York charity Move the Masses is holding a virtual fundraising festive challenge designed to get as many people moving as possible.
The ‘12ks of Christmas’ challenge starts at 1pm on Saturday 11 December.
Participants will have one hour to complete 1km of running, walking, or any self-propelled activity of their choosing. At 2pm, they’ll have one hour to do 2km. At 3pm, the timer starts again for 3km, and so on!
Entrants can stop at any point. Some might do 1km in total and others might carry on all the way through to midnight, completing 78 kilometres – or the equivalent of just under two marathons – overall.
This means anybody and everybody can take part – of all ages, abilities and in any location.
There’s also an option for anyone taking part to set up a fundraising page to raise funds for the charity, in addition to the £10 entry fee.
Entry costs £10 – you can sign up here.
Move the Masses founder Egg Cameron said: “Our goal is to get loads of people outside and moving at the same time, from any location.
“Set up a hub and get your friends involved, complete the distance solo or move together as a group, it’s totally up to you.
“The great thing about this challenge is that you can set your own goals based on your personal limits to complete just 1km, 2km, or even try to go all the way through to 12km at midnight!
“Whatever distance you achieve, just by taking part you’ll have made a huge contribution to our growing charity. Every penny of your entry fee will go to supporting our communities to get moving.”