SUNSET 5K 2024
Date of Challenge: 21st September 2024
21st September marks the end of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. That means the clocks will soon change and the evenings start getting darker earlier, and the countdown to Christmas has begun. But it’s not all doom and gloom. At The Running Bug we think the end of the summer solstice is the perfect excuse to have a virtual race.
Run, walk or jog 5k anywhere on Saturday, 21st September 2024. . We also accept treadmill activities.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE SUNSET 5K RUN?
- Everybody who completes this challenge and submits their evidence will receive a beautiful white aluminium finishers medal with a plain coloured ribbon.
HOW DO I SEND MY EVIDENCE?
Upon completing the Sunset 5k virtual race, 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).