The Electrical Industries Charity - Race Across Europe New virtual Challenge
21 April 2021
3rd May to the 18th June 2021
Are you up for the challenge? It's time to sign up your team to compete in the Electrical Industries Charity Race Across Europe. We need you and four industry colleagues to tackle the biggest sector step challenge ever! You?ll be pitted against other companies in a race to reach 7 check points across the continent. Cycle, swim, walk or run and clock up miles in a bid to be on the podium when time runs out.
It's up to your team how you divide and conquer the miles between checkpoints but as soon as you reach each checkpoint you need to clock in and record the time of your leg. Remember, as soon as you reach the check point and you have clocked in you can start heading towards your next location!
To host this challenge, we have teamed with Enthuse who use cutting edge technology and Strava integration to track each team as they make their way across the continent. While international travel may not be allowed, we will be giving industry teams the opportunity of a virtual journey from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Grossmunster Cathedral of Zurich and five stops beyond.
Each team must be a team of five participants and there must be one team captain. The team captain is responsible for registering your team on the platform, downloading Strava and manually inputting the rest of the team’s activity. It’s up to you how you divide the mileage between your team, but you can run, walk, cycle or swim the distance.
Up for grabs are three prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place plus the pride of winning. There will be a real time leader board which will allow you to keep updated on how other teams are progressing and how much they have fundraised. We would love to get as many industry members involved as we can. You could sign up as a committee, as a workplace or as a group of friends. Registration for the team is £225 (£45pp) and we’re asking each team to aim to raise £2,000 (£400pp). The Challenge will run from the 3rd May to the 18th June 2021.
Take a look at the dummy fundraising page we’ve set up. This will give you an idea of what the challenge will look like: https://electricalcharity.enthuse.com/pf/eicdreams
We are also giving the companies the opportunity to sponsor the Race Across Europe challenge event. Sponsorship opportunities range from £250 to £1,000 in total and give your organisation promotional coverage across the challenge. If you would like to become a sponsor please get in touch.
Ready to sign up?
If your team of 5 are ready to sign up, please register here: https://electricalcharity.enthuse.com/cf/race-across-europe-f62df
Your team captain must complete sign up for the whole team. By taking on responsibility of team captain you will also be responsible for inputting in manual activity for the rest of the team on your fundraising page.
Please use your team name as the name for your fundraising page.
Starting Point - Charity HQ in Tower Bridge, London, England
Checkpoint 1 – 214 miles from HQ – the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Checkpoint 2 – Grossmunster Cathedral, 297 miles away in Zurich, Switzerland
Checkpoint 3 – German city, Munich and the Marienplatz 162 miles from checkpoint 3
Checkpoint 4 – Czech Republic capital, Prague and the Charles Bridge 165 miles from the beer halls of Munich
Checkpoint 5 – Berlin, Germany, 173 miles from Prague and our next checkpoint. Clock in at Bradenburg Gate
Checkpoint 6 – Amsterdam, Holland, the longest leg at 360 miles from Berlin. Meet the teams at Centraal Station
Checkpoint 7 – Head home and clock back in at Charity HQ in Tower Bridge, London, 230 miles from Centraal Station.
Total miles to be completed by each team – 1606 miles over the duration of the challenge.