1st Dec 2021 - 25th Dec 2021
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You have from the 1st December up to (and including) Christmas Day to run as many miles as you want, or even better as you can. We have a range of milestones to reach, and you can do it on your own or with your best running buddies as part of a team!
Run Up to Christmas is a festive themed virtual running event – so it can be run anywhere in whatever way you want. We want to get as many of you up and out as we can, and we want to support you every step of the way.
You have from the 1st December up to and including Christmas Day to run as many miles as you want, or even better as you can. In 2021, we'll have a number of milestones to reach, and you can do it on your own or with your best running buddies as part of a team! Although there are 5 at the moment, we're working on more and you'll be able to change your target along the way. They are:
This is not a run streak challenge, you do not need to run every day (but you obviously can if you want to). You just have to set a goal to hit one of our targets, track your runs through whatever running site you use. We would encourage the use of Strava as this can be linked directly to your account on our site, but you can also do manual uploads using screenshots from any popular running app, treadmill or watch. At the end of the 25 days submit your distance through your account area dashboard. If you’ve hit one of our milestones you get one of our festive medals (with unique lanyards for each milestone). As always we will have prizes and quirky ways to keep you motivated to run this festive season!
Kids entries available, too - they won't need an account area and we don't track their distances. They'll get a medal sent, just so long as you keep them active.
Clare loves marathons. Clare has got two marathons planned in December, on top of this she just spends all her spare time out running. Clare tracks her runs on Strava they pull through to her account. She’s run a whopping 210km and gets our 200km medal!
Kev loves running but is really busy in December he manages to run 2 10km runs a week. Kev tracks his runs through his Garmin and he manually uploads his monthly total to his account. He’s run a total of 60km and receives a 50km Medal.
Annie wants to hit a run streak she decides to run a mile every day to Christmas Eve, and then wakes up extra early on Christmas morning to run a 10 mile run. She manually uploads her RunKeeper data daily to her account. Annie has run 54km, and gets our 50km medal.
Run Things Run Club decide to sign up to keep their members motivated through the winter. Debbie runs 23km, Stevie runs 50km, Axel runs 50km and Ozzy runs 17km. They track their runs on various run trackers and upload them to their team account. Together they manage a total of 140km and each receive our 100km medal.
The RU2C and Marathon in a Day events are a fabulous way of bringing people together from the running community to raise miles, money and awareness for mental health. Keep up the good works Clare and Kev