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Make it a Merry Fitmas with the virtual Santa & Rudolph Runs

Two Christmas-themed virtual challenges set to bring festive cheer to two great good causes

Two virtual races, two medals and two worthy causes: the Santa Run and Rudolph Run are a fun way to stay fit during this pandemic and support The Lewis Foundation and Project 16:15 in their vital work. Burn off the excess calories whilst banishing lockdown 2 blues in these festive challenges organised by Step Forward with Lewis (SFWL) and be rewarded with festive bling.

Dark nights and mornings and cold weather (or wet and windy!) are par for the course in November and December. Add Covid-19 to the mix and the situation worsens as people struggle to stay motivated and continue with their running or fitness regimes. The current lockdown and restrictions have impacted upon people’s health and wellbeing and virtual events such as these provide a much-needed boost. 

The first of the two virtual challenges is the SFWL Rudolph Run where participants run, walk or wheel their way to 26.2 miles in a month, from Friday 20 November to Sunday December 20. They can run a marathon in one go, split it into two half marathons or break it down into shorter distances that add up to 26.2 miles. 30% (£3) of each entry fee goes to Project 16:15 who help rough sleepers and homeless people in Northamptonshire. 

The second challenge is the SFWL Santa Run and requires participants to run 10K between 1 December and 20 December. Similar to the Rudolph Run in that they have the choice of running it as a single session or several smaller runs. £3 (30%) of every entry fee goes to The Lewis Foundation that delivers free gifts and packs to adult cancer patients.

For more information about these races and how to enter, visit the Step Forward with Lewis website. 

Image courtesy of Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash

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