Over this Covid pandemic, many people have suffered many losses. This has been tragic.
However, amongst the onslaught of this pandemic, various Charities, Organisations, Businesses and even Individuals (COBI) have given time, resources, food, shelter and much more to those in need.
Before we hopefully move out of Covid lockdown on June 21st this year, wouldn’t it be good to try and help a COBI who help so many, going beyond the call of duty. They themselves struggling to keep going.
The Team Chariot ’30 Mile THANK-YOU Challenge’ (May 2021) can be a vehicle for gratitude and kindness to be shown back to a COBI. Entrants of the Challenge will complete 30 Miles (locally) within any 7 consecutive days in May 2021 – Plus, a harder ‘weightier’ option for those feeling adventurous enough. All this while fundraising or somehow helping a COBI that have helped, and maybe still do.
We all need a goal, purpose, a drive. Something good and kind to aim for. A feel-good factor.
Rewards of the ‘30 mile THANK-YOU Challenge’ (Virtual): Fun, physically challenging, morale boosting, encouraging others, shaking lockdown blues off! All outdoors. Obviously, Covid restrictions apply.
Examples of a COBI: well known & new charities to volunteer centres, food outlets & hospitality kitchens to online classrooms, community centres to churches.
So, how do you get involved? Where do you train? Can you have an entrant/race number? Do you need to be in a team? BEFORE all these questions are answered, sort this check list first:-
- Find a COBI to help
- Contact & encourage them
- Set up a fundraising page
- Begin getting fitter, slowly
- Sort decent footwear
- Toughen your feet
- Roughly plan routes
- Work out daily miles
- Prep water & food
Team Chariot has constantly been in training over the Covid pandemic. From fun garden assault courses to marathons (weighted).
This image shows how Team Chariot will be training for the ’30 Mile THANK-YOU Challenge’. What about you?
May 2021 is not far away. Help a COBI, get fitter in the process.
Be in touch again very soon. Pete Biz
If you want some ideas of a COBI, check out our charity & sponsor pages
Remember, this challenge is for MAY 2021. So get training now.
Team Chariot’s chosen COBI is ‘The Salvation Army‘.
If you join Team Chariot ’30 Mile THANK-YOU Challenge’ , you will receive:- access to the dedicated fb page to share your challenge photos, and you’ll be placed on the finishers listing. Interested? Then read on!
Note: There is no charge or joining fee to be part of the Team Chariot Virtual ’30 Mile THANK-YOU Challenge. All donations you receive must go to your chosen COBI.
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How to join in with the Team Chariot ’30 Mile THANK-YOU Challenge’. Choose your entrant categories.
- C- Charity
- O- Organisation
- B- Business
- Alpha:18 – 29
- Bravo: 30 – 39
- Charlie: 40 – 49
- Delta: 50 + over
- 1: unladen
- 2: 20lb (Boots)
- 3: 30lb (Boots)
- 4: 40lb (Boots)
Work out your category from the list above (ie. a 24 year old, who wants to carry 30lb & support a business = B, Alpha, 3). Entrants under 18 years of age can enter, but must be accompanied & supervised by an adult on route)
Disciples: On foot (walk, run, TAB, Yomp etc), Wheels – not motorised (Bicycle, tricycle, push scooter, wheelchair). An exception will be made for anyone incapacitated in a motorised wheelchair, but must be accompanied – be great to have you join in.
Evidence of distance: All entrants will need a tracking app, or some way of verifying miles completed.
Joining the ’30 Mile THANK-YOU Challenge’:
Again, understand, there is NO joining fee for the Virtual Team Chariot ’30 Mile THANK-YOU Challenge’. All donations you gain must go to your COBI fundraising page.
I choose to train with a 46lb log
Training kit. Rucksack, log & safety boots
Weight Warning: Carrying unusually heavy weight over a long distance needs careful strengthening & training. Not recommended for novices. MUST wear boots to protect ankles.
Let us know how you’re getting on with training. MAY 2021 is here now. Time to ‘Shut up & get on with it’. Lol