Barcelona TransPerfect employees, friends and families will take part in the Mountain Challenge for the second year in a row. This year, we want you to join us! Sign up and participate in our Challenge, which will take place in a more accessible area to expand the event and make it attractive for more mountain lovers. The event will feature an orienteering race with three different levels and two trail running distances. The goal is to raise €50,000 and to have more than 400 people participating. The TransPerfect Mountain Challenge is in partnership with a local Barcelona children’s cancer organization. All proceeds from the event will go directly to AFANOC (Associació de Familiars i Amics de Nens Oncològics de Catalunya.)
Orienteering is a competitive sport that requires navigational skills, using a map and compass in order to travel quickly from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. Participants are given a topographical map, normally a specially prepared orienteering map, which they then use to find control points. At the TransPerfect Mountain Challenge you will receive a map 10 minutes before the start. You gain points at every station you check-in at so that you can earn as many as possible before your time is up. The location of the stations will depend on the level.
In order to participate, you would need to register through RUNEDIA, please make sure you read the instructions before. Any questions? Please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to help the teams reach their target? Donate through this link.
There will be 5 levels of challenge: 3 levels of orienteering (Xuklis, Turtle and Fox) and 2 trail running courses.
Family level – 3 hours Includes fun challenges for the whole family
Medium level – 3 hours
You can either walk or run this level
Advanced level – 6 hours
You can either walk or run this level
10 or 21 km trail running courses with
600 or 1000 metres elevation gain.
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The 2019 Mountain Challenge will take place in the Vallalta Valley, between Sant Iscle and Sant Cebrià de Vallalta. This valley is located between the Montnegre Mountain Range and the Mediterranean Sea. Only 45 minutes away from Barcelona City center.
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For the second consecutive year, Barcelona TransPerfect employees friends and Families are committing to help AFANOC. Through the TransPerfect Mountain Challenge they will be fundraising to make the house of Xuklis even more of a home for the families and kids staying there. All money raised will go towards a living room renovations, a kitchen extension, the installation of solar panels and much more.
BARNABY WASS, Senior Vice President: “When he was 18 months old, my son Leon was diagnosed with leukemia and we received amazing support from a small non-profit that helps families of children with cancer: AFANOC. The invasive treatments needed to fight cancer mean that you are living in and around the hospital for many weeks. Throughout this time, the family’s day-to-day tasks continue alongside the treatment and can add to the struggle – having a decent meal, being able to shower, organizing supervision for the children when both parents visit the doctor - something as commonplace as a playroom for the kids to help beat the boredom is a real blessing. AFANOC provide fridges, lockers, game rooms and volunteers, as well as housing for families of patients from out-of-town. They are a small organization, but trust me they make a big difference. AFANOC was there for us during the tough times, and now that Leon has recovered we feel it is our time to give back. YOU can make a real difference: sign up and get your family, colleagues and friends to join us!"