Run up to Christmas Schools Challenge with Mayo Sports Partnership
The governments “Keep Well” campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. It will provide guidelines, information, and tips on things that will help us keep well through the coming months. To see more about Keep Well / Keep Active Initiatives go to https://www.sportireland.ie/keepwell
With Children and young people limited to the amount of physical activity they would have been accustomed to prior to the pandemic due to reduced or no club training sessions, no indoor sports for the Winter as well as the possibility of a school PE Hall being used for another purpose, we have a spin off or our extremely popular Run up to Christmas, our Run up to Christmas Schools Challenge!
One of the “Keep Well” campaign strands is to keep active, even during the winter, is important to help physical and mental health and wellbeing. Mayo Sports Partnership have come up with a challenge to keep our Children and Young People active during the Winter months.
Who can take part?
All schools both primary and secondary the challenge is open to anyone who can walk 1k a day!
How do you do it?
“You have from November 25th to December 25th – to walk, Jog or run to reach a milestone and achieve your goal. we have 2 milestones for you to target to make your goals more achievable
· 50k – 1.5k a day
· 100k – 3.5k a day
OR 300,000 Steps = 10,000 steps a day = 8k a day!
Remember these can be broken up into any distance per day/week for e.g. 10k a week over the 5 weeks = 50km = Milestone 1 - 50k
· Set a goal to be physically active 4/5 days per week.
· Pick one of our milestones to reach by the end of the 30 days.
· Register for the challenge with your PE Teacher/ Teacher
· Screenshot your weekly total for November and December or record on our Run up to Christmas Tracker and submit to your Teacher to be in with a chance of winning School prizes
Click here to download the Run up to Christmas School Challenge Calendar.