The perfect challenge to take on, to get fit and healthy all from the comfort of your own neighbourhood – cover 100 km, miles or more in September and fundraise for children and families!
This September look out those running and shoes and join us for our Run 100 challenge!
The challenge is to run (or walk!) 100km, miles or more in September and raise funds for children with life-shortening conditions and their families across Scotland. You can take part wherever you are across the whole month - this is your challenge, your way.
To take part, join our dedicated event Facebook group - you’ll be able to connect with other supporters throughout the challenge, share how your rides are going and access helpful fundraising tips.
You will also be able to register for your FREE t-shirt and set up your Facebook fundraiser in the group.
We’ve tried to answer as many questions you may have below, but if we’ve missed any, don’t hesitate to email Louise on teamCHAS@chas.org.uk.
Do I have to complete the 100km in one day?
No, the goal is to do the 100km (or miles!) over the month of September. It is up to you how you take on this challenge.
How do I keep track of how far I’ve run?
You can use an app on your phone such as Strava and then write down how many kilometres you do at the end of each day on the paper tracker in your fundraising pack. Don’t forget to post in the Facebook Group too and let everyone know how you’re doing!
How do I prove that I have completed the 100km Run?
As part of this challenge, you will be asked to set up a Run 100 Facebook Fundraising Page for CHAS where you can post your distances weekly or after every run depending on preference. These pages are linked to CHAS and we’ll be able to see your progress.
How do I set up my Run 100 fundraising page?
Visit this fundraiser link and wait for the pop-up to set up a page. Your banner and title will be set up for you, but feel free to personalise your fundraiser 'About' section.
Can I do more than 100km?
Yes! You can make your target whatever you want – you can make the challenge as hard as you want!
How do I register for my FREE t-shirt and fundraising pack?
When will my t-shirt arrive?
We will be posting out packs throughout August. We will get this to you as soon as we can, although please be patient as we are still working from home and can only post out once per week.
Will I receive a medal for taking part in the event?
All participants will receive a t-shirt when they sign up for the event. There is no minimum fundraising amount but we ask that you try to raise as much vital funds as possible for CHAS. Anyone who raises over £150 will receive a medal after the event.
Do I have to set up a Facebook fundraiser?
Facebook Fundraisers are the easiest way for you to fundraise. The funds raised are sent directly to the CHAS bank account and there are no fees involved.
Alternatively, you can set up a page on JustGiving – please make sure you call your page Run 100 for CHAS.
Or you request a sponsor sheet for collecting cash by emailing Louise on on teamCHAS@chas.org.uk.
A friend accidentally donated to my Facebook fundraiser. Can you give them a refund?
Unfortunately we can’t issue refunds through Facebook but people can request a refund themselves from Facebook by following the below steps:
Send them this link: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823
My friend who is not on Facebook would like to donate – how can they do this?
There are two options for them to support your fundraiser:
I requested a sponsor sheet – how do I send in the funds raised from this?
If you have raised money via a sponsor sheets then you can:
I want to complete the challenge as a team – how do I do this?
To do this Facebook suggests you can add up to three friends to be organizers of your fundraiser to help you manage it and rally more supporters to reach your fundraising goals.
First create your Fundraiser on Facebook and then by clicking the three dots next to the "share" button you can add organisers.
Please remember to follow all government restrictions on Covid-19 when taking part in the event.