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Join the NHS1000 miles challenge

Posted on: 23 January 2023

Are you looking for an exciting challenge or an innovative New Year’s resolution? Why not join the NHS 1000-mile challenge and commit to walk, run, swim or cycle 1,000 miles during 2023? 

The NHS’s 75th birthday will take place on 5 July 2023 and people across the country are being asked to join the NHS1000 mile challenge to mark the occasion.

If you’d like to take part you can walk, run, swim or cycle (or a combination) the distance of 1,000 miles in the year. That’s an average of 2.74 miles per day. 

Participants are encouraged to keep a record of their weekly miles and share their progress on Twitter on Sunday nights at 7.30pm using the hashtag #NHS1000miles. As well as being a great way to mark the birthday, physical activity is good for your body and mind - and it’s completely free to take part.

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