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Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Competitors prepare for military obstacle course at Lowther

A military style obstacle course designed by Royal Marine commandos will take place next weekend.

Obstacle course photo
The event takes place at Lowther Castle

The first of its kind in the UK, the 10k obstacle course ‘Born Survivor’ includes 1,000ft of climbing, 40 obstacles, monkey bars and scramble nets.

It’s designed to test all round fitness, mental determination and team working. Places on the course – at Lowther Castle near Penrith next Saturday – are being offered free to participants who raise money for Unique Kidz and Co, which offers help to parents of disabled children with childcare and holiday clubs.

Matt Leigh, of Born Survivor, said it was “not your average 10k run”.

“Born Survivor is not a race – it is about achievement, team working, determination to overcome all challenges and a test of grit and character,” he said. “Anyone who completes it will experience a sense of achievement that comes from pushing yourself to the limit.”

Unique Kidz and Co, as Born Survivor’s charity partner along with ABF The Soldiers Charity, has free places on offer for charity supporters wishing to take part in the challenge and some places at a reduced rate.

Jane Halpin, co-founder of Unique Kidz and Co, said: “We are looking for individuals keen to do an extreme physical and mental challenge who would like to support our charity which provides specialist services for disabled children in Cumbria.

“We have to raise £200,000 by next April to equip a new centre being built. All those brave enough to take part will help us achieve this.”

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