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Jason Mitchell speaks about this year’s Sprint for Simon

Jason Mitchell Fitness is the ambassador for this year’s Sprint for Simon Challenge

Read about his involvement in this fundraising event, why he is taking part, and why he is calling on people in our local community to get involved.

Why are you getting involved in the first-ever Sprint for Simon event this Christmas?

I’m getting involved in the Sprint for Simon event this Christmas because I love helping my community out in whatever way I can. Each year I normally hold my own fundraiser with clients but this year is a little different for obvious reasons, which is why I was delighted to get involved and help spread the word as it’s a great opportunity to get moving while also giving back to your community.

Why do you feel it is important to stay active and protect your mental wellbeing, especially during these uncertain times?

It’s so important to always stay as active as possible for both the mental and physical benefits, but now more than ever with the uncertainty Covid-19 has brought it’s so important to keep moving. Most of us have been sitting around more at home than we normally would. Getting out in the fresh air really helps get those endorphins going.

Why would you encourage people to take part in this fundraising challenge?

It’s a good way to stay accountable to yourself by getting your daily 1K walk, jog or run in and you will always thank yourself after it’s done, it could be that kick-start you’ve been looking for!

The great thing about the challenge is you get your very own iDonate fundraising page where you can call on your friends and family to make a donation as you take part each day. What is even better, is you can link this to your MapMyFitness or Strava Fitness Apps so you can share your running progress as well as the funds you have raised.

It’s always nice to help out organisations like Galway Simon Community who provide much-needed services to the more vulnerable people in our Community.

Will you take the challenge and sprint, run or walk 1k a day from December 25th to January 5th?

We are calling on you to get active for 12 days, whilst supporting those facing homelessness in our community.


Take the Sprint for Simon Challenge