FAQS - 150K in February Challenge

Could you do 150 kilometres in February and help to raise funds for children with life-limiting conditions and their families?   

It’s a tough challenge, but it’ll help LauraLynn provide vital care, while keeping you and your pooch healthy too!   

By joining the LauraLynn '150K in February Challenge', you’ll be making an incredible difference to the lives of the children in our care.    

We have created a  Facebook Group of people like you who are doing this challenge. Join it to see how they’re getting on!   

Any questions? Take a look at the FAQs below, or email Cathy & Ciara on challenges@lauralynn.ie 

The challenge is to complete 150 kilometres in the month of February all while raising funds for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.

Not at all! The goal is to do the 150 kilometres throughout the month of February.  It is up to you how you complete it. Most people will be doing 5km or 6km a day. You can do what best suits your lifestyle.

You can run, jog or walk the 150 kilometres. This is your decision. If you’re worried about not being able to run it all, why don’t you start walking and build your way up to running. This is a personal challenge and all you can do is your best.  

That’s easy! You can use the personal tracker in the leaflet which comes in your pack, just write down how many km's you do at the end of each day. Don’t forget to post in the Facebook Group here too and let us know how you’re doing!  

There are loads of apps available in the App and Google Play Store. We recommend using Strava or MapMyFitness. You can also use your smart watch if you have one. LauraLynn will provide a tracker in your fundraising pack too. 

As part of this challenge, you will be asked to set up a '150K in February' iDonate Fundraising Page for LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice where you can post your distances weekly or after every walk/run depending on preference. These pages are linked to LauraLynn and we’ll be able to see your progress.   

Visit https://www.idonate.ie/event/150kinfebruary24 and click ‘Start Fundraising’. 

You can register for your pack here: https://www.lauralynn.ie/150K 

You should receive your fundraising pack in the post before the challenge begins. We are sending the packs out in large batches from the middle of January.  

An exclusive LauraLynn T-Shirt and a leaflet which will include a tracker for you to keep track of your press ups.

Our T-Shirts come in standards men sizes ranging from Small to XX-Large.  

Each pack comes with one T-Shirt, you shouldn't need another one but if the size is wrong let us know and we can exchange it. 

You can request a sponsorship card by emailing challenges@lauralynn.ie

You can absolutely complete this challenge as an organisation or work group. In fact, it is a great team bonding exercise and lots of healthy, competitive fun. Together with your colleagues, you can join our community. It's simple to do and you'll be amazed at how many people will support you. If you would like to know more about getting your workplace involved in this challenge, email Niamh and Claire at corporate@lauralynn.ie.