Four reasons why it’s time to sign up to our new running challenge, Run For

Run For is a fundraising challenge with a difference. Run a marathon in a month at your own pace, and be motivated every step of the way by an incredible child supported by Sense.

It’s the perfect challenge for you if you’re looking to push yourself this October, but want to fit it around your schedule.

Here’s a breakdown of why it’s time to sign up to Run For.

1. Say goodbye to pre-run procrastination

Run For will give you all the motivation you need to lace up those running shoes. When you sign up, you’ll be matched one of three amazing cheerleader kids. Remi, Pauric and Ernie are all supported by Sense, and they can’t wait to give you all the encouragement you need to keep running in October.

They’ll be with you every step of the way, sending you good luck messages, and cheering you on.

It’s no mean feat taking on a marathon in a month, but with Remi, Páuric and Ernie there to cheer you on, you’ll be out of the door before you know it.

2. Every penny you raise will help

With every metre you run, you’ll be making a difference to the lives of kids we support like Remi, Páuric and Ernie.

The more you raise, the more we can do. Your fundraising could mean more Virtual Buddying sessions so disabled people feel less alone. It could mean more people get to go on an accessible Sense Holiday, suited just to them.

What better reason to sign up?

3. Go further than ever

You might never have thought you’d run a marathon, but spreading it over a month will help you tick it off your bucket list. And while 26.2 miles in a month might sound a lot, you don’t have to do it all at once! Take it day by day and by the end of the month, who knows, you could set a record for yourself.

By giving yourself a clear goal – and with the support of the child you’re matched to – you’re making it more likely that you’ll run further and faster than ever.

4. Lift your mood as the nights get darker

Let’s not pretend that the nights drawing in isn’t a bit miserable, especially with the scorching summer we’ve had. But getting out for a run regularly this October will give you the lift you need.

Get that blood pumping to get the endorphins flowing by committing to run throughout October.

So what’re you waiting for?

Sign up to Run For today, and make every mile matter.