NOTE – EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30th
Welcome to the inaugural Wolf Run Virtual Challenge
Join us for this virtual run, walk, treadmill, cycle or any form of exercise where you can record your kilometres – 2K / 5K / 10K
Keep up to date by following our event Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/thewolfun
You can complete your challenge in any location that suits you, between now and Thursday, 10 September 2020 (World Suicide Prevention Day).
The flexibility will ensure you can complete your challenge conveniently, happily and safely in adherence to Government Covid Guidelines.
WHEN DO I COMPLETE MY CHALLENGE?
Anytime between today’s date and Thursday, 10 September 2020 (World Suicide Prevention Day).
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I COMPLETE MY VIRTUAL CHALLENGE?
Email your screenshot and your order confirmation number to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Event Facebook page and we’ll post your medal
(Please note medals will not be posted until after the Challenge has closed on 10 September 2020)
LIMITED AMOUNT OF MEDALS
Medals will be distributed on a first completed, first served basis so please register using the link below and don’t forget to send your evidence of
completion as set out above.
HOW CAN I GET A SPONSORSHIP CARD?
Email us at email@example.com or contact us through the Event’s Facebook Page and we will post one out to you.
CAN I MAKE OR ADD A DONATION?
You can donate by clicking here, or during the registration process.
All proceeds will go to Mental Health Organisation and Charity Suicide or Survive (SOS), an Irish charity focused on breaking down the stigma
associated with mental health issues and ensuring that those affected have access to quality recovery services that are right for the individual.
Here is a message from the Race Director, Lorraine Taylor
In March 2017, our lives were changed forever by the sudden death of my beloved brother Stephen Taylor. Stephen was a son, a brother, a husband and father, an uncle, a nephew, a cousin, a loyal friend. Stephen was so many things to so many people far and wide.
Unbeknownst to us, Stephen was also a man who struggled silently with dark days and secret battles which led him to his very last resort – a last resort and decision that drove him to end his own life as his mental health collapsed under the strains of silent suffering which he kept hidden from all who loved him.
This heart-breaking tragedy is not unique to our family. Suicide has reached epidemic proportions in Ireland taking the lives of hundreds of people each year. Unfortunately there is still a massive stigma attached to mental health, bullying and suicide.
Suicide or Survive (SOS) is a nationwide Irish charity focussed on breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and ensuring that those affected have access to quality recovery services that are right for the individual. SOS are working to build a society where people embrace their mental health wellness and those with difficulties are treated with dignity and respect, and experience a service that offers them hope, a safe place and a positive future.
Inspired by the work of Suicide or Survive, I am launching the inaugural Wolf Run Challenge, named after the popular legend of The Wolf of Hope and Despair to help raise awareness of Suicide or Survive and World Suicide Prevention Day. The Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the people of Ireland and globally. It has brought incredible challenges to each of us this year and has greatly impacted the mental health of many.
My aim is to help equip individuals, families and communities with the tools and skills to look after their own mental health and to try prevent a devastating tragedy like Stephen’s beholding any other family. Joining this challenge allows you raise vital funds for SOS and is an opportunity for all to show their support for those who have been bereaved by suicide or those who struggle with mental health issues.
Thank you for your support, be safe, and most importantly enjoy your challenge.
Lorraine Taylor & Team