Mate in a State?We've teamed up with Arthritis Research UK to help you get your inactive friends running We’ve all got one of them, most of us more than one. The friend or family member whose last bout of serious exercise was at school, who looks at you when you regale them with tales of your latest running achievements as though you’d just landed from the moon. People who don’t run or keep fit at all have no idea what they’re missing, now this is your chance to show them! Men’s Running and Arthritis Research UK are launching a nationwide challenge to our readers to convert a couch potato into a runner.
THE RULES1. As a regular runner, you’ll encourage an inactive friend or family member to start running.
2. They can join you at first for a gentle few minutes on the treadmill or down the road.
3. By the end of the competition your former sofa loafer will be able to run a minimum of 5K either on the road, trails or treadmill.
4. You must send us pictures of their achievement to verify that they have reached their goal along with - testimony from them about how they have done it.
The winning pair will receive top to toe kit from Saucony worth £172, including:- Enduro short sleeve T-shirt
Interval 2-1 shorts
Triumph 9 running shoe
Saucony’s top running jacket, the Nomad, is also up for grabs for four runners up, worth £75!
GET THEM GOING!
Each month up to and including the August 2012 issue of Men’s Running we will feature the progress of one of our runners in the magazine. Get your friend up and running and let us know how it’s going, and you could appear here next month!
HOW TO ENTER
For your chance to win the overall prize, get your unfit friend up and running and send us an e-mail with pictures telling us who you are, why you’re taking part and how your mission is going to email@example.com Entries close July 26, 2012.
WHY DO IT?
As a runner, joint and bone health will be something that you have probably spent time considering. Indeed, the fact that you are a fit and healthy runner will help you manage your weight and reduce the risk of contracting osteoarthritis. This is a message worth spreading to your inactive friends and family! Arthritis Research UK Medical Director Alan Silman says: “Running is a great way to keep fit and good for your overall wellbeing. Being overweight can increase the risk of osteoarthritis and running is an excellent
weight management tool.”
DID YOU KNOW?- Arthritis is the single biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK - Arthritis affects one in six people of all ages in the UK
ABOUT THE CHARITY
- Arthritis Research UK aims to keep people active and help them do the things they love - Arthritis Research UK is committed to fighting arthritis and to making a real difference to people’s lives through funding pioneering world-class research
Join Team A for one of the following events: May 20
Bupa Great Manchester Run May 26
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
5K & 10K May 27
Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half Marathon May 27
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
Full & Half Marathons
Hairy Haggis Team Relay May 27
Bupa London 10,000 Sept 16
Bupa Great North Run Sept 22 & 23
Virgin London Triathlon Oct 21
Run to the Beat Oct 28
Bupa Great South Run If you’d like to raise money for Arthritis Research UK, pick an event above from www.arthritisresearchuk.org/events