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WHAT IS THE GIANT CHALLENGE?
Giant Challenge is Stafford's first 20k and 50k on/off road cycle event.
Ride through lanes, woods, bridal paths, fields & dirt tracks through some of Staffordshire's beautiful countryside and help raise money for Haughton St. Giles Primary School & our charity partners, this year, Midlands Air Ambulance.
The route starts and ends at Haughton St. Giles Primary School where they'll be hosting great food, coffee and drink stalls from local businesses supporting the day.
Following the success of the inaugural Haughton Giant Challenge in 2018, the money raised by the event was donated to Haughton St. Giles Primary Academy. The school, in conjunction with the PTFA, decided to invest the money into facilities for the children in the playground. During the Autumn half term, the playground was re-lined to allow the pupils to have outdoor education lessons using the lines and markings to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom. This also provides the children with some fun games and activities to play with during break times which will help their education.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) operates and funds three air ambulances covering sixMidlands counties including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.
Funded entirely by donations, the charity relies on support from local people and businesses, to raise the £9 million needed to undertake on average 2,000 missions every year. They do not receive funding from the Government or National Lottery.
Since 1991, MAAC has responded to over 52,000 missions, making it one of the busiest air ambulance services in the UK.
FUN, FIT & Family
Here at the Giant Challenge we believe that having fun is key to keeping fit and healthy; wether it's your first cycling event or you're a seasoned runner looking to challenge yourself in a supported event all our events our suitable for individuals, teams and families.
HOW WE STARTED
Giant Challenge started as a charity fundraising cycle event in Haughton, Stafford UK in 2018. With the support of the local school, PTA, family and friends we put on our first event event where 92 riders signed up for the first ever Haughton Giant Challenge. We raised over £1000 which was split between the school and Air Ambulance.
Since then the Giant Challenge has remained a family run event but our ambitions have grown in wanting to make every event a fantastic experience for everyone who signs-up!