Born Survivor takes place this weekend

Born Survivor.
Born Survivor.
  • The 10km course filled with more than 30 obstacles is designed to test team work, strength and vigour
  • The challenge is something the British Army face in their training on a daily basis
  • It is designed by the British Royal Marine Commandos

The final challenge has arrived.

Ten weeks of muddy intensive training have been leading up to this moment.

In just a few days’ time the Born Heroes team will tackle Born Survivor, a military style obstacle course, in aid of Lancaster’s St John’s Hospice.

The Visitor and its sister paper the Lancaster Guardian have teamed up with Lancaster gym, Fitness Formation, and Born Survivor to raise money for our Save Our Hospice campaign. The 300-member team has raised more than £30,000 so far.

Sue McGraw, chief executive at Lancaster’s St John’s Hospice, said: “We are just delighted that so many people are bonkers enough to have a go at it really.

“It sums up the support in our community for this little community hospice. We are humbled by people’s kindness and support.”

Every Sunday for the past 10 weeks the team have been training on the artificial pitches at the University of 
Cumbria.

Ryan Donohue, owner of the Fitness Formation gym, said: “I want to personally thank the hundreds of people who’ve rocked up for the sessions.

“I want to thank Jonic At Home and JWK Solicitors for helping fund and sponsor the garments the team is going to wear.

“The team is strong and is definitely ready for the big day.

“Born Survivor have been brilliant in supporting 
everything we’ve set out to accomplish and to our current clients, our Fitness Formation family. It goes without saying how incredible the hospice is and I want to thank all staff and support team for their help.”

Kevin Bedford, events director at Born Survivor, said: “Bring your sense of humour, be open to fantastic challenges and have a brilliant day and raise lots of money for the hospice.”

The team will take on the challenge at Lowther Castle, Lake District on Saturday April 4.