Ben unveils Race Across Britain challenge

Automotive charity Ben is building on the success of the ‘Race Across the World’ television programme by introducing a new fundraising challenge – Race Across Britain.

Supported by LKQ Euro Car Parts, Ben is challenging automotive industry people to pair up with colleagues and take on this new three-day race across Britain next February.

A maximum of 50 teams of two people will be challenged to reach set checkpoints throughout Britain. The teams will have a strict budget to cover all food, travel and accommodation. They won’t know any of the checkpoints beforehand so they can’t plan or pre-book travel or accommodation.

Participants also won’t be permitted to drive themselves, but they can use any form of public transport and cycle, run or walk.

Matt Wigginton, director of partnerships, engagement and income said: “We’re so excited to launch this new and epic race next year. With no planes, no smart phones and no plans, Ben’s Race Across Britain is set to be frenetic and lots of fun. It’ll be a true test of ingenuity, resolve and anyone and everyone in our industry can take part.”

Andy Hamilton, group chief executive officer at LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “Once again, Ben has pulled out all the stops to create a fun and engaging event to raise critical money for their vital services. It’s a pleasure for LKQ Euro Car Parts to sponsor their Race Across Britain event.”