We’re delighted to announce a new Virtual jogscotland Challenge for summer 2023 – The Big 100!
This year marks the centenary of our partners, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). The charity traces its roots back to 1923 and the pioneering work of Dr Kate Fraser CBE, from Paisley, who worked to improve the conditions and treatment of people with mental health problems – visit https://www.samh.org.uk/about-us/centenary to find out more.
To mark the occasion, we’re planning The Big 100 – a virtual event where you can earn our specially-designed, exclusive medal! It follows the success of the jogscotland 20th Birthday Virtual 5K last year.
Getting active with friends, and setting achievable goals, are great ways to help your mental wellbeing, so we hope lots of jogscotland members will sign up to take part, celebrating the SAMH centenary, and enjoying getting active in exchange for that all-important race bling! It gives you something to work towards this spring/summer, and proceeds will help support jogscotland’s work in getting the nation active.
For The Big 100, we want you to Choose your Challenge – and it can be anything which features the number 100! Think of something which will get you walking, jogging, running or pushing, and pose a bit of a challenge. Some ideas might be:
- Add up your exercise, and walk, jog, run or push a total of 100K, over a period of time.
- Get together with your jogging buddies and cover a total of at least 100K on the same day – perhaps 20 people from your jogscotland group will do 5K each, or 10 of you could attempt 10K.
- Find and photograph 100 items on a theme while you run – 100 trees, or blue things, or shops.
- Jog leaders identify a series of 100-themed locations in your town (for example, five different addresses where the street numbers all add up to 100) and challenge members to run between them all, taking a selfie at each to prove they made it. Make sure to use addresses which you know won’t mind being included and photographed!
Entries for the event will open a little later in the year, but we wanted to give you a heads-up now, so that you can start to dream up your challenge.
If you want to take on a long-term challenge like running 100K or even 100 miles, you can make a start right now!
Keep an eye on our website and social media and we’ll let you know when you can sign up and receive your medal.