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England legends Charlie Hodgson & Ben Clarke join Restart Rugby Alpine Challenge

August 10th, 2016

3 Peaks; 3 Countries; 3 Days

Restart Rugby is pleased to confirm that England legends Charlie Hodgson and Ben Clarke will join RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, on the inaugural Alpine Challenge.

Set to take place from Sunday 11th – Thursday 15th September, and organised in conjunction with Chamonix Hard Cross, the challenge will see participants cover more than 60km and ascend a total of 4,500m in three days, climbing Testa Della Tronche in Italy, Tete Ronde in Switzerland and Mont Buet in France.

Hodgson, who was capped 38 times by England and remains the all-time leading Aviva Premiership points scorer, will join former England and British & Irish Lions back row, Ben Clarke, a veteran of 43 tests and 78 Premiership appearances.

Hodgson, said: “Whilst I am a little daunted, I am really excited about taking on the Alpine Challenge and more importantly supporting Restart Rugby. I am certainly one of the lucky ones to be able to retire on my own terms, but for those who are less fortunate and have to finish because of injury, Restart Rugby provides these players and their families with the necessary financial, practical and emotional support to make the transition as smooth as possible.”

Clarke, said: “Over the past 15 years, Restart Rugby has played a vital role supporting players through injury, illness and hardship. I’m proud to be supporting this important charity and can’t wait to get stuck into the challenge.”

To book your place please contact Sam Baring on 020 3053 6670 or

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