2020 - Leave Nothing But Footprints - Kids TEAM EntryVirtual Run
Brand new for 2020 - Leave Nothing But Footprints.
This is our first autumn virtual event to run throughout October to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Day, which is on the 10th.
The world in which we live, and run in, is important to us which is why the phrase 'Leave Nothing But Footprints' resonates so well with the running community.
We have some great ideas and initiatives to bring people together, all in support of mental health awareness and in aid of the wonderful work that the charity Mind do. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems and they won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Some of the key highlights include:
- 100% of profits go to Mind.
- Link your own fundraising page to our team page on JustGiving.
- Popular team entry feature.
- Interact with the running community on any of our Strava, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts.
- Free monthly mileage tracker.
- Free 'bingo card' of things to do on your runs during the month.
So, what do you need to know about the event we hear you say? Below we've answered a few questions:
When will the virtual run take place?
1st - 31st October 2020.
Why are we running it?
To bring people together to raise awareness for mental health through running and raise funds for the mental health charity, Mind.
How far do I have to run?
You can choose from six distances: 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 and miles. Whatever your ability, sign up and start clocking up the miles in support of mental health awareness.
How do I submit my mileage?
At the end of October, sum up your miles via whatever method you collate them - Strava, Endomondo, Garmin etc. (even old fashioned pen & paper) and drop us an email to LNBF@runr.co.uk. Once the challenge is over, we will then send you your medal.
What do I get for completing the event?
Each person that completes their virtual run challenge will receive a specially designed Leave Nothing But Footprints medal. All medals will be sent out in November once the challenge has finished.
How much does it cost to take part?
Each place in the virtual run is £6.95 and for every entrant, 100% of the profit will go to Mind.
How do I view who is in my team?
Once you have signed up as part of a team, you will appear on the Team List page around 24 hours after signing up.
For those that want to help fundraise, we have a JustGiving page HERE which means you can get your loved ones to sponsor you to help raise even more money for Mind.
If you want to set up your own JustGiving page, you can join our Team Fundraising page so that we can keep track of everyone's individual totals.
Let's start running....and talking.
As always, we'll be on social media chatting, supporting and helping to inspire one another throughout May. We’ll be using #runr and #LNBF on Twitter, Instagram, Strava and Facebook, so come and get involved over on social media.
For more information on anything about the virtual run, head to our FAQs page where we hope to have the answer to any questions you have. Alternately, drop us an email at LNBF@runr.co.uk and we'll be happy to help.
Happy running and be proud to be a runr.