Gamestec is getting its hands dirty this year to raise money for charity, starting with the world’s largest obstacle course race.
The company’s team Muddy Hell Fire took on a series of challenges throughout 2016 in aid of Rays of Sunshine, all culminating in an incredible race up and down Mount Snowdon which saw the gaming machine operator raise over £7,000 for the charity.
This year however will see the team go the extra mile, 130 of them to be precise, in order to raise funds. Those involved will take on a series of challenges starting on May 6 with Dirty Weekend, the world’s largest Obstacle Course Race which spreads over 20 miles and involves 200 obstacles.
This is followed by Tough Mudder Midlands, a 12 mile obstacle event which will then be followed by Man v Lakes, a unique marathon distance event which will involve a run across the quicksand of Morecambe Bay, and finishes with a series of challenges in and around Lake Windermere.
These events will then be quickly followed by Tough Mudder Yorkshire and Tough Mudder North West. Finishing off the entire challenge will be the Mountain Marathon Challenge Race which takes place over 10 peaks, and 26 miles, in the Peak District late in September.
The company are not one to underestimate the undertaking: “This is the ultimate physical challenge whether tackling one event or indeed all seven. The team will need your support to get us through the many hours of training, aching muscles, blisters and bruises,” said Gamestec MD, Peter Davies.
Speaking of the charity he said: “It’s all in aid of Rays of Sunshine and every penny you donate will go towards helping to grant wishes for children with life limiting conditions. It’s a fantastic charity that does incredible work putting smiles on the faces of children and their families who face daily adversity and battle illness and disability. So come on, dig deep, donate what you can afford and know you are doing something amazing whilst showing your support for our efforts.”