NEARLY 500 people had registered for Radar Challenge 2 by Tuesday teatime and numbers are expected to climb before the big fundraising event kicks off at Crowland on Sunday.
Around 200 will take part in the 8k walk and there will be a strong field in the other events, a 3k fun run, a 10k road race and a 12k cycle ride.
Many children are setting off in the walk with a mass turnout from Spalding scouts and guides as well as a brave attempt by Gosberton girl Emma Cross (14), a cerebral palsy sufferer who is raising money for her disabled sports club.
A team pushing a hospital bed will be on the start-line too.
Events start and finish at Cloot House Farm, Cloot Drove.
The fun run starts at 10am, the road race at 10.30am, the cycle ride at midday and the walk at 1.30pm.
Participants collect sponsorship – half the money raised goes to their own good causes with the rest going to charities supported by Radar Challenge 2 organisers, including Rotary and the Lions.
The first Radar Challenge held last year raised £20,000 for good causes.
nSee page 14 to read about Holbeach Rotary president Helen Scott’s Radar Challenge hopes.