Marathon Month 2018
During Marathon Month, we want to inspire you to cross the finishing line of your own personal marathon, whilst raising funds for young people across the UK.
The young people we help every day are overcoming their own personal challenges and through JET’s life-changing programmes they CAN overcome adversity and reach their full potential.
Any distance, Any way… our friendly fundraising team are here to support you…
Set your own target and timescale
RAF Corporal Paul Stewart set himself a target to run 500km in 2018. He is aiming to complete 15km each week, every week, finishing his challenge in 8 months with a target of £1000, which will help to fund 1 young person through the whole blue skies programme.
“Last year I ran the 10km York race for JET. I felt I could do more than just a 10km race. I’m by no means a marathon runner, so I looked at another way in which I could challenge myself and raise some money in the process. Children from all walks of life deserve a chance to be empowered and to be provded with the best opportunities available to them.” – Cpl Paul Stewart
Fundraise with a friend
Having a friend along for your fundraising journey provides mutual support and motivation. Megan and Robyn joined forces and chose ‘9 runs for 9 reds’ over 2018. From 6k in April to a Half Marathon in October with a Colour Run and Tough Mudder in between; they are aiming to fund a young person on the three year Blue Skies programme by raising £1000.
“As serving members of the RAF, we couldn’t fail to be amazed by the excellent work JET does. With our hearts set on doing what we could to support the JET team, we hope we can suffer through a few blisters to contribute to the positive difference JET makes to the lives of youngsters across the country.” – Megan and Robyn
Sergeant Dean Wagstaff has run several races in aid of JET. During RAF 100, he decided to go above and beyond the regular marathon distance and run 56km from the Boston stump to Lincolnshire Cathedral with a fundraising goal of £500, which will help to fund more than 16 students on a Blue Skies session.
“Flt Lt Jon Egging’s legacy has had a massive positive impact on the lives of the many young people through the work of the Jon Egging Trust.” – Sgt Dean Wagstaff
Make it a team effort
Throughout 2018 Southampton University Air Squadron (SUAS), who have a longstanding affiliation with JET, are committing themselves to a number of physically challenging events in aid of JET. SUAS regularly volunteer with the Blue Skies programme and Six officer cadets from SUAS are participating in the Isle of Wight challenge running distances of 25km, 53km or 106km to raise £2000, which will fund two young people through the three year Blue Skies programme.