I don’t know about you but my running motivation has been lacking recently. I know events are starting to slowly reappear and I’m sure parkrun will be on the horizon soon but there’s nothing like a date in the diary to give you a kick out the door, especially on the endless rainy days we’ve been having up north recently.

Thankfully, 261 Fearless has come up with just the thing to ignite our running spark and get us in our trainers. The Move the World running series is a celebration of the power of running to unite people around the globe. In a time when we’re becoming more divided and ‘distanced’, goodness knows we need something to bring us together. I love working for 261 Fearless as their Women’s Health Lead and Master coach, being a Director at 261 Fearless Club UK CIC and coaching at 261 Club Lancaster. It’s pure joy and a lot of hard work but the rewards are great. Seeing the power that running has to create communities and empower women is always a highlight of my week.

Like all 261 Fearless activities, Move the World is for all abilities. Runner or walker, short or long, at whatever pace you choose. You can select your own distance too. Enjoy a sociable run with friends (men and women are welcome) or set yourself a personal challenge. Make it your own.

Head to the Move the World page on the 261 Fearless website to register. You can choose from four different weeks to complete your challenge. These weeks match up with some big marathons in the USA that 261 Fearless were due to have charity runners at and the ribbon on your medal will correspond with that event. But don’t worry, you don’t need to run a marathon.

The Boston challenge kicks off today and as it lasts all week you can still sign up. You can join in all four if you like and receive your fourth entry for free. Alongside a medal you will get a podcast to listen to while you run (you might hear me make an appearance!), a 261 shop voucher and a chance to win a necklace from Fair Anita, a fair-trade, social enterprise. All proceeds from Move The World will be used towards the 261 mission of empowering more women through running and education

So, what are you waiting for? Set your dates and challenges, get registered. Let me know when you’re taking part, take a selfie and tag @261Fearless and me in so we can share the celebrations. Together we can Move the World!

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