Was your running event cancelled?
Spring normally heralds the start of event season, but with the ongoing outbreak, it’s inevitable that sporting events across the UK are being cancelled or postponed. Although clearly the right thing to do, many charities will feel this acutely - charity supporters raise vast amounts of crucial sponsorship monies through events like organised runs and bike rides.
We also know that a lot of you will have trained hard for your events – and many of you will have already raised sponsorship. So what we’re proposing is….. why not do the event anyway? That way, your training won’t go to waste, and you’ll still be able to raise funds to help support our patients!
Obviously you can't gather your friends and take to the streets, but if you can run your distance alone on your local roads, if you have a treadmill or a stationary bike, or if you have space at home to run - and we recently saw a story about a man who ran a half marathon on his balcony - then why not take on the challenge?
You could even make it a family event – perhaps a relay with your kids in the garden! And, for those of you that prefer hiking challenges rather than running, we recently heard about a fundraiser that climbed the height of Mount Everest on his own stairs.
What do you think? Could you do your event while on lockdown?