Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the September challenge?
To complete 50km or 100km during the month of September (1st to 30th).
2. How can I complete the distance?
Any movement you like! Run, swim, ride, SUP, row, walk, hop, skip, jump...we really don’t mind!
3. Why have you chosen 50km or 100km?
60 miles (100km) is the average distance a family has to travel from home to their nearest centre for cancer treatment. By completing the 100km challenge, you and your family will experience a small piece of the difficulties faced by these families. To make it more accessible for all, we have chosen 50km for a single person entry.
4. How can I enter?
Head to the website to register.
5. How much does it cost to enter?
50km single entry and one pair of gold laces - £15
100km pair entry and two pairs of gold laces - £25
100km family entry and four pairs of gold laces - £35
6. What are the gold laces for?
Gold is the colour of childhood cancer. We ask you to wear them while completing the challenge and to take photos, tag us on social media, tell your friends about why you’re wearing them and get people talking to help us raise awareness of Childhood Cancer.
7. How do I raise sponsorship?
You can use justgiving and link to us as we are a registered charity on this platform or you can create your own form and collect sponsorship in the old fashioned way and then transfer your total to our account. Just message us for details.
8. Why September?
There are a few reasons; September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September is the month when most children return to school and children fighting cancer may not have that privilege so we do this thinking of them and last, but by no means least, we will take some time in September to remember Eleri. A bright, vivacious young girl, Eleri had her life stolen by cancer on 14 September 2019. Her experiences and those of her family are what drove us to found Shine Bright Support. Shine Bright Support is Eleri’s legacy and by joining us in September you will be ensuring that it shines as bright as she did in life.