INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY RUN 2023
Date of Challenge: 8th March 2023
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8th March. It originated back in 1975 to celebrate women’s achievements and to support the Women’s Rights Movement, raising issues such as gender equality and reproductive rights.
Run, walk or jog any distance, anywhere in the world to on 8th March 2023 to support International Women’s Day.
Distances accepted: 5k, 10k, 10 miles, half marathon, full marathon, ultra. We also accept treadmill activities.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY RUN?
- Receive a beautiful white aluminium finishers medal with a plain coloured ribbon
HOW DO I SEND MY EVIDENCE?
Upon completing our International Women’s 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).