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#RunforRuth is a fun & free-to-participate challenge and anyone can join in! This is your opportunity to help us raise awareness and funds for the much needed support for families with dependent children, who are facing the death of a parent.
There is no start date, route or rules – you can make your challenge just right for you. Whether you are just starting on your running journey, looking for a fun challenge to do with your family or some healthy competition with your friends, you will find lots of ideas and planning tips inside our fundraising pack to help you on your way.
Find out below about our challenge to “run” to Ruth’s hometown in Australia, and how you can help!
Our Campaign Progress So Far
Last Updated: 18/03/21
Help us make it across to Ruth’s hometown in Australia.
There are 10,446 miles between Lord’s and Ruth’s hometown in Australia. That is 16,811 km! We would love for you to be part of our journey across the globe. Simply connect your #RunforRuth run or walk to our Strava page, and your mileage will count towards the total distance covered ❤️
Get Involved & Help Make A Real Difference
How do you talk to your child about your incurable diagnosis? Where do you turn to for guidance on how to break this heartbreaking news to your children? We want to ensure that every family with a child facing the death of parent is offered the professional emotional support they need to prepare for the future.
How It Works
”Ruth had a very compassionate nature, always ensuring we helped people less fortunate than us. Always up for a challenge, Ruth signed us up for plenty of walks and runs over the years to help a worthy cause.
Your #RunforRuth participation means a lot to us, and I know Ruth would have been incredibly grateful too. Together we can make a real difference to people's lives.Sir Andrew StraussFounder RSF
Frequently Asked Questions
#RunforRuth is a free to participate physical and fundraising challenge open to everyone. You can run wherever you wish, whenever you like and with whichever family you choose, helping to support more families.
Take on #RunforRuth and your fundraising will help support families facing the death of a parent.
It’s your choice! Think about how much exercise you currently do and try to pick a run or walking challenge that will push you, whilst making sure it is still something you will enjoy. We have included lots of suggestions in our fundraising pack which you will receive after you register.
You can do your own #RunforRuth challenge whenever you would like! Alternatively, if you have signed up to an organised event why not use that to #RunforRuth, such as the Vitality Westminster Mile.
Yes! It is your challenge and we want to make it as fun as it can be for you. When setting up your fundraising page you will have the option to create an individual page or team page.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we recommend that you fundraise through virtual platforms such as Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving. If you would like to fundraise offline you will find more information on paying this money in within your fundraising pack along with a downloadable sponsorship form.
Please contact the platform helpdesk who will be able to advise you on any issues with your page.
Of course. You can let us know who you are dedicating your run to on your registration form. If you would like to tell us more about who you are dedicating your challenge to and why please get in touch at [email protected]
No, you can take part anywhere in the world! Please bear in mind it might take a little longer for your #RunforRuth shoelaces to arrive depending on where you are based.
You can join our Strava club at www.strava.com/clubs/RSFrunforruth to make sure your miles count towards our goal or reaching Australia. Don’t forget to also connect your fundraising page to your Strava activity. It’s a great way to show your supporters the hard work you are putting in, and can increase your fundraising by 45%!
Yes! To say thank you for supporting us you will receive your own #RunforRuth shoelaces for your challenge. Don’t forget to share a picture with us of them in action! If you would rather not receive your shoelaces just let us know when you register.
Yes! You can buy a Ruth Strauss Foundation T-Shirt, and lots more, in our online store (link to https://shop.ruthstraussfoundation.com/)
We want to make sure that the Ruth Strauss Foundation can give you the support and encouragement you deserve when fundraising for us. The information you provide us with will only be used for this purpose, unless you opt in to receive our wider marketing.
It is important that everyone stays safe and follow your local guidelines when planning your own #RunforRuth. As the guidelines are changing all the time we cannot give you specific information but do make sure you stay up to date with guidance.
Your safety is the most important thing to us so please make sure you are only undertaking something which is safe to do so.