Looking for a fitness challenge? Find out how Rightmove can help

We know that keeping fit isn’t always a doddle, especially right now, but if you’re looking for a fitness challenge this year then read on…

We’re hugely excited to announce that we’ll be sponsoring another Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend in the spring.

Now, no-one knows what’s around the corner, and there’s a possibility that we may have to host another virtual marathon – like we did last year – if we’re still in some form of lockdown come race weekend in May.

However, there’s no harm in planning ahead, right?

So, we’re once again rallying the troops and calling for runners of all abilities to lace up and run as part of our ‘On the Move’ team.

The weekend event is due to take place in Milton Keynes on 2nd May and 3rd May and you can take part in either a 5k, 10k run, a half marathon, or the full 26.2-mile marathon.

At this point, we should clarify that it’s advisable only seasoned runners sign up for the full marathon, because if you’re a novice runner, your training schedule should have ideally started weeks ago – and it’d be unfair to expect you to run 26.2 miles without proper training.

However, whichever distance is the challenge you’d like to take on, joining the event could not be easier. All you need to do is pick the distance and fundraising target that works best for you, and then resume training…(which we’ll come to later).

We’ll even cover all your sign-up costs and provide you with a free training pack – including an exclusive team technical running shirt.

It goes without saying, however, that the event will only take place if it is safe to do so – and providing government restrictions allow it.

Of course, as soon as we find out exactly what the Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend will look like this year, you’ll be the first to know.

Will you run with us and help change lives?

The Rightmove MK Marathon is a truly exhilarating weekend in which thousands of pounds are raised for two amazing charities.

Our ‘On the Move’ team are raising money for Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and Harrys Rainbow.

Sound good? Find out more about our chosen charities:

We’ll be fundraising for two amazing charities in 2021. You can pick which one you’d like to run for:

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): CALM are a mental health charity with a difference – offering lifesaving services, provoking national conversation and bringing people together to empower everyone to reject living miserably. On average, 125 people in the UK take their own life every week, with 75% of these being male deaths. CALM run a free and anonymous helpline and webchat service from 5pm to midnight 365 days a year, taking over 10,000 calls and webchats every month.

Harrys Rainbow: Harrys Rainbow are an independent charity local to Milton Keynes. Founded by Odette after she lost her seven-year-old son, the charity was set up to support bereaved children that have lost a parent or sibling; a service she felt was missing in Milton Keynes but desperately needed for Harry’s brother & sister. They offer essential support groups, counselling, and even family getaways around significant dates, particularly birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas.

Ready to commit to do something amazing?

If you’re interested in joining us – we’d LOVE to welcome you on board!

Taking part is easy, all you need to do is complete the attached form telling us a little more about yourself, which charity you’d like to fundraise for, and which distance you’d like to run.

Your fundraising target depends on the distance you want to run, so check out the helpful table below for more info.

Ready to change a life?  Sign up today, and join us in May!

How do you train for a marathon during lockdown?

The government’s official guidance says that, during this new national lockdown, you can continue to exercise alone, with one other person or with your household or support bubble.

However, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. We appreciate that this will make training for a marathon or long-distance run even harder than usual, but running outside is still allowed (at the time of writing).

For expert training advice, click here to hear from Nick Anderson – the official coach for the Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend.

Are you ready to commit to do something amazing?

Sign up to our ‘On the Move’ team today at:

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To find out more about the event, visit the official website here.

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