100 Miles in May

Take on our May challenge
in support of veterans’ mental health

Spring is here, along with the lighter evenings, so it’s the perfect time to get out,
challenge yourself and clock up those miles!

Join Team YOMP - Your Own Marching Pace or Team TAB - Tactical Advance to Battle and help lead your team to victory.
No matter which team you choose, your support will make a real impact on veterans' mental health.

Join team TAB  

Join team YOMP 

Raised so far

£5,742

Our goal

£35,000

Incl. Gift Aid

Register

It’s easy to take part – simply register for free, decide when and where you’re going to walk or run and then get started. You can even choose to join Team TAB or Team YOMP*!

Join the challenge Facebook group for all the support and encouragement you need from fellow fundraisers across the UK.

Go the distance

Walk, run or roll your 100 miles during May. Record your miles on our handy printable tracker or link your fitness app to your fundraising page.

Take part with friends and family, grab a bergen and walk loaded or clock up the miles on a treadmill - anything goes!

Raise vital funds

We believe military trauma shouldn’t destroy the lives of veterans and their families. Taking part in 100 Miles in May will help raise funds for our specialist mental health treatment.

Once you have raised your first £10 you’ll also receive your 100 Miles in May challenge T-shirt!

BE IN IT TO WIN IT

We’re giving away a branded bundle consisting of a  Combat Stress technical T-shirt, hoodie, neck buff and water bottle to one lucky winner. Simply join our 100 Miles in May Facebook group and complete your miles by 31 May 2024 for your chance to win. Open to UK residents only. The winner will be announced in the 100 Miles in May Facebook group week commencing 3 June 2024.

WALKING 100 MILES ACROSS THE MONTH IS
3.23 MILES OR 7,000 STEPS PER DAY

Top Fundraisers

Team TAB

Team YOMP

Connect with our 100 Miles in May Community

#100MilesinMay

@combatstress

Join our 100 Miles in May Facebook group to connect with fellow fundraisers taking on this amazing challenge, it’s a wonderful community where you can share your photos and show your support for each other. Remember to share your fundraiser on your own Facebook timeline, Twitter and Instagram to let your friends and family know what you’re up to - keeping them updated with your progress is the key to successful fundraising. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #100milesinmay

RESOURCES

Resources

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100 Miles in May - 50 Miles

100 Miles in May - 50 Miles

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100 Miles in May - 75 Miles

100 Miles in May - 75 Miles

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100 Miles in May - Smashed It

100 Miles in May - Smashed It

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100 Miles in May: Tracking Sheet

100 Miles in May: Tracking Sheet

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will I receive my T-shirt? 

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When you've reached £10 in fundraising, we’ll post your T-shirt. Make sure you’ve provided your address details by logging into your fundraising page and updating the 'My Account' section. We'll be posting T-shirts weekly from week commencing 8th April.

Do I have to be over 18 to join the challenge? 

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Under 18s are welcome, although you have to be over 14 to join the Facebook Group.  If you are under 14 and want to take part, please get your parent or guardian to join the group and set up your fundraising page.

How do I record my miles? 

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We have a handy printable tracker in the media tab of the Facebook group and the resource section of our event page, you can also connect your fitness tracker to your fundraising page! You can keep track of your miles however you like, have a chat with other fundraisers in the Facebook Group and see how they’re recording theirs.  

  

How do I link my fitness tracker to my fundraising page & track my miles automatically? 

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You can either connect your Strava or Fitbit to your profile page during the sign-up process, or if you don't have either of these there is an option to add your miles manually.

We recommend using Strava. It's free and easy to join and you can also join our Team Combat Stress Strava group.

Follow these steps to track your miles automatically:

1. Download the Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness app and set up your account

2. Log in to your March in March account.

3. Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app.

4. Follow the prompts to connect your account.

5. When you next work out, select ‘start your workout’ in the app on your phone. Once you end your workout, save your workout - your distance will be published to the tally on your page the following day.

  

Can I start late or early? 

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Of course, you can!  We’d like you to try and complete your miles by 31 May but you can start whenever suits you! 

What’s the best way to smash my fundraising target? 

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Share, share, share! Share your progress, share your photos but more importantly, share your fundraising page. We also have handy pre-written social media posts and emails to make sharing your fundraising page simple. The more you share, the more people will see it and the quicker you’ll reach your fundraising goal! People often need reminding 2 or 3 times before making a donation, so don’t be afraid to keep sharing.

How do I upload photos and videos to the Facebook group? 

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To share a photo or video on the group click on ‘write something’ to type your message, there will also be an icon of a photo, click on that and you will be able to select a photo from your library to include. We absolutely love to hear how you are all getting on so please do share, share away in the group! 

How do my friends donate to my fundraiser? 

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Share your fundraising page with them and they can use the donate button to show their support. 

How do people donate if they’re not on Facebook? 

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When you register for this event a Facebook fundraiser and a regular fundraising page are created for you. If your friends or family aren’t able to donate through Facebook, they can make a donation through your regular fundraising page or through the donate button on our web page.

Will I receive a medal?

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We are providing challenge T-shirts for this event, once you have raised £10 and completed your address details, we’ll post yours.

Do I need to provide evidence to Combat Stress that I’ve completed all 100 miles? 

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No, we trust you!  You don’t need to send us evidence to prove you’ve completed the challenge.  We do recommend that you update your Facebook supporters and post on your social media accounts where you are with the challenge to let friends and family know how you’re getting on!  There will be progress badges available in the 100 Miles in May Group and on our event platform. We recommend sharing photos and videos of you doing your miles and please also share them with the group as we’d love to see as many of your pics and films as possible? 

Can I raise money using a sponsorship form? 

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We’d prefer you to raise money online with Facebook or your regular fundraising page, but if that’s not possible our sponsorship form is available from the media tab in the Facebook group or the resources section of our event page, alternatively email us at challenges@combatstress.org.uk or call 01372 587 140 and we’ll send you one. 

How do I pay in any cash or cheques I’ve collected? 

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You can pay your offline donations into our bank account: Combat Stress / 60-00-01 / 00100013. Please use your surname and 100MilesinMay as the reference and let us know you’ve made the payment by emailing challenges@combatstress.org.uk

Please remember to post your sponsorship form, with a note stating your name and challenge to: 

Combat Stress 

Fundraising Department 

Tyrwhitt House 

Oaklawn Road 

Leatherhead 

Surrey 

KT22 0BX 

If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please include that with your sponsorship form and mail it to the address above.

Or you can call the office on 01372 587 140 and make a donation over the phone between 9.30 – 3pm Monday to Friday.  

My question’s not been answered in the FAQs? 

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Please email us your question at challenges@combatstress.org.uk or give us a call on 01372 587 140