Today (6 Oct) is World CP Day and this year the organisers have teamed up with Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) to highlight the benefits of physical activity for people living with cerebral palsy.
Today at 1pm they are calling on everyone living with cerebral palsy and their friends and family to get outside and get active for 30 minutes to mark World CP Day. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your coat (because it is October after all) and warm yourself up in fresh air by getting physical outdoors and spread the message of World CP Day in your area!
Fun activities you can do:
- Go for a group walk, challenge yourself to walk a certain distance – for example 50m, 1km, 2km or 5km
- Gather for a stroll or roll with your friends and families
- Run, cycle, RaceRun or wheel a certain distance or for a period of time
- Try something new like rock climbing or horse riding
- Go swimming, in your local pool or outdoors (always consider safety)
- Play a game of boccia with your friends and family
- Have a game of cricket, either table cricket, wheelchair cricket or ambulant cricket
- Try soccer, t-ball or baseball in the park
- Get outside and do some gardening
- Have a game of football, either ambulant football, frame football or powerchair football
- Play tennis
- Go hill walking and conquer a local hill (always consider safety)
You can then share your photos and videos on the Move As One event page on Facebook with the hashtags #CPMoveAsOne and #WorldCPDay.
Find out more on the CISPRA website.
DID YOU KNOW…
On Sunday 4 October, CP Sport Young Ambassador Matthew Humphreys became the first person ever to complete the London Marathon on a RaceRunner. CP World Games Champion Matt was able to achieve this remarkable feat virtually in 4.34.46 hours at Holme Pierrepont in Nottinghamshire. RaceRunning is a popular adapted sport for those who cannot functionally run and rely on sports aids for mobility and balance.
Virtual Challenge Series
Due to the implications of COVID-19 on disabled people and their families, the Virtual Challenge Series was developed by CP Sport and delivered in partnership with LimbPower to provide a virtual but social event to encourage physical activity close to or at home.
There are three consecutive participation events in the series each with a different theme, CP Sport and LimbPower are running the challenges in parallel.
Challenge one was Distance and ran from the 15th August to 15th September 2020
Challenge two is Time and runs from the 15th October to 15th November 2020
Challenge three is Numbers and runs from 15th December 2020 to 15th January 2021
To mark World CP Day, challenge 2 of the Virtual Challenge Series Time, has officially launched and entries are now open. Participants set their own targets based on the theme of time for example how far they might travel in a set amount of time over the month.
Throughout the Virtual Challenge Series entrants are given access to exclusive interactive workshops with expert coaches and presenters, ongoing support from CP Sport and LimbPower, and can be part of a virtual social community through the dedicated Facebook group. On completion of each challenge participants receive certificates, medals and t-shirts.
Entries are now open for Challenge 2. The registration fee for one challenge is £12.50 (£10 for members of CP Sport or LimbPower). Participants can book online via Go Membership for CP Sport and Eventbrite for LimbPower.
To find out more about the Virtual Challenge Series or to get involved contact Jen Basford (CP Sport) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07955 119 018, or Carly Bauert (LimbPower) at email@example.com or call 07789 075709.
CP Sport will also be celebrating World CP Day though the #CPMoveAsOne global movement and by holding a virtual social cafe in partnership with CP Teens UK. Find all the details here.
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