Distance: 26 miles (42.2KM)
Entry type: Multiple runs
Minimum individual run distance: N/A
Minimum average speed: N/A
Minimum average pace: N/A
Literally NONE of our usual rules apply, this is for fun, and more importantly for a fantastic cause. Run, walk, roller skate, hop, skip & jump, we don't mind on this one, you won't be able to use this one as a qualifier for the nationals we're afraid, so enjoy it. All you have to do is prove to us that you covered 26 miles and you are golden... More importantly, the honey pot children's charity become the recipient of your generosity and hard work.
The only rule is please DO NOT try and run this in one... We know there are many of our community missing out on planned marathons right now, but please bear in mind, these events come with race marshals, water stations, first aiders, health and safety measures not to mention hundreds or thousands of other runners supporting you on the way round... 26 miles is a long way to go alone unless you are a very experienced distance runner, supporting this wonderful charity will make you a hero in our eyes, those are the only heroics required.
Start date: Right now
End date: As soon as possible
Evidence submission opens: Immediately
Evidence submission deadline: None, but don't keep us waiting
Finishers medals despatched: As soon as you submit your proof x
1. Select a run or challenge (from 5km to 300km in one month)
2. Complete it within the specified timeframe
3. Send us evidence that you completed it
4. We’ll send you a beautiful finishers medal PLUS we’ll shower you in praise!
5. Add the medal to your collection or even better, start your collection!
As soon as you take up the challenge - you’ll find your motivation for running will INSTANTLY increase. You’ll become far more likely to actually complete the challenge you set yourself - rather than finding reasons not to go out. The act of running itself has an endless list of benefits.
🙋♀️ Improves your confidence & self-esteem
😄 Increase endorphin release (known as the feel-good chemicals)
😴 Better & more restful sleep
🏃 Builds a stronger immune system
💯 Can add years to your life (if done regularly)
We have literally thousands of reviews from our fantastic community for you to see for yourself.
Furthermore, in some recent community feedback, 99% of women surveyed felt exercise was a factor for their mental well-being, with a whopping 34% saying they felt it was the single most important factor.
An even more staggering 98% of women felt being part of the Running Woman community, inspired, motivated or encouraged them to exercise.
Yes, we are fans of fresh air and muddy puddles, but appreciate it’s not possible for everyone to get out, so take a snap of the run, showing distance and time.
Yes, we encourage everyone to try and run as much as they sensibly can but appreciate not everyone is in a position to complete a distance run, but still want to participate in the challenge. We have set time limits on the events so you’ll have to keep walking, but they do allow completion at an average walking pace.
Once the distance is successfully completed, simply visit our friendly chatbot and you'll be stepped through the process, we'll be on hand to help out as always