When: Week of 20th July
Deadline to sign up: 6th July 2020
Where: Your 10k section can be completed anywhere you like, and you can choose to run, cycle or walk - just make sure to follow the Government guidelines on social distancing!
Fundraising target: £100 per person
How does it work: Once you've signed up, we will give you a date to complete your 10k slot, on the week of 20th July. Before the challenge, you'll receive a digital fundraising pack, with instructions, fundraising tips, and a printable baton template to get you ready for the big day. On the day, you will use the app Strava to track your distance, then send us a video virtually "passing the baton" on to the next challenger, just like in our video above.
It's estimated over 50,000 older people across Manchester won't see a friend of family member in a month. But loneliness doesn't just affect our older generations - prior to Covid-19, 16% of 18-24 year olds said that they had experienced loneliness, with this rising to 44% since the outbreak.
That's why we need your support. By taking part in our #remoterelay, you'll be helping to make our Virtual Social Clubs, phone friendships, #AloneTogether packs full of daily creative activities and regular check in calls possible - keeping our community connected during lockdown, and beyond.