The EPT1000 Challenge
What is EPT1000?
Participate in the EPT1000 Challenge local to your home or within your own home, at your pace. You are welcome to extend your timeframe or pause the Challenge as and when you wish. You can count climbing the stairs, participating in fitness videos and even gardening in totting up your miles or kilometres. Covering 1000 miles or a 1000 km within 12 months is…
- 83.3 (and a bit) km/miles per month, or
- 19.2 (and a bit!) km/miles per week, or
- 2.7 (and a bit!!) km/miles per day.
Having a goal and getting fit really helped me with my road to recovery from the despair I felt and feel from having my ectopic- Becca, London
Tips on taking part in the EPT1000
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You can track your distances manually or import from an exercising app such as Strava, Garmin, Fitbit etc. You can follow The EPT on Strava at www.strava.com/athletes/theept and you can join our EPT1000 Challengers group
Then gain support and increase awareness by telling friends, family and colleagues about your Challenge and why and let them know where to find your online fundraising site.
Promote, widen support and raise awareness for The EPT and your Challenge
Let family, friends and work colleagues know about your Challenge with a copy of your EPT handout to raise awareness. Friends and family will support you and some may even join in for the some or all of your Challenge in solidarity.
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are effective ways to reach people quickly and easily. Please let us know your Twitter and Instagram handles so we can share and celebrate your progress. Use the hashtag and perhaps tell short stories:
“I knew I was a runner/cyclist/walker when …”
“I love this route … because …”
We can help you to promote and highlight your Challenge in your local media – newspapers and radio. As we do not have a large national mass participation event, we rely on generous fundraisers to spread awareness about ectopic pregnancy locally.
We have an easy-to-use press release and a fantastic Press Officer to help. Include anything original to help your story stand out. Include photos of your journey through the Challenge and a paragraph on the positive impact of your fund and awareness raising. If your local press features your event, it would be fantastic if you could scan the article and send it to us.
Extra sponsorship suggestions!
To raise extra sponsorship during your Challenge, here are a few suggestions:
- Keep your JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving site updated, create a blog, upload progress pictures. Share online using the relevant EPT Challenge hashtag #EPT1000
- Set up a collection box at home with EPT handouts available. Ask each guest to complete a Gift Aid form, as this can add an extra 25% to the original donation at no extra cost to the donor.
- Set yourself mini targets and celebrate when you reach these.
- For the #EPT1000 create a sweepstake – how many miles can I do this month?
Thank everyone involved – from those who provided moral support and cheered you on, to those who helped promote it. Let them know when you complete your Challenge and how much they helped you raise. Please also do tell us at The EPT when you finish your Challenge (we will be in touch throughout and please always feel free to contact us during the challenge) and we would love to see your photos/small videos and send you a finishers award.
Finally, please remember to pay in the money you have raised using the money return form. All money raised online (after the small platform commissions) will come directly to us.
We are extremely grateful for your support which will enable us to continue to help anyone who goes through the devastating ordeal of ectopic pregnancy.
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