Find your inspiration – ideas and tips
Step, wheel, run or do your favourite activity wherever you like, whenever you like, at your own pace.
Choose to take on a 1 mile, 10 mile, 50 mile or 100 mile challenge that’s unique to you! Whatever your circumstances and ability, go at a pace that suits you, in your own time, with anyone. Cover the distance in a day, a week, or a month before the 30th June.
Helpful tip: we’re counting 2,000 steps or actions as a mile.
This is open to all disabilities, giving you something enjoyable and rewarding to do during a tough time. All we ask is you raise £150 for Calvert Trust Exmoor – and have a great time doing it!
Need some inspiration? Take a look at our ideas that can be done whether you’re indoors, out and about, or a little bit of both.
Ideas for people at home
Dancing: Throw your favourite shapes to your dancing playlist – let your step-o-meter do the work in counting your dancing distance!
Gymnastics: Create a gym space in your living room or bedroom and get flexy.
Home gym: If you have access to a treadmill, rowing machine or exercise bike, set your goal and record your distance!
Home yogathon: Need something a little soul-soothing? Try 7 days of yoga as your activity!
Keep-fit video marathon: Find your favourite keep-fit activities online and do as many as you want over a set period. Record your steps too.
Obstacle and assault course: Get creative with obstacle courses in and around your home to complete your distance.
On-spot hop: Count your hops and add to your set target as you hop about your house. The perfect excuse to revive your space hopper!
On-spot running: Count your steps by running on the spot. Make it more of a challenge by setting your target within 30 second or minute dashes!
Physical exercises: repeat a range of actions (such as exercises, steps or movements) and set an achievable target to reach. Eg, 2,000 actions to cover a mile.
These actions could include toe taps and knee lifts in a chair. Or tummy twists, side bends, chest presses, weights and shoulder rotations for people with limited movement. Other people could do, for example, star jumps!
Skipping: Reach your target of skips over a set time period.
Stair climbing: Set new heights with an everyday stair climb activity in your household. 2,000 steps will count as a mile.
Ideas for your garden or street
Ball sports: Do a ball sport and log the distance! From basketball to catch and throw, work your way to 2,000 actions and create your miles!
Cycling: Pick your distance and ride towards your goal.
Fun races (E.g. Egg and Spoon races): Get competitive with your family, friends or carers and plan your races for a fun fundraising experience.
Obstacle course: Create your own circuit training course in your garden and invite others to take part too!
Running: Get your running shoes on and remember to pick up your step-o-meter!
Skating/Rollerblading: Go the distance and clock your miles.
Wheeling: Who says you can’t cover long distances in a wheelchair to raise money for charity? Prove the doubters wrong and be an #EverydayHero!
- What’s your activity and distance – decide what you want to do, something fun and exciting. Will you aim for 1 mile, 10 miles, 50 miles or 100 miles?
- Decide the location – where is it going to happen? How will you embrace your environment?
- Decide the dates – as long as you cover your distance safely before the 30th June, there’s no need to rush.
- Create an https://www.everydayhero.com/uk/ account – this is where you’ll track your activity and raise money for Calvert Trust Exmoor.
- Start spreading the word – tell everyone your plans and ask for donations. Share your Everydayhero account so people can donate. Create an event on Facebook and invite all your friends.
- Gather publicity and support – if you’re feeling ambitious, contact your local newspapers and radio stations and tell them what you’re up to for the charity. Share your story on local social media pages.
- Cover your distance and be an #EverydayHero – take pictures and videos, don’t forget to update your Everydayhero account.
- Tell us and everyone all about it – we’d love to know what you did and how it went, so share your pictures and videos on social media – well done and thank you.