Lands End to John O’Groats Pedometer Challenge
Is it your resolution to become more active and tone up in the New Year?
The RNIB are recruiting teams and individuals to take part in an exciting new challenge to help you achieve fitness fulfilment in 2015! The goal is to walk 10,000 steps a day for the duration of the 70-day challenge, completing a virtual journey around the UK between Lands End and John O’Groats.
Each participant will receive a quality pedometer, welcome booklet and access to an interactive website where you can enter your daily results and track your team’s progress along the mapped route.
Research shows 10,000 is the daily number of steps needed to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Carol McKinlay from RNIB says: “This realistic goal is achievable by everyone whatever your shape, size and age. Simply clip on your pedometer first thing in the morning, then every step counts whether you’re walking the dog, swapping the elevator for the stairs, dancing the night away or on the treadmill.”
The 70-day programme to kick-start your 2015 fitness costs just £24. Enter online at https://donate.rnib.org.uk/events/event_registration.aspx?eventid=181
Teams of five are encouraged to fundraise for the RNIB, with a prize for the team raising the most sponsorship. Individual participants will be linked with a team.
The RNIB provides services and support to people affected by sight loss and their families.
- £10 means more callers to the RNIB Helpline will get access to the help and support they deserve.
- £50 could help someone get sight saving advice and support from the charity’s Eye Health service.
- £470 can help pay for a course of six confidential one to one counseling sessions with the RNIB Emotional Support service for a newly diagnosed blind person.
All funds raised will be used to support these vital services.
The Pedometer Challenge 2015 runs from 26 January to 5 April 2015.