Poppyscotland Hearts & Heroes 29 Mile Challenge


The Poppyscotland Hearts & Heroes Challenge is a stunning 29-mile, one-day fitness challenge, inviting the armed services, rugby clubs, the ever competitive element of the corporate sector and all others who are up for it, to walk or run for charity over the unspoilt and scenic Southern Upland Way in the Scottish Borders.

Money raised from this event will be used to support the work of the three charities involved: Poppyscotland, The Sportsman’s Charity and Hearts & Balls.

The Poppyscotland Hearts & Heroes Challenge is a maximum 12-hour walk or trail run for teams of four minimum. The fitness challenge has six categories: Age 16-18, Mixed (minimum 2 women) Women Only, Men Only, Fastest Armed Services Team, Fastest Rugby Team on May 16, 2009.

The 29-mile route commences at the southern end of St Mary’s Loch, working its way along the stunning Southern Upland Way, culminating in the beautiful Border's town of Melrose. It is fitting that the challenge ends in this location as the founder of Poppyscotland, Field Marshal Earl Haig, was from nearby Bemersyde, where his son, the current Earl Haig, still lives today.

Full details on their website link below.

Poppyscotland Hearts & Heroes webpage linky

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