Solo Running or Walking

Set yourself a physical challenge - walking, running, cycling and swimming are wonderful ways to raise funds for Ovacome and raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

As part of your daily exercise there are lots of things you can focus on to make solo running and walking feel easier and more enjoyable. It starts with learning to keep your regular training schedule and habits.

If you’re able to run safely in a park, nature trail, or around areas where you live, it is a great way to stay active and raise funds for ovarian cancer support. Running and walking can also improve your mental health. Recent research has also shown that exercising in natural environments further helps to reduce stress and worry, and lift our mood. 

Music can help make running feel more enjoyable. When developing your playlist, pick songs that you find motivating. Tunes that match your steps-per-minute cadence help your running rhythm. If you’re used to chatting with a running partner, podcasts can also be an excellent way to tune out, listen to some great conversation, and increase your learning at the same time. 

Remember to set yourself goals - training to run a solo 5K, 10K, half marathon or a full marathon is a great way of doing this. Let your friends, family and colleagues know and start fundraising. You can set up your fundraising page on our website.

Set up a challenge with family, friends and work colleagues you know across the country. Wherever they live in the UK, choose a date, set up a start time, connect virtually, have a count down - then start! You can have a virtual celebration at the end!

Let us know what you have planned, we would love to share what you are doing to raise funds for Ovacome - [email protected]

£6 could cover the cost of sending our information booklets to someone who has just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. £42 could allow us to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer among 900 people.

£124 could pay for six weeks of online support groups and workshops for someone who is feeling particularly isolated and vulnerable during the pandemic. £232 could provide a support session to a group of people who need support at: end of life, family and friends, those who have been newly bereaved, stoma, or rarer forms of cancer.