Leeds United Foundation and Leeds Rhinos Foundation actively bring the city together with a 30-day walking challenge of three different levels! The two foundations are the official charities of Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos which deliver a wide range of physical activity projects to the community in order to make a lasting, positive impact on people’s lives.
Designed for everyone over the age of 16 years old and for Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos fans, this initiative aims to bring people of Leeds together to raise money to support the work of the two foundations. The project promotes the correct use of outdoor spaces and it encourages residents to explore areas of Leeds that they haven’t checked before and to exercise safely by keeping 1-metre plus distance.
The enrolment week for Marching on Together is between 27th of July – 2nd of August, with the start date being the 3rd of August.
But how does it work from start to finish?
There will be 3 levels for which you can sign up. Level 1 consists in an average of 6,000 steps a day, level 2 goes up to an average of 8,000 steps a day, and finally level 3 aims for an average of 10,000 steps a day.
There’s no entry fee, but you can donate £5 to be eligible for raffle prizes which, depending on the level for which you sign up, consist of signed balls, club shop gift vouchers, and even VIP match experience and stadium tour. Participants will track their walking progress using the Map My Walk App. Make sure you use the app as only steps tracked by the app will count for the challenge.
In order to discover unknown places around Leeds, you will have access to a wide range of guided walks, including podcasts, city landmarks, and walking routes.
And how will the donated money be spent?
Leeds United will split the donated money into 5 even parts and give them to walking sports initiative, free Healthy Schools programme, free mental health programmes, health and wellbeing projects, and staff training and CPD.
The same approach will be taken by Leeds Rhinos who has decided to offer 1/5 of the donated money to each of the followings: walking sports initiative, equipment to support physical activity programmes, older people’s physical activity, staff training and CPD, and lastly, resources to support nutrition sessions.
If you want to sign up for the Marching on Together 30-day walking challenge, fill in this form: