Prospect Hospice encourage public to do 100k their way

By Jessica Durston - 2 September 2021

Charity

The charity is asking individuals to take part in its challenge to get people exercising to raise funds.

The charity’s 100k Your Way gives people the choice to walk, run, swim or cycle 100 kilometres in the location of their choice and at their own pace.

The challenge began on 1 September and finishes on 31 October 2021.

Sheryl Crouch, Head of Income at Prospect Hospice, said: “We think the 100k Your Way challenge is a fun and achievable target for people to challenge themselves while at the same time raising funds for the hospice.

“It gives people who are taking part the flexibility to complete 100 kilometres to fit in with their lifestyle and they can choose to walk, run, swim, cycle or even paddleboard. It can be done in a few days or weeks.”

Sheryl said people could clock up the kilometres on the daily school run, in their lunch break or even walking their dog. For people counting their daily steps, 1.66 kilometres is said to be equivalent to roughly 2,100 steps.

For people who are used to running longer distances, there are park runs or half marathons to consider.

The challenge can be done outdoors or on treadmills and exercise bikes and completed kilometres can be tracked using Strava or a similar app.

Sheryl added: “Our fundraising income was hit hard by the pandemic with many of our traditional fundraising events cancelled but our services have continued throughout.

“Every donation made will allow the hospice to provide specialist care to patients who are terminally ill and offer support to their families too.”

The charity organisation says everyone who completes the challenge will receive a medal and certificate.

More information and registration details can be found at https://www.prospect-hospice.net/fundraising-support-us/challenges/100k-your-way/

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