Dale Jones Completes the Spartan Trifecta: A Remarkable Fundraising Journey

Published May 19, 2024

On May 11th and 12th, Dale Jones, a dedicated supporter of PACE Charitable Trust, embarked on yet another extraordinary fundraising event—the Spartan Trifecta. This challenging endeavour involved completing three obstacle races over two days, pushing the boundaries of both physical fitness and determination.

From Tough Mudder to Spartan BEAST

Dale’s commitment to PACE runs deep. He began as a volunteer in 2007 and progressed to becoming a Team Leader and qualified coach at PACE. His infectious enthusiasm and positive attitude perfectly align with the organization’s values. Dale often reflects on how much he owes to PACE, that ‘being part of this wonderful group is an honor’ and that these fundraising events are his way of saying thank you.

In 2019, Dale tackled the Tough Mudder—an intense mud-soaked endurance challenge. But how did he discover this unusual passion for wading through sludgy mud and overcoming exhausting obstacles?

“A total of seven of us are taking part,” Dale explained. “Some are gym instructors who first got me hooked on Tough Mudder and Spartan events. The camaraderie that sport brings—something many at PACE can relate to—is amazing.”

The Spartan BEAST, a similar event, consists of a 21-kilometer run with 30 obstacles and Dale’s dedication to both Tough Mudder and Spartan events showcases his commitment to PACE, fitness and camaraderie.

The Spartan Trifecta Challenge

This year, alongside his cousin Matt, Dale took on the Spartan Trifecta. The Trifecta involved completing three races over two days:

1. **Day 1**: A gruelling 21km race with 30 challenging obstacles.

2. **Day 2 (Morning)**: A 15km race featuring 25 obstacles.

3. **Day 2 (Afternoon)**: A 5km sprint with 20 additional obstacles.

Pushing Boundaries for a Worthy Cause

Dale’s personal involvement with PACE since 2007 fuels his determination. Having his cousin by his side this time around, they were sure to overcome the challenges together.

The funds raised by Dale and his comrades will be a valuable resource for PACE to continue it’s now 20 long year mission to help disabled people feel empowered through inclusive sport.

There is still time to donate to show your support for Dale and his magnificent achievement.

Please donate here.


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