Barcelona TransPerfect employees, friends and families will be taking part in a Mountain Challenge with the goal to raise €50,000 and to have at least 250 people participating. The event will feature an orienteering race with three different levels and one trail marathon, 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 a team of three to five people and to fundraise or donate at least €200 per adult.
Enroll by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this FORM.
Do you want to help the teams reach their target? Donate through this link.
There will be 4 levels of challenge: 3 levels of orienteering (Xuklis, Turtle and Fox) and two trail running courses (Gazelle).
Family level – 3 hours Orienteering race
Medium level – 6 hours Orienteering race
Advanced level – 6 hours Orienteering race
Marathon 21 KM / 36 KM with 1,400m and 2,300m elevation gain
The Mountain Challenge will take place in Catllaràs – Sant Julià de Cerdanyola. Catllaràs is a mountain range in the Spanish pre-Pyrenean zone, composed of seven peaks that rise as high as 1,700 meters, extending over more than 5,600 hectares. In 1992, it was declared a Natural Area of Interest.
Click here for directions to Catllaràs
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This 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 from home for the families and kids staying there. All money raised will go towards new boilers, new flooring, internet connection for all the apartments 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! All you have to do is raise 200 EUR. 100% of the money raised will go to the charity."
Sponsoring this event is a wonderful opportunity to give back to a great cause, while providing accessibility to a large number of people in Barcelona. For more information on the different sponsorship opportunities available, click here.