Grand Welsh Relay Challenge Progress
Why a Grand Welsh Relay?
Over the past year we have all seen how important physical exercise can be for both our physical and mental wellbeing. The closure of gyms and sports centres has hit many of us hard and we have turned to other forms of exercise to keep us active and happy.
With team sports and regular meets getting back to normal, what better way to welcome this with an event that can inspire people across Wales to exercise more whilst also engaging them with their local communities.
What is the Grand Welsh Relay challenge?
The Grand Welsh Relay is a virtual circuit of the 1000-mile border of Wales which you can contribute towards from the comfort of your home or as part of your daily outdoor exercise. It is up to you how, where or when you complete your miles!
Suggestions include; running, walking, cycling, swimming or rowing on a row machine. We also encourage you to come up with your own challenges or team up with friends or a local sports team and set yourself a target you could collectively reach within the week.
We will regularly update the progress of the relay on social media and include photos from participants across the country showing off the wonderful sights of Wales.
The first mile of our relay will be run by Great Britain’s Paralympic Bronze medal winner Beverly Jones starting from Nanny Biscuit Base in Deeside, North Wales.
We know that a challenge like this can give people a real sense of purpose during difficult times and can help to bring communities from across the country together at a time when we are all physically distanced from each other.
How can you get involved?
We also encourage you to take photos of yourself completing your leg of the relay which we will then share on our social media pages and website.
All you need to do now is set yourself a target and get as many people involved as possible. You could also use this as an opportunity to fundraise for Nanny Biscuit or a local charity of your choice.
All monies raised for A Grand Week in Wales are distributed in the following way;
20% to Nanny Biscuit to combat food poverty, isolation and loneliness, with the remainder evenly distributed between our brilliant national partner organisations;
- Green Paw Project – Tree planting and land regeneration
- CAFgas CIC – Free boiler repairs for people living in fuel poverty
- Fare Share – Feeding the homeless
- Marie Curie – Terminal illness & bereavement
- Adferiad Recovery – Addiction and mental health
- YAB Wrexham – Community hub supporting vulnerable members
- Blood Bikes Wales – Transportation of blood and breast milk
Find out more information about our Grand Week in Wales event beneficiaries and Where your money goes