Put on your running shoes as Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes launches virtual relay race

It's a great way to stay fit and raise vital funds at the same time
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Willen Hospice is inviting you to support them by staying home and staying fit, with a virtual 48-hour relay run.

The run, powered by energie Fitness Milton Keynes, will start on Friday, April 17 at 8am, and finish at the same time on Sunday, April 19.

People can run in their garden, up and down the stairs, around the living room or during their one-hour daily exercise. All they have to do is choose a 20, 40, or 60-minute time slot during the 48 hours, and when their time is up they’ll pass the virtual baton on to the next runner.

Rob Francis, owner of energie Fitness Milton KeynesRob Francis, owner of energie Fitness Milton Keynes
Rob Francis, owner of energie Fitness Milton Keynes

Organisers are asking runners to get sponsorship to help support the hospice through the run. All sponsorship from the relay will help them to raise the vital funds to continue to provide their expert, compassionate care.

Tracey Jago, Willen Hospice events manager, said: “With all of our summer events and fundraising activities postponed, we will sadly be facing a huge loss in income this year. We hope this virtual fundraiser will not only help fill some of that fundraising gap, but also bring our amazing community together.”

Rob Francis, owner of energie Fitness Milton Keynes, said: “Since before we opened our energie Fitness gym at Kiln Farm, we have worked hard to make a positive contribution to our community and Willen Hospice has become very dear to us. The idea for this event came from one of our members who had seen a person in Italy run a marathon on his apartment

balcony, and we felt that we could do something to get the whole of Milton Keynes involved, no matter where they live or their circumstances.”

Register to take part by visiting here