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‘In it for a Minute’ Boxing Day Dip 2019

As is tradition, on Boxing Day each year 'Smilers' all across the UK freshen up by visiting their nearest lake or beach to take on a 60 second cold water challenge!

The ‘In it for a Minute’ 60 second cold water challenge, which takes place each Boxing Day, is a great way to cure any excessive Christmas Day indulgences… and ‘Smilers’ from all over the UK take part! It follows a tradition established by events such as the Tenby Boxing Day Swim, which the foundation has supported in the past.

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UK Wife Carrying Championships 2020

The UK Wife Carrying Championships are held every year in Dorking as a ‘warm up’ for the Leigh Hill Half Marathon. Having won the inaugural event back in 2008, AWAS has been carrying wives ever since!

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World Mountain Bike Chariot Races 2020

Pulled by two mountain bikes alongside one another, the World Mountain Bike Chariot Races utilises special chariots built using traditional Roman mild steel, vulcanised rubber and welding techniques, and see’s teams race against each other and the clock to determine a World Champion.

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Mappleton Bridge Jump 2020

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Liverpool Santa Dash 2019

On the first Sunday of December each year, the Liverpool Santa Dash competes with Las Vegas for the largest collection of people dressed as Santa Claus in one place… and AWAS has been running this 5k event for more than a decade!

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