Run 63 Challenge FAQs

What is Run 63?

Run 63 is a virtual Facebook challenge event. Registrations go live on 1st March 2024 and the challenge takes place from the 1st to the 30th April 2024. Participants are being asked to run 63 miles throughout the month of April, you can split your miles up any way you want as long as you complete 63 miles.

What is the Facebook group for?

The Facebook group is where all participants will be sharing their updates and motivating each other. You’ll receive tips and updates from our team of group moderators and be able to ask for support there too. You can join the group vis the following link: 

Join the Facebook group

How do I track my mileage?

You’ll receive a printed tracker in the post when you sign up that you can use to track your miles. You’ll also be able to track your mileage using Facebook Messenger which links to your Social Sync fundraising page.

What are incentives and what do I get for taking part?

Incentives are free items that you receive as a participant of Run 63. The first 1000 registrants will receive a free Make-A-Wish branded technical running top, the remaining registrants will receive a free Make-A-Wish t-shirt. The first 100 people to raise £50 either on Facebook, through the Social Sync platform or on Just Giving will receive a free Make-A-Wish branded running buff. The sending of free incentives is at the charities discretion and stock is limited.

What are the registration and fundraising deadlines?

You can register to claim your free top up until the 7th April, but there is no deadline on registering for the challenge or creating a fundraiser.

You can fundraise from the moment you sign up until the 14th May 2024; however, the Facebook group will be archived on the 14th May 2024.

How does the challenge work?

Participants are challenged to run 63 miles in April to raise funds for Make-A-Wish UK so we can grant a critically ill child's wish before it's too late. The challenge officially starts on 1st April 2024.

Is there a registration fee?

Nope, this event is FREE for anyone to take part! However, every day we make wishes come true for critically ill children, so any funds you can raise for Make-A-Wish UK would really help us reach more children in need of our support.

What if I don't complete the challenge?

The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. However much you achieve, we're so grateful for your support and for raising much needed funds for Make-A-Wish UK.

Is there an age limit?

No. You can take part if you’re 10 or 110! But, if you’re under 16, you will need a parent or guardian to sign you up to the challenge. Please email [email protected] with permission from your parent or guardian.

Can I take part in a wheelchair or mobility scooter?

Absolutely! It's your personal challenge and we encourage everyone to adapt it to suit their needs and goals. Even though the event is called Run 63, we encourage anyone to take in 63 miles in a way that suits them.

Do I have to be super-fit to take part?

Absolutely not! This is your challenge, so you can do it any way you like. If you have any concerns, please talk to your doctor before taking part in this challenge. The challenge should be completed however is best for your physical ability.

Does my daily/weekly run/walk count?

This is your challenge, and we encourage you to do it your way - some people will do it as part of their usual running regime and others might choose to add this in addition. The important thing is that you're doing something that challenges you. This will vary from person to person, so tailor the challenge however you like. It should be tough, but doable. You should feel satisfied when you finish it!

Can I change the challenge to suit my needs?

Absolutely! It's your personal challenge and we encourage everyone to adapt it to suit their needs and goals.

I’m pregnant, can still take part in the challenge

Congratulations! We absolutely welcome everyone to take part and we encourage you to adapt the challenge according to your needs. We do ask that you consult with your doctor or midwife before taking part to ensure that this challenge is suitable for both you and baby. Please remember that you're more than welcome to adjust the exercises if needed too.

Can someone else take over from me if I'm away/injured?

Yes! Remember this is your challenge and you can complete it however suits you! If you are struggling to reach your target, friends and family might like to help you get there or you could choose to extend your challenge a little.

I'm not based in the UK, can I still take part?

You are more than welcome to take part wherever you are based in the world. Unfortunately, due to postage costs we can only send incentives to UK addresses.

My top and welcome pack hasn't arrived

From the point of registering, it can take up to 10 working days for it to arrive. If you've waited longer than this, please contact us on Messenger or email us on [email protected] we'll look into this for you. Thanks so much for your patience.

How do I raise money?

Facebook Fundraisers are the easiest way to raise money. You can set up a Facebook Fundraiser in a few seconds and then it's really easy to share the page with your Facebook friends. To register and create your Fundraiser, follow the link below:

Register now

Where will my sponsors' money go? Do I have to do anything else to pay in my online sponsorship?

All sponsorship, whether raised on Facebook, Social Sync or Just Giving will come directly to Make-A-Wish UK. You don't have to worry about this. It happens automatically! Thanks so much for your incredible support!

What % of the money does Facebook take?

Meta recently changed their donation processing fees and from November 1 will charge a 1.4% fee plus a GBP 0.30 processing fee. All donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly to Make-A-Wish UK.

Can I get an extra top or running buff?

Unfortunately, we have a very limited stock of t-shirts and will only be able to supply one top per registered fundraiser and one buff for the first 100 people to raise £50.

I was sent the wrong sized t-shirt

We're sorry to hear this. Please note that if you are one of the first 1000 sign ups and are eligible for a technical running top, we have very limited stock and sizes so we are unable to make exchanges for tech tops – we can however send you a t-shirt in the size you require. If you’ve received a cotton t-shirt and it is the wrong size, please pop an email over to [email protected] and we'll get that sorted for you! Thanks so much for your patience

What is the fundraising target?

We ask all participants to aim to raise £150, everyone who raises £150 will receive a finishers medal. Facebook automatically sets the target on your page at £150, which could help buy tickets for a critically-ill child like Amber, who wishes to see a London show! If you don’t reach the fundraising target, don’t worry – you’ll receive a virtual medal and every penny you’ve raised will go towards helping us grant wishes!

My ‘Join us in Messenger’ link that I received in an email isn’t working?

Please try this link This should open up the Facebook Messenger app with a chat with Make-A-Wish UK. If you press ‘get started’ the Run 63 experience will start.

Can we sign up as a family or group?

You can set up a fundraiser in your name and your friend/family can share this same fundraiser. It will be linked to your profile only but you can all use the same link to ask for donations.

What if I can’t run the miles for health reasons?

This is your challenge, so you can do it any way you like. The challenge is personal to you and you can tailor it to suit you. You could start earlier and continue into May, or you could walk it if you prefer.

Do I have to fundraise on Facebook or can I make a donation in another way? Can I make a lump sum donation?

You don’t have to use Facebook – you can fundraise however you wish! If you do a cash collection for example, you could donate that in one go. Email [email protected] for our bank details if needed. Or, you could set up a JustGiving page by using this special sign up form or send in a cheque - whatever works for you!

My business/employer want to donate/match fund by fundraising. How do they do this?

It's wonderful that your employer would like to match fund you! The process varies a little between companies. If you can pop us an email over to [email protected], we'll be more than happy to provide them any further information they might need. Thank you so much

Do we get a medal for reaching a certain target?

Every supporter who raises over £150 will be sent a medal as a thank you. If you’ve changed address lately, please let us know so we can make sure it reaches you.

What if I don’t reach the fundraising target?

Every penny counts and will help grant wishes for critically ill children. Every time you share your Fundraiser with your friends and family increases the chance you can grant a wish. You won’t receive a medal in the post, but you’ll receive a virtual finishers medal.

Can I get an extra tracker?

You can download a copy of our distance tracker poster, as well as some other virtual downloads for you to use via the link below:

Get downloads

For any other questions please email [email protected]