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Run, Row, Ride … a new virtual fitness event

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1 October sees the launch of the very first UK John Oā€™ Groats Virtual Challenge, delivered by The Conqueror Event Series, a series of global events that test the endurance of fitness fanatics across the world. The 1,083-mile Landā€™s End to John Oā€™ Groats virtual fitness challenge gets teams and individuals to virtually complete the [...]

This girl can run! Womenā€™s 10k Windsor Run

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Hot on the heels of Sport Englandā€™s This Girl Can campaign, the team behind the Running4Women 10k (now named the Boudavida Womenā€™s 10k following the recent appointment of active wear start-up Boudavida as the raceā€™s title sponsor), along with the local County Sport Partnership Get Berkshire Active, has selected 10 women to join a ThisGirlCanRun10 [...]

Global initiative launches for childrenā€™s rights

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French start-up Sport Heroes Group (formerly Running Heroes) has joined UNICEF in the launch of a global sports initiative to engage people in the organisationā€™s work for childrenā€™s rights. Sport Heroes Group uses the data generated by running apps and online technology to build sports communities, encouraging mass and bespoke participation. Sports enthusiasts worldwide can [...]

National Fitness Day ā€“ are you getting involved?

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For the past two years, ukactive has worn the National Fitness Day badge with the utmost pride and is eager to state that it hosts the most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. The non-profit organisation has a sole purpose on this national day ā€“ to celebrate the role that physical activity [...]

Everyone Activeā€™s Sporting Champions

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Everyone Activeā€™s Sporting Champions, a new scheme which has been launched to support talented athletes from across the UK, has announced medal winning Olympic athlete Colin Jackson CBE as an ambassador for the sports development programme. A strong line-up of Olympic and Paralympic athletes isĀ also currently supported by the scheme as ā€˜Gold sponsored athletesā€™, including [...]

Learn from PokƩmon to help your fitness business

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It would be fair to say that PokƩmon has aided motivation. In PokƩmon GO, participants gain levels as a trainer and, at higher levels, you will be able to catch more powerful PokƩmon to complete your Pokedex. In the fitness industry, active reward initiatives have started to encourage members to not only get active but [...]

Team GB Fan Zones!

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Discover the nearest Team GB Fan Zone to where you live and watch the Rio 2016 Olympics live with lots of other fans. Where will you watch the Games? Fan Zone locations Bradford Bristol Coventry Leeds London Beach East (QEOP) London Bridge City Manchester Plymouth Swansea Locations in Scotland andĀ Northern Ireland are underĀ negotiation Bradford (6-21 [...]

Be part of I Am Team GB

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On Saturday 27 August, I Am Team GB will inviteĀ people across the UK to get active at their local sports club. Thousands of clubs and groups will open their doorsĀ as part of the nation’s biggest ever sports day. Brought to you by the National Lottery and ITV, and supported by Join In, UK Sport and [...]

Letā€™s get kids dancing!

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With childhood obesity on the rise, more initiatives are targeting children who may be less interested in group sports. Synergy Dance has channelled its efforts to gain maximum exposure for its inclusive dance programme. With more than one in four of us doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a week and one in [...]

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