During the month of July, why not run, jog or walk a marathon in your own time and at your own pace to fundraise for Norwich Samaritans?
Samaritans wants to motivate more people to get active to improve their mental wellbeing, rather than focus on a single physical endurance challenge that requires participants to run 26.2 miles in one stretch. That’s why ‘Samarathon’ invites people to take on this marathon challenge at their own pace.
You can participate in Samarathon whilst observing social distancing, as it’s a challenge you can do on your own, with members of your household, or join with friends, family and work mates virtually, supporting each other’s progress wherever you are.
We know getting active works wonders for your mental wellbeing, so why not let Samarathon be the goal that helps to motivate you? Whatever your age or ability, it’s a challenge to do in your time, at your pace, wherever you live or work. This fitness-fundraising initiative is focused on feeling good.
Its free to sign up to Samarathon, but we’d love for everyone to raise whatever they can to support Norwich Samaritans and help us be there for anyone struggling to cope. Due to the cancellation of many of our fundraising events, we’re facing a significant loss of other funding, so your support is more important than ever to help us ensure that we continue to be here for anyone who needs support.
You can sign up for free at www.samaritans.org/samarathon to take part in the challenge that launches just days before the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. With this year’s theme of ‘kindness’, Samaritans is calling on people to be kind to themselves, to get active and boost their wellbeing, as well as be kind enough to raise valuable funds to ensure Samaritans can deliver a critical service.