Get Active - Run, Jog, Walk, Swim, Cycle!
Are you a potential Olympic gold medallist or someone who likes to keep trim? Whatever your goal you can have fun whilst raising funds for us. Why not seek out an event near you and take the opportunity to raise some sponsorship for us. There are lots of activities you can do while helping the Virtual Doctors. Look out for information on the internet about events, such as here and here and even here.
Find an event that appeals to you. Tell the organiser you want to raise funds for the Virtual Doctors and then let us know and we will be pleased to offer our advice and support.
Here is a sponsor form to download and use or you can set up a JustGiving page or Virgin Money Giving page nominating Virtual Doctors as your charity of choice; please advise us when you have done this so we can support you with promoting your page.
Need something more challenging?
A trek, an adventure or an endurance event? How about Charity Challenge or Action Challenge. There is a great selection or either company will be prepared to discuss organising something bespoke if you have something in mind. These are just suggestions. You can sign up for any local sporting event in your area, let us know and become part of our team. We'll support you every step of the way.
Ready to run? Did you know that Running cadence is often defined as the total number of steps you take per minute. ... Running cadence can also be defined as the number of steps one foot takes per minute. Check out team member Mark Lidster’s latest blog on the subject giving a personal insight, tips and hints for peak performance – Cadence is Key!
Join our “Virtual” Running Team!
Have you heard about Virtual Running? A virtual race is one that can be completed at any location or time, meaning you do not have to physically turn up to a race start line. You could complete your virtual race in your lunch break, before work, after dropping the kids off for school, on a treadmill at the gym or you could jog or walk the set distance at the weekend. It doesn’t matter where or when. You just need to challenge yourself and commit.
We’ve got an exciting opportunity to tempt you and if you are into collecting medals then this one is awesome!
The MyRace “Winter is Here” challenge is the first in a Game of Thrones inspired trilogy.
£5 from every entry will go to the Virtual Doctors.
“It is time to flee The North and head south to Kings Landing – we need Dragon Glass and a massive army… Join us and help raise funds for the Virtual Doctors!
We have been warned for years that winter is coming and now it is here… The Night King is on his way and he is bringing his army, his giant and his dragon. Do we stay and fight or run… You guessed it – Run!” Andy Danson, Myrace
About MyRace. Myrace creates virtual running races to raise money for charity and the Virtual Doctors is lucky enough to be chosen as one of their beneficiaries this year for this event. As a reward for completing your virtual race, MyRace will send you a great medal and goody bag.
Don’t delay - Enter here
Royal Parks Half Marathon – 13 October 2019
Take part in this iconic central London event. Choose to run for the Virtual Doctors – we have a limited number of guaranteed places we can offer you. All we ask in return is that you pay an upfront non refundable reservation fee of £30 and a pledge that you will raise at least another £300 in sponsorship for our cause.
Get in touch today firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to leave it to chance then you can enter the public ballot, which opens on 29th January and closes on 6 February. Once those places are gone the only other option is to take a charity place. Please choose us!
If you get in via the ballot you can still raise sponsorship for us (and you will save us the cost of buying the place) – every penny counts. Register for the newsletter now and apply for your own place
However you want to enter – we want you in our team!
Here are some examples of how we’ve already been supported….
Royal Parks Half 2018
16 runners raised sponsorship by taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon. The superbly organised 13.1 mile route was lined with spectators despite the appalling weather and we want to thank all those who cheered them on too! This is the first year we are involved and we will definitely be back! Commiserations to the 3 runners who had to drop out with injury or illness but well done for still doing so well with your sponsorship!
Members of the VDrs team were:
the Virtual Doctors Dashers team Ian, Trish, Sarah, Tim, James and Mark: the Landmark Royal Parks Team, Ian, Emily, Zoe and Tom; Virtual Doctors volunteers Simon & Louise, Richard and Nitish and individual supporters Laure and Wilmi. BE PROUD! You’ve all helped to raise over £9,000 already and once gift aid is added that will be even more for the charity.
Mollie Donohoe & Phil Courtney (pictured centre) decided to do something even more strenuous - their 510 mile Annecy Team Challenge took place over 4 days in October 2018. An amazing achievement! the Virtual Doctors will receive 50% of the sponsorship raised with 50% going to the organisers Challenge Adventure Charity’s nominated charity. It’s not only the cycles that took them to great heights. Their online page total is already over £1,000 and still rising!
There will be more updates to come! Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who do so much to help.
The Virtual Doctors does not organise any sporting or challenge events directly. All events promoted above are organised by third party. The Virtual Doctors is unable to accept any liability for any loss, damage or injury outside of our control. Participants entering events do so at their own risk and are advised to seek medical advice before taking part in excessive endurance activity.