Help break a World Record right here in the North East!
What is it?
Just as it sounds! Walking on fire, over hot coals, all for a good cause. You will walk bare foot over red-hot coals with a rough temperature of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The current World Record for the most people doing a Firewalk is 1,360, we’ve teamed up with Challenge Northumberland to try get 1,500 people to firewalk in one evening to set a brand new record.
What is involved?
It’s simple really, participants undergo training for around one hour. Once the fire has burned to red-hot embers it is raked, levelled and prepared for the walk. Participants go to the fire, remove their footwear and one by one are invited to walk the coals. The fire is very real and your feet will not have been treated in any way beforehand, but don’t worry, if it was too dangerous we wouldn’t be offering this adrenaline fuelled challenge!
The sensation is described by some as walking on eggshells, and others as walking on hot sand. Each walker has their own experience. We have not known walkers to experience pain and when the opportunity arises many will walk across the coals more than once. Surely it can’t be that bad then?
So sign up today to head along to Newcastle Falcons Stadium on Tuesday 30th April 2019 for a challenge like no other.
See you all there!
How your £100 sponsorship target helps
We ask all of our Firewalk participants to aim to raise £100 to complete the challenge. It might seem a lot but once you’ve broken down the costs it isn’t as hard as you think! To begin with you can simply just ask all of your friends or family to sponsor you via JustGiving or on a sponsorship form.
You could also do a bake sale in your place of work or ask friends to come round for a get together. Holding raffles and tombolas are great ways to collect funds to go towards your sponsorship target.
But don’t worry; we’re here every step of the way if you need any help with your fundraising or ideas. Good luck!