Yorkshire Three Peaks 2019

Yorkshire Three PeaksYes! We’re doing Yorkshire Three Peaks again this year. The challenge, taking place on Saturday 14th September 2019, is to complete the 24 mile route (38.6km) in under 12 hours. This includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent, so make sure you pack those plasters! Last year our Tiny Tickers Trekkers raised a phenomenal £5265.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is an extremely tough event over hilly landscapes. The 24 miles must be completed within 12 hours, with regular targets on the route. It is an enormous, yet hugely rewarding, challenge for walkers.

This event is open and our Tiny Tickers Team will be part of this bigger event. We’ll be on hand to support you with any questions you might have leading up to the big day like, “Will there be a cake stop?” Answer: “Yes there will be” and,  “Will my feet hurt?” Answer: “Yes most likely!”

Find out more about the challenge and look at a route map here.

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Anne (left) with fellow trekker, Gil

Last year, Tiny Tickers’ Head of Training, Anne Rhodes, was part of the heroic team trekking for heart babies. She says, ’24 miles, 70,700 steps, 3 peaks; climbed in the Yorkshire rain! It took 11hrs and 40 minutes of fast paced non-stop hiking. It certainly was a challenge. Muddy, wet and slippery. The climbs up were painfully hard and I felt so slow. We were under pressure to make it to the next checkpoint in order to be allowed to carry on. Walking turning into limping after the second peak, I seriously doubted whether I would make it to the next checkpoint 9 miles away before taking on the third and last climb of the day.

Every step of that painful 9 miles I thought about the reason I was doing this challenge. One third of serious heart defects go undetected before birth and earlier detection of congenital heart disease can massively increase the survival chances of these babies. Every one of our heart babies has a greater challenge ahead of them. It is longer and more painful and often the end must never seem to be in sight. Knowing that these funds will go towards the vital work that Tiny Tickers does (and that I am proud to be a part of) is what pushed me on.
It was a privilege to have taken part in this event with such an amazing team. All were a fantastic support and put in 100% effort and we all did the very best we could!’

The cost of taking part in the trek is £70 per person. To reserve your place on this adventure a £14 deposit secures your place, with the remainder due eight weeks before the event.

  1. To confirm your place you will need to follow this link and pay your deposit fee (please do this as soon as possible to ensure you reserve a place).
  2. After paying your deposit, please fill in the participation form here. You will then need to pay the remainder at least eight weeks before the event.
  3. Then please email fundraising@tinytickers.org to let us know that your place has been confirmed
  4. We will send you out further information about how to get your hands on one of our fancy t-shirts and next steps.
  5. Join our Yorkshire Three Peaks Facebook group, where you can meet the other trekkers and keep up to date with the event information.
Yorkshire Three PeaksOnce you have signed up, you will receive a Tiny Tickers fundraising pack and fundraising tips to help you raise as much sponsorship as possible. We ask that as part of this challenge you endeavour to raise a minimum of £150 for our work improving the detection and care of babies with serious heart conditions. But don’t worry, we are here to support you every step of the way with fundraising top tips.

The money you raise by taking on this hiking challenge will go a long way to helping us give heart babies a better start. So on behalf of Tiny Tickers and the heart community we’d like to thank you for sharing our vision – we couldn’t do what we do without your support.

Contact us to find out more about you can join in this year and we can send you everything you need to know about how to become a Tiny Tickers Trekker.