Ethical Fitness Challenge
Climate change is affecting millions of the world’s poorest people, right now. We all live in this world together. Together we have the power to fix this.
Choose a fitness challenge to take on over 4 weeks – whether it’s running, cycling, stepping or even planking! Your challenge, your way. Entry is free and along the way, you’ll be fundraising £100 to help communities deal with the frequent and extreme weather that is destroying homes and wrecking lives.
Your £100 could help build toilet and washing facilities for families who have been made homeless, or it could feed a family of six for a month.
Registration is not yet open, but keep up to date by registering your interest.
With the Ethical Fitness Challenge, you won't only improve your physical fitness, but also your mental wellbeing and the world around you.
Every week throughout your 4-week challenge, we’ll send you an e-mail with 7 days’ worth of tips and activities to;
- Motivate you towards your goal
- Suggest eco-friendly lifestyle choices
- Give you self-care ideas to help you look after your wellbeing
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Let your friends know you are taking part, and encourage them to get involved!
When the Oxfam challenge popped up on Facebook, it seemed like a great way to raise much needed money while giving myself a new fitness goal. The climate emergency is already affecting lives and livelihoods – Oxfam’s projects will build resilience and bring hope.”
Indira Mann, Angus, Scotland
Frequently asked questions
What is the Ethical Fitness Challenge?
Choose a fitness challenge to take on over 4 weeks whilst fundraising for Oxfam – whether it’s running, cycling, stepping or even planking! Your challenge, your way. Each week, we’ll send you 7 days’ worth of tips and activities to motivate you towards your goal, suggest eco-friendly lifestyle goals and give you self-care ideas to help you look after your wellbeing. Are you ready for a great start into 2022 and help us beat poverty for good? Register your interest here and we’ll let you know when you can get started.
How do I choose a challenge?
Pick a fitness goal that you can complete within four weeks – it could be a goal that you work towards completing at the end of your four weeks (e.g. running 5km) or something you do every day (e.g. doing 10,000 steps a day). The new year is a perfect time to challenge yourself, start something new or get back on track with your preferred fitness activity. Completely stuck? Visit our challenge ideas page for some ideas!
How much does it cost to sign up?
It is free to sign up but we do ask that all participants fundraise a minimum of £100 for Oxfam to help communities deal with the frequent and extreme weather that is destroying homes and wrecking lives. Your £100 could help build toilet and washing facilities for families who have been made homeless, or it could feed a family of six for a month.
Where is the Ethical Fitness Challenge taking place?
The Ethical Fitness Challenge is a virtual event and you decide entirely where you want take part. You can do it in the safety of your home or outside following the current government guidelines and restrictions.
Who can take part in the Ethical Fitness Challenge?
Anyone over the age of 18 can take part whatever your ability. We want you to challenge yourself to get fitter and do good at the same time. What an amazing way to start the new year!
Can we join as a team?
Yes, we would love to see you joining with a partner, a family member or even a friend from far away. We want to bring you closer together even when you might physically be apart. Just make sure you all sign up individually to make sure everyone gets our e-mails!
How can I connect with other people taking part of this challenge?
Once you have signed up, join our Facebook group where you can chat with other members, share ideas and get inspired.
Once I signed up, how do I set up a fundraising page?
Once you’ve signed up, don’t forget to visit JustGiving to set up your fundraising page as this is a key part of your challenge. Our top tips are to personalise your page with a photo and your motivation for taking on this challenge as this will help to inspire your friends and family to donate!
When can I start and finish my Ethical Fitness Challenge?
Sign up is not yet open, but if you register your interest here we will let you know once it is! The day after you sign up, your four-week journey will begin!