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Run for Climate Change 2021

Run for Climate Change continues into 2021 with support from familiar faces

Run For Climate Change is a new annual virtual event created in 2020 and growing in 2021.

After the great success and interest in the 2020/2021 event, the collaboration between One Running Movement and Planet-U Energy continues with 2,000 places just released for 2021/2022.

To kick off the 2021 launch Planet-U Energy CEO Grant Nicholson pledged to run 7 Marathons across the month of March with an average of 10K a day. Today saw former Leeds Rhinos star Jamie Peacock MBE joining Grant on a socially distanced 10K at Leeds’s Roundhay Park.

#GrantsMarchMarathons aims to raise awareness about climate change and One Running Movement’s pledge to People, Planet and Purpose.

Classed as an honesty run, the chosen distance needs to be completed by 31st March 2022. The distance can be run or walked and can be done as an individual, a business or a family to encourage #MoveForLife whilst making a collective difference to planet health as well as mental and physical health, an all round winner!

There is a difference with this virtual event – runners don’t just get a wooden medal that is ethically and sustainably sourced whilst supporting local communities, for every entry received a tree is planted in

Yorkshire by Planet-U Energy with a biodegradable plaque featuring the runner’s name or dedicated to a friend, relative or loved one.

There have been some amazing runner stories so far and heart-warming dedications of the trees to loved ones and family lost for various reasons including Covid-19. In addition to the names on the biodegradable plaques a page on the One Running Movement website will feature messages to loved ones.

Runners of all ages can sign up to run a chosen distance of 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon, in line with their health and wellbeing goals, and by doing so they aim to achieve the following:

  1. Helping themselves by being active and having a positive goal to aim or train for
  2. Helping to educate by raising awareness of climate change and renewable energy
  3. Helping communities where the wooden medals are made
  4. Helping charities who are committed to climate change and mental health
  5. Helping the planet by a tree being planted in Yorkshire woodland for every runner taking part

Samaritans and Surfers Against Sewage are the benefiting charities, with £1 from every Run for Climate Change entry donated to each charity.

A picture of the tree will be sent to each runner within 12 months of it being planted.

Registrations for #RunForClimateChange are open now, and runners can complete their pledged distance until the end of March 2022. Different entry options are available for individuals, families or businesses, with adult entry (age 17+) at £12 and children / young adults entry (age 16 and under) at £6 with everyone receiving the same rewards.

To enter visit: https://www.onerunningmovement.com/run-for-climate-change/

Planet-U Energy (PUE) is the UK’s fastest growing, independent, renewable energy company with the aim to help all businesses switch to renewable energy to save time and money whilst reducing their carbon footprint.

One Running Movement (ORM) was established to help to create more active communities and support the creation of healthy habits, utilising the power of sport to improve physical and health and mental health.

Planet-U Energy is one of the Foundation Partners and Powered by Partners working together with founders Rebecca Richardson and Joe Williams. Foundation Partners include Polar, Up & Running, New Balance, One Water, McLEAR and National Pride, UKRunChat, Women’s Running, Run Mummy Run, Social Run Group, Breathe Unity and Social Chain.

Go to the www.onerunningmovement.com/ for further details about the different entry packages, and to make sure that one of the 2,000 trees planted in the woodland in March 2022 will feature your name or the name of a loved one.

You can also like One Running Movement on Facebook and follow @onerunmovement on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news #MoveForLife #RunForClimateChange

Run For Climate Change | World Mental Health Day

Run for Climate Change to support charities, communities, the planet and mental health

ORM (One Running Movement), a collaborative evolution for movement and change #MoveForLife, announced a Powered By Partnership with Planet-U Energy back in June. One Running Movement have now unveiled the details of their latest initiative which is supported by Planet-U Energy as well as their Foundation Partners.

Run For Climate Change is a new annual event, with the first edition taking place virtually this year. There is one huge point of difference with this virtual event – runners don’t just get a wooden medal that is ethically and sustainably sourced whilst supporting local communities, for every entry received a tree is planted in Yorkshire by Planet-U Energy with a biodegradable plaque featuring the runner’s name. A picture of the tree will be sent to each runner within 12 months of it being planted. £2 of the entry fee is also donated to environmental and mental health charities.

With running and movement such a large contributing factor to mental health, the organisers have announced that registrations for Run for Climate Change 2020 open on World Mental Health Day which is observed on 10th October each year. 

Runners of all ages can sign up to run a chosen distance of 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon, in line with movers health and wellbeing goals, and by doing so they contribute to the following:

  1. Helping yourself by being active and having a positive goal to aim or train for
  2. Helping the planet by raising awareness of climate change and renewable energy
  3. Helping communities where the wooden medals are made
  4. Helping charities who are committed to climate change and mental health

Samaritans and Surfers Against Sewage have been confirmed as the benefiting charities from the Run for Climate Change entries with £1 from each entry donated to each charity.

Registrations for #RunForClimateChange open this Saturday 10th October at 10.10 am, and runners can complete their pledged distance from the end of October to the end of December 2020. Different entries are available for individuals, families or businesses, with adult entry (age 17+) at £12 and children / young adults entry (age 16 and under) at £6, with everyone receiving the same rewards.

All entries include a wooden medal and a tree planted by Planet-U Energy for each runner. Supporting materials regarding training, renewable energy and climate change will be available on the One Running Movement online education channel, developing further in 2021. Medals will be sent out from November and trees will be planted in Yorkshire from December.

A mileage marker will track the accumulated distance pledged to run by every participant, with the aim to run around the world by 2022 and cover the distance of the earth’s circumference, as measured around the equator (40,075.017 km or 24,901.461 miles).

