Registration opens for Guernsey’s 2013 ITEX Rotary walk

January 6th, 2013 by ITEX

2012 ITEX Rotary walkers arriving at Petit Bot on Guernsey's south coast (click image to expand - image courtesy of ITEX)

Registration for the 2013 Itex Rotary Walk has opened.

Organisers hope that walkers will sign up early as a way of getting fit and maintaining a healthy weight.

Richard Parker, Chairman of the walk organising committee said “taking more exercise and losing weight are unsurprisingly the most common resolutions every new year.”

“Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise – it costs nothing and is accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. We would not recommend anyone to undertake the Itex Rotary walk without training. ”

With five months until the walk there is ample time to train even for those ‘seldom-walkers’ out there,” he said.

Six hundred and fifteen people registered for the 2012 ITEX Rotary walk, which raised £51,745 for nine Guernsey charities.

The Walk organisers would like to raise similar amounts in 2013.

By launching the registration over a month earlier than in previous years, organisers hope to encourage even higher numbers this year – particularly attracting walkers who have never considered undertaking the challenge before.

“We are always amazed at the generosity of the Guernsey public. There are so many worthwhile causes needing support and we are delighted that the walk plays its part in local fundraising activities,” Richard Parker said.

The walk takes place on Saturday 8 June 2013.

Registration can be completed on the ITEX Rotary walk website.

Registration and sponsorship forms are also downloadable from the site or can be requested by calling 710881.

The website also contains tips regarding training programmes and other useful information on how best to prepare for the 38.5 mile challenge.

 

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