Challenge 75 London vs. Challenge 75 Your Own Way
Challenge 75 London is a 75 minute track challenge taking place on September 4th at the London Marathon Community Track in London's Olympic Park. For this event you'll need to raise £175 and pay a £20 registration fee, in return you'll get a really fun family day out, music, 75 minutes of track lapping fun, a medal and a festival afterwards. [Click here to find out more.](https://https://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/supporters/events/challenge-75-london) Challenge 75 Your Own Way is our virutal version of Challenge 75. You can pick your own 75 minute challenge and complete it any time between 28th August and 4th September. You'll fundraise £75 and receive a medal as well as a free t-shirt. [Click here to find out more.](https://https://challenge75.blackbaud-sites.com/)
Challenge 75 London Event Details
The event is 75 minutes because there are an estimated 75,000 young wheelchair users in the UK. This event aims to raise vital funds to help Whizz-Kidz to continue to support these wheelchair users through mobility equipment provision, youth clubs and life skills services. Every minute counts!
Challenge 75 is a 75-minute challenge around a 400-metre athletics track. As a time-based event there is no set distance, instead participants will try to go as far as they can in the 75-minutes allotted.
Yes! We have a timing strip (or chip reader) at the Start/Finish arch, so your laps will be counted every 400m when you cross the strip. However, as you will still need to come round and cross the finish line when the 75 minutes is up, your distance travelled in 75 minutes could have a variance of up to 400m. If you’d like to know exactly how far you’ve gone precisely at 75 minutes, please wear a GPS running device to enable you to time the 75 minutes alongside your exact distance. If you think it will take you more than 75 minutes to complete one lap please note that you may not get an official finish distance, but we are more than happy to help you calculate your distance.
Our main aim is for everyone to have fun and enjoy the event. Whether a competitive element is part of your motivation to take part or not, we want to make sure you have a fantastic time! The event is all about setting your own personal challenges, whether you run, push or walk as fast as you can, or take your time round the track, is up to you. Regardless of how you do it we’ll all start and finish together, and celebrate afterwards!
No. Everyone will stop at 75 minutes. However, if you want to stop earlier you can do so and move to our cheering or festival areas. We will also have a rest spot on the outside of the track, this can be accessed during the 75 minutes if you want a rest.
Everyone, from seasoned athletes to complete beginners. Challenge 75 is an opportunity to push yourself and achieve your individual targets. Our event is designed for every fitness level and ability so if you have never done anything like this before, don’t worry, you won’t be alone.
Challenge 75 is for everyone regardless of ability. However, to keep the event safe we ask that those planning to go faster stick to the inside 3 lanes whereas those that may go slower stick to the outside lanes. What side you start on will also be reflected by the colour of your race number, you’ll be asked about your race day pace when you register for the event.
Challenge 75 London Participation
Not at all! This event is for everybody – whether you have a disability or not, Challenge 75 is an event for you to create your own personal challenge. You can walk, run, jog or use a mobility aid to take part.
In order to take part in the challenge you must be 5 years old or above. 5-15 year olds will participate under a child’s ticket and 16 and above will participate under an adult’s ticket. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
All children under 16 need to be accompanied by a fee-paying adult.
If you need support to complete Challenge 75 you have the option to enter your buddy details when registering. Buddies will receive a participant t-shirt, medal and a race number like any other participant. You are also able to bring any mobility aid that you might need on the day.
You can have as many friends and family come to cheer you on, we have space in our cheering stands and also cheer spots along the route. In terms of people to accompany participants along the course, there is the opportunity with each adult ticket bought to add one additional buddy to support with any specific needs.
It’s a great idea to be as prepared as you can on the day - running, walking or pushing for 75 minutes is quite a feat. Some people may complete a whole 10k in the time while others will find it a good challenge to keep going as far as they can in the time. If you have any questions about preparations for the day, get in touch with our Whizz-Kidz team coach Coach Phil on [email@example.com]
If you get injured before event day then please seek professional advice to ascertain whether you can recover and take part. If you cannot take part please let us know, however, in most circumstances registration fees are non-refundable and any sponsorship already raised cannot be returned.
We allow any form of mobility equipment for disabled participants to support them along the route. However, we do not allow bikes, scooters, roller skates, skateboards or any other type of non-mobility related recreational equipment. If you have any questions please get in touch.
Anyone who can no longer take part must let us know immediately. However, registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have anyone else that would like to participate they must purchase a ticket in advance and fundraise sponsorship for their place.
Not at all. The event is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves to see how far they can go in the 75 minutes. Children ages 0-4 years old cannot take part.
In order to make the day as safe as possible we decided to limit participation to 5 years and above. As there will be a mixture of ages and abilities we wanted the event to be fun and safe for everybody involved.
Challenge 75 London Event Day
We must stress that there will be loud music as well as crowds at the event. If you are not comfortable or are sensitive to loud noises then please get it touch so we can advise if the event would be suitable for you.
All people planning to take part in the challenge must register (buy a tricket) in advance and fundraise sponsorship for the event. However, if you are coming to cheer on a friend or family member you can come along and cheer and watch the event. You can enjoy food and drink in the festival area.
Yes! We want as many people as possible to come along and cheer from the stands and also along the route – the more people supporting participants on the day, the more buzz we can create.
*These timings are subject to change* Registration – 11am to 12pm Assemble at Start Line – 12pm to 12.15pm Team Warm Up – 12.15pm to 12.30pm Challenge Start – 12.30pm Challenge Finish – 1.45pm Medals – 1.45pm to 2.00pm Challenge 75 Festival – 2.00pm – 3.30pm* **All participants must have vacated the venue by 3.30pm at the latest.
Yes, however we do recommend that you only bring essential items with you. We will have a bag drop tent where we will keep bags, you will receive a bag check number with your registration bib. Bag drop will be located next to the registration tent and will be manned throughout the event by an official Whizz-Kidz volunteer. Any bags left in the bag drop will be done so at the owners risk.
Yes – we will have a group warm up on the day!
The festival will be open from 11am-3.30pm. Food and drink will be available to buy throughout the day so bring cash!
Yes we will have qualified first aiders at the event and a fully equipped first aid room.
There are 72 parking spots at the London Marathon Community Track. The car park is accessed via Loop Road. Car park spots come at a first come first served basis. If you can, we advise you to travel by public transport.
**Challenge 75 London** Yes, all adult ticket holders must fundraise. Adult ticket holders in Challenge 75 London are pledging to a minimum £175 fundraising target that must be reached by 4th October 2021. Children and buddies are also encouraged to raise as much as they can for Whizz-Kidz. Please remember that all costs for hosting this event are covered by Whizz-Kidz and your sponsorship goes towards the vital work that Whizz-Kidz does changing the lives of young wheelchair users. **Challenge 75 Your Own Way** Challenge 75 Your Own Way is free to enter but we ask all participants to raise £75. You'll need to raise this in order to get your finishers medal and you won't get a t-shirt until you've gotten your first donation so make sure you share your page as soon as you set it up, even better make your own donation on your page to show your commitment!
All participants are given a whole month after the event to reach their target, we will be providing you all with fundraising tips and advice to make sure you all reach your targets. In addition, we can also offer fundraising extensions if you’d like to organise some fundraising activities after the deadline.