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The 1.2 Challenge

The 1.2 Challenge is a fun and simple walking challenge to help you improve your fitness, boost your mental well-being and help raise vital funds for OCD-UK. The funds raised by the challenge will ensure that we can be there for the 1.2% of the UK population affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

We’ve designed our walking challenge so that it's easy to take part in, achievable and most importantly, fun to do!

 
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The 1.2 Challenge

The 1.2 Challenge is a fun and simple walking challenge to help you improve your fitness, boost your mental well-being and help raise vital funds for OCD-UK. The funds raised by the challenge will ensure that we can be there for the 1.2% of the UK population affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

We’ve designed our walking challenge so that it's easy to take part in, achievable and most importantly, fun to do!

 
 

The 1.2 Challenge

The 1.2 Challenge is a fun and simple walking challenge to help you improve your fitness, boost your mental well-being and help raise vital funds for OCD-UK. The funds raised by the challenge will ensure that we can be there for the 1.2% of the UK population affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

We’ve designed our walking challenge so that it's
easy to take part in, achievable and most
importantly, fun to do!

 
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The 1.2 Challenge

The 1.2 Challenge is a fun and simple walking challenge to help you improve your fitness, boost your mental well-being and help raise vital funds for OCD-UK. The funds raised by the challenge will ensure that we can be there for the 1.2% of the UK population affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

We’ve designed our walking challenge so that it's easy to take part in, achievable and most importantly, fun to do!

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What is the 1.2 Challenge?

Around 1.2% of the UK population are said to be affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

So, in support of those people, we are asking participants to walk an extra 1.2 miles per day for 30 days.

Not only will you be walking to support the 1.2% of people with OCD, but the 1.2 Challenge is also a great way to help you get out and get physically and mentally fit as we ease out of lockdown, which for some of us with OCD has meant being completely housebound because of OCD fears.

What will I have to do?

  • Pledge to walk an extra 1.2 miles every day for 30 days, totalling 36 miles.
  • Fundraise a minimum of £36 for OCD-UK.
  • Help others understand what OCD really means.
  • Enjoy it and have fun!

It really is that simple!

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How many miles?

We're asking each participant to walk an extra 1.2 miles on top of your usual daily activity and to repeat daily for 30 days.

That means when you complete the challenge you will have walked an extra 36 miles!

You can choose your own walking distance challenge of course and make it personal and relevant to you (if time and fitness allows).

For those that prefer to count steps, 1.2 miles is around 2500-2700 steps, which means that after 30 days you will have walked an extra 75,000 steps, all for people with OCD!

Step-by-step you can build your confidence and physical strength in a fun and social way, you can even use the opportunity to challenge your OCD if you feel able to.

Plus, every pound you raise will help us continue to provide vital support for children and adults affected by OCD.

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Who can take part?

Anyone can take part, but we do ask that children under 16 are accompanied by an adult or guardian.

We designed this to be easy and simple  for those whose mobility is limited, and those whose lifestyles are busy with work and looking after family.

Whether you're new to exercise or an experienced walker, the 1.2 Challenge is for you!

You can take on the challenge alone or with a family member or friend. You can even sign up as a team, for example a family team or an office team, alternating who in your team walks the 1.2 miles each day. But if walking with a friend be sure to remain socially distanced of course!

For those who have struggled during lockdown, every step you take will be a step towards your individual goals and a healthier and happier you.

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Where can I complete my 1.2?

Wherever you like, wherever feels comfortable for you.

The 1.2 miles can be on a treadmill, in your garden, up and down your street or repeated loops around a local park.

But we really encourage you to get out and enjoy your local parks and beauty spots when you can to maximise the potential benefits of improving your mental well-being.

Wherever you complete your 1.2 Challenge, you will be improving your physical health and we really want you to be doing it with a smile on your face and a feeling that you're making a difference, for you and the 1.2%!

The Sign up Process

To take part in your 1.2 Challenge all you need to do is sign up, set your page up and get walking!

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Benefits of walking
Walking is an exercise most of us can do with relative ease, and importantly can help boost our mental well-being.
Adapt the 1.2 Challenge to your lifestyle
The 1.2 Challenge is designed to be achievable and flexible so it can adapt to suit individual fitness levels and lifestyles.
Help and advice on taking part
Do you have questions? No problem we've got all the guidance you need to take on your 1.2 Challenge with confidence.
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Registration Information

  • Free to register. You can sign up here.
  • No minimum sponsorship requirement. This is so those not working or those with a small social circle can take part. For those that can, we ask that you aim to fundraise £36 (or more) in recognition of the 36 miles you will be walking.
  • You must be aged 16 or over to register. Children are welcome to join, but they need a parent or guardian to register on their behalf and accompany them on their walk.
  • You will need to source your own mileage tracker. There are also some good smartphone apps that are free to use and measure distance (miles) and steps.
  • Once you have set up your fundraising page we will send you an OCD-UK t-shirt for those that wish to complete their 1.2 Challenge wearing the OCD-UK shirt.
  • For further questions please check our FAQ page or email us at office@ocduk.org

Sign up Today!

This is a chance to walk your way towards a healthier body and mind whilst raising awareness and much needed funds for OCD-UK. What's not to love? So sign up, set up your fundraising page and start counting those steps!
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