The Doko Challenge South

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The Doko Challenge South, London, England, United Kingdom
Event Title
The Doko Challenge South
Event Date
London, England, United Kingdom
Organization Name / Organize By
The Gurkha Welfare Trust
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The Gurkha Welfare Trust
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Event Organizing Company
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London, England, United Kingdom

The Gurkha Welfare Trust's annual 5km Doko Challenge South sees participants running in the footsteps of the 'Bravest of the Brave'. Based on a pivotal part of the Gurkha selection process, we challenge you to take on an undulating 5km cross-country course through Wimbledon Common with a weighted Nepali Doko basket strapped to your back. After last year's sell-out event, places are sure to be in demand and competition will be fierce!

You can choose a weight for your Doko basket of 5kg, 10kg or 15kg, and can run, jog, or walk the route. Those looking to push themselves can aim to beat the Gurkha recruitment time of 46 minutes, or even last year's fastest time of 21 minutes 18 seconds!

Key timings:
11:00 Registration and Doko basket collection
12:15 Welcome and warm-up
12:30 Race begins
14:00 Finishers group photo

Refreshments will be available to purchase at the start/finish area, including delicious Nepali Street Food from The Urban Yak. Wimbledon and Putney Commons are fully open to the public, so bring your family and friends along and make a day of it!

Registration fee: £25 per person
The registration deadline is Midnight on Sunday 5 June, but places are limited and we may close registration early if all places are filled.

Included in your registration:
∙ Doko basket for the race, complete with your chosen weight. Don't worry, Gurkhas will be on hand to make sure it is fitted correctly!
∙ Chip timers and online results, viewable on the day
∙ A fully signposted, 5km cross-country course, with volunteers marshalling the route and cheering you on throughout
∙ All-important finishers medal
∙ Goodie bag, complete with an exclusive GWT Doko Challenge T-shirt
∙ Individual and group finish line photos, available via our online gallery after the event.

Fundraising for the Doko Challenge
We suggest you set a fundraising target of £150. Alongside keeping fit and challenging yourself, you can take great pride in raising money to support our team in Nepal, keeping our Gurkha veterans and widows safe and giving them the means to live with dignity.

Your online fundraising page will be created automatically when you register, and we will be on hand throughout, providing tips and fundraising resources to help you achieve your target. Please email Keta at [email protected] with any queries you may have.

If tackling the course isn't for you but you'd still love to get involved, why not volunteer for the day?! We are looking for an army of volunteers to cheer, guide, and support participants along the route. It promises to be a great day out – simply email [email protected] to register your interest.

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Registration Fees
Registration Fees Details
General Admission: GBP 25.00
Registration Ways
Richard Evans Memorial Playing Fields  Roehampton Vale  Pin/Zip Code : SW15 3PQ
Keta Hunt

[email protected]

     01722 343112