Wednesday 4th April 2012
An outdoor challenge which tries to replicate the conditions a relief charity faces when working overseas is open for registration.
The ShelterBox Dartmoor Challenge sees people carry a loaded ShelterBox over moorlands while competing for points. Navigation, tactical decision making and teamwork count for as much as speed and endurance.
Challengers will be supporting the work of ShelterBox, based in Helston, in Cornwall. The charity sends out emergency tents to disaster-hit communities affected by earthquakes, floods and cyclones, which are packed in to boxes. The boxes also contain cooking equipment and a water purification kit plus items needed in different countries.
Teams can chose from different levels of courses and the winning teams will receive prizes and awards for completing the challenge.
Participants also have the chance to sleep in a ShelterBox tent for the night.
Tom Henderson OBE, ShelterBox founder and chief executive officer, said: "Whether you want to walk across historic Dartmoor National Park, raise money for ShelterBox, enjoy a family weekend out in the open air, put your endurance and navigation skills to the test or just find out what it takes to be part of the ShelterBox Response Team, the Dartmoor Challenge has something for everyone."
The event takes place from September 15 to 16 and includes overnight festival-style camping for supporters, family and friends at the River Dart Country Park near Ashburton, Devon.
To find out more and register, visit http://www.dartmoorchallenge.org.