The games that never were!!
The next challenge for the entire club is to travel the 5885 miles (9472 Km) from Stockport to Tokyo in time for what would have been the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympics on the 23rd July to 3rd August.
The club has over 300 members (over a 1000 people if you include family members!)
If 300 members take part this equates to 19.62 miles each over 70 days to what would have been the Olympics start date. This is approximately 0.3 mile per day per person (0.5km per day.)
Therefore 150 members taking part equates to 0.6m per person, per day (1km per day).
If 50 members take part that makes 1.8m per day per person (3km).
The mode of travel (following Social Distancing rules of course) can be;
walking, swimming, cycling (non electric), running, scooters (non electric), skateboards(non electric), treadmills, steppers…..etc
Cars, buses, trains and any other form of electric or motorised transport are not permitted.
Let’s see how many we can get signed up to this challenge.
If 300 people raised £1 per km (£31.57 total) the club would raise over £9000!!
Along the way we will set mini challenges to help entertain us and provide everyone with motivation.
If you are interested in taking up this challenge, keeping fit and healthy at the same time, email back with you and/or your family numbers who wish to take part. (In order to create an ongoing record)
We will be looking ASAP to publicise this event in social media, newspapers, television etc…
Evidence of distances will need to be provided. This could be through any app or device (e.g. Strava, Fitbit, Apple health etc). In the case of static machines e.g. treadmills a photo of the distance can be used. This evidence can be emailed or posted on Facebook.
Attached you can find a sponsorship form. We are hoping to make this a large scale event and will be looking for larger sponsorship also. All proceeds will continue to go into the gym in order to help maintain our facility during this time.
If anyone has any contacts with the media that they could use/pass on this would be most appreciated.
Sponsor forms when completed can be emailed back and any sponsorship money paid direct into the clubs bank account.
Let’s get moving !