“While we don’t know how long we’ll be observing social distancing and Government guidance on daily exercise, this is 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.
Simon Hicks, Director Yeovil Samaritans
Yeovil Samaritans is inviting supporters to run, jog or walk a marathon in their own time and at their own pace to fundraise for their branch
A focus on keeping fit to promote positive mental wellbeing ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week
Yeovil Samaritans has launched ‘Samarathon’, a virtual marathon, as an exciting fundraising initiative that encourages supporters to run, jog or walk a marathon distance in their own time over the month of July.
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 residents to take on this marathon challenge at their own pace.
Simon Hicks, Branch Director said:
“Now more than ever we know getting active works wonders for your mental wellbeing. Samarathon is a great goal to motivate people to go at that their own pace. 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. We hope supporters will encourage their friends and family of all ages to take part as it’s an achievable challenge they can share and enjoy.”
Supporters can sign up for free at www.samaritans.org/samarathon to take part in the challenge that launches May 12th.
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 continue to deliver a critical service.