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Craigs 250 Mile Challenge

Craig's 250 Mile Challenge

CRAIGS 250 MILE CHALLENGE

Craig is celebrating 25 years in business in a big way! He has decided to take on a huge challenge and run 250 miles in a week around the beautiful Norfolk countryside in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK plus also supporting Holt Youth Project, Hallswood Animal Sanctuary The Feed and Priory Paddocks Nursing Home. Craig will be pushing himself to his limits in this endeavour, and he hopes to bring awareness to the cause while inspiring others to get out and get active. It’s sure to be an inspiring journey, and we can’t wait to follow his progress!

Here’s Craig’s Story in his own words…

Why He’s Running

For 25 years I have been running a successful business in Norfolk and I wanted to do something special to commemorate this milestone. So, I decided to take on an even bigger challenge – running 250 miles in a week around the Norfolk countryside for a charity close to my heart – Alzheimer’s Research UK and other local charities.

I’ve had personal experience with dementia, as it has recently affected my mother who is now in full-time care. This experience has shown me how devastating dementia can be, and so I wanted to do something to help the cause. Running 250 miles seemed like the perfect way to challenge myself while raising awareness and funds for the charity.

Not only that, but I believe that physical activity is a great way to keep your mind sharp, so this challenge is also about encouraging people to get out and exercise more. I want to show that even at the age of 50, you can still take on a big challenge like this and achieve it!

Visit Craig’s Gofundme Page Here

THE ROUTE

I’ll be running 250 miles around the Norfolk countryside over one week to celebrate 25 years in business. I’m aiming to cover this distance in 7 days and will start on Monday 3rd July 2023.

My route will take me through many beautiful parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, including the stunning Norfolk coast and the tranquil countryside of the Brecks starting in Great Yarmouth and ending at the Priory Paddocks Nursing Home where my mother is a resident.

DAY 1. GREAT YARMOUTH TO METTINGHAM - 35 MILES

Craig's 250 mile challenge

DAY 2. METTINGHAM TO REDGRAVE - 36 MILES

Craig's 250 Mile Challenge

DAY 3. REDGRAVE TO CASTLE ACRE - 35.5 MILES

Craig's 250 Mile Challenge

DAY4. CASTLE ACRE TO BRANCASTER - 35.5 MILES

Craig's 250 Mile Challenge

DAY 5. BRANCASTER TO OVERSTRAND - 36 MILES

Craig's 250 Mile Challenge

DAY 6. OVERSTRAND TO HOPTON - 36 MILES

Craig's 250 Mile Challenge

DAY 7. HOPTON TO DARSHAM - 37 MILES

Craig's 250 Mile Challenge

Throughout my run, I’ll be stopping regularly at different villages along the way to rest and refuel. I’m looking forward to taking in the sights and sounds of the stunning Norfolk landscape, and hope that I can encourage others to join me on this journey to support my challenge.

Visit Craig’s Gofundme Page Here

The Charity

THE CHARITIES 

I’m proud to be supporting these great Charities with my 250-mile challenge which aims to raise vital funds and awareness.

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK and the fight against dementia. This is a charity that works tirelessly leading dementia research, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. The charity was founded in 1992 with their pioneering work bringing us closer to a future without the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

The Feed

The Feed is a not-for-profit social enterprise and charity providing catering services.

Our social purpose is to prevent poverty, hunger and homelessness in Norwich.

Holt Youth Project

One of England’s most imaginative youth schemes and an award-winning project.

Hallswood Animal Sanctuary

Hallswood’s mission is to rescue, support, and advocate for wildlife, and in special cases domestic animals, through rehabilitation, education, and community outreach.

Priory Paddocks Nursing Home

At Priory Paddocks Nursing Home, their aim is to provide all the necessary care and attention for those who wish to spend their retirement in a secure and caring atmosphere, whilst respecting their privacy and maintaining their independence and dignity as far as possible.

I encourage everyone to donate what they can and help support the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK plus also supporting Holt Youth Project, Hallswood Animal Sanctuary, The Feed and Priory Paddocks Nursing Home. Every contribution makes a difference. Together we can make a real difference!

 

Visit Craig’s Gofundme Page Here

HOW YOU CAN HELP

If you would like to support Craig’s challenge and help raise money here are some ways you can get involved:

  1. Donate to his GoFundMe page. Every little bit helps!
  2. Spread the word! Tell your friends, family, and colleagues about Craig’s incredible challenge and encourage them to donate as well. Share his story on social media, or any other platform you can think of.
  3. Join in the fun! Whether it’s running, walking, or cycling alongside Craig for a few miles or donating snacks for his journey, any contribution is appreciated!
  4. Cheer him on! If you’re local to Norfolk, come out and give him a shout of encouragement when you see him on the road.

No matter how small or large, every donation and every kind gesture is helping Craig reach his goal of raising money and awareness.

Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey. Together, we can make a difference!

Craig Bowen – Jones

Visit Craig’s Gofundme Page Here