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It is over 9000 kilometres from Derbyshire to Rio, host of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Run to Rio! is a fantastic, fun challenge which promotes fitness, wellbeing, sport, individual and team achievement .  With the added benefit of supporting 3 local charities, Ashgate Hospicecare, Blythe House Hospice and Helen’s Trust under the banner #Challenge Derbyshire.  A Gold Medal winning situation for all of North Derbyshire!


The Run to Rio! Challenge


3k = 100 metres every school day for 30 days (6 weeks)

5k = 100 metres every school day for 50 days (10 weeks)

10k = 200 metres every school day for 50 days (10 weeks)


Can the school children of North Derbyshire collectively run to Rio?

We think so!


Run to Rio! needs to be completed by 22nd July 2016 and Certificates of Achievement for all participants will be presented in schools during the Autumn term.  


It is free to enter Run to Rio! We are encouraging children to raise sponsorship money from friends and family.  The school that runs the most kilometres will receive a trophy and the school that raises the most sponsorship money will receive a choice of team kit or sports equipment. 


How to get involved

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