25 Sep

Still time to be brave at Saturday’s military challenge

Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) and Be Military Fit (BMF) with Bear Grylls have joined forces for Britain's Bravest Military Challenge, a one-off mass participation event taking place at 20 locations around the UK this Saturday (28 September).

In preparation for the special event, BMF worked with military leaders to create the most authentic experience possible, featuring the toughest training drills and the highest level of physical and mental challenge.

In Scotland, Britain’s Bravest Military Challenge will put participants to the ultimate fitness test in Inverleith (Edinburgh), Rouken Glen (Glasgow) and Callendar Park (Falkirk). But anyone keen to push themselves to the limit had better move quick: entries will only be available until noon tomorrow (Thursday 26 September).

Bear Grylls said: "Britain's Bravest Military Challenge is the perfect opportunity for people from all over the UK to grab their work-out gear – along with a few friends – and take part in a truly unique, military-style work-out, all while raising money for one of the country's leading veteran charities. 

"Royal British Legion Industries offers a genuine lifeline to the country's most vulnerable veterans. So we at BMF are incredibly proud to have joined forces with RBLI during their centenary year to help raise funds for their crucial services."

The RBLI is currently celebrating 100 years of providing employment, homes and support for wounded military veterans. Founded in 1919 to support sick and wounded veterans returning from the battlefields of the First World War, today the RBLI provides jobs for former forces personnel in Scotland through the Bravest Manufacturing Company (SBMC) in Renfrewshire, and Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Company (BBMC) in Kent and Surrey. It also provides accommodation for veterans at its site near Maidstone in Kent.

In addition being pushed to the limit physically, each ‘recruit’ for Saturday’s events across the country is targeted with raising at least £100 towards a total of £200,000 for the RBLI's Centenary Appeal.

All money raised at the countrywide events will support RBLI's plans for a new £14m Centenary Village, made up of specially adapted accommodation for injured ex-service personnel.

Steve Sherry CMG OBE, Chief Executive of RBLI, told runABC Scotland online: "We are excited to be joining forces with Be Military Fit to stage Britain's Bravest Military Challenge and are most grateful to all those who will push themselves through the pain barrier to support our Centenary Appeal."

In addition to Inverleith, Rouken Glen and Callendar Park, Britain's Bravest Military Challenge will also take place at Clapham Common, Battersea Park, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Hampstead Heath and Finsbury Park in London; Cannon Hill Park and Sutton Park in the Midlands; Heaton Park and Sale Water Park in Manchester; Sefton Park in Liverpool; Round Hay Park and Rawcliffe in Leeds; and Bristol, Cardiff, Maidstone and Guildford.

For more information, or to register, go to the Event Brite website and search for the location you are interested from there.