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The Great York Walk 2020

31st May 2020

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3 distances available

40km, 20km or 10km

£25 entry fee

£15 students, £5 under 14’s

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The Walk

After a hugely successful first event in October 2019, we are pleased to announce that due to popular demand The Great York Walk will be back on Sunday 31 May 2020. 

The Great York Walk 2020 will start at the University of York and will wind its way along the banks of the River Ouse and Foss, visiting historic sites such as York Minster and the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside before heading back to campus.

This year there will be 3 distances for our Great York Walkers to choose between: 10km, 20km and 40km, meaning that there is something for everyone.

Some will be walking for fun, some as part of a fitness goal and some will be walking in support of their friends and loved ones. However, ALL will be walking to help fundraise for the Mentally Fit York fund.

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Mentally Fit York

The Mentally Fit York fund will be used to improve mental health and wellbeing in many forms, reaching out from the University to the city's communities and beyond.

Thanks to our incredible Great York Walkers, funding is now already in place to support a range of mental health initiatives.

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I really enjoyed this event and the money we raised as a group made it all worthwhile. There was great camaraderie and people were in good spirits. Thanks for providing me with the opportunity to help this great cause.

A Great York Walker, 2019

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Mentally Fit York

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2020 fundraising events

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If you’re interested in getting involved and have any further questions, contact the team behind the project at yustart@york.ac.uk.