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Ready, set, Run 31!

It’s the perfect incentive to challenge yourself and get fit in the run-up to spring.

Dust off your running shoes for our second Run 31 - our virtual run - taking place throughout the 31 days of March. It’s a great opportunity to build your fitness, look after your wellbeing and raise vital funds to support our life-saving work.

Sign up now below!

More than 1,300 runners took part in our first Run 31, throughout January, and incredibly raised £157,000! Many of the participants said it was a brilliant boost for their wellbeing, and a chance to chat to like-minded people through our Facebook community group.

So, we’re relaunching the challenge in the run-up to spring. You don’t need to have completed the first Run 31 to take part in the March one.

What is it?

31 miles, your way, this March.

You can complete the challenge in a way that works for you and your level of fitness, whether that be by running a mile a day, or a couple of miles several times a week.

Run around the block or take a more scenic route through your local park. Or if you don’t fancy venturing out in the cold, why not hop onto a treadmill? Fly solo, socially distanced with a friend or why not create a virtual team?

Start March with a spring in your step, whilst raising vital funds to support our life-saving work.

 

How it works:

  • Sign up now for free
  • Join our Facebook community
  • Claim your free KSS charity t-shirt
  • Set up your Facebook fundraiser
  • Spring into March and run 31 miles throughout the month

 

How will your fundraising help?

We’re an independent charity and it costs over £15 million a year to sustain our world-leading, cutting edge, innovative service. Amazingly 88% is donated and raised by the incredible people of Kent, Surrey and Sussex, who go above and beyond to donate and raise funds for us. Thanks to you, we can be there 24/7 for the most critically ill and injured people in our regions, in their hour of need.

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year but together we’ve been able to continue delivering vital care across our regions.

Take part in Run 31 and help us to be there for more people like Jim Hardwick who suffered a life-threatening accident in 2015. We urge you to watch his story here to understand just how big of a difference fundraising makes.

 

​To put your fundraising into context:

• £5 could buy an oxygen-activated Blizzard heat pad, which helps to treat patients with hypothermia or in shock and protect them from the elements.
• £30 could buy a set of defib pads to help resuscitate someone during a cardiac arrest.
• £80 could buy protective footwear for one of the crew. It is not always possible to land beside the casualty. Our crews need to be able to get from the helicopter to the casualty to help anyone at any time, whatever the weather, so the right boots are essential.
• £125 could buy one unit of blood, which enables us to treat patients with life-threatening injuries at the scene and on the way to the hospital.​

 

Social media

Once you've signed up, it's time to start fundraising! Download our social media assets below to help kickstart your campaign and let everyone know you're taking part!

  • Click your chosen image below
  • A new page will open in your browser displaying the selected image
  • Click on the icon located at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. The icon looks like a cloud with a downward arrow. (Please see the below image)

 

  • This will begin your image download
  • Save to your preferred location
  • Share to your social media pages!

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Want to track your progress offline?

Download your exclusive offline tracker here. Designed to be printed out for you to monitor your daily progress with!

Have any more questions? Head over to our FAQ's for more information.

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Supports taking part in our January Run 31 Challenge
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