Looking for a challenge to keep you active?
About our 21 Day Challenge
Can you run, jog, walk, cycle or swim 100 km in 21 days, however, and wherever you like? That’s the challenge. Whether it’s in your local park, on the streets or in the gym, you decide the place and you decide the pace.
By taking part, you will be helping to raise money which will allow DSI to continue providing essential services, programmes and supports to children and adults with Down syndrome right across the country.
How it works
Register today and your iDonate fundraising page will be set up for you. iDonate is an online fundraising platform that you can use to collect your donations. Personalise your fundraising page and let your family and friends know you are taking part by sharing a link to your page through your social media.
- Why 21 days?
Down syndrome occurs when there is one extra copy of chromosome 21 in cells in the body. That’s why we’ve selected 21 days.
- Is there a start/finish date?
Your challenge must run for 21 consecutive days but you choose your start date.
- Is there a registration fee?
Registering for our 21 Day Challenge is free but we do encourage you to raise as much money as you can to support our work. All entrants will receive a DSI branded t-shirt that you can wear with pride as you’re completing your challenge.
- Is there a fundraising target?
Set yourself a fundraising target and let your supporters know what you are aiming for. Your target should be a challenge but also achievable with help from family, friends and colleagues.
- How do I track my challenge?
We recommend that you download a fitness app like Strava or Map My Fitness to track and record your distance. You can then connect your fitness app to your iDonate fundraising page. Or simply use an activity tracker on your smartphone then manually update your fundraising page with your distance.
- How do I connect my fitness app to my iDonate fundraising page?
Connecting your fitness app to your fundraising page is a great way for your supporters to see your progress. Simply go to your iDonate account and go to ‘Edit your fundraising page’. Click Fitness Apps from the side menu options and follow the steps to connect your iDonate account to your tracker. Your logged routes will now show on your fundraising page.
- Can I nominate someone to take part with me?
Yes, the more the merrier! Simply tag friends, family members or colleagues on one of our 21 Day Challenge social media posts or send them a link to this page.