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Get fit for the New Year!
Make your new year's resolution one that helps you and supports PACE - take part in a challenge event! You can get fit, raise money for PACE and have fun at the same time!
Our Head of Fundraising, Francis, is running in the London 10k in the new year - you can sponsor himhere. Let us know if you want to take part in a challenge event and we can support you through the process.
If you have a place in the London Marathon - or any other event next year - why not make it a charity event. Let us know what you're doing and we can help you promote it and have a great impact from your efforts.
Here are some events that you can take part in:
The Great Run events are some of the largest running events in the UK, with distances of 10 km and half marathons available. You can register online and they provide you with the information you need to help train for the event and enjoy getting fit while raising money for PACE. To enter go towww.greatrun.org
- Great Manchester Run - 20th May
- Great North 10k (Gateshead) - 22nd July
- Great Yorkshire Run (Sheffield) - 2nd September
- Great North Run (Gateshead) - 16th September
- Great Edinburgh Run - 7th October
- Great Birmingham Run - 21st October
- Great South Run (Portsmouth) - 28th October
Organised by the same team as the Great Runs, the swims are open-water events in great locations. Each swim is 1 mile and is a great introduction to open-water swiming.
- Great London Swim - 26th May
- Great East Swim (Ipswich) - 16th June
- Great North Swim (Windermere) - 22/24th June
- Great Manchester Swim - 1st July
To enter go towww.greatswim.org
Asics London 10k - 8th July: Starting at Hyde Park Corner, this run takes in some of London's top landmarks, going through Piccadilly and Pall Mall and along the embankment to Tower Bridge and back again. To enter go towww.thebritish10klondon.com
The London Duathlon - 9th September: This duathlon is a three-part event with two disciplines. There are four distances to choose from - ranging from the entry level Fun 20k (5k run, 10k bike, 5k run) through to the Ultra 100k (20k run, 80k bike, 10k run). The event takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Richmond Park in South Wet London. Enter online atwww.thelondonduathlon.co.uk
Royal Parks Half Marathon - 7th October: This half marathon takes palce in four of central London's royal parks, giving you a scenic route to enjoy and raise money at the same time. To enter the ballot for a place go towww.royalparkshalf.com
Run to the Beat - October: A unique event - a half marathon with a range of bands and music playing along the whole route. to register go towww.runtothebeat.co.uk
Events outside of London
The Liverpool Triathlon - 1st July: Take part in the full distance event or the shorter sprint or super sprint distances. The course starts in the Queen's Docks, then transitions into the bike stage through the city centre and finished with the run on the historic Mersey waterfront. Enter online atwww.liverpooltriathlon.com
Big Fun Runs - throughout the year: There are a range of 5k runs throughout the year, including Victoria Park, Hackney on 6th October, Mote Park, Maidstone on 13th October and Brighton on 14th October. To enter go towww.bigfunrun.com
Blenheim Triathlon - 9/10th June: This is one of the UKs top triathlon events, starting in the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim Palace. You can take part in the full Olympic distance event and set yourself a challenge for 2012. Enter online atwww.theblenheimtriathlon.com
Run Liverpool Marathon - 14th October: The marathon course starts on the Wirral in Birkenhead Park (the influence behind the design and creation of New York's Central Park) before crossing the Mersey and winding through Liverpool city centre. Go towww.runliverpoolmarathon.comto enter
Thames Valley Events - throughout the year: There are a range of running, swimming and triathlon events throughout the year organised by F3 events in the Thames Valley. They offer a range of distances to suit beginners or seasoned athletes. Go towww.f3events.co.ukto find out more
New Challenge Events!
We have teamed up with Action Challenges to be able to offer you the opportunity to take part in their events - ranging from cycling from London to Brighton through to trekking on the Great Wall of China!
Moonriders: cycle from London to Brighton through the night on Friday 29th June - to register go to www.moonriders.co.uk
London2Brighton Challenge: Walk or run the 100km route onthe 12/13th May. Go to www.london2brightonchallenge.com to register your place
Overseas challenges: Action Challenges offer a range of treks, cycles and challenges. Go to www.actionchallenge.com to choose your challenge and start fundraising for PACE!
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- 27% of young LGBT people feel isolated often or most of the time
- 20% never or only occasionally feel good about themselves
- 40% experienced negative reactions when they told someone about their sexuality - a significant number have told no one at all
[PACE Youth Survey 2009/11]
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