Take on a Virtual Challenge

We would be delighted for you to join our Virtual Challenge community. We will support you in every way that we can and, on completion of your event, we will send you a Hibbs Lupus Trust medal and certificate of achievement.

Has the challenge event that you had been training for been postponed or cancelled? Or maybe you’re looking to take on a new lockdown challenge event?

You decide how far to run, from a virtual 5k to a full or half marathon over a number of days, or even challenge yourself to a regular distance each day, you could even decide to take on a cycling or walking challenge – the choice is yours!

If you really want to challenge yourself take on our LUPUS to LUPUS Challenge and complete 200 virtual miles which is the distance between Lupus Way in Ellesmere Port and Lupus Street in London!

Our Facebook Supporter's Group includes details of our Strava leaderboard and a chat area so you can join our community and encourage and support one another along your journey.

In this new world of social distancing and staying at home, many people are turning to virtual challenges like this every day – they’re a great way to stay fit, banish boredom and by joining ours, you can help us to continue our work supporting people affected by lupus.

Why take on a virtual challenge event?

  • Boost physical fitness and mental health
  • Alleviate boredom and connect with others
  • Maintain a positive attitude and raise money for a great cause

Three easy steps for success

  • Sign up via our Just Giving Virtual Challenge Events Page:
    • Simply click “Start Fundraising” to set up your personal fundraising page for your virtual event
    • We’ll be notified and provide fundraising and training support for your virtual challenge with lots of hints and tips to help you plan and achieve your challenge, and to help you maximise your fundraising
  • Share on social media:
    • Let your friends, family and colleagues know what you’re doing, and ask for their sponsorship. Keep everyone updated on your progress with pictures or videos of your challenge achievements step by step so they can cheer you on across the ether and continue to drive donations
  • Join our Team Hibbs Lupus Trust Strava Club (optional):
    • Strava is a great way to track your progress and training, and can be fully integrated with your personal fundraising page
    • Once signed up, you can add your strava activities to your JustGiving Fundraising page so supporters and our team can see your training and virtual event results as you go
    • Our Strava Club is also a new and exciting way for Hibbs Lupus Trust runners, cyclists and more to connect to and support one another

Your efforts may inspire others!

We’ll connect you with others in our community also determined not to let the lockdown get in the way of a good challenge. We’ll share your updates on our social media so we can help maximise awareness of your heroic support, which will inspire others to donate or take on their own virtual challenge for us.

Stay safe:

To complete your challenge safely, do not organise your challenge or training to take place within groups.

At the time of writing, the current government advice is that it’s safe to go outside to run with a member of your household as long as you keep a safe distance from other people (at least 2 metres apart). You are advised that you can join one other person from a different household.

Please be sure to complete your challenge and any training as part of your permitted daily exercise.

Virtual challenges can be completed over multiple days and in multiple runs. There is no need to complete any challenge in any one exercise session.

Always check the UK Government website for the latest advice.

We will endeavour to keep our Facebook Group and Strava Club updated with the latest updates and advice.

Good luck and thank you for your incredible continued support!

For any questions about these events, please email our fundraising team and we’ll get back to you right away.

Supporters Facebook Group

Strava Supporters Club