If you are in Melbourne, there is no doubt you would already know and are living within the current restrictions. Thankfully, we are still able to go for walks and exercise as long as you practice and maintain social distancing rules.
What better way to beat the iso-blues (and bods) by going for a stroll outdoors. Even better, we can do ourselves that little favor and help someone else in need!
Here are two events you can do while being safely distanced and within your own neighborhood for the month of August!
1. Fred Hollows Foundation - Fred’s Big Run
The Fred Hollows Foundation now works in more than 25 countries and has restored sight to over two and a half million people worldwide. This was achieved with the support of the Australian public. The foundation’s vision seeks to end avoidable blindness. 4 out of 5 people who are blind don't need to be – there remains so much to do.
Fred’s Big Run gives you the 3 options (25km / 50km / 100km) to walk/jog/run and accumulate kilometers over the month of August. You can connect Strava or Fitbit to automatically track your walks or enter them manually.
The Foundation also offers rewards for achieving fundraising targets.
Personally, I have decided to set up a team towards this cause. Come join me on this walk in August! https://www.fredsbigrun.org/join/kampongkakis
2. Guide Dogs Australia: Pawgust
PAWGUST is a fun yet challenging event that encourages people and their pooches to walk 30 minutes a day for 30 days during August. That’s roughly 2km per day, which is no small feat in winter weather!
By sharing your challenge journey, and asking family and friends for donations of support, you will be directly impacting the lives of Guide Dog puppies in training.
PAWGUST also offers exclusive rewards especially for you and your pooch!
Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry! You can still get involved in PAWGUST 2020 by doing your 30-minute walk per day on your own, virtually with a friend or with someone else you live with!