Follow us : Twitch Youtube Twitter Instagram Facebook
runners' legs on a road

Virtual Events


Looking to stay fit AND help us at the same time? Read on!

Great Run Solo

Get your running shoes on for a Christmas-themed virtual running challenge. Complete 12 runs (or more) of any distance between 1-25 December to earn a unique medal. There's an optional distance challenge, with a bespoke digital certificate awarded if you complete the distance award.

Everyone who enters will be sent a unique medal mid-way through the challenge that can be worn with pride or hung on a Christmas tree. The organisers have created three different festive medals and, inspired by Secret Santa tradition, the medal that lands on the doormat will be a complete surprise.

The challenge costs £15 to join – the joining fee includes a unique finishers medal, access to training plans and tips, and access to an online run tracking tool. Hurry though - entry closes at 10am on 8 December! Oh, and there's a Junior Challenge as well...!


Build Your Own Challenge

Alternatively, you can design your own challenge – whether it’s walking, running or cycling. It could be a one-off activity or working towards a cumulative total over a period of time (eg. 5000 steps per day over a month).

You set the distance, time period and fundraising target you want – then set up your JustGiving page as part of our Virtual Event campaign and track your progress using the Strava integration app.

At the end, you’ll receive a special certificate from us!

Email Ellie for more details

"DONE!... It was worth it"

Sam completed a 5K challenge in his powered wheelchair at home, raising over £350 for our work by going up and down the length of his house - all 8.5 metres of it! That meant a lot of laps and it took him 1hr 27 to complete. His mum even made him a finish line to cross over!

Important Notice

Please ensure that you observe the latest Government guidelines around exercise and social distancing whilst completing your challenge. SpecialEffect accepts no liability for injury or damage to property sustained in completing your virtual event.


Learn about the latest SpecialEffect news, upcoming events and and how you can get involved. We send our email newsletters once every two months and you can unsubscribe at any time. We won't share your details with anyone.

Copyright © SpecialEffect All Rights Reserved. Reg. Charity No: 1121004
Web Design and Digital Marketing by Urban Element