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Will 2020 be the year you achieve the fitness goal you've always wanted ? Why not make this the year you take on The Virgin Money London Marathon, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 or Swim Serpentine signing up for a charity place with us and raise money for a much needed children's charity, as well as earn yourself the title of a London Classics medal holder ?
Cherry Trees is here for children with disabilities and their families and we need people to be there for us this year by running, cycling and swimming. If you are willing to challenge yourself to reach outside your comfort zone, supporting us with fundraising means we can keep families together and stop children with disabilities being taken into care through our specialist respite breaks. When a child comes to Cherry Trees their families can have a break from caring for a few hours whilst we step in with tea-time visits and over night stays, outings and activities.
Our challenge fundraisers help us raise thousands of pounds and this year we have confirmed charity spaces in The Virgin Money London Marathon, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and hope to have places in the Swim Serpentine event (details to be confirmed and announced later in 2020).
Signing up to take on a charity challenge place, saying yes to being #cherryactive will mean you are offered tips and ideas to help you with your fundraising, training tips and (where appropriate and possible) group fitness training sessions as well as the chance to visit the charity to see the cause you are raising money for. You'll also get one of our snazzy #cherryactive vests with Cherries cheery face on it which is very distinctive to all the other vests!
What is the London Classics Medal ?
Launched in 2017 it's a chance for finishers of The Virgin Money London Marathon, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Swim Serpentine (2 mile distance) to earn a fourth medal marking their achievments. Those that complete all three events will be given a special medal, photo opportunities at their third and final event and have their name added to a hall of fame.
There is no time limit or order for when you have to do the trio of events which means you can do them over time or over the course of a year if you want to!
More details can be found HERE about the medal and how it works.
Swim Serpentine is a one-day open water swimming festival staged in the heart of London, with thousands of swimmers taking to Hyde Park’s famous Serpentine Lake. This open water swimming challenge will be an unforgettable achievement for finishers. It's one of the trio of events that makes up the London Classics medal challenge series and is part of the 2012 Olympic legacy in it's setting and promotion of sports for all.
Fancy riding for us, as part of Team Cherry Trees 2020? Sign-up today to take part in The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle event, Sunday 16th August. Make 2020 your year to ride the route made famous in the 2012 Olympic games and carry on the legacy conquering it yourself.
Charity spaces now available in London's most inspiring 10K race, the Vitality London 10,000 which will see you joining thousands of other runners on a route that ticks off all the big London landmarks.
Is running 26.2 on your bucket list?
We have secured one place in the Virgin Money London Marathon to offer our supporters. If you're up for the challenge - training and participating in this world famous event will change your life.
Take the first step in your journey and apply for our charity place today.