SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is shouting out to supporters to sign up for an exhilarating challenge on 17th February – the Midlands 30:30

Consisting of a 30 mile or 30 km trek across the beautiful Uttoxeter countryside whilst wearing 30lb backpacks, teams of four will compete to cross the finishing line.

This year, there is also an adjusted 14:18 route for teams wishing to take on a less daunting challenge, where trekkers will cover 14km carrying 18lb packs.

Any teams taking up this challenge will be raising money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. The charity has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885.

Every year staff and volunteers help more than 67,000 people, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts.

Sign up to the Midlands 30:30 challenge for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, at