Our teams are up and running – literally in some cases – in the Leicester Tigers Foundation Race Around the World Challenge and we're looking for more of the #TigersFamily to get involved too.
The challenge has been launched to support fitness and well-being at Tigers and Global Partners Clubs while also trying to raise valuable funding to replace revenues lost during the Covid pandemic to allow the Foundation’s continued delivery of education and inclusion programmes in our community.
The challenge involves any member of the Tigers Family contributing their training distances to the club’s total in a race with our Global Partnership Clubs of KL Tigers, RC Diok, Bangkok Lions, Rugby Colorno, Dendermonde RFC and Delhi Hurricanes to find the fastest to a total of 24,901 miles around the world.
Whether you walk, run, cycle, row or measure the distance covered in any other exercise, however great or small, however quick or steady, you can join the Tigers team and hopefully help the Foundation in its work too.
Here are the leading totals in the opening week plus a ‘virtual destination’ so far from their starting point:
- KL Tigers – 5,326 miles – Auckland
- Leicester Tigers Foundation – 731 miles – Border of Czechia
- Bangkok Lions – 686.2 - Vietnam
- Dendermonde RFC – 167 – Cologne
Tigers have some ground to make up – so we’d love you to join in.
If you can make a donation or raise some sponsorship to aid the Foundation, that would be even better.
And while you’re clocking up your regular exercise, look out on the club website for regular updates from each of the Global Partner Club as well as weekly tips on exercise and fitness with the Tigers Fit Fans programme published every Thursday,
If any further motivation was needed, everyone who makes a contribution to the Foundation of £10 or more will be entered into a draw to win a Tigers shirt.
Each club has its own Strava link (search for the Leicester Tigers Foundation club page) to add your mileage and the first club who completes the mileage will be crowned the Around The World champion. You can download a weekly logsheet to share with us too.
Click here to find your logsheet, the Just Giving link and more information on the Foundation and the Challenge.