University of Sunderland takes on Gold Challenge
Released: Wednesday 18th April 2012 at 16:55
With 100 days to go until the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the University of Sunderland has announced it will be offering students, staff, and friends the opportunity to go for Gold with a challenge of their own.
On 30th April, alongside the start of Universities Week 2012, the University will launch its Gold Challenge campaign.
Gold Challenge is the official UK Olympic charity, which, so far has seen over 85,000 people take on an Olympic & Paralympic sport themed challenge to raise money for charity.
The University of Sunderland Gold Challenge will be open to all current students, staff, friends, families, community partnerships, alumni and any other association with the University.
To get involved in the Gold Challenge, either individually, or as part of the team, you must complete 2012km, 201.2km, or 20.12 km in a variety of sports including running, swimming, rowing and cycling.
The great thing about the Gold Challenge is that it can be completed in your own time and you simply keep track of your totals by keeping an online log in the University’s totalizer and league tables.
Katie Legg, Gold Challenge Educations Partnership Manager, said: “Gold Challenge is the charity challenge where you take on Olympic Sports and Paralympic Sports to raise money for charity.
“The 2012km Challenge is great for teams and individuals who really want to push themselves to do something great for a charity of their choice.”
Dean Fraser, Sports & Activities Officer at the University said: “It’s great the University is getting involved with the Gold Challenge.
“The challenge sits perfectly with University Sport and awareness of what we do here.
“ I recommend all students, staff, and University affiliates push themselves to be involved in this Gold Challenge. It will be great fun and is for a great cause.
The University’s fundraising partner for Gold Challenge will be announced shortly.
The University of Sunderland’s Gold Challenge will be officially launched on April 30th in co-ordination with Universities Week 2012 (30 April–7 May). More information will be released in due course.
For more information on the Gold Challenge, visit http://www.goldchallenge.org
If you have any questions or would like to get involved please contact the Institute of Sport at email@example.com