The Springboard Charity is calling for walkers, runners, cyclists and swimmers to join its biggest challenge yet – a race around the globe, virtually visiting the seven wonders of the world.
Supported by headline sponsors CH&Co and Nestlé, the charity’s 3rd virtual race will take place throughout July 2023 raising vital funds to futureproof the talent pipeline for hospitality.
To complete the full challenge and visit all seven wonders, racers will have to achieve approximately 31,000 miles. For a team of 20 it’s a stretching challenge but each year’s racers have pushed themselves to the limit so Springboard has increased the challenge to see just how far tenacious teams can get, and how much can be raised for charity along the way.
The virtual races have raised more than £150,000 over the past two years. This makes a huge difference to Springboard’s trainees, allowing the charity to reach more young, unemployed, and underprivileged people, giving them the skills and confidence to secure great jobs in hospitality.
Previous virtual racer, Bidfood’s Catherine Hinchcliff, said:
“I was a bit hesitant to participate, but was so pleased to have joined up. It was such fun and really motivated me to get back on my exercise bike and really go for it!
“The team spirit and competitiveness between our teams pushed me to do way more exercise than I’d done in years, and I really surprised myself. Lovely to be raising money for such a great cause too.”
The race will use My Virtual Mission to track the miles and move each team along in the race.
Teams are a maximum of 20 people and each team member must pledge to each raise £150 for The Springboard Charity, making it a rewarding and achievable challenge. Everyone who takes part in the virtual race receives a goodie back and branded vest. There are also spot prizes to win along the way.
Registration is £15 per person and team leaders and participants can register at: https://springboard.uk.net/race