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Sat, 29 Mar

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Burrs Country Park

The Link Challenge 2025

A 20-mile endurance event.

The Link Challenge  2025
The Link Challenge  2025

Time & Location

29 Mar 2025, 08:00 – 20:00

Burrs Country Park, Woodhill Rd, Bury BL8 1DA, UK

About the Event

The Link Challenge. 

The Village Link connects all of Bury’s historical villages and is mainly on trail paths passing by a series of iconic landmarks, woodland and open meadow - truly showcasing the stunning green spaces around the town. 

The route passes through the villages of Nangreaves, Holcombe, Hawkshaw, Affetside, Ainsworth and Greenmount. 

Like all of our events,  we look forward to completing the distance with the camaraderie of other like-minded people around you – if you choose so, our friendly guides will be running / hiking the whole route with you to offer a supportive pep talk when required. However, we also won’t be offended if you do want to push on ahead without us.

What's included:

• Finisher Sunnywood neck gaiter and unique memento 

• Regular check points with ample aid station food and drink supplies

• Secure car parking at the start / finish line.

Kit requirements:

• Waterproof jacket and trousers

• Spare warm layer

• Hat and gloves

• Ability to carry a minimum 1 litre of water

• Reusable cup for aid stations

• Fully charged mobile phone, with OS Maps or OS Locate app installed (additional powerbank to charge if using for navigation)

• Map e.g. print of route, or Ordnance Survey 287. (Route links and GPX will be provided)

• Compass

• Whistle

• Survival blanket or bag

• First aid kit. Personal care and medicines, Compeed/blister plasters, etc

• Suitable trail shoes or boots 

• Personal snacks/food

• Head torch or other suitable light source (not phone)

Route

Please find the route link below, however these are subject to change. Full route details and GPX files will be provided in the week prior to the event.

The Village Link route

A limited number of Village Link t-shirts are available to purchase here: Village Link T-Shirt

Further information about the Village Link and it's formation by Bury Rural Inequalities Forum (BRIF) can be found on their website here

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As a non-profit, charitable organisation, dedicated to using the outdoors to enrich lives, the proceeds from all our adventures help fund and sustain our youth service and other community activities that promote the benefits of embracing the outdoors. 

With the emphasis on exploration to improve physical, mental and social wellbeing and less about competitive times or distances, our adventures are all led by a qualified, knowledgeable and experienced team who will provide encouragement, support and humour along the way. 

If you haven’t joined us before, check out this video to get a sense of what we’re about - we look forward to you joining us for The Link Challenge! 

𝙅𝙤𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙙𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 

𝘽𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 

𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛

Tickets

  • The Link Challenge 2025

    Sale ends: 24 Mar 2025, 00:00

    £32.00
    +£0.80 service fee

Total

£0.00

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