Our Race for Awareness
….Join us! In Our Race for Awareness!
Throughout 2019/20, we have a host of both running and volunteering opportunities to support our fundraising runners! If you’re interested in either (or both!) keep an eye on this page as we’ll keep it updated with new opportunities as they arise! JOIN US! And help raise urgently needed awareness of Kawasaki Disease. There’s an event here for everyone! Which will you do?
Virtual Run for World Heart Day 29 September – 31 October 2019
After our incredibly successful World Heart Day 10km, we are hosting another Virtual Run in 2019! But this time we’re giving absolutely EVERYONE the chance to get involved by offering a range of distances from a Fun Mile, all the way up to a Half Marathon and there’s even a Family Marathon option! If you’d like to register interest or just ask a question, contact us here. We’ve also set up a Virgin Money Giving Campaign page, for you to sign up to our 2019 Virtual Run – all distances. Sign Up Here!
There’s a Facebook Page too with a community of over 100 runners who took part in our Virtual 10km in 2018. Find that page here – and join! We’ll keep you updated with our 2019 events as they grow! Meantime – SCROLL DOWN and you’ll see more info about each event. Whilst we make final event preparations, if you have any questions – contact us here.
What’s a Fun Mile?!
As part of our Virtual Run for World Heart Day 2019, we’re inviting primary schools, nurseries, secondary school, clubs and teams from work (including YOUR office!) to walk (or run) a mile for Kawasaki Disease awareness! It’s an event that EVERYONE can take part in, even tots – grandparents too. Oh, and everyone in between! Join us and help us make World Heart Day 2019 the BIGGEST YET!
How can I get involved?
Contact us here to tell us what sort of group you want to do your Fun Mile with, and roughly how many people you expect to be taking part! This is just so we can send you out the right materials to help you make your event a success. We’ve also set up a Virgin Money Giving Campaign page, for you to sign up for our Fun Mile as part of our 2019 Virtual Run. You can do that here: Sign Up Here!
Thinking about approaching a school? TOP TIP – speak to school NOW! They will likely be keen, but they will need time to plan it in to their busy schedules.
What other events can I take part in, in the World Heart Day Virtual Run?
There’s an event for everyone! Whether you’re a runner – or a non runner. Here they are:
World Heart Day Fun Mile
What’s this? Take part as part of a school, club or group for a suggested donation of £10 per school/group. Sign Up Here!
What will I receive? An awareness raising pack – you’ll be protecting tiny hearts by helping raise awareness of the #1 cause of acquired heart disease in UK children – Kawasaki Disease! You’ll get a sponsor form too if you’d like to raise funds as part of your Fun Mile. Every school or group taking part will receive a Societi Certificate for completing the World Heart Day Fun Mile!
World Heart Day 5km
What’s this? Sign up at our Virgin Money Giving page to take part in our virtual 5km run for a suggested donation of £10. Run your race any time from 29 September (World Heart Day!) to 31 October and submit evidence of your run to our Facebook page (this could be a Strava map for example or confirmation from your Park run team that you’ve completed one of their events) Sign Up Here!
What will I receive? An awareness raising pack – you’ll be protecting tiny hearts by helping raise awareness of the #1 cause of acquired heart disease in UK children – Kawasaki Disease! You’ll get a sponsor form too if you’d like to raise funds as part of your 5km. You’ll be sent a Societi Certificate for completing the World Heart Day 5km and a mini goody bag with Societi love hearts, a pen and a wristband!
World Heart Day 10km
What’s this? Sign up at our Virgin Money Giving page to take part in our virtual 10km run for a suggested donation of £17.50. This was so popular last year – and we hope to exceed our 2018 achievements this year! Run your race any time from 29 September (World Heart Day!) to 31 October and submit evidence of your run to our Facebook page (this could be a Strava map for example or confirmation from your Park run team that you’ve completed one of their events) Sign Up Here!
What will I receive? You’ll receive a limited edition Societi Foundation medal for achieving the 10km and thank you letter from our Charity Founder, Rachael. If you’d like to fundraise alongside – please see the note on fundraising rewards below!
World Heart Day Half Marathon!
What’s this? Sign up at our Virgin Money Giving page to take part in our virtual Half Marathon for a suggested donation of £20! Run your Half Marathon any time from 29 September (World Heart Day!) to 31 October and submit evidence of your run to our Facebook page (this could be a Strava map for example or confirmation from another event organiser that you’ve completed one of their events at a Half Marathon distance) Sign Up Here!
What will I receive? You’ll receive a limited edition Societi Foundation medal for achieving the Half Marathon, a goody bag and thank you letter from our Charity Founder, Rachael. If you’d like to fundraise alongside – please see the note on fundraising rewards below!
World Heart Day FAMILY Marathon!
What’s this? Over the course of a month starting on 29 September (World Heart Day!) to 31 October – run together with your family to cover a marathon distance! Sign up for a suggested donation of £25 per family. You can each run as few or as many miles as you like as long as, as a family – over the event month, you achieve the marathon distance, together! Perhaps you have toddlers in your family, they might ‘tot-up’ 🙂 a mile each. If you as parent(s) run competitively – why not see who can clock the most miles soonest to get to that all important marathon distance – together! It doesn’t matter who runs what – just tally up your miles between you, until you reach the marathon distance – and BINGO! You’ll have completed your World Heart Day FAMILY marathon – helping to protect tiny hearts! Sign up at our Virgin Money Giving page to take part in our virtual FAMILY Marathon! Once completed, submit evidence of your family runs to our Facebook page (this could be a Strava map for example or confirmation from another event organiser that you’ve completed one or some of their events) Sign Up Here!
