People | Purpose | Planet
One Running Movement, a collaborative evolution for movement and change #MoveForLife
Who we are:
One Running Movement (ORM) is on a mission to encourage us all to #Moveforlife. We are committed to creating social change, by using the power of movement to improve your physical and mental health, strengthen resilience, increase confidence, and raise awareness of important issues affecting society and our planet!
Established in 2017, we strive to empower more active communities by inspiring the creation of healthy habits for all, utilising the power of movement. We believe every human being has the right to be active and we want to help reduce the barriers to participation, and in turn, improve people’s wellbeing, through activity, promoting social justice and providing both cause and connections for people to engage with.
We have created a plan around our core values of People, Purpose and Planet. We aim to implement this plan by 2025 and are committing to our values throughout the business and our partners.
Creating a level playing field is important to us. The inequality that exists within participation in sport and physical activity, is largely reflective of the inequalities that exist in society; participation rates are lower by gender, ethnicity, disability and by socio economic group. We strive to understand why and use this insight to help remove the barriers to get people moving, contributing to a better quality of life.
ORM offers opportunities that are accessible and open to everyone; all abilities, all age groups, all people. You can also get involved in supporting our activities as a volunteer, as well as a participant, which we know delivers positive mental health benefits too.
We are proud to offer gifted opportunities, to the communities where they’ll make the biggest difference, and are able to do this thanks to our amazing partner network and corporate and philanthropic supporters. And that’s not just in the movement stakes, we’re excited about our quest to support people’s digital capabilities, through our new partnership with the Digilearning Foundation.
We celebrate your successes, and that doesn’t necessarily mean the fastest times logged! ORM is about your journey and your movement, what success looks like for you, not, compared to others, and so, we have a rich collection of incredible, emotive stories, about how moving more and being connected to the ORM community has changed lives #Moveforlife.
SDG’s specific to people no; 2, 3, 4, 5, 10
How we do things:
We are a purpose driven organisation, who balance the imperative for commercial success, with both our social and environmental responsibilities.
We are ethical in the way we operate, and transparent about how we channel our successes to do the right thing, for our team, our community, our partners and the planet.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) highlight the challenges faced by the world and the goal to attain a sustainable future by 2030. We want to play our part in the collective action and believe ORM can contribute positively to the following;
- No poverty
- Zero hunger
- Good health and wellbeing
- Quality education
- Gender equality
- Clean water and sanitisation
- Affordable and clean energy
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry innovation & infrastructure
- Reduce inequalities
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Life below water
- Life on land
- Peace, justice and strong institutions
- Partnerships for the goals
We want to lead the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future and we will use our platform, our voice, to raise awareness of issues that matter to us, like health inequalities, social mobility and the environment!
Sport, has the power to change lives, but not everyone believes it’s for them, ORM wants to help transform this and support people in a really accessible way to change their behaviours and reap the benefits of leading a more active life.
We want to make the world a better place for you, and for future generations, so we carefully select the partners we work with. Partners who believe in our mission, and can help us to achieve it. Collaboration is in our DNA, it’s what we do, and together, we achieve more; for our team and our participants, for our foundation partners, and charitable partners, right through to our supply chain.
Alongside this, we believe our collective platform can play a pivotal role to inspire sports audiences to positively respond to the challenges of climate change, and we will lead by example in vocalising this.
We are proud of our impact, but are always striving for more, so that you can continue to benefit tomorrow, as you do today.
We are committed to our team, our community, our environment and our way. We are committed to our purpose; creating positive change for people and the planet and we will continue to be curious, to ask the right questions and challenge ourselves to ensure we innovate and improve.
Our approach is our choice, we choose this approach, because we believe it’s the right thing to do and so we will be relentless in the pursuit of our mission and our outcomes.
SDG’s specific, the way we do things no. 17
Global warming is placing our planet and future generations at risk. We want to be visible in the sports sector, by engaging actively, and collectively, in the climate neutrality journey, and this starts with us taking responsibility for our climate footprint. To do this we are committed to;
- Measuring, reducing and reporting our carbon footprint.
- Using our voice to drive climate awareness and action amongst our communities.
- Influencing the system to take greater environmental responsibility and advocate this in the way we communicate.
- Educating for action, through our products, services and partners, including promotion of sustainable and responsible consumption.
We are committed to the United Nations Sports for Climate Change Framework, which influences the way we carry out our work and connects us to a sporting movement of likeminded organisations to share best practice and develop our knowledge, playing a winning role in achieving climate change as a sector.
SDG’s specific to environment no; 7, 12, 13, 14, 15
Why ORM is needed:
- only 46.8% of children and young people (3.3 million) are meeting the new Chief Medical Officer guidelines of taking part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60 minutes or more every day. Meanwhile 29.0% (2.1m) do less than an average of 30 minutes a day.
- 24.8% of people (11.2M) did less than 30 minutes a week
- Sport England (2020) The demographic groups and audiences we were focusing on prior to the pandemic – such as women, people from lower socio-economic groups, older adults, people with a long-term condition, illness or disability, and people from some BAME communities – are still finding it harder to be active.
- 200 young people from lower socio-economic groups found 68% of them were less active under lockdown (Streetgames).
- Opportunities to take part as an individual or an informal group, at any time of the day or week, frequently or infrequently, have all contributed to increased interest in engaging in outdoor activities
- One in four people in England live with a long-term health condition, and those in this group are twice as likely to be inactive, despite evidence that being active can help manage many conditions and reduce the impact and severity of some symptoms. 69% of people with a long term condition would like to be more active.
- The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends adults engage in physical activity for at least 150 minutes every week (Physical Activity Guidelines, 2019).
- Physical activity and sport prevents ill-health conditions, manages existing conditions, improves quality of sleep, increases energy levels and maintains strength, balance and motor skills, (UK CMO, Physical Activity Guidelines, 2019)
- Physical activity enhances mental health and wellbeing, with improved cognitive function, improved confidence and self-esteem and reduces anxiety, stress and depression, (UK CMO, Physical Activity Guidelines, 2019)
- More than half of adults and over two thirds of young people said their mental health got worse in lockdown (Mind UK 2020)
- 72% of young people said loneliness made their mental health worse. (Mind UK 2020)
- Disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive than non-disabled people (Activity alliance, 2020) 8 in 10 disabled people want to be more active.
- Depression and anxiety have been consistently higher throughout the pandemic amongst women, people with a long-term physical health condition, people with lower educational qualifications, and people from BAME backgrounds, UCL, Covid-19 Social Study, 5 Nov release
- ‘22% of children living in relative poverty in the UK and that number is growing’, Lisa Goodchild, Founder of the Digilearning Foundation.