JANUARY CHALLENGE - #6kYourWay

Challenge Information

Get the New Year off to the best possible start by covering 6km as many times as you like, however you like!

Want to run, walk, cycle, swim, skip or hop the choice is yours; you decide the time, the place and the distance.

DISTANCE: 6km (as many times or ways as you like)

WHEN: Any day in January

WHERE: Wherever you like

COST: Free

FREE: New January Challenge sports tag.

FUNDRAISING: You choose the target

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Attach your new January Challenge tag to your trainers, bike wheel spokes or pram handle and off you go.

Whether you choose to run round your neighbourhood, walk to the highest point in your town, or swim in the sea (eek, it’s cold in January!) we’re challenging you to cover 6km as many times as you’d like, wherever you like.

You can even set your own fundraising target.

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WHY 6KM?

6km is widely regarded as the average distance an individual living in a developing country has to walk to fetch clean water.*

By taking part in the January Challenge, you have an excuse to ask your friends and family to help.

FUNDRAISING DONE YOUR WAY

Just like the physical challenge, we’re putting the fundraising target in your hands!

The only target we’re setting is that as a team, we aim to raise £6,000 towards parental education in Uganda, which costs £45,000

Maybe you will choose £60 or even £600?

We will use one fundraising page for all donations.  - Compassionuk.org/Januarychallenge

Just share this page, along with your best running picture and ask fo donations. 

SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Get the word out on your various platforms by sharing these catchy images. Download onto your device and use as much as you can.

Add the January Challenge 'frame' to your Facebook profile picture by searching for the challenge here.

WE MAY LIVE SEPARATELY BUT IN JANUARY, WE’RE A FAMILY

There is an African Proverb that says, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’

Our desire is that you will feel part of a community from all over the UK that is held together by a desire to eradicate extreme poverty.

Wherever you live, you can make a difference with us.

LET’S TRAVEL ROUND UGANDA

The total distance around Uganda is more or less 2299KM. 

To cover the 2299KM in 6km stretches would mean 380 lots of 6km.

Join the community taking on one, two, three or more 6km distances throughout January. If you’re cycling the January Challenge, then you could do many more!

TRACKING YOUR PROGRESS

Post your 6kms on whichever GPS tracker you use, let us know and we’ll add up our distances as we go along. Email me your miles to andrewh@compassionuk.org

If you already use Strava, please join our clubs to track your progress:

Compassion Running Club

Compassion Cycling Club

We will track all Club miles for the month of January. 

If you don’t have an app which you can use to track the progress, Strava is a free tool which many of the community already use.

Weekly prizes for fundraising and valiant efforts will be awarded and announced on our Compassion Challenges Facebook group.

*http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/human_right_to_water.shtml