What will I receive? You’ll receive a Societi certificate for completing the FAMILY marathon, a goody bag, love hearts, pens, a wristband and thank you letter from our Charity Founder, Rachael.
Is there a Training Plan to help me? YES!
Andrew Patterson is a long term Societi Supporter, a hugely experienced competitive runner and running coach for some serious athletes! We are very grateful that he has put together a series of training plans for Societi – for our runners, working towards a 10km distance. Whether your a beginner with limited time to train, a beginner with more time or already an intermediate runner – there’s a Societi 10km training plan for you, thanks to Andrew! Download our training plans here: Societi 10km training plans
Want to take part AND fundraise? We’d like you to! Here’s what we’d like to give you if you do!
We’d LOVE for you to fundraise as part of your event – whichever one you do! And maybe you want to take on more than one! That’s just fine by us if you do! 🙂
So if you’re keen to fundraise – we’re really keen to support you. You can set our your own fundraiser page here: World Heart Day Virtual Run 2019 and join our World Heart Day fundraiser campaign, but you’ll have your own page – with a unique link that you can share with sponsors, friends and family. Or – if you prefer, contact us and we’ll send you a sponsor sheet. Because we know that sometimes pen and paper is what works best! We’ll just need your email address, an idea of the event you’re wanting to take part in and we can send you an official Societi sponsor form.
Your rewards? As well as knowing you’ll be helping yo protect tiny hearts with every £1 raised….
– raise £150 and you’ll receive a T-shirt or running vest
– raise £250 and you’ll receive a hoody (adult sizes only)
**Brighton Marathon – 19 April 2020**
THIS IS A BIG ONE!!!! Are you up for it? We have a limited number of Brighton Marathon places for this, the second largest and second fastest marathon in the U.K! Perhaps you’re a seasoned runner – or maybe you’re looking to take on a personal challenge with your first ever marathon? Why not run for Team Societi?
Apply here to run for Societi and raise awareness of Kawasaki Disease!
What our runners will get:
- Support in your training, with the option of joining our virtual running Facebook group – a hugely supportive community with input from some expert athletes! https://m.facebook.com/groups/221401265367469
- Access to a Brighton Marathon training plan as your guide, and support from experienced marathon runners via blogs and a Marathon group webinar
- A free Societi technical running vest for your marathon run
- Support at the race including #TeamSocieti volunteers to cheer you as you run
- A comprehensive fundraising pack, full of tips, information, ideas and fundraising resources to help you achieve your fundraising target
- Input from an experienced Brighton Marathon runner – including tips on travel and accommodation if you need it!
- A pre-race meet-up, to help calm the nerves! And a post race catch up to start your celebrations!
- In addition to the medal you’ll get for completing the marathon from the organisers – there’ll be a Societi medal for you too!
- Newsletters to keep you up to date with Societi news and activities
You’ll be to inspired to race for us – in fact excited to race – and committed to train too. And you’ll be just as excited to fundraise and raise awareness for Kawasaki Disease! We’re here to help with the latter but the running is down to you!
If you secure a Societi Brighton Marathon place you’ll be committing to raising £1,500 for us and growing awareness in your community as you train. We’ll provide support and materials to help you achieve this!
You’ll get on-the-day support with Societi volunteers along the course, there to support you and cheer you on!
How can I get involved?
Runner? Apply here and join Team Societi at Brighton Marathon!
Supporter? We’re looking for volunteers to support Team Societi on the day – cheering on our runners and raising awareness in Societi T-shirts too! Contact us here.
**London Marathon – 26 April 2020**
How can I get involved?
Runner? Do you have a championship place or a ballot place? Why not consider running in a Societi vest and joining Team Societi on the day! Get in touch if you’d be interested!
Supporter? We’re looking for people who’d like to volunteer on the day – cheering on Team Societi runners and raising awareness in Societi T-shirts too! Contact us here.
What is Kawasaki Disease?
Kawasaki Disease is predominantly a childhood illness though it can affect people of any age. Its cause is unknown. Kawasaki Disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Awareness of Kawasaki Disease is currently low and it is often mistaken for other common childhood illnesses, leading to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. Children who go untreated or who are treated later face higher risks of developing complications including lifelong heart damage. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to better outcomes.
Kawasaki Disease – why haven’t I heard about this before?
Kawasaki Disease is increasingly common in the U.K, globally cases are rising fast – but it remains little known by doctors and the general public alike. We want to change this! Too many children and young people today have heart damage because of Kawasaki Disease. The consequences of this can be very serious and can be lifelong …help us change this.
When you undertake any activities in whatever form for Societi Foundation, you do so entirely at your own risk. We will not accept any liability should anything happen to you. You should follow the advice and instruction from professionals at all times. By participating, you confirm that you understand that any fees paid to enter are not refundable.