The team behind the LLHM is working really hard with the local authorities to try to secure an alternative date for LLHM 2020. In the meantime, they’ve launched a solo, virtual challenge for you to help their charity partners raise the vital fundraising they need from LLHM 2020 in the coming months. Their fundraising target was £8.5 million and they still have a good way to go to reach this goal. They also hope the challenge will enable you to make the most of your training and give you an opportunity to earn an exclusive medal.
The Local Landmarks Challenge is a solo, virtual run, around your local landmarks. Your local landmarks could be anything from your local church, castle, park, statue or even post-box. Take on their event strap-line, ‘The Grand. The Quirky. The Hidden’, get creative and plot a run around your local landmarks. For those in my local area is can be the Underbank, Fox Valley and mainly the Clock Tower
The challenge is open to everyone, whether you have a place in LLHM 2020 or not. They encourage LLHM 2020 runners to run the half marathon distance but 5k or 10k distances also qualify for the challenge. You can take part in the Local Landmarks Challenge from now until 3rd May 2020 and they encourage you to continue to fundraise for your chosen charity whilst taking part.
They know you’ll do your very best to help them smash their fundraising target and enable their charity partners to deliver their vital work.
How to take part
It’s easy, simply:
- Register for the Local Landmarks Challenge here
- Run your solo Local Landmarks Challenge
- If you’re supporting a charity, continue to fundraise for your chosen charity.
- Record your run on any tracking app, for example: Strava, Garmin, RunKeeper etc
- Submit a picture of your solo run from your tracking app here to claim your medal.
They’ll then be in touch within 5 days to confirm you have achieved your Local Landmarks Challenge and earnt your exclusive medal.
Government Advice About Running And Covid-19
This is a solo, virtual challenge. Please do not organise to do this in groups. Current government advice is that it’s safe to run outside at a safe distance from other people. Please read the Government’s guidance which can be found here and adhere to it at all times. If the government advice changes, the Local Landmarks Challenge will be paused, and re-opened for the remaining duration once it is safe to do so.
For more information and FAQ then please visit the official site here. Now that Sheffield has been cancelled I will be sticking to my plan and do a HM at pace using this challenge next Sunday.