The CRS Challenge is a unique program that offers our participants the chance to show their support for cancer research while discovering the world and surpassing themselves through various sporting activities. This unique adventure has a special and specific goal: to motivate our participants to raise funds for the advancement of cancer research.
Have you ever dreamed of visiting Lofoten islands? Of reaching the Mont-Blanc? Of touching the roof of the world? If so, you most definitely have the soul of a thrill-seeker and the CRS Challenge is for you. Each of our challenges offers you sporting activities adapted to the mythical destinations in which they take place. Get ready for a worry-free experience, thanks to our professional assistance from the moment you start prepping to the moment you return. Our program will allow you to safely discover timeless landscapes where wonder and unexpected challenges will drive you to surpass yourself at every turn. Quench your thirst for discovery, push your personal limits and make this adventure a milestone in the lives of thousands of people living with cancer, as well as your own.
As a CRS Challenge participant, you'll be responsible for collecting funds that will benefit cancer research. In order to achieve this, you’ll have to reach out to your network to get them involved in this great adventure you are taking on! Rest assured, you'll be guided every step of the way by the Cancer Research Society team. We help all our participants to reach their fundraising goals every year. We know fundraising inside out, so we will give you tips on how to mobilize your network and will provide you with the tools you need to make you more effective in this process. The positive response from our participants' networks is always surprising, and people often eagerly offer support in this amazing adventure that ultimately benefits us all.
This challenge will leave you spellbound! During your excursion, you'll discover Cuzco, the ancient Inca city founded in the 11th century, several Inca relics, as well as the extraordinary wonders of Machu Picchu. Since its rediscovery in 1911, it has been recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Above and beyond the awe-inducing relics of the Inca civilization, you'll be greeted by an endearing people who will welcome you with open arms and will treat you to their delicious, rich and varied cuisine that will undoubtedly delight the explorer in you.
As soon as you arrive in Ajaccio, famed birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and capital of Corsica, your 11-day adventure begins. The Mediterranean charms of the city set the stage for a fantastic 108 km journey through the great hike trails of the GR 20. The pedestrian route is often touted as one of the most beautiful of the planet. This trip between sky, sea and mountains will allow you to observe varied panoramas that will confirm, at every turn, the well deserved name of beauty island given to Corsica. This intermediate challenge requires no special equipment. Good walking shoes and a taste for adventure will suffice for an unforgettable experience that will forever be engraved in memory.