12ks of Christmas Round-up

Over £1000 raised and many self-propelled kilometres travelled!

On Saturday 11th December, 44 people took part in our inaugural 12ks of Christmas Challenge!

The idea was simple, in theory: beginning at 1pm, participants had one hour to complete 1km of running, walking, or any self-propelled activity of their choosing. At 2pm, they had one hour to do 2km. At 3pm, the timer started again for 3km, and so on, all the way through to 12kms at midnight.. or more likely, as far as people wanted to push themselves to go.

Whilst most of our challengers were completing the distance on foot, we did also have a couple of cyclists, a scooter and even a skateboarder who took part!

We had people participating virtually from the south coast, Leeds and the Midlands and our local crew of York fundraisers and volunteers organised a hub at the Knavesmire Pub, with a fundraising raffle and a very well-stocked cake sale.

A group of people getting ready to run
The York Hub getting ready for their next round
People running, cycling and walking
Cyclists, runners and walkers all taking part

Every hour, on the hour, participants were out challenging themselves to complete their kilometres. It didn’t matter how far people got, the point was to get people of all ages, abilities and in any location joining in and getting active whilst raising some vital funds for us!

Two girls, one on a scooter and one on a skateboard
..as well as scooters and skateboarders!
Two women enjoying local Christmas decorations on their walk
These walkers enjoyed spotting the local Christmas decorations too.

We loved seeing people sharing photos of their adventures on social media, especially the bedraggled pictures after heavy rain at around 4pm. Big shout out to everyone who kept going, despite the weather!

Two runners looking itred after finishing their 10km run
These amazing runners bowed out after their 10km (55km in total!)
The two runners who completed the entire challenge - well done Tristan and Andy!
Two runners made it to the end (78km in total). Well done Tristan and Andy!

The event raised a fantastic £1010 for our charity. We’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who took part and to everyone who donated too. The event was a big success and we’re already excited to run it again in 2022. 

This was so much fun.. can we do it again next year?!”

Vicky – Move the Masses Fundraising Group

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