‘Get Active Challenges’…the future of mass participation?
21 May 2020
With the future of the Event Industry being questioned this Summer, Dan Martin has been speaking with people across the sector to gather their thoughts, exploring innovative ideas in an attempt to keep the nation moving and businesses afloat.
Dave Kelly, Event Director for the Run Series, has been a friend of RTS for a number of years, working together to deliver the likes of ‘British Airways Run Gatwick’ and ‘Intersport Run Reigate’. Whilst major events are currently on hold, Dave and his team have been thinking of ways to keep everyone active, healthy and help good causes at the same time.
Get Active Challenges was established almost a year ago. An online-based fitness platform, Get Active Challenges encourages people to stay active and compete alongside people within their community or organisation, whilst raising money for great causes. Dave told us “It boosts productivity, morale, staff and team engagement, helps reduce absenteeism and potentially mental health issues.”
Just over 3 weeks ago Get Active Challenges started a campaign to raise money for SASH (the East Surrey Hospital and Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust). Encouraging people of all abilities to run, walk, cycle or workout at home, the program offers the chance to earn yourself a unique NHS medal, a place on the online leader board and support the SASH COVID-19 appeal at the same time. Staying mentally and physically active and healthy throughout the lockdown period is important, so to use your daily exercise and support a charity or Trust at the same time sounds a fantastic idea to us!
Entry is £12 and other than the cost of your medal and postage, 100% of all proceeds will go directly to SASH. Find out more at www.getactivechallenges.com.