What will the money be used for?
Every penny raised for our Around FitzRoy Challenge will be used wherever the need is greatest to ensure that your hard-earned sponsorship money has the biggest possible impact on the lives of the people we support. This could be technology that helps someone communicate, a special holiday or day out, or even the chance to find love.
Do I have to run?
You can take part in any way that you choose! You can walk, jog or run it, row in a boat or paddle board it, use a wheelchair or ride a bicycle, whatever suits you! Fitness app Strava can track a lot of these for you and automatically update your fundraising page, or you can manually log your miles at the end of your exercise.
Is there a minimum distance I need to cover?
Absolutely not. This is a team event. We are doing this as one big FitzRoy family so whether you contribute one mile or 100, your efforts will help us all reach our grand total. This event is accessible for everyone, and everyone will share in the achievement when we finish.
Is there a fundraising target?
We ask participants to try to raise a minimum of £80 each but all we really want is for everyone to try to raise what they can towards our work supporting adults with learning disabilities. Whether that is £20 or £2000, your support will make a massive difference.
Where can I take part?
That’s the beauty of this event - you can take part anywhere. Anyone in the world can register and join in and walk, run, or jog their miles wherever they are. We know some people may wish to exercise in their gardens or on their stairs, others will be out and about walking on the beach or at their local park – it’s the miles that matter!
How do I use Strava to track my activity?
Why 80 Days?
In 2020, we ran a virtual ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ challenge inspired by the famous Jules Verne novel. In the story, Phileas Fogg sets off from London, trying to travel around the entire world in less than 80 days. This year to celebrate our 60th anniversary, we wanted to take everything that people loved about that event – the accessibility, the team spirit, the fun – and make it more personal to us and our journey as an organisation.