Challenge yourself this Autumn to an 8km obstacle run for Do Nation. It won’t be easy, you will get muddy, but use it to raise pledges amongst your friends and family and it will be worthwhile.
Here’s the deal: you challenge yourself to getting wet, muddy and generally exhausted; those supporting you challenge themselves by pledging to make an environmental change in their lives for 2 months. That’s the time it takes for something to become a habit, so together we’ll be creating permanent change.
You’ll be told all about the impact your campaign has, in terms of number of pledges and water and CO2 saved.
Devil Mud Run will give you 10% off the entry fee when you sign up with Do Nation to take part on September 17th. Tackle the 31 obstacles including ‘the swamp thing’ and ‘Satan’s steps’, check out the video below to see exactly what you’re letting yourself in for.
I set up a Do Nation campaign when I cycled to Paris for the COP21 conference in December. I raised 48 pledges, and was amazed by the number of people keen to support me in this way, and the genuine change it made to many people’s lives. It’s a great way to start a conversation that’s often difficult to have. George Marshall (author of Don’t Even Think About It) talks about how a large majority of the British public are concerned about climate change, and yet we all believe others don’t feel the same way, which is why we don’t have conversations about it. Use this as your catalyst.
Or if you think this event sounds like madness (you might be right!), why not get involved by pledging to support someone talking part? Check out the leaderboard here.
How to sign up:
- Let us know you’re taking part here.
- You’ll then receive your discount code and sign up instructions
- Create your campaign on the Do Nation, make sure you include your name in the campaign title e.g. ‘Heather tackles the Devil Mud run’.
- Tell everyone about it, then tell them again. The more people hear about your campaign, the more great conversations you’ll have, the more pledges, the more positive change.
I look forward to seeing you in a muddy swamp soon!