Join us on 28th September to take on the challenge to climb up and down the 1,780 steps of Montgomery Waters Meadow as we Step Up to tackle Mental Health!
In order to raise money and awareness for our Mental Health projects we are launching our Step Up Challenge!
Mental Health issues affect 1 in 4 people within Shropshire and it is important for us at Shrewsbury Town in the Community to take part in helping those that live with mental health issues. As sport and keeping active can play a big part in an individual’s mental health, we launched our Head’s Up sessions, where anyone suffering from mental health related issues can come and enjoy football with those in a similar position, where they are able to talk with and support one another along with staying active. This project regularly has over 20 participants with individuals such as Matt, commenting that ‘Coming here is the highlight of my week. I meet people who are in similar scenarios to me, they might have a different diagnosis, but we’re all here together and there is no judgement’.
See full information about the event below
What is the Challenge?
It is a stair climbing challenge event taking place at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Participants will take on the challenge to climb up and down 1,780 steps, spanning 56 floors. Equivalent of climbing up to the top of the Eiffel Tower!
Run or Walk?
Whether you want to sprint, jog or walk to the finish line. This event is for everyone.
How old do I have to be?
We allow anyone aged 6+ to take part in the event. Children must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.
Do I have to Fundraise?
Yes, a small fundraising target of £20 will be set for everyone who signs up to the event. All the hard-earned fundraising money will go directly to support our Mental Health project Heads Up.
How long will it take?
That depends on you! The fastest participants can take as little as 40 mins, while others can take up to 2 hrs. While it’s nice to keep track of finish time, this event is certainly not a race! Completing the challenge is the goal.
Will there be changing facilities available?
Yes, there are showers and Changing Facilities available at The Community Football Hub
Can I order a t-shirt/vest?
Yes, you can order both on the registration form and these will be available for you when you arrive on the day to register!
Will First Aid be available?
We will have a number of first aid staff on duty for the event. It is important that everyone has completed a medical form prior to the event.
What happens after the event?
After the event, all participants will be invited for lunch at the Reech Community Hub and will receive 2 tickets for the afternoon’s League One fixture between Shrewsbury Town and Fleetwood Town!
Cost of entry – £10 (18+) / £5 (U18)
Start Time – 10am
Date – Saturday 28th September