EARTH DAY CHALLENGE 2023
Date of Challenge: 22nd and 23rd April 2023
Ever since 1970, the 22nd of April has marked Earth Day. A chance to do something positive by supporting a charity or building awareness. There are different ways to support this campaign like clean up platic around the neighbourhood, reduce, reuse and recycle, or even plant a tree. We can all make a difference to invest in our planet for many generations to come. So why not play your part by signing up for this wonderful virtual run? It’s a fantastic opportunity to raise money and support brilliant charities.
Earth Day happens every year on 22nd of April. It’s a chance for us to stand together and do something positive to try to help improve and invest in our planet. This makes it a great opportunity to enter this virtual run.
Compete this race as part of a charity event to raise money or simply sign up for this challenge for fun and to spread awareness. Either way, you’ll be playing your part in helping.
Run, walk or jog any distance, anywhere on either 22nd April (Earth Day) or 23rd April 2023.
Distances accepted: 1k, 5k, 10k, 10 miles, half marathon, full marathon, ultra. We also accept treadmill activities.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE EARTH DAY CHALLENGE?
- Everybody who completes this challenge and submits their evidence will receive a beautiful white aluminum finishers medal with a plain coloured ribbon.
HOW DO I SEND MY EVIDENCE?
Upon completing our Earth Day virtual challenge, simply take a screenshot of your activity from your app. We accept screenshots of your activity from any exercise app such as Garmin, FitBit, Strava, Map My Run, and RunKeeper. You can also take a photo of your results from your exercise watch or treadmill display.
Submit your evidence using our secure submission form by clicking the button below.
After you have submitted your evidence, you should be taken to a confirmation page.
When you’ve completed this challenge, why not share your achievement with other runners by posting your activity and photos on our social media channels. This is a great way to share your accomplishment and encourage others.
THE BENEFITS OF ADULTS STAYING ACTIVE
As we get older, our bodies change. Our metabolism slows down as we age which leads to weight gain, fatigue or lack of energy, physical stiffness and general weakness. Bones lose density and can result in diagnosis of osteoporosis. The good news is we have a way to combat and slow down this from happening.
An active life is vital to stay fit and healthy. Vigorous activities, like running not only helps people with changing your mood and helps with mental health issues, but it can also improve body strength and balance. Running can also prevent or delay diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, or osteoporosis. There is also research to support running may improve cognitive function (how the way the brain works).