๐ŸŽ„ Plod in to Xmas ๐ŸŽ„

We can now confirm that after last yearโ€™s successful event, where we collectively raised an impressive ยฃ1753, Plod into Xmas will return for 2020 and you are invited to take part.

Once again raising money for the very worthy local charity Maggs, the challenge works as follows:

  • Run or walk every day for the pre-Christmas Advent period
  • Record your distance and at the end of the period, donate 5p per kilometre to the charity.
  • The challenge will end on Christmas Eve.
  • Follow updates and mini challenges to keep you motivated by joining the members only โ€œBe Your Bestโ€ FB page, you can request access here – Be Your Best
  • Collect your bling on completion of the challenge (new for 2020!)
  • Steve Nicoll will keep everyone who registers up to date on their cumulative total. This will be self-monitored with no pressure to run/walk any set distance. The idea is to provide a little focus to our activities when the days get shorter and colder. The more you do, the more you help.

As a further incentive, the PPP Committee has agreed the club will match your fundraising up to a total maximum of ยฃ250. At 5p per km, this gives us a collective target of 5000 km. Letโ€™s see if we can do this and at the same time bring some welcome cheer to those less fortunate than ourselves.

e.g. – This would (only!) need 50 participants to run/walk 100 km over the 24 days of Advent! We would love to beat the total that the 62 who entered last year (collectively 7871 km)

A Virgin Giving page has been set up for you to donate on completion of the challenge: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PershorePlumPlodders.  

About the Charity:

  • Maggs gives homeless people somewhere warm and dry to spend the day after sleeping rough.ย 
  • Their staff and volunteers prepare healthy, simple food for homeless people, including breakfast and lunch, currently for five days a week.
  • They provide clean, dry clothes to homeless people who are in need of them.

To register, please email Steve Nicoll at adventrun@pershoreplumplodders.co.uk or via his FB messenger. All entries must be registered by Monday 30th November 2020. If you are a Strava user, please follow Steve Nicoll so he can track your distance. If you use other methods to track your distance, you can send Steve a daily email or FB Message to inform him of your distance covered.

Terms & Conditions

The challenge is open to PPP Members and their immediate families. Anyone who participates will receive a momento of their completion of the event.ย  Note: there will be a small administration charge of ยฃ2 payable to the club for any non-members to cover costs. ย Any PPP members who run or walk at least 1k each day of the challenge will be entered into a draw to win a ยฃ50 Voucher with the Active Foot Co.

Updates and ongoing news will appear on Be Your Best Facebook page, and will be mentioned in the weekly PPP Plodland Blog. Good Luck!