Jog 50 miles in November

Jog 50 Miles in November

Join our virtual Facebook fundraiser and jog 50 miles in November for Dementia UK

Join our Facebook group

What do you need to do?

  1. Join our Jog 50 Miles in November Facebook group here
  2. Set up your Facebook fundraiser and spread the word on your amazing challenge
  3. Request your FREE Dementia UK t-shirt (you can do this on the Facebook group)

It’s as simple as that! Join our community of virtual fundraisers today and support each other throughout the challenge whilst sporting our fabulous Dementia UK t-shirts completely FREE! Post updates on your challenge and ask fellow participants for advice, we are all in this together. Once you’ve completed your challenge we will send you a virtual medal and certificate as a thank you for all your hard work.

Every step you take and every pound you raise will help to ensure that Dementia UK are there for families and carers in their time of need.

We can’t wait to welcome you onto #TeamDementiaUK!

FAQs for participants

Q. I just signed up, now what?

A.  Firstly, join the Facebook group we set up for this challenge. Click ‘Join Group‘. Once you’re in, you can register for your free t-shirt, set up your Facebook fundraiser, get tips, be inspired and find out anything you want to know about the challenge! The Facebook group will be monitored between 8.30am and 8.30pm.

Q. How do I raise money?

A. Facebook fundraisers are the easiest way to raise money. You can set one up in a few seconds by following this link. It’s really easy to share the page with your Facebook friends. Don’t forget to include Jog 50 Miles in the title of your fundraising page and set the end date to 5th of December (otherwise your page will close after just seven days).

Q. Where will my friends’ money go?

A. Directly to Dementia UK. Once you start receiving sponsorship in your Facebook fundraiser, Facebook will automatically send the funds to us!

Q. What if I set up two fundraisers by mistake?

A. Ideally you would only have one fundraiser open for the challenge. You can delete, or hide fundraisers using the three dots when logged in to Facebook and on your fundraiser’s page. Alternatively, change the end date so one of the fundraisers closes much earlier so you can focus your fundraising into one. Don’t worry, if your page has donations on it as all your donations on either page will still come to Dementia UK and support our Admiral Nurses who help families facing dementia.

Q. What happens if donations don’t appear on my fundraiser straight away?

A. We have found that normally when donations don’t appear on your fundraiser page, they will do within 48 hours or more if the donation was made over the weekend. However, if your donation hasn’t appeared and it has been longer than this there a few different possibilities.  

  • Donations from other countries can take a lot longer to come through to Facebook and then to Dementia UK, this can be as much as weeks!  
  • The donation didn’t go through, has the money left your donors account? Please ask them to check.  
  • PayPal takes up to 3 days to register onto your Facebook Fundraiser.  
  • Your sponsor didn’t actually donate to your fundraising page, but instead clicked the ‘donate now’ button which links to Dementia UK directly. It is an easy mistake to make but means the money will not show up on your Facebook fundraiser but will be sent directly to us as a donation. Ask your sponsor to check the receipt they were emailed directly from Facebook, this will say whether they donated to your Facebook fundraiser, or straight to Dementia UK. 

If the problem persists then please email events@dementiauk.org with the full name, email address and donation amount of each of your missing sponsors and we can do some extra investigation our end.

Q. How do I get my free t-shirt?

A. We’ll send you a t-shirt and mileage tracker when you fill out the registration form here. We will start posting these out to you from the 19th October and usually they take around 7-10 working days to arrive. 

Q. If I don’t use Facebook can I still take part?

A. Absolutely, start your challenge and collecting sponsorship today! Download and print a sponsorship form here. Please don’t forget to ask your sponsors to fill out all the columns so we can claim up to 25% gift aid. If you cannot print, email events@dementiauk.org and we will send you out a sponsorship form in the post. Friends and family not on Facebook can donate this way too!

Q. How can I send in sponsorship money I’ve collected offline? 

A. The easiest way to get cash donations to Dementia UK is by donating to yourself through your Facebook fundraiser, or you can use this donation page for Jog 50 Miles.

Pease send cheques with a note explaining that you raised the money for the Jog 50 Miles challenge to Dementia UK at the following address: 

Dementia UK, 7th Floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE. If you would prefer to make a bank transfer then please email events@dementiauk.org for the appropriate details. Alternatively, you can make a payment over the phone by calling 020 8036 5440. 

Q. Where and how can I complete my miles?

A. You can complete your miles wherever you like, however you like! So long as you can record them, we really don’t mind how you decide to take on this challenge. You could do some at the gym on a treadmill, or you might want to hike in the hills over the weekend, or simply jog every day in your local park – whatever works best for you. The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on social distancing. Whenever you do complete a mile remember to tick it off on your star tracker and post in the group after you complete a row so we can see how you’re getting on. 

Q. How do I keep track of how many miles I have jogged? 

A. Strava is a free app that is easy to use to track your miles throughout November, and when you sign up for your free t-shirt you will get a small miles tracker to tick off every mile you complete. Don’t forget to post this on the Facebook group as we would love to see your progress! 

Q. What if I don’t complete the challenge? 

A. The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself and enjoy helping raise awareness and funds for our Admiral Nurses. Do as much as you can! Every time you are active and post about your challenge, you will help Dementia UK support more families facing dementia.

Q. I have joined the group and requested a t-shirt but it hasn’t arrived yet, how long does it usually take?

A. T-shirts will start to be sent from the 15th of October, and are likely to take 7-10 working days to arrive. If it has been more than 10 working days since you registered for a t-shirt then please email events@dementiauk.org and we will look into it for you.

Q. Can I get free t-shirts for my family? 

A. Unfortunately we have limited stock of Dementia UK t-shirts which means we can only send them out to registered participants.

Q. Can I start early or late?

A. Of course! November is when our Facebook group is active and the majority of people are likely to take part, however we recommend doing this at a time convenient for you. The more challenge participants we have, the more we can help families facing dementia. 

Q. Can I do more or less than 50 miles?

A. Absolutely, this is your challenge and you can tailor it to suit you!

Q. If I get injured, what do I do? 

A. Injuries are unfortunately always a possibility in any challenge. It is very important that you seek professional medical advice if you are in pain or trip/fall during a run. Please see a doctor or call 111 if you are unsure about what to do.

Q. Can I walk not jog? 

A. Yes you can! This challenge is all about getting out and raising money and awareness for Dementia UK and the wonderful Admiral Nurses providing specialist dementia care to families facing dementia. Walk, jog or run, as long as you are enjoying taking part, how you cover your miles and decide to fundraise is completely up to you!  

Can’t find the answer to your question? Get in touch with the team by emailing events@dementiauk.org