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University of Hull team to clock up 2,000 miles in February for 2022 BRIT Challenge

Students and staff at the University of Hull are hoping to run, walk, cycle or swim over 2,000 miles in February as part of a national challenge for charity.

The BRIT Challenge (the British Inspiration Trust) is an inclusive feel-good fundraiser with the aim to improve the mental health and fitness of young adults and students. The challenge also raises vital funds for local, regional and national charities.

Over the past two years almost 180 university and college teams have taken part in the BRIT Challenge.

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The challenge is designed to be completed by individuals working as a team to cover the distance

This year, Hull Sport is taking on the challenge in aid of Hull Breast Friends and BRIT.

Sophie Johnson-Read, Sport Development Manager at the University said: “As a University community we are committed to supporting our students' and staff wellbeing, as well as promoting good mental health.

“The benefits of promoting good mental and physical health awareness, whilst also raising funds for charities, that support students and young adults, is an opportunity that we couldn't pass up on." Sophie Johnson-Read, Sport Development Manager

“We can't wait to get started and show how powerful our collective community can be at the University of Hull.”

The challenge, which runs from February 1 to March 3, is designed to be completed by individuals working as a team to cover that year’s distance.

As this year is 2022, the distance will be 2,022 miles. The challenge can be completed by either hand-cycling, cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, walking, jogging, running, rowing or paddling (canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding).

brit challenge team on exercise bikes

The BRIT Challenge is an inclusive feel-good fundraiser with the aim to improve the mental health and fitness of young adults and students

Anyone can take part in the activities and involvement is free.

People can complete miles in their own time and share an image of their activity on the University’s GoFundMe Page. Donations made will support Hull Breast Friends and the BRIT charity.

Donating or sponsoring the British Inspiration Trust will be a positive action towards helping young adult mental health and fitness in the UK.

To follow the University’s journey, you can follow @HullUniSport on social media to keep up to date with the latest on the BRIT Challenge. Participants can also share their activities on social media using the hashtags #TeamHull and #BRITChallenge.

Find out more about the BRIT Challenge here.

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