Thank you to those of you have donated and registered for the Machu Picchu Virtual Challenge. Your support is very much appreciated. The monies raised will go to assist Chichuchas Wasi girls school toward providing emergency food for those children impacted by COVID-19 in Cusco, Peru.
Our thoughts have recently been turned to the unprecedented events in Lebanon last week. Our immediate focus is on how we can support those affected.
To that end, we have taken a decision to postpone our Machu Picchu Virtual Challenge and instead we will be preparing for a Lebanese Mountain Trail Virtual Challenge to take place in September, dates to be confirmed.
We want to give all of those registered the opportunity to transfer over to the Lebanese Mountain Trail Virtual challenge (without need for further donation), details of which we will be able to share in due course.
We thank you in advance for your understanding. We very much hope you will be able to join us on the Lebanese Mountain Trail Virtual challenge and will confirm details as soon as we have them.
Have you ever wanted to trek to Machu Picchu?
Or been there and want a trip back up memory lane?
Does the idea of trekking 66km reaching 4,450m interest you?
Due to Covid 19, we unfortunately can't travel to Peru to complete this incredible trek however we remain committed to fundraising for our charity projects and to providing ways for you to keep up your exercise with us.
Want to do the real Machu Picchu trek in 2021 with us? Check out the dates for next year here.
Are you up for this virtual charity challenge?
Then join us along with our wonderful Chairwoman, Anne Edmondson, and Charity Director, Elaine Kelly, starting Saturday 15th August at 4pm for our Charity Challenge: The Virtual Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Here’s how it works:
- Make a minimum donation of AED 100 to register through YallaGive.
- You will then receive an email providing all the information and instructions you need to take part.
- Download Zoom to your device and join us at the virtual start line for the warm-up, then off you go!
You will have 10 days to complete the challenge. There will be pictures and videos shared with you as you progress so you can get a feel for what the real Machu Picchu trek is like. A few surprises along the way too!
This event is approved by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, license number 3161.