Kilworth Challenge

North Kilworth – Home of the Kilworth Challenge


What exactly is The Kilworth Challenge?

The Kilworth Challenge is a charity competition team event run over two days in and around North Kilworth, Leicestershire. Similar events run by many companies are aimed at team building.

This event is for the fun and enjoyment of the competitors whilst raising money to support organisations whose main aims are to provide outdoor activities for those who through disability or other ways are less fortunate. Some of the money raised also supports many other local organisations.

All Challenges are graded in difficulty and awarded a rating of 1-4 with Sponsorship being the most important. The winning team of a challenge rated 2 would receive 72 points, second place 70 points, third 68 etc. The overall winning team of The Kilworth Challenge is the team with most points after all events are completed. Additional prizes for most sponsorship, over 40′s team winners, women team winners, etc., are also awarded. All teams receive tee shirts, certificates and results of the event.

Who can take part in The Kilworth Challenge?

Competitors in the Kilworth Challenge must be at least 18 years old. Teams must consist of 4 friends or colleagues. Male, all-female and mixed teams are all acceptable. Competitors need to be reasonably fit as the long walk and physically demanding challenges can be strenuous.

Where did the idea come from?

Back in 1989, some of the present Kilworth Challenge organisers took part in an event in Teeside in the northeast, which had been set up by ICI or some of its employees. Based on team building and tasks the event was enjoyable whilst somewhat disorganised. Once back in Kilworth it was decided that we could do better and in 1990, the first Kilworth Challenge was organised.

The event was given extra stimulus to raise cash to build an all- weather sport pitch. Each year our aim is to improve on the last. The Kilworth Challenge is very fortunate to benefit from a very helpful community who provide us with superb marshals and generous landowners who let us make use of their fields, lakes and woods.

Who organises The Kilworth Challenge?

The charity is run by Colin Clarke, Mike Lawrence, Paul Whitehead, Manfred Morris, Chris Mitchell, Bruce Phillips & Mick Faulkner.

Charity No. 1128074

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