88 Mile Challenge

FareShare North East is inviting keen adventurers and camping enthusiasts to join them in journeying the length of Hadrian’s Wall, to celebrate the 1900 Festival and to raise money for their food redistribution service.

To mark the special anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall being built 1900 years ago, we are organising a fundraiser that challenges people to walk 88 miles across four days along the historic paths of Hadrian’s Wall.

When is the Event?

Arriving at Bowness-on-Solway on the 21st of April, you can expect four days of good company, amazing views, challenging walking sessions, and rewarding wind downs at campsites every evening. The challenge will be perfect for experienced hikers, but achievable for anyone who’s new to outdoor fitness or walking for long periods – support staff here at FareShare North East have put together a preparation guide for the walk and can help anyone to get ready to achieve this goal. They’ll also be sharing the load and taking on the challenge with you, and will be there to offer their guidance and support throughout the whole journey. Together we will finish at Segedunum and reach a well-earned rest, as well as a warm welcome from supporters.

Sponsors and Donations

FareShare North East asks anyone who is interested in the 88 Mile Challenge to also support the charity by gaining sponsors for their impressive trek.

Joining us in our fundraising efforts would play a huge part in helping us to carry out our work. Donations from sponsors will fund the running of 7 busy delivery vans so that there is enough petrol, maintenance, and equipment to keep getting food to people in need. They will also contribute to costs covering equipment for volunteers, ensuring everyone is safe and supported during their shifts.

How to Get Involved:

Get involved, show your support, and sign up for this special celebration! To register by the 25th of February:

  1. Email: [email protected] and let us know you’re interested in the challenge
  2. Tell us whether you want to do the full 88 miles or, if you can’t make the full thing, just the last day (23 miles)
  3. We will then send you an information pack and registration forms to read through and complete
  4. Return the forms so we can add you to our official participants list
  5. Attend a virtual meet up in early March to meet your fellow adventurers and to hear more about the challenge (date to be confirmed via email).

If you would like to donate or sponsor someone, please donate here.