Virtual Challenges

Virtual Challenges

Although Covid-19 has put a stop to many sponsored challenges and events, that's no excuse to give up on your fundraising goals!

BBS are pleased to be offering a variety of exciting and different virtual challenges that the whole family can get involved in!

Check out our challenges below and if you want more information before you get involved, contact our Fundraising Manager on fundraising@britishblindsport.org.uk

 

The Captain Tom 100 Challenge - Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May

Captain Tom 100 Challenge

We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in Captain Tom 100 from Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 to celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore’s amazing achievements and raise vital funds for British Blind Sport. 

Friday 30 April would have been Captain Sir Tom’s 101st birthday and is the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations that followed the conclusion of his fundraising walk that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS.

Celebrate his life

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since Captain Sir Tom’s death on 2 February this year, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone around the world could get involved in to celebrate his generosity, hope and sense of fun – the Captain Tom 100.

Do it Your Way! Captain Tom 100 Challenge Ideas

All you need to do is dream up your Captain Tom 100 – an activity of your choice based around the numbers 100 – and do it any time and anywhere from Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May.

Your 100 could be walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden, building 100 sandcastles, writing a 100-word poem, flipping 100 pancakes – anything at all, inside or outside. It’s your chance to do it your way!

Fundraise or donate

Once you’ve decided what you’re doing, you can fundraise or donate to British Blind Sport and share your 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100

We hope you’ll join the thousands of people around the world taking part in Captain Tom 100 and spread his message of hope while raising much-needed funds for British Blind Sport. Your fundraising efforts will help us provide the chance for every visually impaired person in the UK to get active, make new friends and achieve their goals.

Click here to create your BBS Virgin Money Giving page or make a donation.

Thank you for your support and have fun! Find out more at CaptainTom100.com

 

The Everest Challenge - Challenge yourself to climb Mount Everest in 12 weeks!

Image shows a medal with Climb Everest and a picture of a mountain engraved into it

Registration fee: £13 

Have you ever wanted to climb Mount Everest? Do you like the sound of reaching 8,848m above sea level, the highest point on Earth, at an altitude where humans are not designed to survive and where aeroplanes cruise? That sounds very dangerous, expensive and difficult to do in line with social distancing....

But we have a solution – a big challenge for Lockdown 2020. Can you climb the equivalent of Mount Everest in 12 weeks? In this challenge, you can go out to the hills on your daily exercise or simply tackle the stairs a couple of times every day..... achieve 8,848m of elevation gain before the end isolation, and this well earned medal can be yours!

Click here for more information on The Everest Challenge

Walk or run the Inca Trail!

Registration fee: £13 Image shows a medal with an Incan symbol of a sun engraved into it

The Inca Trail is a world famous high altitude trail through Peru, starting at what is known as Kilometre 82 and culminating 25 miles later at Machu Pichu – The Lost City of the Incas. Famous for gold and the stone cities they built, the Incas were an ancient civilisation who existed in the 15th and 16th centuries – the Inca Trail traces their footsteps through the high peaks of the Andes Mountains.

We have taken inspiration from the Inca gold, stone and the Inca cross to create the amazing medal for our latest event – The Inca Trail. So if you would like to get your hands on one of these Inca treasures, run or walk 25 miles. You can complete the distance in one or as many efforts as you choose. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do it at high altitude… but if you do we’d recommend getting a group of Porters to carry you!

Click here for more information on The Inca Trail Challenge

Team Gotham

Registration fee: £13 Image shows a medal with an image of Batman engraved into the front

Not all superheroes wear capes.....some have to fight crime in isolation! Take part in Team Gotham and earn your superhero badge (medal)!

The Dark Knight is currently recruiting new members, so it is time to get out there and run, run (5k) like you have seen the bat sign in the sky summoning you, like you are Dell-boy and Rodders on the mean streets of South London, or like you are late to meet Robin...

Click here for more information on Team Gotham

Wimbledon Common Half Marathon Image shows a medal with a Womble and windmill engraved

Registration fee: £20

Hands up who wants a medal with a Womble on? All you need to do is run or walk a half-marathon wherever and whenever you like and this prestigious medal will be yours!

Click here for more information on the Wimbledon Common Half Marathon