Halifax Long March walkers to go for gold

Walkers in the annual Halifax Long March

Walkers in the annual Halifax Long March

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This Easter Sunday hundreds of golden walkers will take to the streets of Calderdale in the 50th Halifax Long March.

To mark the half-a-century tradition, walkers are invited to go back to basics - and walk the original 30-mile length. Walkers, who are invited to wear something gold to mark the occasion can walk 30 or 15-miles in the overnight sponsored walk on April 5, from 10pm - departing from YMCA, Crossley Street, Halifax - on a circular route through Calderdale.

Since 1966, the Halifax Long March has raised more than £380,000 for Christian Aid’s work - and over the years, walkers have walked an incredible 23-million miles.

To take part, visit any of Calderdale’s Tourist Information Centres or see www.longmarch.org.uk