Harlow Outdoor Store Hosts ‘Basecamp’ Advice Event to Inspire Local Walkers

Communities / Mon 12th Aug 2013 am31 07:09am

gooutdoorsON Wednesday 14th August GO Outdoors on Howard Way on Edinburgh Way in Harlow is hosting its first-ever inspiration and advice event for local walkers considering charity walking challenges this Summer.

The free event – called the Basecamp – will offer an overview of the latest walking insights and equipment to help with safety and success for walkers of all abilities.

The Basecamp event celebrates the store’s participation in the first-ever national Britain on Foot ‘Walk the World in 80 Days’ challenge (www.gooutdoors.co.uk/80days).

It is hoped that the 80-day challenge will inspire walkers in Harlow and throughout the UK to declare a combined total target distance is equivalent to the circumference of the earth – almost 25,000 miles – before it ends on 14th October.

GO Outdoors store manager Laurence Parish said,

“We know all about the enthusiasm for walking in Harlow. That’s why we’re hosting this event and urging as many customers old and new to find out more about enjoying the challenge of walking this summer. We hope the event will offer just the right balance of advice and inspiration for novices and enthusiasts alike.

“Whether you can make our event or not, we’d encourage all local walkers to declare whatever miles they walk this summer online, and help us reach the combined total.”

The Britain in Foot ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ challenge sees the UK’s largest outdoor retailer GO Outdoors link up with outdoor gear manufacturer Mammut; Great Britain’s national mapping agency Ordnance Survey; outdoor charity Mountain Rescue; Switzerland Tourism and Walk4Life.

It’s the first time that the organisations have officially joined forces for the first time to launch the ultimate British Summer walking challenge.

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