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Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation
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OGGIE 8 CHALLENGE

Oggie 8 start 2013

Welcome to the OGGIE 8 event 2014 - Saturday 2nd August

This is our 7th year of running this event, which is becoming a national institution!

It attracts teams from all across the country who wish to pit their strength, stamina and endurance against the Ogwen Valley 3000ft Peaks!! It's about like-minded people, having a great day of walking and to top it off there is the legendary after party with plenty of hearty food and drink!

This is our main source of fundraising. We are dependent upon every £ that you raise in sponsorship for us. OVMRO is funded by charitable donations, requiring us to raise £60k per year in order to provide this free service to the thousands of visitors to the area.

So far the 2013 event has raised £8,450.00, so a huge thank you to all who took part and sponsored the event. The winning team was TO THE PUB, who completed the new longer route in 7hrs 48 mins.

OUR TARGET FOR 2014 IS TO BEAT THIS AMOUNT AND RAISE OVER £10,000.

It would be fantastic if you could help us achieve this.

This works out at an average of £100 per participant. We don't set a minimum sponsorship amount as many events of this nature do, so we really do rely on you to do what you can... If we had 100 people each raising £100, we would be well on our way to achieving our target. And if you are unable to commit a team, we would very much appreciate a donation!

Just think what this money will mean to the people that we rescue... it would be a huge step towards the next landrover... or would pay for us to modernise our radios... or cover the cost of refurbishing base... or essential equipment to aid our rescues...

So we hope that you will do us proud yet again and help us achieve this target and help us to help others.

To make it easier, you can now do everything you need online! ... Applications, entrance donation and sponsorship. For those that prefer, the traditional post and sponsorship form option is also available.

Oggie 8 2014 is now complete

Oggie 8 winners 2014

Congratulations to "Siabod Shifters" who took first place by completing the course in a time of 7 hours 55 minutes. Thank you and well done, as always, to everyone who competed whether you finished or not. The weather was atrocious for the first half of the day, but it did brighten up towards the end.

There is a Flickr page containing pictures of the event.

Individual times are available on our Oggie 8 results page and a more detailed breakdown including a graph comparing team progress at each checkpoint can be downloaded as a spread sheet