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Virtual Robin Run challenge in aid of Nottingham Hospitals

We’ve officially launched our annual virtual ‘Robin Run’ in aid of the Nottingham’s NHS hospitals.

With many of Nottingham’s traditional sporting events still not able to take place, we’re encouraging people to join together virtually to get fit and support their local NHS at the same time. The 13.1-mile ‘Robin Run’ challenge can be split up and run anytime between the beginning of January and the end of March.

Participants can choose their own routes and take part either on their own, or with other members of their household, as part of their daily exercise. Money can be raised online and participants can choose which area of Nottingham’s hospitals to support.

Lucy Dalgress, Community Fundraising Manager at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “As the new year begins, our Robin Run is a great way to start achieving your fitness goals for 2021, while supporting your local NHS at the same time. We all know that exercise can lift your mood, and as we enter another national lockdown this is an ideal time to put on your running shoes, get some fresh air and get your body moving.

“It’s been a very tough 12 months for our NHS, and we will continue to support staff and patients across Nottingham’s hospitals throughout 2021 by holding fundraising events like this one where possible. We hope the people of Nottingham will get on board and enjoy taking on this fun fitness challenge to help their local hospitals.”

James Timson is taking part in the Robin Run to raise money for the Neonatal Unit where his two-year-old son was treated as a baby.

James said: “After our son was born in 2018, the Neonatal Unit at the City Hospital saved our little boy’s life, we owe them so much and are so thankful for everything they did for him and us. I am donating the money I raise to the Neonatal Unit, each year since our son was born myself and my wife Bethany raise money for the unit and will continue to do so anyway we can.”

Robin Run is proudly sponsored by Nottingham brand 200° Coffee. All participants will receive a special Robin Run T-shirt and mile marker map after signing up, and a medal on completion of the challenge if they have raised more than £50. Runners can also join a special Robin Run Strava Club.

To sign up to our Robin Run, please click here.