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Over 1,000 people come out in force to take part in the Checkatrade Mad March Mare to raise vital funds for charity

Sponsored by the UK’s leading consumer resource for approved and vetted tradespeople, registration for the Checkatrade Mad March Mare has now closed and a staggering 1000 people have signed up for the fundraising event – including 20 members of Checkatrade staff creating 3 teams from the company’s offices in Selsey, West Sussex, Nottingham and Newcastle.

Raising funds for two north-east hospices; Tynedale Hospice at Home in West Northumberland and Ponteland and St Oswald’s Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, the event is aiming to raise essential funding for these valued hospices which provide essential care for those with terminal or life-limiting illnesses.

Held at Northumberland’s Hexham Racecourse on 4 March 2017, the challenging 10km obstacle course will see competitors battle against obstacles and fatigue as they race to raise money for two worthy courses.

Participants can expect plenty of mud as they negotiate the 30 obstacles across the 10km circuit, including the Checkatrade-sponsored sheep dip – the most challenging obstacle on the course!

As well as facing the underwater challenge of the sheep dip, participants will slip, slide, climb and crawl over other obstacles, including hay bales, fences and tunnels. Of course, the bracing north-east elements will also play their part!

Committed to supporting a range of charities close to the company’s heart, The Mad March Mare is just one of a number of events Checkatrade supports each year through its charitable foundation.

Checkatrade founder, Kevin Byrne, said of the company’s decision to sponsor the 2017 Mad March Mare, “We are keen supporters of local communities, whether that is through our charitable works or by supporting homeowners when they are looking for a reliable and trusted tradesperson.”

He continued, “Checkatrade is an invaluable resource and helps to prevent homeowners getting caught out by unscrupulous rogue traders. With every member undergoing a strict background check and up-to- date customer reviews, consumers can be sure that in selecting a Checkatrade approved tradesperson, they are choosing a rigorously vetted service.”

“We are thrilled to be able to support the 2017 Checkatrade Mad March Mare and wish all those taking part the very best of luck.”

With an emphasis more on finishing, rather than completing in a quick time, those finishing the course will receive a t-shirt and finishers medal as well as the thrill of rising to this personal challenge.

Registration for this great event has now closed but to find out more visit www.madmarchmare.co.uk and to find a reputable tradesperson in your local area visit www.checkatrade.com.