Proudly sponsored by: Macclesfield Town Council, J J Cookson, Quince Consultancy, Red Willow Brewery, Cirrus, Paul Smith Dental & Janus Business
Preparations for RunMaccFest 2020 were well underway when the global pandemic that is Covid-19 hit the U.K. It soon became clear that our much loved, exceptionally well supported, community running festival would not be able to take place. There was disappointment across the committee as we realised that our charity partners, who were already suffering immense losses as a result of the pandemic, would receive no benefit if this year's festival did not occur.
SO not to be deterred we put our heads together and committed to continuing to support our three local charities. We had set ourselves a target to raise £15,000 for charity this year and we fully intend to stick to that. With much thought and a little creativity, we have decided to host a charity challenge, challenging the people of Macclesfield and beyond to run 15,000 kms for £15,000. (15,000 is approximately the amount of kms run in total by last year's runners)
We are asking all runners out there of any age and ability to take part and put kilometres into our totaliser for donations to our three charities. Simply run, log your kms and donate. Ask your friends and family to donate and support you as you take on the RunMaccFest Charity Challenge. We will be handing out spot prizes and setting individual challengesduring the campaign, so the more you get involved, the more chance you have of winning.
The Charity Challenge will culminate on the weekend of 19th/20th September where members of the Macclesfield Harriers will come together to complete any remaining miles. Running small group runs organised by the club and in accordance with the latest social distancing advice, the Harriers will dust off the running shoes all for charity.
Our fundraising total will be split between the following three local charities.
Just Drop-In - helping young people in Macclesfield find their feet through advice, information, support and counselling
Cre8- running a wide range of services for young people in Macclesfield
The Rossendale Trust - supporting adults with learning disabilities in Macclesfield to live full and meaningful lives
By taking part in RunMaccFest’s Charity Challenege you can make a real difference to these charities who themselves make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Your support means so much to them and they need our support this year more than ever before.
We sincerely hope that the RunMaccFest Charity Challenge 2020 will be an opportunity for us all to come together and celebrate our wonderful community.