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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 2015 - Saturday 8nd August

OVMRO 50th anniversary

This is our 8th year of running this event, and we're hoping that it will be extra special as it's also OVMRO's 50th Anniversary year!

This year we are allowing teams of two to enter the event. Just be aware that if one member drops out then for safety reasons the remaining member will not be able to continue alone.

We also have a shorter route option for those that want to take part but are not confident tackling all 8 peaks. The "Oggie 4" will start at the Brew Shack next to Llyn Ogwen and follow the second half of the route over Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach and Tryfan. It will finish at base, and as with all entrants, you will be given a goodie bag and be able to join in the after event party. Registration for the Oggie 4 will be at Oggie base from 11:00 to 11:30 on Saturday 8th August, and the start time from the Brew Shack will be midday. All rules remain the same as those published for the Oggie 8 - simply mark your application form as being for the Oggie 4.

The event is becoming a national institution and attracts teams from all over 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

THE OGGIE 8 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.

The 2014 event raised a tremendous £6596, so a huge thank you to all who took part and sponsored the event. The winning team was Siabod Shifters, who completed the route in 7hrs 55 mins. Thank you and well done, as always, to everyone who participated, whether you finished or not.

OUR TARGET FOR 2015 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 pay for us to modernise our radios... or cover the cost of refurbishing base... or essential equipment to aid our rescues... the list is endless

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