Inspire a healthier, happier and better motivated team in 2018.
School Virtual Runathons are great fun and designed to maximise staff participation, especially the less active, and encourage positive lifestyle choices that help reduce stress and increase motivation in schools.
Additionally, raise vital funds for your school or chosen charity by inviting your community of parents, their families and friends to also take part in your School Virtuathon.
How it works.
A School Virtual Runathon is simply an event that can be completed at any location on a given day – run outside or on a treadmill, individually or in groups, they can even walk providing they complete the distance! You set the date and decide whether you would like to offer your School Virtual Runathon to your staff, your local community or both.
Staff who are less active often lack confidence in their own physical ability and are unlikely to take part in a typical organised physical event. However, School Virtuathon is designed specifically to maximise participation across all physical abilities and build confidence with easy-to-follow training, wellbeing and motivation conveniently delivered daily into the Get Event Fit app. Already active staff can challenge themselves to complete their run faster or including hills or off-road. Virtuathon finisher medals are provided as a reward for all their hard work.
School Virtuathon encourages positive health, wellbeing and financial benefits for your school, staff, local community and partner charities.
Motivated and engaged team.
The Government's Department of Health advises that one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives. Everyone knows that regular exercise is great for your physical health, but evidence also shows that being physically active is also one of the most effective ways to improve mental wellbeing.
Workplace physical activity programmes that foster a happier, healthier and more motivated team, have a positive impact on productivity, increase work attendance, reduce job stress and pave the way for greater staff retention and engagement.
Healthier and more active workplaces have been proven to be happier and more productive workforces. Research suggests that exercise can reduce absenteeism by 23.5% and staff turnover can be reduced by 16% (BUPA, 2015).
Fitter, healthier and more motivated.
School Virtuathon challenges are specifically designed to maximise staff participation, especially beginners and the less physically active. We educate, inspire and regularly motivate your staff to encourage them to become more physically active at their own pace, to understand the impact of diet, stress, mindset and physical activity on their health and to live a healthier lifestyle both in and out of school. They each also receive a Virtuathon finishers medal for their efforts!
"For your staff, Get Event Fit is like having their own personal coach with them everyday!"
We've collaborated with Health@Work to integrate their staff wellbeing education into the School Virtual Runathon training delivered via the Get Event Fit mobile app. Your staff are taken along a guided journey to help them understand the impact of diet, stress, mindset and physical activity on their health to encourage positive lifestyle choices, both in and out of school.
Health@Work are a registered independent charity who have helped organisations of all sizes and sectors across the UK improve health in the workplace for over 25 years. They also deliver the National Workplace Wellbeing Charter and have accredited over 1,000 companies including Jaguar Landrover and BAE Systems.