THE MONT are putting in the hard yards for their community this month with a gruelling charity challenge.

Egremont Rangers ARLFC will run 410 miles on Saturday February 20 to raise vital funds for the town during “unprecedented times.”

Players will set off in socially distanced pairs every 15 minutes, covering the equivalent distance between the club and West Hull ARLFC, their furthest rival.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Our reason for doing this is to help support the local community who might be struggling during this pandemic as well as our own club.”

Egremont Town Council will help identify those who may be in need of the support.

“We will split the distance to suit people’s ability and hope to raise as much money as possible to give to the most needy causes in these difficult times.”

Chairman Mark Chorley, rugby secretary David Newton and physio David Whalley will be running 5k in support of the fundraiser.

“We hope you can dig deep and support us as we look to raise as much money as possible.”

Egremont Rangers set out to raise £500 but have already smashed their target hitting £1,305 in just three days.

To support the cause, visit the club’s Go Fund Me page: