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10
Oct

Betting Against the Wayfarers

   Posted by: admin   in Events, Quest

“The trip is impossible.”

We have been hearing this since the beginning. Between family members and friends, I don’t think we had a better than 50% faith rate – and, to be fair, most of them thought it was a crackpot idea of mine that would fade into obscurity and become a matter of “hm, that would have been neat, eh?”

I’m sure they are all still shocked that I even bought the plane ticket, much less intend to step into the highway between Belfast and Larne three weeks from tomorrow.

When I told a friend this, they said I should tell people to put their money where their mouth is – and this is what we’re doing now?

Think we’re going to fail? Here’s your chance to tell us while also supporting charity.

We’re starting a betting pool. Minimum donation of $10, and you choose a day: anything from September 28th (our first day of walking) to October 27th (the day before our flight). This is the last day you think we’ll be walking, not the day you think we’ll wake up and say “no more!” – just to be absolutely clear.

There is no maximum contribution. Want to bet $50? Bet $50. Want to bet $100? Fantastic!

When we win If we win, 100% of the money goes to the Association for International Cancer Research at the end of October. The Wayfarers themselves will not be taking any of the money, obviously.

If we do not finish the trip, whoever chooses the last day that we will walk will get 50% of the pot. This 50% will be split between as many people as choose it; if you’re the only one to choose October 4th, you get the whole amount. If you and three others do, you each get a quarter. The other 50% of the pot will be going to AICR. Everyone wins!

If you’re interested, contact Paul (paul@wayfarerquest.com) any time before midnight on September 28th – you have three weeks to get in on this. If you seriously think that we’re going to fail in our Quest, put your money where your mouth is and contribute to charity while buying yourself a chance to win a bit of money on top of your bragging rights.

Some things to help your bets:

We are travelling roughly 27km (or 17mi) a day. We have some lighter days, but only one harder day – the first day, Belfast to Larne, which is 34km.

We stay in beds ten times by the current schedule:

Larne, evening of September 29th
Glasgow, evening of October 1st
Fort William, evening of October 8th
Inverness, evening of October 12th
Perth, evening of October 20th
Stirling, evening of October 22nd
Edinburgh, evenings of October 25th, 26th and 27th

Obviously, injuries or just finding the walk too hard could slow those down – I don’t think they will, but keep that in mind. That’s why we’re accepting bids even on October 26th and 27th – days that we should be done. You want to bet against us that hard? Go for it.

I would wish you luck, but that would be betting against us, and I don’t do that sort of thing!

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