Run For Climate Change initiative to support charities, communities and the planet - Women's Running

Run For Climate Change initiative to support charities, communities and the planet

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  October 13, 2020

One Running Movement and Planet-U Energy team up to host a virtual event that supports sustainability

Back in June, ORM (One Running Movement) announced a partnership with with Planet-U Energy to create a collaborative initiative called #MoveForLife. The successful pairing have now announced the Run For Climate Change virtual event, set to move forward as an annual running event after the 2020 virtual edition, to revolutionise sustainability in the running industry.

Runners of all ages can sign up to the event and take on 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon and contribute to climate change awareness as well as community development and charity work. Not only will they receive a sustainable wooden medal on completion, helping to support the community that manufactures them, but a tree with a biodegradable plaque will also be planted by Planet-U Energy for every runner who signs up. The biodegradable plaque can be in your name, dedicated to someone or remembering a loved one, and you can enter the nominated name as you register.

They are aiming to achieve the circumference of the world in movement miles by 2022.

£2 from the entry fee will also be donated to environmental and mental health charities, evenly split between Samaritans and Surfers Against Sewage.

Registrations for Run For Climate Change are open now and runners can complete their pledged distance from the end of October 2020 to the end of March 2021. Different entries are available for individuals, families or businesses, with adult entry (age 17+) at £12 and children / young adults entry (age 16 and under) at £6, with everyone receiving the same rewards. Businesses can get in touch for larger group bookings. Medals will be sent out from November onwards and trees will be planted in Yorkshire from December onwards.

Joe Williams and Rebecca Richardson, founders of One Running Movement, said: “We are proud to be creating valuable funds through Run For Climate Change for Surfers Against Sewage and Samaritans. We have pledged to donate £1 to each charity equally for every runner that takes part. We are creating an equilibrium and raising awareness about the connection between environment changes, movement and mental health by all working together.”

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Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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