What is the Women V Cancer 100k Your Way challenge?
Women V Cancer 100k Your Way is a fantastic opportunity for people from all walks of life, of all sexes, ages and abilities, to raise vital funds for the Women V Cancer charities, at a time when they need your support more than ever. Challenge yourself to conquer 100km in 10 days before the end of September for women facing cancer across the UK. Ride. Run. Walk. The choice is yours.
You do you!
Start your ten days now or at any time and finish before the end of September. Do it anywhere in any way at any pace you like. Conquer it all in one day/night or spread it out over the whole ten days. Many awesome people are challenging themselves to the same distance over the same time-frame, so you're never alone.
No matter how you choose to conquer your 100k, shout about it! Share your progress and check out your fellow challengers' achievements as you go in our event Facebook group and on your personal Women V Cancer 100k Your Way fundraising page. We encourage you to post photos, videos and live stream as much as you can and want. The more you share, the more funds and awareness you’re likely to raise for Women V Cancer.
Women V Cancer 100k your way is as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. It's about staying motivated until you complete that hundredth kilometre - and keeping up with our supportive Women V Cancer 100k your way community will help you.
How can I complete my 100km?
A virtual event means you take control. As long as you, of course, adhere to the social distancing measures currently in place, you can cover your 100km however you like. Cycle. Run. Walk. Scoot. Skip. Row. Swim. Spin. Do it at home or hit the road. Conquer it solo or get your friends, family, neighbours, partners and/or even your dog involved.
You also set your own pace. Choose to spread your 100km over the whole ten days or do it all in one go.
Make sure to share your progress on your fundraising page and in our Women V Cancer 100k Your Way Facebook group. We can't wait to see your photos, videos and live streams!
Who can take part?
Anyone and everyone! We encourage people of all ages, sexes, fitness levels and abilities to take part - and that includes the dog! The more the merrier! It's about people from all walks and cycles of life coming together from all across the UK to do something very special together.
With our Women V Cancer 100k your way community on Facebook and the event fundraising platform, you'll never feel alone - even if you sign up solo. Please make sure to share your pictures, live streams, achievements and videos, to keep yourself and your fellow Women V Cancer supporters motivated throughout the ten-day challenge.
Can we take part as a team?
Absolutely! But always within the government guidelines on social distancing. You can create a virtual team and stay connected with friends, family or colleagues - wherever they are in the world!
We encourage every member of your team to raise £100 or more, but you'll find it easier to keep motivated with your loved ones and buddies with you.
Compete or collaborate - it's up to you!
Conquer it together - You can collaborate by tackling each stretch of your 100km together via Zoom, Houseparty or another conference calling app.
Compete with each other - Your team can compete to see who clocks the most kilometres or raises the most funds for our three amazing charities. If you’re taking part as a solo challenger, you can still connect with our Women V Cancer community by joining our Facebook group or sharing your progress using the hashtag #WVC100k - We love to see how you’re doing!
When is it?
Right now! Complete your 100k at any time that suits you before the end of September 2020. You can sign up in exactly the same way: simply register, set up your fundraising page and you're ready to go.
What do I need?
Nothing except for yourself, your favourite fitness app/device and access to the internet. We encourage you also to take pictures, video clips and live streams of your challenge as you go, so please bring your smart phone with you wherever possible.
How much do I need to raise?
There’s no minimum sponsorship target, we just ask you to fundraise as much as you can for our three amazing Women V Cancer charities. If you find a target helpful, you could set yourself the target to raise £100, raising £1 for every kilometre you conquer.
However much you're able to raise, you'll be helping our charities to ensure that nobody has to face cancer alone. The money you raise is split evenly between our three charities and helps fund their vital work. For example:
£30 could buy a bottle of specialist dye to stain cancer cells, so that Ovarian Cancer Action’s researchers can study them with a microscope.
£100 can enable Breast Cancer Now to send out another 1,000 leaflets to GPs to promote breast checking and inform about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
£500 will enable Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to provide a weekend of training to two new Helpline volunteers supporting hundreds of women.
How can I raise funds?
Visit our Tips & Resources page for fundraising ideas and inspiration but here's a few to get you started:
- Get social - Share the link to your fundraising page with all your social networks throughout the 10 days.
- Sweaty selfie – snap a photo of your sweaty self during/after every stretch of your 100km and share it on your fundraising page and on social media.
- Add your fundraising page link to your email signature.
- Claim your fame and contact your local press ahead of the challenge.
- Go live – live stream your challenge on Facebook, Instagram or TikTok and connect it with your fundraising page.
- Help prevent cancer by sharing info sheets on symptoms and signs with the people you know.
- Post/tweet a fact about breast, ovarian and cervical cancers on every day of the challenge.
- Thank each of your wonderful donors and let them know the difference they’re making!
How do my funds reach the three Women V Cancer charities?
It's all done automatically through your fundraising page so you don't need to do anything. If you have raised funds offline, please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
How does the money I raise help women affected by cancer?
The money you raise funds the vital work of our three Women V Cancer charities who are raising awareness, providing support and funding research into breast, ovarian and cervical cancers. If you’d like to know more about how each charity is making a difference for women affected by cancer, visit their websites below.
Breast Cancer Now
Registered charity no 1160558 (England and Wales) and SC045584 (Scotland) and 1200 (Isle of Man).
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Registered charity no. 1133542 (England and Wales) and SC041236 (Scotland)
Ovarian Cancer Action
Registered charity no. 1109743 (England and Wales) and SC043478 (Scotland)
Tracking my distance
How can I track my 100km?
Use a fitness tracker app to track the distance you complete. You can sync your Fitbit or Strava account with your fundraising page so whenever you complete an activity it will upload automatically to your fundraising page - it's as easy as that! You can use any fitness tracker you like though (Mapmyrun, Google health, Samsung health). Simply log in to your fundraising page, go to 'My Fitness Activity', manually enter the distance you've completed and click save. We've created a step-by-step guide to help you too.
Other questions you may have
Is this in place of Ride the Night 2020?
No, Women V Cancer 100k your way is a separate event and everyone is welcome to join, including men and children. If you were registered for Ride the Night 2020, we encourage you to transfer your place to next year's event in May 2021, which will be extra special as it will be the Women V Cancer 10-year anniversary!
You can easily transfer all the funds you've raised for Ride the Night 2020 to next year's event.
Now more than ever, the three Women V Cancer charities are in vital need of your support as they continue to help people affected by cancer through the coronavirus pandemic. If you can, we would love for you to take on the Women V Cancer 100k your way as well as Women V Cancer Ride the Night 2021.
Can I transfer the funds I have raised for a cancelled Women V Cancer 2020 event to my Women V Cancer 100k Your Way fundraising total?
If you’ve already signed up for another Women V Cancer challenge and raised funds, thank you, we’re so grateful.
Now more than ever, the three Women V Cancer charities are in need of your support as they continue to help people affected by cancer through the coronavirus pandemic. If you are able to, we encourage you to use Women V Cancer 100k Your Way as an additional fundraising event to raise vital funds for our charities.
If you can, please transfer the money you’ve already raised to one of our Women V Cancer 2021 challenges. Browse our exciting variety of Women V Cancer 10-year anniversary events here.
We understand that these are difficult times and you may not be able to take on a 2021 challenge or do further fundraising. In this case, you can add the funds you’ve already raised as an offline donation on your 100k Your Way fundraising page. Please contact us if you would like to add an offline donation.