We are planning a number of adventurous trail runs/walks in the coming months. All welcome.
Yorkshire 3 peaks – 24th May : http://www.meetup.com/Get-out-and-give/events/158157942/
Welsh 3000s – 23rd August : http://www.meetup.com/Get-out-and-give/events/158168042/
2 day Bob Graham Round route – date TBC : http://www.meetup.com/Get-out-and-give/events/177243162/
If you are new to trails and fells there’s also 3 evening ‘intro to fell running’ sessions and a ‘navigation skills run’.
Theres no charge for any of the events, we just ask for a donation to a charity we support. Details and dates to be confirmed but if you are interested please rsvp and donate so we have an idea of numbers. And if you have any other ideas please add your own.
All the latest info is on the website : getoutandgive.org
Bring on the adventure – can’t wait!
I was scrolling back through the events and photos today, and it was a reminder that in 10 months quite a lot has happened.
For a start, we have been out together for 21 events, and we have raised nearly £3000 for local charities!
Here are a few highlights…
So, what is coming up next? I am busy organising a few events for the sprint and summer – from a local off road runners vs riders challenge, to running/walking the Yorkshire 3 peaks and then the Welsh 3000s.
Could you organise an outdoor meetup for a charity that you support? It doesn’t have to be huge, it could just be a favourite walk, run or ride that you know nearby. If you have a bigger idea that you need help from others in the group to make work just let us know. Whatever the idea, we can make it happen!
This is all you need to do…
- Add a meetup with a date, time, location and a few details to our Meetup group.
- Tell people who you would like them to donate to – either to our charities, or add your charity to our Just Giving group.
- Invite everyone you know – in person, on Facebook, Twitter, email or shouting from the roof tops!
If you need any help, just ask me. You can contact me at any time through firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can do awesome things together.
Lets do this!
Next Saturday, the shortest day of the year, I am going to try and run the 46 mile Mary Townley loop to raise money for Freedom from Torture
. The route is rocky, hilly and exposed, and a lot of the run will be in the dark, but it is nothing compared to the suffering that some endure.
From their centre in Manchester, FFT provide counselling, therapy, interpreting, welfare and legal services to help victims of torture that arrive in the UK to rebuild their lives.
All year we have been organising outdoor events and raising money for FFT and other local charities through our ‘get out and give’ group on meetup. We have had some brilliant experiences from hill walks, to evening rides, and trail and ale runs, and have raised over £1800. This seemed a nice way to finish off the year and to try and reach our £2000 target.