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Bromley Walk England's Cities Challenge

Join us on our first exciting virtual challenge, as we walk the length and breadth of England!

Community Links Bromley has secured local funding to manage and deliver an activity challenge project to engage with the charity and voluntary sector in Bromley to encourage them to become more active. We will be looking to recruit around 20 teams of 7 individuals from Bromley’s voluntary sector. The team can be made up of staff, volunteers and service users. Teams will be able to work together in the activities or as individuals. There will also be several ways to log and monitor your progress over the duration of the project.

What will the challenge involve?

We will be arranging local walks during the Challenge where teams can walk together in some of Bromley's parks and green spaces. We hope that this will make the walking challenge not just about increasing physical activity but also about socialising and networking building, which will also have benefits.

All you need to do is record your steps, whether walking or running!

Why should I get active?

Being active is good for your mind and body. Every minute of activity counts – and the more you do, the more you'll benefit. To stay fit and healthy, it's recommended you get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, or around 20 to 30 minutes a day.

Exercise can:

  • improve your sleep
  • clear your mind
  • boost your energy
  • help with back or joint pain

Exercise can also reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and some cancers.

When will the challenge take place?

The challenge is free to enter and will run for 6 weeks, beginning at 00:01 on 30th October 2023 and ending at midnight on 10th December 2023.

How can I get involved?

We will be using the Big Team Challenge system and you’ll need to register with them to take part. Each team will be aiming to complete the distance over the course of the challenge. That’s a staggering 2,064km with 55 milestones along the way in just 6 weeks. Walking and running are encouraged and you can either manually enter your activity or sync with Fitbit, Garmin Connect, Apple Health and Google Fit. Each team is limited to 7 team members. You can invite your staff, colleagues, volunteers and service users to take part in the challenge with you.

Make a start and register your interest today – it's never too late!