Go the Distance for Bliss

Challenge yourself to walk, run or cycle 27 or 100 miles this September by taking on our virtual challenge.

What is Go the Distance?

On average parents travel 27 miles to visit their baby in neonatal care with some families travelling up to 100 miles.

Go the Distance is a 27 or 100 mile challenge that you get to choose when, where and how you complete during the month of September.

You could...

  • Walk the kids to school every day for a month
  • Cycle to the shops instead of using the car
  • Take your baby in their buggy out for a run
  • Invite your friends over for a Sunday walk followed by a roast
  • Get the kids on their bikes whilst you run

By sponsoring you for every mile covered, your friends and family will help you to go the distance whilst raising money to support babies born premature or sick.

Date:  Sunday 1st September, 2019 – Monday 30th September, 2019

Location:  Anywhere

Registration fee:  Free

Fundraising pledge:  Raise £50 and you will recieve a Bliss t-shirt or running vest

Choose your challenge, time and distance

It’s a virtual challenge, so you can take part at any time during the month of September. In the morning before you start your day, over a weekend, during your lunch breaks at work or even on holiday – you decide!

You can get started on your fundraising straight away, but your miles will not count until 1 September.

How do we help parents who have to travel distances?

Bliss works to help improve parents’ experience of visiting their baby by:

Campaigning for free hospital parking.

Working with hospitals to encourage them to offer overnight accommodation as close as possible to their baby and without cost.

Encouraging units to offer parents who have had a long-distance transfer a range of support, including an agreed financial support package.

Bliss has also played a key role in ensuring that national neonatal standards in England, Wales and Scotland each outline the need for services to include overnight accommodation.

This enables families to stay close to their critically ill baby, as well as access to food and drink making facilities and other practical and financial measures to help families.

How does Bliss support me to take part?

As part of Team Bliss you'll get access to our Go the Distance Facebook group to share photos and motivation with other participants.

You'll also be able to log your distance on Strava. But if you don’t want to use Strava, that’s fine! You can update your JustGiving page with your miles or keep a personal record.

You'll receive weekly newsletters to keep you motivated throughout the month with fundraising and training hints and tips. And you'll also get access to our Bliss coach Graeme for fitness and nutrition advice.

Find out more about taking part by reading our Go the Distance FAQs.

£15000 target

£10688 raised

Go the Distance

Sign up to Go the Distance and help raise vital funds to support babies born premature or sick.

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