Shed those Christmas pounds in the maddest race around

Ian Georgeson'07921 567360'The Mighty Deerstalker race, which start and finish at Traquair House in Innerleithen, with over 2,000 entries, 10km run through rivers,mud swamps and up the hills
Ian Georgeson'07921 567360'The Mighty Deerstalker race, which start and finish at Traquair House in Innerleithen, with over 2,000 entries, 10km run through rivers,mud swamps and up the hills
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SOUTHERN readers are being urged to get involved in a local challenge event and raise money for a great cause into the bargain.

Venture Trust – a Scottish charity supporting young people – has secured discounted entry places in the Mighty Deerstalker on Saturday, March 17. The event, held at Traquair House in Peeblesshire, is a fell-running, obstacle-hurdling, tweed-wearing mud-fest, and one of Scotland’s craziest (and most fun) outdoor events.

Places for the 5k run are available through Venture Trust at a discounted price of £21, and places in the 10k race are just £27. In addition, the team is asking runners to commit to raising £100 to support Venture Trust to help young Scots from difficult and disadvantaged backgrounds to make positive changes in their lives, and to get closer to employment, education, training.

Kathryn Welch of Venture Trust told TheSouthern: “We’re inviting your readers to break out their finest tweed fancy-dress, decorate themselves in Venture Trust-themed body paint, and join us for the wettest, muddiest and most cheek-achingly-fun adventure they’ll have this year.

“It’s also a fantastic way to get motivated towards those New Year’s resolutions, and to shift the post-Christmas pounds.”

More details about the event can be found on Venture Trust’s website. Runners can enter by getting in touch with Kathryn Welch on Kathryn@venturetrust.org.uk