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Challenge The Norm

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This June/July we bring you a run and/or walk in aid of FMA UK, the UK fibromyalgia charity. Now don't worry you don't have to do your chosen distance in one go! All you need to do is run or walk the distance over the month of June or July 2019! Doesn't matter how long or short each run or walk is just needs to add up to at least your chosen distance by the end of the challenge! Once you have completed the distance simply email your evidence to evidence@challengethenorm.co.uk - simple!

When is the virtual run/walk?

Between the 1st and 30th June 2019 or 1st July and 31st July 2019

What are the distances?

For the first time we have included distances suitable for the less able and younger people! The four distances are as follows:

6 miles - London - Greenwich

13 miles - London - Enfield

54 miles - London - Cambridge

111 miles - London - Birmingham

What happens if I have a flare up?

Yes, we realise it's particularly important with a chronic pain and fatigue condition to allow flexibility, you may sign up feeling great and ready to take on the challenge however you maybe affected by fibromyalgia particularly bad on some days which makes the challenge unachievable for you, particularly during these winter months.

If this happens and you are worried you will be unable to complete the challenge, let us know, we will extend your deadline for a more comfortable challenge for yourself.

Listening to feedback from our first run for Fibromyalgia we've allowed this flexibility as well as decreasing the cost by making the event a medal only one!

How do I log/track my runs/walks?

You can log your runs/walking in anyway you see fit. There are many great running apps out there such as Strava, Garmin & Runkeeper (have a look on your phones app store!) We just ask that you submit your running evidence by 1pm on the 14th July for the June challenge or by 1pm on the 14th August for the July challenge in order that we can get your medal sent out to you ASAP! 

What do I get for completing the run?


You get one of our awesome medals to add to your collection.

Why are you doing this?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain and fatigue condition that affects the entire body and mind. You just can’t do the things you used to do, even if you are a very strong-willed person you'll end up suffering twice as much the next way if you do your best to push through and do things. It often causes extreme fatigue and problems with sleeping. Things you take for granted such as washing, popping to the shops or going out with friends becomes a hard chore and you often end up unintentionally isolating yourself. We want to raise awareness of this condition and the horrible affect it has on people's lives.

Fibromyalgia Action UK was chosen as the charity we wanted to support with this initiative as it's a cause that is very close to the directors hearts and does great work in providing support and information for those who suffer from fibromyalgia. For more information on the work Fibromyalgia Action UK do please see their website here - http://www.fmauk.org/

How does this help Fibromyalgia Action UK?

For each person that enters we will donate a minimum of 50% of our profit to Fibromyalgia Action UK. Simply put the more people that enter the lower the cost of the medals we are providing so we can donate more to Fibromyalgia Action UK. So please enter and share with friends, family and fellow runners!

Please note this run isn't endorsed or run by Fibromyalgia Action UK. It's run by us, from our own initiative to support Fibromyalgia Action UK.

Keep up the conversation

We love seeing your journey, progress and your runs. Use the hashtags #ChallengeTheNorm & #MilesForFibromyalgia to share your journey, keep updated and to see how everyone else is doing!

If you have anymore questions please feel free to check out our Run FAQ or email us at contact@challengethenorm.co.uk and we'll be happy to help! Please ensure you read our virtual run terms and conditions before entering as by entering you agree you have read and accepted them. 

Keep on Challenging The Norm!