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If you set yourself a challenge this year to be a little more active, and to feel better in yourself, then why not apply the two together and support a charity.
This year I’ve made it a goal of mine to do more to support charities that mean a lot to me. Whether that’s through donating to shops, taking part in sponsored events, or supporting a work bake sale. Every bit, no matter how big or small, impacts a charity in a huge way.
I’ve already come up with a few ways I can support charities this year. But it hit me when hearing a radio advert one day, that I can also fulfil my goal of being more active, and supporting them in one go.
I looked into some great events that are happening in the North West of England in 2019. They’re all active/sporting ones that are great for all ages. Here are the ones that stood out to me. They’re either directly organised by the charity. Or events where you choose who to donate to.
Macmillan’s Mighty Hike
Saturday 13th July, 2019. Ullswater, Lake District.
The mighty hike covers 26 miles in one day. It is a marathon walk & the one nearest to me, in the North West, is taking place in the Lake District.
Me and Ste have decided to sign up to this one. It will be a big challenge but one I know we will enjoy! We’ve got a lot of fundraising to do, but it’s for a wonderful charity that has supported people I know.
Find all details on the event here.
Cancer Research UK
Race For Life
Don your pink & race to raise money to save lives. In fact it’s not even a race, it’s a fun day out with friends & family & can be taken at your own pace.
Cancer Research UK are known for their Race For Life event. They host a mixture of 5K, 10K & Muddy Races each year. This years races in the North West are happening in June & July.
All sign up information is here.
Claire House Children’s Hospice
Splash Dash 2019
The date for the Splash Dash for 2019 hasn’t been announced yet. However this unique run has been going for 6 years, so having one this year is almost a definite.
This run is perfect for all the family & people of all ages and abilities. You can run, walk, or skip your way along & end up looking all colourful. Powered Paint is thrown around & it creates a very unique experience.
Rock n Roll Marathon
Run and Rock out in Liverpool. 25th – 26th May 2019.
This run is one to sign up for & raise money from a charity of your choice.
There are a number of options for this run. You can push yourself and do a full marathon, a half marathon, a 5K part of the race & there is also a 1 mile fun run. I spent some time down at the Rock N Roll event last year, volunteering with Macmillan. The atmosphere of the event was electric, and you hear so many inspiring stories from the runners.
All sign up & event information here.
Mersey Tunnel 10k
Take a different route through the tunnel on Sunday 14th April.
This is unique event in that for once in your life you’ll be able to pass through the tunnel other than in a car. The images of this event look so cool, and if I could run, this would be the one I’d sign up for. Again, this is one where you would select your own charity to support. But what a fantastic & memorable way to raise money for them.
Sign up & event information is here.
I hope this post has given you some ideas on what charity events to look out for. Also, maybe even inspired you to get involved in one of these, or something in your local area.
The work that Charity Box do for charitable organisations really does make raising awareness & online fundraising more accessible nowadays. Although written sponsor forms are still great, at the click of a button on our laptops & smartphones we can simply send some pennies securely online to organisations that need them most. It’s as simple as that now, and I find it so effective when raising money.
I’d love to hear if you’re training for a specific sporting charity event, or will be signing up to one soon. I best get training for the Mighty Hike, plenty of long walks & blister packs I think.
*Images used in the post belong to the events & charities spoken about.