Walk ABC Challenge

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COMMENCING MONDAY 1ST FEBRUARY

What is the Walk ABC Challenge?

Get your walking shoes on and virtually walk, push or jog around the Borough as part of the Walk ABC Challenge whilst raising funds for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Commencing on Monday 1st February, participants will have 10 weeks to virtually walk, push or jog around the Borough. Pick a destination to reach or set yourself the ultimate challenge to walk the entire 150 mile boundary of the Borough. All registered participants will receive a Walk ABC Challenge record sheet and map to log their miles and see their virtual journey around the Borough.

Miles can be achieved by an individual or collectively as a family challenge.

All participants who submit their Walk ABC record sheet as evidence of their miles will receive a Macmillan Cancer Support medal. If registering as a family, each member signed up will receive their own medal. All medals will be posted out to participants on completion of the challenge.

The cost to participate is £5 per individual or £10 per family. All proceeds from this challenge will go to the Lord Mayor’s charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

At the end of the 10 weeks or on completion of the challenge, participants should email a photo of their Walk ABC Challenge record sheet to by Monday 19th April to receive their Macmillan Cancer Support medal. All participants will receive a medal including those that take part as a family.

Should you wish to use this challenge as an opportunity to raise further money for Macmillan Cancer Support, there are two options to do so. Participants can provide an extra donation upon registration. Alternatively, participants can raise funds using the sponsorship form click here to download.

FAQ's & Guidance Notes

Who is the Walk ABC Challenge for?

The Walk ABC Challenge is for everyone! The challenge can be completed either as an individual or collectively as a household family (up to a max of 5 participants). All proceeds raised from the challenge will go directly to the Lord Mayor’s charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you have any health concerns about commencing with this challenge, please speak with your GP to discuss it with them first.

What does the Walk ABC Challenge involve?

Commencing on Monday 1st February, participants will have 10 weeks to virtually walk, push or jog around the Borough. Pick a destination to reach or set yourself the ultimate challenge to walk the entire 150 mile boundary of the Borough. All registered participants will receive a Walk ABC Challenge record sheet and map to log their miles and see their virtual journey around the Borough.

Miles can be achieved by an individual or collectively as a household family challenge (up to a max of 5 participants).

All participants who submit their Walk ABC record sheet as evidence of their miles will receive a Macmillan Cancer Support medal. If registering as a family, each member signed up will receive their own medal. All medals will be posted out to participants on completion of the challenge.

An optional Strava group (Walk ABC) has also been set up should any participant wish to use this application to record distance walked, pushed or jogged as well as help with motivation. This group is private and is by invitation only. A link will be sent out in your confirmation email with details on how to join this group should you wish to.

When does the Walk ABC Challenge start and finish?

The Walk ABC Challenge starts on 1st February 2021 and will finish on Sunday 9th April 2021. A total of 10 weeks.

How much is it to take part?

To register as an individual, the cost is £5.

To register as a family (max 2 adults & 3 children), the cost is £10.

All participants who successfully complete the challenge will receive a Macmillan Cancer Support medal. If registering as a family, each member signed up will receive their own medal. All medals will be posted out to participants on completion of the challenge.

The first 250 entries received will also receive a sports water bottle. Water bottles will be available for collection in due course from specified collection points when restrictions ease and this will be communicated with all participants in due course.

All proceeds raised from the challenge will go directly to the Lord Mayor’s charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

How do I claim my medal when I have finished the challenge?

The challenge can be completed either as an individual or collectively as a household family (up to a max of 5 participants). There is no expectation that individuals or families need to complete the 150 miles, and participants may want to set their own individual goal. All we ask is that participants try their best and challenge themselves towards a set goal.

On completion of the challenge, participants will be required to send a photo or scanned copy of their completed Walk ABC Challenge log sheet to by Monday 19th April in order to receive their Macmillan Cancer Support Medal which will be posted out to all participants.

How do I know if I am eligible for a water bottle?

The first 250 entries will receive a sports water bottle which have kindly been provided by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. Please check your confirmation e-mail to see if you are one of the lucky ones. Collection will be from specified collection points when restrictions ease and this will be communicated with participants in due course.

Can I provide an additional donation or raise sponsorship to Macmillan Cancer Support?

Yes and the Lord Mayor and his charity, Macmillan Cancer Support would welcome any extra donations or sponsorship.

Should you wish to use this challenge as an opportunity to raise further money for Macmillan Cancer Support, there are two options to do so. Participants can provide an extra donation upon registration. Alternatively, participants can raise funds using the sponsorship form click here to download.

Health & Safety considerations to plan before your walk, push or jog?

The challenge is undertaken at your own risk. Please take into consideration the location you choose to walk, push or jog as well as well as considering weather conditions at this time of year.

Covid-19 Activity Guidance Notes 

  • Please ensure you are following all the latest guidance on Covid-19.
  • Participants are encouraged to leave from their front door for their daily walk, push or jog if safe to do so.
  • The guidance advises not to travel more than 10 miles from your home to exercise
  • Our parks are currently experiencing high levels of footfall. If crowds make social distancing difficult, please seek an alternative place to walk, push or jog.
  • Wash/sanitise your hands before and after using or touching any items or equipment.

Register for the Walk ABC Challenge using the jotform below.

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