Challenge yourself for Rainbows this New Year
[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]12 January 2015
Rainbows is calling on people to take to the road, the water, the skies or the mountains to support youngsters with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
We have launched our 2015 events calendar and are encouraging people to beat the post festive blues by signing up to a challenge. There is a wide range of activities to suit all ages and abilities for those whose New Year’s resolution is to get fit or do something really exciting.
Local challenges include the Desford and Belvoir Triathlons, Nottingham Rainbow Colour Run, the Leicester 10k, Nottingham Dragon Boat Challenge an East Midlands Skydive and Derby Cathedral Abseil.
Some of the more extreme challenges include a Snowdon Multi-Activity Challenge, Yorkshire 5 Activities Challenge, cycling off the beaten track in India, 3 Peaks Challenge:24 hours and the infamous Conquering Kilimanjaro Challenge.
People can also sign up to national events such as the Virgin London Marathon and the Bupa Great North Run, all in aid of Rainbows.
Katie Baxter, community and events manager at Rainbows, said: “This year we have some new and really exciting challenges. The New Year is a perfect time to focus on setting a personal challenge as we often feel guilty about indulging over the festive period.
“This year we have challenges for walkers, runners, cyclists, swimmers and our events range from across the continent to here in the East Midlands. Some of the events are a lot tougher than others and people will need time to train so we would encourage them to sign up as soon as possible.
“All of our events are a fantastic opportunity to take on a challenge, get fit, meet other like-minded people and raise funds for Rainbows, which supports more than 318 children and young people with life-limited illnesses in the East Midlands.”