A Walk Around the World for Rudy 2022
It’s time for the 9th annual “Remembering Rudy” Walk!
Last year the virtual format was such a success that we have decided to adopt the format for this year as well, culminating in a physical in-person walk in London on the final day for those who can attend, as we have done in previous years.
This year, the walk will take place from May 15th through June 12th and the virtual format will once again mean you can take part no matter where in the world you are. We ask that you walk (or run, or skip, or dance, or just get moving) wherever you are, whenever you can, individually, but as one, with the goal of collectively completing “A Walk Around the World for Rudy”. See below for details on how to get involved:
What are we doing: For the first time this year, we are combining the virtual and physical walk formats. We are once again walking individually but as a team, counting our steps and total distance walked, with the goal of collectively walking around the world in memory of Rudy. That equates to approximately 60-65 million steps in total or 7,000-10,000 steps per person, per day.
When is it happening: The walk will start on May 15th and end on June 12th (inclusive), giving us 29 days to walk around the world together
How will it work: We are asking for a £25 fee to register as a walker paid via EventBrite using the link below. Once the Walk begins all walkers are encouraged to seek to raise funds through sponsorship from friends, family, colleagues, etc. and will receive instructions and a link to collect sponsorship. We will be using the Big Team Challenge (BTC) platform to monitor our progress around the world over the course of the month. Click on the link below to sign up to be a walker (via Eventbrite) and you will automatically be registered on BTC (please note that your BTC registration email will be sent to you on the weekend of May 14/15th!). The registration email will include instructions for how to log in to Big Team Challenge either online or through the dedicated app, to report your steps/distance walked. You will also have the option to link the app directly to your Fitbit/Apple Watch/various other wearable step counting devices. There will be several opportunities to share photos and status updates via social media!
Last year we smashed our target of walking around the world in 32 days. This year, the route has been extended and we only have 29 days to achieve our goal so we need everyone to give it everything they've got. Spread the word and get your friends, family, and colleagues to sign up, and then get your competitive juices flowing and try to out-walk them!
I can’t walk but still want to get involved: Not to worry! We recognise that not everyone will be able to pound the pavement and rack up the steps so there is also the option to Sponsor a Walker and show your support. Every little bit makes a difference!
Thank you all for your support and we can’t wait to get to steppin’!
If you have any questions or issues registering as a Walker or sponsoring a Walker, please email us at TheRudyMission@gmail.com