Active Derbyshire and Jog Derbyshire have launched a brand new, friendly, non-competitive social media campaign called #MyChallenge to help people take the first steps to getting more active.
This initiative encourages participants to share #MyChallenge E-cards on Facebook and Twitter to motivate friends, family or work colleagues.
The challenge begins by asking participants to join a jog group; walk, jog or run for one mile; or try a family-friendly trail run. You are then asked to share your success online through the E-card and to pass it on to someone else.
Angela Kirkham from Active Derbyshire hopes the campaign will motivate people to become more active: “Many people lack confidence or are embarrassed about getting active. Too often we worry that we’re not fit enough - that we’ll get out of breath and sweaty, or our wobbly bits won’t look good in lycra and everyone else will be better than us. The message of this campaign is to remember that doing something is always better than doing nothing.”
The E-card is available on the Jog Derbyshire website, just click on the image and download. If you feel this will kick-start your running career, you can also use Jog Derbyshire Online Group Search to find your nearest qualified Jog Leader and group.