Go The Distance - The Cadet and Youth Challenge
It is time for the country's cadet forces to show what they are made of! The Cadet and Youth challenge is a test of stamina, fitness, strength and initiative that will push you to your limits! Blind Veterans UK has created Go the Distance as we recognise the same qualities and self-belief in the cadet force.
Congratulations to the Cadet and Youth Challenge winners 2012!
We'd like to say a big congratulations to the winner's of the Cadet and Youth Challenge 2012. Read more about who received trophies here.
Go the distance!
You might think that comperteing the 13.1 mile marathon on your own is no easy task, but doing it as a team will require more than physical fitness. You need mental stamina and a will to win as well!
Going the Distance in the Youth and Cadet Challenge means finding a tougher and more creative way of overcoming the challenge. Your team can complete the 13.1 mile marathon in whichever way you choose. This could be running, cycling, walking, crawling - but remember the most imaginative group will be rewarded.
Chindit Company, Cumbria Army Cadet Force
Be part of a team
This is a team challenge so the clock only stops when the last member of your team has crossed the line. Remember, you will not be judged on how fast you finish the challenge but judged on how you do it!
Why take part?
Work towards a BTEC first diploma
The challenge is a very fun and exciting way to do something for charity and promote the work of Blind Veterans UK. As well as this you can gain qualifications through completing the challenges. The Cadet and Youth Challenge can go towards a BTEC first diploma in Public Services and are endorsed by the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation.
Make it your Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
The Cadet and Youth challenge meets the 20 conditions of the Duke of Edinburgh Expedition, so you can use this challenge as your DofE qualifying expedition.
Andrew Nickson RAFVR (T) a Flight Lieutenant and adult volunteer of the year has been taking part in the Cadet and Youth Challenge since it was launched in 2007. He says: "We have had a fantastic time taking part in Blind Veterans UK's Cadet and Youth Challenge Competition. It has given us all the opportunity to meet some great people from the charity as well as to learn about all that it does".
Sutton Valence School Combined Cadet Force
Simon Brown, a Blind Veterans UK member who was shot in the head whilst saving the lives of six comrades in Basra Iraq is a strong supporter of the challenge. Simon says:"It is an excellent way of getting young people together to raise money in aid of charity, and really understand where money raised will go".
Simon Brown with the Mexborough Cadets who completed the challenge.
Sign up today
Your team can sign up by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can call: 020 7616 7939
Please Download the information pack for further details