Join the PPC Law Society Vitality Christmas Dash

20/11/2020

Get active this winter to support a great cause.

vitality Christmas Dash

Over the course of a month – from 18 November to 18 December – trainees are challenged to up your step count before the coming Christmas season to walk a total of 100 kilometres. That might sound like a lot, but it equates to a little over three kilometres every day (the equivalent of walking from Blackhall Place to Heuston Station three times) or a six-kilometre walk every other day.

If you can’t quite reach that, don’t let this hamper your enthusiasm - we'd still love you to get involved! You can walk alone, with your family, or with the dog – it all counts and adds up. If you can do more than the 100 kilometres, great work and keep it going! So sign up, get some extra steps in, enjoy some local scenery, and join in with fellow trainees. 

Support a great cause 

Because you’ll be joining your fellow trainees in a little friendly competition, there will be plenty of people to encourage your progress along the way.

Every participant who takes part will receive a gift from the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation’s charity store and will be in with a chance to win a top prize! We will have two 3 €25 iTunes vouchers for winners chosen at random from those who complete the challenge. 

How to join

  • Sign up for a free account with Strava. Strava is a free mobile app that will measure your distance every day. You may be offered a trial of their premium offering – just hit “no thanks” to ignore that option. You can still join for free.
  • Join the PPC Vitality Christmas Dash club (sign in might be required).
  • Your progress, once you record it with Strava, will be added to a leadership board, so you and fellow team members can encourage each other.
  • Then, get walking!

Don’t forget to save your activity to the Strava app after every walk so it’s counted towards your total.

Why Join

The Law Society recognises that this can be a difficult time of year for some people: darker evenings and colder weather can make the lead-up to Christmas tough. Add in a lockdown and things can feel that little bit more difficult.

Countless studies show that getting outside for daily exercise can do wonders for your mental and physical health, especially during times of stress. Having a fun challenge to share with your other trainees and a target to work toward can boost your wellbeing even further.

Need some ideas of walks within a five-kilometre radius? Here is a collected list of scenic walks:

We hope that you will join in this November for the Vitality Christmas Dash. Looking forward to reaching 100 kilometres together!