Hundreds joined together in the Brecon Beacons National Park, to take part in TrekFest The Beacons, a mass participation trekking challenge.
On Saturday 6 July Brecon Showground was transformed into an atmospheric TrekFest Village, where over 800 participants tackled the 25km or 50km trekking challenge. Organised by Global Adventure Challenges, TrekFest The Beacons raised over £50,000 for charities nationwide.
Both the 25km and 50km treks involved climbing to the summit of Pen-y-Fan, South Wales’ highest peak at 886m above sea level. The routes took in some of the Brecon Beacons’ most picturesque locations, including tranquil reservoirs and breathtaking landscapes.
Cheryl, from Swansea, completed the 25km challenge; "It was excellent, from the time we arrived on Friday until we left Sunday everything was superb and well organised. I would definitely recommend Global Adventure Challenges to anyone wanting to take part in this type of event. I am already looking forward to next year's TrekFest!"
Everyone who took part in the challenge did so for their own reasons, whether to raise money for a charity close to their heart, to challenge themselves to something new or to push their boundaries and beat the clock.
Operations Manager, Craig Wilson, was delighted with how well the day went; “It was definitely one of the best TrekFest events yet, with hundreds of like-minded individuals joining together to take on the Brecon Beacons and raise an amazing amount of money for both local and national charities!
To date, TrekFest has raised almost £2 million for a range of different charities. Our participants are truly inspirational, pushing themselves outside of their comfort zones and achieving incredible things!”
Upon arriving back at the TrekFest Village, participants were welcomed with a well-deserved medal and celebratory drink as well as a complimentary massage.
The weekend was a great success, with an amazing atmosphere throughout. Participants had the option to relax in the Chill Out Tepee or celebrate their achievements at the TrekFest Bar, plus camping was available on both the Friday and Saturday nights.
If you would like to take part in next years TrekFest The Beacons challenge, then you can now register your interest at www.trekfest.org.uk. TrekFest The Beacons 2020 will be launching soon, and is set to be the biggest TrekFest event yet!
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Global Adventure Challenges, on Friday 12 July, 2019. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/