Want to run a virtual marathon for the Nystagmus Network? You can! Here’s how.

It’s still possible to run a marathon this year. You’ve been keeping fit during lockdown. Your training continued on your daily time outside. All the big runs are cancelled, but … you can still run – on a virtual track with Strava.

Your run, how, where and when you want it – you can even take your time!

Want to run the virtual Great North Run for the Nystagmus Network?

You can! Here’s how:

Virtual Great North Run

Want to run the Edinburgh Festival Virtual Marathon Challenge for the Nystagmus Network?

You can! Here’s how:

Edinburgh Festival Virtual Marathon Challenge

Want to run the virtual 40th London Marathon for the Nystagmus Network?

You can! Here’s how:

London Marathon

Want to run the Brighton Marathon 2020 for the Nystagmus Network?

You can! Find out how, here:

Brighton Marathon 2020

Want to raise some sponsorship for the Nystagmus Network?

You can with Justgiving.

Set up your Justgiving page here

A picnic hamper full of knitted mascots.

Sue’s 2.6 challenge – complete!

Sue has finished her 2.6 challenge ahead of schedule. She has knitted 2.6 special edition Nystagmus Network mascots in less than 26 days!

Each mascot wears running kit to signify that the 2.6 challenge was intended to replace this year’s London Marathon, cancelled due to the pandemic.

So far, Sue has raised £315 in sponsorship for the Nystagmus Network. She hopes to raise even more funds for the charity as the mascots are now on sale in the charity’s online shop.

Find out more about Sue’s 2.6 challenge here

Order your 2.6 challenge mascot here

2 knitted mascots.

Sue’s Two Point Six Challenge

Sunday 26 April 2020 was to have been the date of the London Marathon with runners raising £millions for UK charities.

The Nystagmus Network’s runner, Adam, is still training to run in the postponed race in October.

Meanwhile, the organisers have launched The Two Point Six Challenge to help save the UK’s charities by giving us an opportunity to raise some funding to keep us going. It’s also completely safe and a bit of diversion during lockdown.

The Nystagmus Network’s Sue is amongst those taking up the challenge.

The idea is that you set yourself a target based around the numbers 2, 6, 2.6 or 26.

Sue says: “I can’t run a marathon, but I can knit!
Nystagmus Network mascots usually wear woolly hats and scarves, but for my 2.6 challenge I’m going to knit 26 mascots wearing running kit by 26 May. Please sponsor me if you can and wish me luck!”

You can sponsor Sue here.

To pre-order your nystagmus 2.6 challenge mascot, please CLICK HERE.

Please support Adam

Please sponsor Adam. He’s standing by to run the postponed London Marathon for the Nystagmus Network, as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Adam is running the London Marathon this year, for his daughter, Florence and for all of us.

Adam says: “I am honoured to be running the 2020 London Marathon on behalf of the Nystagmus Network. 

‘My little Florence was born with Congenital Nystagmus … As it stands, there is no cure and so it’s likely that this condition will affect Florence’s vision her whole life. It’s unclear by how much or how little, only time will tell.. but for now, Florence hasn’t let it get in her way! Every day, both she and her twin brother amaze us. 

‘I hope by running the Marathon on behalf of this charity, I can not only raise awareness of Nystagmus but raise some vital funds, helping the continued research, information and support for families like us.”

Please consider donating your weekly commute, coffee bill or the price of a night out to show Adam your love and support.

Please sponsor Adam here.