An icon for the British summer, Wimbledon brings millions together in the hope that a British tennis player can compete with the very best. In this themed event, we will run as much as the actual player out there on the court. On average, each male tennis player runs 3km per match. So, our bronze award will equal being knocked out in the first round after a great effort. The silver award will be the same distance as reaching the 4th round and the gold award will be the same as going all the way to the very end, a gruelling 21km. Tennis players do these distances in total over two weeks, however you will need to complete your chosen distance in only one run!
What is more iconic at Wimbledon than a bowl of strawberries and cream?! Well, our creative medal certainly hits the spot with this theme but please don’t try to eat it - this is only a medal!
The charity for this event is Tennis For Free. Their aim is to address the barriers for participation in Tennis and to bring the benefits of playing tennis and becoming actively engaged in sport to as many young people and families as possible. They run weekly coaching sessions around the country to allow as many as possible to play this great sport.
The top three places on the leaderboard for each race category for both male and female runners will receive a winners prize box containing RFTW merchandise to the value of £25. The top three on the donations leaderboard will also receive a prize box. In addition to that, every runner who completes their chosen distance will be in with a chance to win one of five prize boxes. That’s a total of 26 prize boxes we’re giving away for this one event!