 

On Saturday 10th May 2008 with 400 walkers taking part, 115 of these challenging themselves to the big 60km route. This means that our walkers covered a total of 12,540 km’s of West Sussex countryside between them. Our first 20km walker took only 3 and a half hours to cross the finish line and the first group to complete the 60km challenge took an impressive 11 hours including their stops!

It was a beautiful, sunny day, hot at times, but this did not deter our walkers from completing the most rewarding challenge. Our walkers have raised an estimated £400,000 for around 117 different charities. They deserve a huge congratulations for completing the walk and working so hard to raise money for all their charities; without their enthusiasm and determination the event would not be the success that it was.

Tony Ford the Event Manager for Just Walk had this to say:

‘The event was a great success and considering the warm weather we had few medical situations to deal with. We are all already looking forward to a bigger and better Just Walk 2009.’

So far the feedback from the walkers has been excellent and very positive, examples of comments are:

‘Thanks to the whole team for a great day, it was such a well organised event and the support from marshals etc was excellent and much appreciated.’

‘I just wanted to say that Mum and I had the most fantastic time today doing the 20km walk. The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was amazing, and we both thought it was extremely well organised. So many people worked to make it a great day and it really was. Neither of us have done anything like this before, but we’d both do it again!’ 

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The event is just under 6 weeks away, but it’s not too late to sign-up to this year’s Just Walk!

just-walk-sussex-2007-2.jpgJust Walk is a unique sponsored walking challenge where you can raise money with your feet, for the charity of your choice.  Choose either the 20km or 60km route which head over the breathtaking South Downs in West Sussex. 

The event takes place on Saturday 10th May 2008. The walk starts from Goodwood racecourse near Chichester at 9am and we promise to give you a walking experience to remember!  We have a live band, hot food and lots of supporters to cheer you on your way. 

NEW for 2008, is the Corporate Team Challenge Cup, where teams compete against each other corporate groups on the 60km walk with added challenges, to win the Corporate Team Cup. 

For more information on the event and to book your place please visit our website www.just-walk.co.uk or contact gemma@acrossthedivide.com 2007 was a huge success for our first year: 

  • We had over 80 charities involved
  • Over 300 walkers took part
  • 9,000km was the total distance walked
  • and helped to raise over £300,000 for charities and worthy causes

 So don’t delay spread the word to your family and friends and sign-up to help your charity in this exciting event!