16 July, 2019
Remember our 50K Challenge?? Stay tuned for version 2.0 coming this September!
Last year our 50K Challenge encouraged people with a stoma, their friends, family members, and Medical professionals to get fit and active, and help help us reach our target of 50,000 Kilometres to show that having a stoma need not be a barrier to achieving a target.
It ran from April to October and to say we were blown away with the results is an understatement.
356 of you helped us smash our target as together we reached an amazing 69,739 Kilometres.
The Challenge also created some amazing stories of how it inspired people to make positive changes to their lives.
Here is just some of the feedback we had;
‘The challenge is inspiring, to get people up and about, and not letting your colostomy rule your life’
‘The challenge is great, it really did help inspire me to get back on my bike’
‘I am training to run 5K in under 31mins 40 seconds for Colostomy UK because chemo and a stoma are not going to stop me!!’
‘Since my operation in January this year I have walked over 130 miles and don’t intend to stop. Having a stoma has given me my freedom back and allows me to do the things I love’
Our 2019 version will be launching this September. It will be a little bit different than last year but with the same aims in mind, encouraging people with a stoma to get active, using their stories to inspire others, and showing that as a community we can do anything!
To register your interest in taking part just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0118 939 1537