Challenge yourself for breast cancer causes with an epic Arctic skiing, husky-sledding, walking marathon. No running required!
If you're up for a challenge, we've got just the project for you: The Arctic Marathon, backcountry skiing through the beautiful wilderness of Northern Sweden February 28-March 5, 2013.
It's a challenging 26.2 mile adventure, which you complete over two days on special trails created by rangers in the Abisko National Park. You'll experience the unique delights of the Arctic - a trip of a lifetime - challenge your own stamina and fitness, and raise funds for vital breast cancer causes at the same time. The marathon is organised by Walk the Walk, the UK's largest grant-making breast cancer charity.
It's an amazing chance to experience the enchanting beauty and unspoilt landscape of this snow-covered region. You'll be husky sledding, staying in mountain huts, sleeping in the ICEHOTEL - you may even see the Northern Lights during your adventure.
Fancy it but can't ski? No worries, organisers say that the ability to backcountry ski is not important, although they recommend three to five dry ski slope lessons to ensure you're up to the challenge.
If you want to take part in the Arctic Marathon, it will cost you £3,100, which includes all food, accommodation, flights and equipment. You also need to pledge to raise at least £600 for Walk the Walk; beat this target and you could potentially be refunded the full cost of your trip.
Find out more details about the Arctic Marathon and how to enter at www.walkthewalk.org
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