Put the boot in for charity

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THE ultimate bootcamp challenge will be held at Newcastle Racecourse.

The British Heart Foundation is bringing back its fund-raising Newcastle Stampede by popular demand after a sell-out last year.

The event includes a 10km cross-country run, with obstacles designed by the Royal Marines along the way, including zig zag woods, toboggan hill and sheep dip valley.

Last year, it raised more than £20,000 for the heart charity.

Entry costs £25 and participants are asked to raise at least £50 in sponsorship. Corporate team members are urged to raise a minimum of £100 per person.

People must be aged 18 or over to take part in the event, which will be held on Sunday, October 16, and they are encouraged to sign up early to ensure a place.

For more information visit www.bhf.org.uk/Newcastle or call 0800 169 3672.

The charity is also hosting a Race Day at the course for its Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.

It will take place on Wednesday, September 28 and businesses are asked to consider sponsorship or hospitality packages.

For more information visit www.bhf.org.uk/newcastleraceday