Additional competition prizes will be offered during the 2020/2021 event and virtual goody bag offers will be emailed to all finishers which are supported by McLEAR  #ringpay and Up & Running

A total of 2,000 places are being launched on the 10th October at 10.10am for 2020 virtual Run For Climate Change event.

Grant Nicholson, Chief Executive of Planet-U Energy said: “Planet-U Energy has been working closely with One Running Movement over the last few months, and we are pleased to be part of this latest inspirational initiative that comes with so many benefits for the planet, communities, charities and both physical and mental health.

“We at Planet-U Energy feel passionate about tackling social change across all areas as well as renewable energy and climate change. We are proud to be planting trees in Yorkshire as part of this initiative and we are excited to work with ORM and their partners to ensure that our communities and our planet become healthier.”

Joe Williams and Rebecca Richardson, Founders of One Running Movement, added: “In today’s world there are many factors that affect mental health, and climate change plays a big role with the future of our planet at risk. We are excited to launch Run for Climate Change as an annual virtual event to start, and we will announcing further news over the coming months.

“We are calling these ‘honesty runs’ and we feel that everybody needs to make a personal commitment in line with own health and wellbeing goals, from a choice to run 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon distance, our movers pledge the miles. Trees are the ultimate carbon capture and storage machines so to speak, and it’s amazing that runners can contribute to Planet-U Energy planting trees at one of their Yorkshire locations for each Run for Climate Change entry received. Climate change is also closely linked to mental health and anxiety for many, and we are excited to offer an event in collaboration with Planet-U Energy that addresses both.”

“We are proud to be creating valuable funds through Run For Climate Change for Surfers Against Sewage and Samaritans. We have pledged to donate £1 to each charity equally for every runner that takes part. We are creating an equilibrium and raising awareness about the connection between environment changes, movement and mental health by all working together.”

Planet-U Energy (PUE) is the UK’s fastest growing, independent, renewable energy company with the aim is to help all businesses switch to renewable energy to save time and money whilst reducing their carbon footprint.

One Running Movement (ORM) was established to help to create more active communities and support the creation of healthy habits, utilising the power of sport to improve physical and health and mental health.

Planet-U Energy is one of the Foundation Partners and Powered by Partners working together with founders Rebecca Richardson and Joe Williams. Foundation Partners include Polar, Up & Running, New Balance, One Water, McLEAR and National Pride, UKRunChat, Women’s Running, Run Mummy Run, Social Run Group, Breathe Unity and Social Chain.

Go to www.onerunningmovement.com for more information about One Running Movement, Run For Climate Change and the various ways to #MoveForLife

You can also like One Running Movement on Facebook and follow @onerunmovement on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news #MoveForLife #RunForClimateChange

ORM and Planet-U Energy Align with Energy For Movement

ORM (One Running Movement), a collaborative evolution for movement and change #MoveForLife, is delighted to announce a Powered By Partnership with Planet-U Energy.

Shared aims of the new innovative partnership include generating gifted activity places for children and young adults across the UK through a new specific Energy For Movement business to business initiative. In 2021, ORM events are also due to take place at Planet-U Energy powered venues and stadiums that use the latest renewable and sustainable energy technologies, helping to reduce ORM’s carbon footprint.

Planet-U Energy (PUE) is the UK’s fastest growing, independent, renewable energy company. The business was established in 2018 and operates nationally from the Head Office based in Leeds City Centre. Their aim is to help all businesses, from offices to stadiums, factories and schools, to save time and money whilst reducing their carbon footprint, by switching to renewable energy and using the latest sustainable technology.

One Running Movement (ORM) was established to help to create more active communities, break down barriers of entry to activity, provide social intergenerational connectivity and support the creation of healthy habits. By encouraging school age pupils, siblings and families to get active, ORM is utilising the power of sport to improve health, strengthen resilience, build mental health and increase overall confidence through running, daily activity and movement.

The Energy For Movement initiative has been launched to support ORM’s mission to generate and provide free activity places for ages 4 to 16, and PUE’s drive to make renewable energy totally transparent, so that every company can take action today for a more sustainable tomorrow. Any businesses switching to renewable energy with Planet-U Energy and signing up to be MOVERS with ORM will see a reduction in their annual energy bills as well as a % of their annual energy bills being converted into movement through this unique partnership, Energy For Movement.

Grant Nicholson, Chief Executive of Planet-U Energy said: “I am very keen that Planet-U Energy tackles social change as well as climate change, so I am very excited about the opportunity to work with ORM, their partners and our collaborative MOVERS to ensure that our communities become healthier and more active.”

Rebecca Richardson, Co-Founder of ORM commented: “We are a strong force of nature individually but even more powerful by working together. We are delighted to announce this energised and innovative Powered By Partnership with Planet-U Energy focused around Energy For Movement. Becoming MOVERS with your business is easy to do, saves you money, contributes to saving the planet and helps more 4 to 16 year olds to be active. We are all winners here by adopting an approach that focuses on sustainability, movement and natural resources.”

More information about the Powered By Partnership can be found on the One Running Movement website. Join the evolution for movement and change Energy For Movement by emailing energy@onerunningmovement.com #MoveForLife #EnergyForMovement #ForPlanet

Planet-U Energy is one of the Foundation Partners and Powered by Partners working together with founders Rebecca Richardson and Joe Williams. Foundation Partners include Up & Running, Polar, New Balance, One Water, McLEAR and National Pride, UKRunChat, Women’s Running, Run Mummy Run, Social Run Group, Breathe Unity and Social Chain.

Save the Children is the global charity partner for One Running Movement.

Go to www.onerunningmovement.com for more information about One Running Movement and the various ways to #MoveForLife.

You can also like One Running Movement on Facebook and follow @onerunmovement on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news #MoveForLife

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