Team MRF Virtual Challenge

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About the event

Join Team MRF to defeat meningitis from wherever you are!

Our supporters have always played a hugely important role in funding the work we do to power vital research, provide lifesaving symptoms awareness, and support for those affected. From running marathons to hosting balls and pub quizzes – our supporters drive everything that we do. The unprecedented changes across the UK and Ireland mean that the income we rely on from the generosity and hard work of our incredible supporters is simply no longer there in the way it was at the beginning of the year.

We are as driven as ever to defeat a disease that does not respect people or national boundaries – wherever you are, you can still help us to defeat meningitis wherever it exists. Meningitis isn’t going to stop now and nor will we.

We are asking our supporters to set themselves a personal challenge of covering a target distance of their choosing, over a time period that suits them. You can, run, walk , cycle, swim or crawl, it’s up to you! All we ask is that you set yourself a challenge of your choosing and raise vital funds for MRF!

Challenge Ideas
  • Do a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Marathon in a day (or over several if you need that extra time)
  • If you aren't commuting, use that same time to do a run, walk, cycle everyday for a week 
  • Pledge to walk 100k in a month
  • Cycle the distance from Lands End to John O'Groats 

How does it work?

  • Decide on your own challenge and sign up!
  • Set up a JustGiving page and share your challenge with your friends
  • Start running,  walking, cycling etc.
  • Track your progress using an app of your choice 
  • Share your completed challenge with your friends and have made a difference in the fight against meningitis

Join the team with Strava!

We already have a fantastic group of supporters who are already running, walking and jogging for us and are tracking each other’s progress using the app Strava. If you would like to be part of the Team MRF community, sharing, supporting and tracking one another through the virtual challenge then please join our Strava club by searching for ‘TeamMRF’ in the clubs section of the app.

The important bits

It is vitally important that during this unprecedented time that you complete challenge on your own and follow government guidelines on how to stay safe – please see UK government advice here and Irish government advice here.

Wherever you are, you can help us defeat meningitis wherever it exists. By becoming part of our virtual team, you will be helping us to fund vital research into the disease, provide life-saving awareness information, and support those who have lost a loved one or are coping with the after effects of this disease, and to achieve our goal of defeating meningitis; wherever it exists.

Frequently asked questions

If you’re already signed up to an MRF event (London Marathon, Great North Run, Kilimanjaro Trek etc) you are more than welcome to take part in this event.

Any donations raised from the virtual challenge can go towards your main event (London Marathon, Great North Run, Kilimanjaro Trek etc). Continue to use your current JustGiving page to raise funds for your virtual challenge.

During this unprecedented time it is vital that you follow the government guideline on staying safe, please follow the guidelines when taking part in this event. You can find this information on the UK government's website here and Irish government's website here.

If you are having to self-isolate you can pause challenge or why not complete it indoors or in the garden.
Leanna Howe
Supporter Care Officer

Hi I’m Leanna and I’m the Supporter Care Officer.

I'm supporting everyone taking part in this event. If you have any questions about it please just pop me an email or a call.

Tel: 0333 405 6274