Are you ready for the Hull-timate Challenge?

Tackle some of the obstacles in Princes Quay’s preview event this weekend

Celebrity trainer Rob Edmond will be making a splash at Princes Quay this Saturday (15 September) at the launch of the Hull-timate Challenge – a unique water obstacle course race to promote water resilience.

The race itself takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October, and will feature over 30 obstacles located throughout the streets of Hull’s city centre. Participants can choose between a 5, 7.5 or 10km race and there will also be a 1km kids race and a family fun day in Queens Gardens too.

This weekend, Princes Quay is offering you the chance to take on some of the obstacles that will appear and find out more about the event, with Rob, a personal trainer who helped contestants on ITV1’s The Biggest Loser to shape up, on hand to offer expert advice.

The Hull-timate Challenge has been created by the Living with Water Partnership, a collaboration between Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and the Hull City and East Riding of Yorkshire Councils. Since the flooding of 2007, millions of pounds of investment has been delivered by the partners to protect Hull, 90% of which sits under high tide level, from future flooding.

Living with Water Head of Resilience Lee Pitcher said: “Last year, all partners came together to look at ways in which we can formally work together to create a thriving community to live and work in harmony with the water.

“Resilience isn’t just about flood resilience, it’s mental health and anxiety caused by flooding and the money matters side of insuring properties after a flood too. We want to make Hull a smarter city, where communities come together to forge partnerships to tackle these issues together. The Hull-timate Challenge has obstacles relating to water to promote how we as residents can become more resilient.

Princes Quay Centre Manager John Magee said: “We looked at the route and definitely wanted to be a part of the inaugural event in October. Supporting this important initiative is something we are delighted to be involved with and there will be a small taste of what is yet to come this weekend with obstacles in the Atrium.

“Hull’s level of flood risk is second only in the UK to London, and we recognise how vital flood protection and resilience is to businesses and residents around the city. We hope visitors will come along, check out the obstacles and are inspired to sign up for the Hull-timate Challenge, which should be a brilliant event this October.”

Early bird entry to the Hull-timate Challenge is still available and costs between £10 and £40. To find out more about the event and book your place, go to livingwithwater.co.uk/hulltimate-challenge or visit the facebook page @HulltimateChallenge.


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