Fibro 5 Challenge

Fibro Active

What is the Fibro 5 Challenge?

The Fibro 5 Challenge is a family fun day with dogs welcome.  Walk around West Park, Long Eaton in aid of Fibro Active.

When is it?

Sunday 12th May 11am to 2pm. May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

Florence Nightingale was born 12th May 1820, it is believed that she suffered with fibromyalgia, so her birthday has been adopted nationwide for fibromyalgia awareness.

How much is it?

The cost is £5 per person or a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) is £12.50.

Why should I do it?

The aim is to be active and bring everyone together to connect and take notice of their surroundings.

Participants will be given a passport to wellbeing *

Completed quizzes will be entered into a draw to win a prize.

Goody bags sponsored by Skinners, Platinum, Tesco and Ashfield House.

Disabled parking on the event field.

*Completed passports will be entered into a free prize draw to win a 5th generation iPod touch and Activity and Walking Tracker worth £200 courtesy of Tesco Long Eaton.

An event buff will be available to purchase £2.50

If you would like a momento for the event we have specially produced buffs, all the proceeds go towards the Fibro Active support group.

There will be a wellbeing village to have a look round.

The Event
There is free entry into our wellbeing village on the Bonfire field and we invite the community to come along and connect with local organisations, groups and services. There will be demonstrations and come and try it sessions throughout the event.

To start the Fibro 5 Challenge you will sign in at the Fibro Active gazebo where you will be given a wrist band and passport to wellbeing. Places are limited so it is advised to book a place in advance to avoid disappointment. The start will be on the main path outside the Rugby Club. As you walk around the course you will be invited to complete small challenges that incorporate the 5 ways to wellbeing. Your passport will be stamped on completion of each challenge. The route follows the Park Run 5K, twice round the park. Along the route there will be stewards and first aiders.

The finish will be back at the Fibro Active gazebo at the Wellbeing Village where you can submit your completed passports to wellbeing.

Refreshments and Facilities
There will be water for participants and dogs courtesy of Tesco Long Eaton.

Toilets are at the rugby club and the West Perk café at the play area. Snacks and refreshments can be purchased from both locations.

Rules of the Event

Cars and car parking

Due to limited parking at the leisure centre and other events taking place in the area we would like to encourage as many local participants to walk to the event as possible.

Disabled parking

Blue badge holders only will be able to park on the event field.

When entering the park, drivers must have hazards on and must not exceed the 5 miles an hour limit.

Drivers are asked to respect the car parking crew and follow their instructions. They are volunteering their time and are following instructions from the organiser’s.

Drivers must be aware and give way to the public and dogs that may be in your pathway.

Fibro 5 Challenge

Participants must complete all the requirements to qualify for the free prize draw.

All prizes on offer to win on the day have been sponsored or donated by a partner organisation. There is strictly no cash alternative.

Health and Safety

To ensure everyone’s safety during the event we ask that participants are mindful of other park users. To ensure you walk in the pedestrian lane and allow cyclists and mobility scooters to pass in the cyclist lane.

Due to the high number of dogs that are expected we ask all participants to keep their dogs on the lead around the course, at bases, in the wellbeing village and near to any sporting activity/ children’s play area. There will be quiet area where dogs can run free. These will be identified closer to the event.

Dogs who show nervous tendencies and or aggression to always be kept on their leads and wear a muzzle.

Dog owners to carry sufficient pooh bags and pick up all dog pooh their dog defecates.

How do I enter?

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Support & Sponsors

If you would like to raise money for Fibro Active you can print out our Fibro Active Sponsorship Form (.pdf) here.

Derbyshire County Council Public Health have come on board to help with ground rent, printing and publicity costs. They have helped with the initial costs of the multi-use neck buffs.

Long Eaton Rugby Club have kindly given participants permission to use their facilities and you will be able to buy snacks and refreshments too.

Stage Coach Performing Arts will be in the Wellbeing Village.

Debbie Pickard has also donated goody bags for participants, she will be in the Well Being Village with her brochures.

Tesco Long Eaton have donated the 5th generation ipod touch and activity tracker worth £200 for the free prize draw for participants of the challenge, a range of samples for the goody bags and they are also kindly helping with water for participants and dogs as well as snacks to keep our volunteers fuelled.

Skinners have donated 100 goody bags with dog food samples and vouchers for the participants with dogs.

Platinum have donated 300 samples of their dog food.

Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital Ltd have helped towards leaflet printing costs and samples for the goody bags.

Making Space is a memory impairment and dementia service providing care and support to those living in Erewash and Derbyshire. They support and signpost to other services to provide person centred care. Marie from Making Space has donated the rocks and use of paints for the happy rocks that will be around the course.

Erewash Neighbourhood Wardens will be attending and connecting with the public.

P3 Improving lives and communities by delivering services for socially excluded and vulnerable people to unlock their potential and open up new possibilities. P3 will be bringing their road show.

Healthwatch Derbyshire Help improve local health and care services by sharing your good and bad experiences of care.

Caron Keeon Reiki is a holistic therapy that restores energy balance within the body. This helps improve physical and emotional health and wellbeing, promotes relaxation, reduces stress and accelerates the body’s natural healing abilities.

Caron has kindly donated vouchers for the goody bags offering 50% off a one-hour treatment.

Jess was appointed the Erewash 5 Ways to Wellbeing Officer earlier this year. She is based at Erewash CVS and will be in the Wellbeing Village with some light activities that will make you think about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Jess will also be able to advise on the services provided by the CVS.

Billyb nails are giving  vouchers for the goody bags offering £5 off gel polish nails.  They have kindly donated 3 vouchers for free sets of nails for our Facebook competitions worth £18 each.

Active Erewash will be in the Wellbeing Village with the Smoothie Bike. Come along and see how long it takes to peddle up a smoothie.

They will also be connecting with you and making you aware of the school holiday programmes, sports groups and volunteer opportunities in the area.

Did you know that 1 in 8 men will get Prostrate Cancer!

Come along to the Wellbeing Village and find out more information. There will be a trained representative from Prostrate Cancer UK available to talk to you.

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