A Virtual Challenge is Raising Money for COVID19 Relief Efforts

Are you looking for ways to stay active during these unprecedented times? Are you trying to find a way to assist with COVID19 Relief, but unsure of where to begin? Have you been struggling to find a way to connect with this community while maintaining social isolation?

You aren’t alone! And now, Conquering COVID19 has found a solution.

Conquering COVID19 has developed a virtual challenge that provides you an opportunity to get active during social distancing. The challenge can be done anywhere, at any time- and proceeds will be donated to COVID19 Relief organizations to assist with food insecurity, job loss, health concerns (both mental and physical), and education.

Participants choose their activity (running, biking, walking, skate boarding, skipping, or roller blading- creative exercise is both welcomed and encouraged) and choose a personal challenge for the number of miles to be completed. Then, they set a date and tackle their goals individually or as a household. Registrants receive a t-shirt and are encouraged to share their stories and experience by engaging with the community through social media (and using the hashtag #conqueringcovid19).

“We are excited to provide an opportunity for the community to rally together in support of COVID19 relief efforts, even if we can’t be together in person at this time. People are stuck in their homes right now, wishing that they could do something, to help get the world through this crisis. And not knowing when the pandemic will end has contributed to an overall unease. Exercise naturally relieves that tension, is good for overall health, and with this challenge, allows the participants to be a part of a group once again. This group won’t meet in person- but, mile by mile, it will bring the community closer to the other side of this crisis,” said Rachel Price, the founder of the challenge.

For more information, contact Conquering COVID19 via email at info@conqueringcovid19.org.

Background: Conquering COVID19

Conquering COVID19 was started to make a difference in the fight against COVID19. Fundamentally, the mission is to help with the significant challenges the world is facing as a result of this pandemic: Food insecurity, Job loss, Health concerns (both mental and physical), Education, and so much more.

Conquering COVID19 believes that staying active is an integral part of staying healthy- but the novel corona virus has presented unique challenges to staying active as a community. Gyms, workout studios, and exercise studios have closed- but that shouldn’t stop people from getting their exercise! Now is the time to get creative in the quest to be active for both mental and physical health and well-being. Running, roller blading, walking, biking, or skipping are just a few options for ways to keep moving- so long as social distancing is employed!

People are social by nature, but so much of the rich community in our society is being tested by COVID19. People can't gather in groups, go out to eat together, or celebrate special occasions. But that shouldn’t stop people from supporting one another! Complete this virtual challenge and post about it on social media using #conqueringcovid19 (tagging @conqueringcovid19). This event may not be gathering at the start line together, but this community will cross the finish line as one, Conquering COVID19!

To learn more about Conquering COVID19, visit www.conqueringcovid19.org, Facebook/conqueringcovid19, and Instagram/conqueringcovid19.

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