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1st February 2021

Virtual sponsored challenges

Event type
Virtual sponsored challenges
Challenge
Cause
Date
Monday, 01 February 2021
Time
N/A
Venue
Your home, your garden, anywhere!
Registration fee
£15.00 (includes personalised hoodie and medal)
Fundraising target
£200.00
Registration deadline
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Age suitability
14+

Virtual Races

Pick one or more virtual challenges, from our 5 themed virtual races, and raise funds for a cause close to your heart. Whether you’re a Batman fan or you love climbing mountains, we have something for you! Complete your challenge indoors or outdoors, wherever you like!

The cause

Yemen is facing catastrophe beyond anything that we can imagine. The ongoing war has killed thousands of innocent civilians and famine has caused an alarming rate of food security, especially among children.

Nearly half of the population live on less than two dollars a day and social development indicators, such as child malnutrition, maternal mortality and educational attainment, remain extremely poor.

Yemen is also the most food insecure country in the Arab world and is amongst the top 10 least food-secure countries globally. The 2014 Global Hunger Index ranks Yemen 73 out of 81 countries analysed, indicating an “alarming” stage of food insecurity. Nevertheless, the 2014 Global Hunger Index was based on data extracted from previous years and does not take into consideration the impact of the 2015 Coalition war under the leadership of Saudi Arabia.

The on-going conflict has negatively impacted access to food for millions of vulnerable people. Supply of essential food commodities has been limited, leading to a rise in the prices of basic commodities. This is further complicated by a decline in purchasing power linked to the devaluation of the Yemeni Riyal. Inadequate nutrition coupled with limited access to clean water and sanitation and healthcare services can lead to increased morbidity, especially of children. The continuous rise in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is only exacerbating a very severe situation.

How it works

1) Sign up to your race 2) Complete your run 3) Upload your evidence to Virtual@runforcharity.com on completion or inform a member of the Salam team 4) Put your feet up 5) Wait for the postman to drop off your medal and know you’re in the dua’s of many

Evidence Submission

Simply take a picture of your fitness tracker, watch or any other tech device which can show you having completed your challenge and send it via email to virtual@runforcharity.com with your name, the name of the challenge you did and our charity name. During isolation, we will also accept daily written logs or a picture of you at the end of your challenge with your time and distance written on a piece of paper.

All medals are subject to availability at this time so please bear with us, however, we will aim for no later than 2 weeks after isolation ends (if there are any delays).

Good luck, and remember "Go Hard, and Go Straight Home"

The challenges

Richmond Park-Half Marathon:

Whilst we all can’t take in the beauty of Richmond Park, we can definitely recreate the feeling in our local park.

Challenge yourself to run twice the length of the picturesque park (roughly 16 miles), in 2 weeks, helping to look after your mental and physical health.

Inca Trail:

The Inca Trail is a world-famous high altitude trail through Peru, starting at what is known as Kilometre 82 and culminating 25 miles later at Machu Pichu – The Lost City of the Incas. Famous for gold and the stone cities they built, the Incas were an ancient civilisation who existed in the 15th and 16th centuries – the Inca Trail traces their footsteps through the high peaks of the Andes Mountains.

We have taken inspiration from the Inca gold, stone and the Inca cross to create the amazing medal for our latest event – The Inca Trail. So if you would like to get your hands on one of these Inca treasures, run or walk 25 miles. You can complete the distance in one or as many efforts as you choose. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do it at high altitude… but if you do we’d recommend getting a group of Porters to carry you!

The Everest Challenge:

Have you ever wanted to climb Mount Everest? Do you like the sound of reaching 8,848m above sea level, the highest point on Earth, at an altitude where humans are not designed to survive and where aeroplanes cruise? That sounds very dangerous, expensive and difficult to do in line with social distancing.....

But we have a solution – a big challenge for Isolation 2020. Can you climb the equivalent of Mount Everest in 12 weeks? In this challenge, you can go out to the hills on your daily exercise or simply tackle the stairs a couple of times every day..... achieve 8,848m of elevation gain before the end of isolation, and the well-earned medal can be yours!

Team Gotham:

Not all superheroes wear capes.....some have to fight crime in isolation!

The Dark Knight is currently recruiting new members, so it is time to get out there and run. Run (5k) like you have seen the bat sign in the sky summoning you, as if you are Del-boy and Rodders on the mean streets of South London, or like you are late for your date with Catwoman…

The Big Charity Run:

What better way to stay fit during isolation and challenge yourself to complete 30 miles, 60 miles, 90 miles or 120 miles distance throughout a month?

Choose to run, walk or cycle the distance you have signed up to and you will receive your well-earned medal in the post.

Rameeza Q.
donated
£130
to where needed most
Oklahoma City, United States

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Challenge

In Good Hands

London (West)

Saturday 6th April 2019
12.00 6.00pm

Berrymede Junior School
232 Osbourne Rd
London W3 8SN

Price
15.00
Free
Quantity
Total
15.00
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