The University of Sheffield Athletics Club is aiming to do its part to assist the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic by travelling the length of the UK in just 24 hours.
The Club is looking to raise £2000 for NHS staff and key workers who are continuing to work during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Emily Race, the club’s Charity Officer, said: “As an athletics club we wanted to find a way to keep people active and motivated during this difficult time”
“In the process, we could raise funds in order to support the incredible job our NHS are doing.”
The government lockdown, imposed on 23 March, means that fundraisers will not be running the entire length of the UK themselves but will be exercising individually in their permitted hour to cover the 833-mile distance as a team.
Emily said: “Due to the current restrictions, it was very important to us to ensure people could take part safely. In order to make it accessible to everyone we are counting any type of exercise towards our grand total.”
The Club suggests that participants can even take part in their homes by using treadmills and other exercise machinery or making the use of the space in their gardens.
The challenge is scheduled to begin at 12pm on Friday, 17 April.