Virtual Run - 100 Mile Challenge #RunOrWalkForFibromyalgia
This December we bring you a run and/or walk in aid of Fibromyalgia Action UK! Now don't worry you don't have to do the 100 miles in one go! All you need to do is run or walk 100 miles over the month of December or December & January! Doesn't matter how long or short each run or walk is just needs to add up to at least 100 by the end of the challenge! Once you have completed the distance simply email your evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org - simple!
When is the virtual run/walk?
Between the 1st and 31st December 2018 for the one month challenge. Between 1st December and 31st January 2019 for the two month challenge.
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?
You can log your runs 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 January for the one month challenge and the 14th February for the two month 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. We also have a range of clothing especially designed for this run that you can purchase here. A minimum of £5 for each t-shirt and tank top and a minimum of £10 for each hoodie and sweatshirt purchased will be donated to Fibromyalgia Action UK.
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 & #RunOrWalkForFibromyalgia 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 email@example.com 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!