Rethink Your Challenge

If your challenge event has been postponed or cancelled, have some fun and come up with creative ways to keep your training on track!

If you had signed up for a challenge event this summer, it’s easy to get disheartened by the wave of cancellations. But, even if your challenge has been postponed, this doesn’t mean all your hard work was for nothing!

Whether you do your 10k run around your local area in fancy dress, or climb your stairs instead of that mountain, you can continue making a difference from home and help us make the UK a little brighter for everyone affected by cleft.

Here are some of our wonderful fundraisers over the years, at home in their CLAPA vests!

If you are rethinking your challenge, the key thing is to document what you do and provide regular updates on social channels along with your fundraising page link. This could be a livestream of you taking on this challenge, a glistening post-workout selfie, or a screenshot from your fitbit or phone to show everyone how hard you’ve been working.

Of course, if you’re feeling ill, if you don’t have the energy right now, or if you don’t think you can do it safely, please do not attempt this! You, your family and your community’s health is the most important thing right now, so please put it first.



RunThrough Virtual

If you’d like to get as close as possible to a real race experience, RunThrough Virtual has got you covered! Sign up to a race, complete your run, send in your evidence, and put your feet up for a well-earned rest while you wait for your medal in the post.

Find Your Run

Some other ideas to get you started:

  • Build a creative obstacle course. A fantastic way to involve children (or young-at-heart adults!) is to create an obstacle course at home in the garden or living room featuring everyday objects. An online search for ‘home obstacle course’ will give you plenty of ideas to get started.
  • Run a marathon at home in your back garden, around your living room, or even on the spot. This doesn’t have to be all at once, you can split it into manageable chunks, but however long it takes, it’ll still be a huge achievement.
  • Ask your sponsors to vote for at-home challenges. Post a list of fitness challenges you can do from home, such as 50 burpees or press-ups, planking for a set amount of time, or anything else that sounds tough (but safe!), and tell your sponsors you’ll take this on for a minimum donation. Livestream your workout for best results!

Looking for more inspiration?

Check out our collection of stories shared with us by our wonderful fundraisers and learn more about the creative ways they’ve been supporting CLAPA!

If you have any questions about your postponed event, rolling your place over to next year, or anything else, our friendly fundraising team will be happy to help. Just drop them an email at [email protected]!


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