Charity supporter ready to go the distance in Miles for Rainbows virtual challenge

Go the extra miles for Rainbows charity challenge

Choice of two distances in this virtual run/walk around the East Midlands.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People invites people in the East Midlands to put their best foot, paw or wheelchair forward from 1–31 May and help raise much needed funds. It’s all about the miles in this month long virtual challenge. 

Participants undertake a running or walking tour of the East Midlands counties and can do this solo, with their dog (or dogs) or as a team. They choose from either 150 miles or 600 miles and log their mileage using My Virtual Mission to progress on their selected route. The hospice advises participants to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines in their area during the challenge. 

Anyone who walks 10,000 steps a day will be well-prepared for the 150 mile route that goes through town and cities in the county. My Virtual Mission converts 10,000 steps to 5 miles making this a realistic goal for the individual walker or runner who completes this distance on a daily basis.  

If someone wants to go that bit further they can opt for the 600 mile route instead which takes them along the borders of the region. This is ideal for teams looking for something to get their teeth into! 

Participants in both distances are asked to join the Miles for Rainbows Facebook group and share selfies/photos of their efforts using #MilesforRainbows. They will receive a special wooden medal once they have completed their distance.  

Rainbows is the only hospice that cares for children and young people in the East Midlands and like so many other charities, has been seriously affected by the pandemic. Participants are invited to fundraise for them with the hospice expressing its gratitude in advance and anyone who raises £50 will receive a Rainbows water bottle as an extra thank you.  

To enter, visit the Rainbows hospice website.

Image courtesy of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

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