PLEASE NOTE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, some of our events have been postponed.
For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microtia UK are now registering for places at different events for 2020.
Register your interest today and help make a difference.
All runners receive a FREE Microtia UK fundraising vest or children’s t-shirt.
If you have a specific fundraiser in mind then get in touch and we can help support you. From tough mudder, to sailing and bike rides. Get in touch today!
The 2.6 Challenege
About the challenge
With many events postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many charities are suffering from reduced levels of funding just when people need them the most – and Microtia UK is no exception. The 2.6 Challenge is a simple way for everyone to help all those who are born with microtia.
Join the rest of the nation in the 2.6 Challenge. Have fun, raise funds and help to make a difference.
Anyone can take part
No need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday April 26.
The Challenge can be any activity you like – from 26 minutes of yoga to running around a room or a garden for 2.6 miles! How about baking 26 cakes (yum), or holding an online workout with 26 of your friend or maybe even try to juggle for 26 minutes (on second thoughts, maybe just 2.6 minutes!)
Check out ‘how to get involved’ for more ideas. Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. After all, we’re not looking for superheroes. We’re looking for Home Heroes.
Check out this guide for more ideas and inspiration.
Help to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using our hashtag #TeamMicrotiaUK alongside the main hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge. That way we can be inspired by your efforts and cheer you on.
That’s all there is to it!
There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help support the vital work of Microtia UK.
Vitality London 10,000, *Postponed*
Join #TeamMicrotiaUK at the Vitality London 10,000. Training support is
available as it can be daunting, especially if this is your first running event. The Vitality London website has a 10 Weeks To 10k challenge and it is the perfect training programme for those who want to start running but are unsure how to begin. More race information and a map will be announced in due course…
Hackney Half, *Postponed*
The Hackney Half is returning on Sunday 17 May 2020. Move together through Dalston, Haggerston and Hackney Wick for 13.1 miles. Live entertainment and DJs will keep you motivated and inspired on route. Your entry into the 2020 Hackney Half marathon also gets you an exclusive NIKE technical finisher shirt, a medal, race photos, a tote bag and swag from our partners which you will receive when you cross the finish line! You will also receive a FREE Microtia UK running vest.
ASICS London 10k, 5th July
The ASICS London 10k is a very popular event. Run to the beat of live music as you pass London’s iconic landmarks and experience the tremendous support along the way. We have limited places at this event, so if you would to secure your place then get in touch as soon as possible. Try and get your friends and family to join you!
Microtia UK Skydive Day, 6th September 2020
Microtia UK have teamed up with Skydive GB for a charity skydive day. On the 6th September 2020 fundraisers will come together to discover the Yorkshire Coast like never before with a Tandem Skydive Experience. Something to tick off your bucket list!
The skydiving centre is based just north of the coastal resort of Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
If you are interested in jumping for Microtia UK then you can secure your place with a small non-refundable deposit of £49 – we will then pay the rest if you can raise £400 for the charity in sponsorship. Email email@example.com for more information.
Inflatable 5k Run, various dates & locations available
One of our most popular events – the UK’s Inflatable obstacle course has got even bigger, bouncier and more incredible. It now has up to 15 mega-sized obstacles, making this the biggest Inflatable 5k obstacle event ever created. The event is suitable for young children so get your family and friends involved and fundraise for Microtia UK whilst also having a lot of fun! Click here for more information
Gung-Ho! 5k, various dates & locations available
Take on the Gung-Ho! course with your friends, family or work colleagues. You’ve never been on a team building experience like this. Whether you see 5km as a huge challenge, or a little warm up – with Gung-Ho! you’re free to run as fast, or walk as much as you want! Click here for more information
Aberdeen – 16th May
Edinburgh – 23rd May
London – 6th June
Kent – 13th June
Southampton – 20th June
Royal Parks Half Marathon, 11th October – limited places left
The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.
They, like all of their runners, want to see the best of London’s city and parks, so the fantastic event goes beyond just running 13.1 miles, as they design the day so that spectators have as much fun as the runners themselves.
How To Enter
To enter any of these events please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the event you are interested in.
Invite your friends, family or work colleagues to join you!
Alternatively, email us if you have a different event or fundraising idea in mind – we are open to new ideas.
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