Zip Wear is back!
Fearless fundraisers will once again get the chance to ride 900ft on a zip line from the top of the Stadium of Light across the Wear to Liebherr Sunderland Works on the opposite bank of the river, travelling at a speed of 25mph.
Sunderland AFC charity Foundation of Light have confirmed the return of the popular event on Sunday, July 16.
Foundation of Light events manager Jemma Garrett, said: “Previous slides have sold out very quickly with hundreds of people taking on the challenge – some in fancy dress – and raise vital funds for the Foundation. I must thank Sunderland AFC for their support which makes this event possible.”
Registration to take part costs £20, with those taking part required to raise at least £100 in sponsorship.
Places can also be bought as gifts for adrenaline junkies or SAFC supporters.
The zip slide consists of a cable fixed to the roof of the Stadium of Light, about 150ft in the air, which is then stretched across the river to a landing stage about 900ft away.
Those interested in taking part in the Zip Wear challenge can book online at zipwear2017.eventbrite.co.uk, call 0191 5515191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All participants have to be at least 12 years old (height and weight restrictions apply) and all under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the day. No previous experience is necessary and a specialist team of instructors will be on hand.