Sign up now for the NARSA Challenge 2018
Thu 1st March 2018
Rangers fans heading to the North American Rangers Supporters Association Convention (NARSA) in Calgary, Alberta are being invited to take part in one of the most exhilarating fundraising challenges for the Foundation yet!
Inspired by the recent Winter Olympics, the Rangers Loyal Luge NARSA Challenge 2018 will see thrill seeking supporters lying on their backs on a tiny wheeled sled hurtling down the purpose built concrete track at the Skyline Luge in Calgary’s Winter Olympic Park, reaching speeds of up to 140km per hour.
With minimal protective clothing the event is one of the most dangerous sports events and isn't for the feint hearted.
Taking place on May 31, supporters will be bussed from the Hotel Arts to the park where they will get three luge rides down the track.
Accessed via a chairlift, those brave enough will drop over 100m (328ft) from the start zone and luge through more than 50 twists and turns covering a distance of over 1800m on a continuous downhill trajectory.
The cost to take part in the Rangers Loyal Luge NARSA Challenge 2018 is just £30/$35.
Participants are asked to try to raise a minimum of £50/$50 for the Rangers Charity Foundation to help support our work making a difference on behalf of the Rangers Family. The money raised from this event could help the Foundation support the work of a number of amazing charity partners including Scottish Autism, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Erskine. The Foundation also has over 25 community programmes such as Recovery with Rangers and Football Fans in Training which are making a real difference to people living locally to the Club.
All those who take part and raise over £100/$100 for the Foundation will be invited to an exclusive reception at Ibrox later in the year to be presented with a True Blue Hero medal and pin badge by a Rangers first team player. Those who are unable to attend will be sent their medal and pin badge along with a personal thank you letter from a player.
To ride the luge you must be in good health, free of heart conditions, motion sickness, back problems or other physical limitations. Children can participate, although those under 110cm must ride with an accompanying adult.
This year's NARSA Challenge is once again being organised by Rangers Charity Foundation volunteer Karen Watson. Karen has organised many successful NARSA challenges including last year's SlotZilla Challenge in Las Vegas, the tough Grouse Grind hike and the CN Tower’s EdgeWalk Challenge. Karen will be at the convention and will be coordinating the Rangers Loyal Luge NARSA Challenge on the day.
To sign up, email Karen Watson via firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Rangers Charity Foundation on (+44) 0141 580 8775 to pay your registration fee and secure your place.