THE POPULAR Whole Hog Challenge is running again this year near Balfron to raise much-needed cash for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Participants will need lots of stamina and endurance as they will have to climb up waterfalls and scramble through mud for this unforgettable 12km adrenaline race on Sunday, May 5.
Held at Glenside Farm near Balfron the Whole Hog Challenge is a cross country run with a twist - combined with an adventure assault course across stunning countryside.
But it’s for a great cause as all money raised will help Marie Curie nurses to continue caring for people with cancer and other terminal illnesses. You can take your friends, team up with workmates or brave it on your own and the action packed day is topped off in style with an unforgettable party and hog roast.
Local patron Fenella Taylor, who has taken part in two Whole Hogs, said: “This is a great physical challenge as well as raising monet for a great cause. For one day you can push yourself physically and do something that is really worthwhile so I urge anyone who is fit and enjoys the outdoors to enter.
“We want to raise £45,000 from our Whole Hog Challenges in Scotland, which is the equivalent of 2250 hours of free nursing to patients with terminal cancer and other illnesses in the comfort of their own homes.”
Nicola Moore, regional events fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “Whether you want to improve your fitness, have fun or do some team building with colleagues, the Whole Hog offers an opportunity for everyone. So why not take up the challenge.”
A second Marie Curie Whole Hog Challenge is on offer on Sunday, May 26, at Banchory in Aberdeenshire.
A good level of fitness and appropriate cross country running clothing and footwear are both essential requirements for participants. Registration in advance only, by May 1. Individual registration is £35 or £105 per team of three with minimum sponsorship set at £100 per person or £300 per team.
GOING THE WHOLE HOG . . . participants in a previous Whole Hog event at Glenside Farm. (Ref: m00895a)