#Challenge125 Event Guide
Who we are
RSABI provides practical, emotional and financial support to all people involved in the Scottish agricultural industry. The service is available to those previously and currently involved in farming, crofting and occupations related to agriculture in Scotland.
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What is #Challenge125?
To help celebrate our 125th anniversary, we’ve launched our #Challenge125 initiative. We’re asking the agricultural community to get involved by choosing your own 125-related challenge and sign up to raise funds to help us support people in Scottish agriculture.
You can register here: https://rsabi.enthuse.com/cf/challenge125
The aim is for people of all ages and fitness levels to get fit, have fun enjoying Scotland’s outdoors, and raise funds to support RSABI while clocking up kilometres (km) to reach the ambitious overall target of 125,000km.
You can choose your own challenge and target distance. Take part on your own or as part of a team.
Fundraising activities could include cycling, climbing Munros, horse-riding, swimming, canoeing, running or walking – any fun challenge that is distance-related. Participants can log their individual #125challenge with a page on the RSABI’s Enthuse fundraising platform. Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraisers and the most innovative challenge.
#Challenge 125 will start on the opening morning of the Royal Highland Show on 23 June and run until 26 August, when our Great Glen Challenge will take place.
United Auctions will be sharing their Royal Highland Show stand with RSABI where exercise equipment will be set up for fun challenges and celebrity participation to get moving towards the 125,000km target.
The equipment will then be publicly available at United Auctions’ Stirling Agricultural Centre for customers and visitors to challenge one another to collectively do their bit towards hitting the big goal.
Free to take part
There is no fee to take part in #Challenge125.
The first 125 people to sign up to take part in the challenge will receive a special RSABI 125th anniversary year snood.
How to take part
Decide on your challenge and target distance
Register here: https://rsabi.enthuse.com/cf/challenge125
You can choose to register as an individual or join or create a team.
You can choose to use Strava to log your distances, or you can manually add them to your fundraising page.
If you use Strava you can connect your account to your fundraising page and log your activities this way. They will automatically pull through to your fundraising page – just make sure your settings are not set to private more on this here. Only activities you record between 23 June and 26 August inclusive will pull through to your fundraising page.
We’ve found that connecting to Strava through a fitness device like a Fitbit or Garmin will give you a more accurate recording as GPS can sometimes drop out in rural areas! You will need to connect your Strava account to your fundraising page, and check your privacy settings, before 23 June as activities won’t pull through retrospectively.
If for some reason your activity does not pull through automatically you will have the option of adding it manually to your fundraising page.
If you don’t use Strava you can add your activity manually on your fundraising page – honesty system applies! More on that here: How to add manual activities to your page without using Strava | Enthuse Help Desk
Complete your fundraising page
You will be asked to create a personal fundraising page (and a team page if you create a team). You can edit this to personalise the story, sharing your chosen challenge and why you’re taking part as well as add a profile picture. You can edit your target distance and fundraising target in the lead up to the event too.
You can find more information on how to do this here: https://help.enthuse.com/en/collections/2091500-help-for-fundraisers
Share your fundraiser
Share your personal fundraising page to encourage donations and to encourage other people to sign up.
When posting on social media please use #Challenge125 and tag RSABI’s social media accounts – see below.
If you’re taking on a unique challenge get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be looking for great stories to share in the lead up to the event.
If you have any problems registering or creating your fundraising page, or connecting to Strava please email the Enthuse Support team: email@example.com
You will receive emails from RSABI in the lead up to #Challenge125 and during the challenge – these may go to your junk or spam folders, so please keep a look out for them.
You can contact the RSABI team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0131 364 4205.
During the challenge
If you’re using Strava remember to make sure your account is connected to your fundraising page, check your privacy settings, and make sure to record your activity on Strava.
We’d love to see your photos from the challenge! Post your photos on social media using hashtag #Challenge125 and tag the RSABI social media accounts and we’ll share as many as we can.
When you’re organising a fundraising activity of any kind it’s important to identify potential risks so that everyone involved stays healthy and safe. RSABI relies on your generous support so stay safe while fundraising.
By organising your own fundraising activity in aid of RSABI, you are responsible for taking adequate steps to make sure that the activity poses no risk to yourself or others. Here are some pointers to consider:
Have you checked your equipment? Have you got a backup plan in case of bad weather or a problem with your route? If your activity is in a public place, do you have permission from the council or landowner? Have you considered whether you need any first aid supplies? Have you informed a close contact about your activity and what to do in case of an incident? Look out for common hazards that can cause slips, trips and falls such as steep steps/slopes, potholes, loose handrails, unsteady fences, or prickly bushes. Avoid busy roads and particularly rough trail. If you are going out on the water, are you swim capable and wearing a buoyancy aid? Also, don’t forget to ensure you have adequate support planned to help with handling and counting money if you are raising funds offline.
If Covid-19 restrictions are reintroduced during the period of the challenge, please follow local guidelines.
#Challenge125 encourages fundraisers to choose their own activity - if you are considering a hazardous pursuit please do contact us to discuss the merits of such activities on an individual basis.
RSABI accepts no liability for third-party activities. The advice given is not exhaustive, it is simply for guidance to help you organise your activity, so please consider other potential risks, and seek further advice where required.
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Please post responsibly on these platforms and the Strava and Enthuse platforms which are all public forums. See our “Social Media Moderation Guidelines” for further information.
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