Saturday April 17th, Coventry: 4 of 12
"Oh, do get on with it ..."
As a mark of due respect to the passing of HRH Prince Philip, the period of national mourning and his funeral on Sat 17th April, we feel it appropriate to embrace the very mantra achieved with his remarkable DofE scheme:
'To equip and empower people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life.'
Based on this sentiment, along with his apparent wish for “no fuss”, we have decided to respectfully continue with our plans with the Allegr 12 Coventry – in our own endeavours to help community and fundraise for mental health.
We will, of course, ensure that a 2 minutes' silence is observed at 1500 and be wearing black arm bands in honour and memory of HRH Prince Philip.
Hello 👋 and Welcome to The Allegr 12
We’re delighted you’re here, and really hope you’ll join in.
What's happening on Saturday April 17th?
Ben will run for 12 hours non-stop around a 5 k loop in Coventry. Exact route details below.
We’d love you to join in - for some, or all of this. As slow or as fast as you want, for as little or as much time as you wish.
The course will open at 0700 and close at 1900.
Between those times you are free to show up, and go as far, or for as long, as you can. Not because you have to, but because you want to.
Just join the loop (with your people / community or alone) and bring your 100%.
Ben’s 12 hour mission might be the headline, but the real story of the Campaign lies with YOU all - the people who show up on the day – and the many individuals across the country who will also be joining in remotely.
Your distance. Your pace.
Just bring yourself and enjoy the chance to connect and engage with your local community.
As simple as... 1, 2, 3
1. 'I'm interested' ...
Please register (for free), this is vital - simply so that we can ensure we are sticking to the rules.
It also allows us to contact you if there are any important changes or information that we need to tell you ahead of, or on, the day.
2. Show Up
Just show up. There is no start time, no pressure, no expectation. You really do just need get there.
Too slow? Worried you aren't fit enough? Worried about the right kit? DON'T BE.
All you need to do is put one foot in front of the other, we promise the rest will just happen.
Where do you need to get to? Coventrians RFC, details below.
3. Join In
We want you to enjoy yourself, it's really that simple.
Just do a lap and see how you feel, do another if you want.
It's not about how far, it's about how you feel during and afterwards.
COVID, FUNDRAISING, ROUTE & TIMINGS
Please refer to the latest Government guidance for the complete and accurate information.
Anyone choosing to run, walk or join in should adhere to any rules set out there. The rules change on the 12th April, so please be aware of the latest rules.
Please ensure you review our covid-secure guidelines before attending
FUNDRAISING - PLEASE SUPPORT US
Give Ben and everyone else a cheer when you see them. Ben will have a big yellow wig on... pretty easy to spot! (So can you - get yours here)
If you wish to support the fundraising efforts of this campaign, then please click on the logo of the charity/cause below that you wish to support and you will be taken to the appropriate JustGiving / donation page.
ROUTE & TIMINGS
Thanks to the generosity of the Coventrians RFC we will be starting and finishing each loop from their ground, there is plenty of outside space to ensure physical distancing guidelines can be adhered to.
The Black Pad
On arrival please make your way to the Yellow tent and you will find instructions and volunteers who can answer any questions.
The loop is just over 5km long, starting and ending at Coventrians RFC. The route maps are available here: Garmin or Strava
The route is on open roads, there will be simple markings, however it is easy to follow. Details will be shown in the Yellow Tent on the noticeboard.
Ben will run anti-clockwise from 0700 - 1300, then from 1300 - 1900 he will run clockwise. Got to keep it interesting!
There will be a big yellow tent (obvs) set up in the grounds of Coventrians RFC, please meet there to start your loop.
You can wait for Ben to come past or just get going.
This is all about participating in whichever way that you want - so join in at whatever time you wish, for as long as you want, at whatever pace you feel like.
Just follow the route - it really is that simple.
Please remember: leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but memories.