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Fancy an Urban Challenge?

May 20, 2013 in Children & Play, Women

Urban Challenge

Sunday 7th July

We’ve recently partnered up with a new Sheffield event called Urban Challenge…Always up for a bit of a challenge, we had a look at it and decided that we’d quite like to support this event since it’s combining some sporting activity with serious family fun!

We are proud to have partnered with these great people and announce that we’ll be putting a team together and since it’s in July, it gives us enough time to recover from The Sheffield Half Marathon. If anyone would like to join Team FunMeFit at taking on the 5k obstacle course then please do get in touch! It’ll be a good photo opportunity and a chance to promote your business or organisation. We are yet to decide on a charity to fund-raise for but we’ll let everyone know in due course!


“What is Urban Challenge?

Urban Challenge is a 5km run but with a difference! Taking place on Sunday 7th July, not only will you be walking, running or jogging you will have to take on obstacles that will obstruct your path. Are you up for the challenge?”

(Taken from the Urban Challenge website, 2013).


That would be a yes! The 5k course is for the over 11’s and the 1k course is for families with children who are aged 3-11 years so there’s no excuse for you to come along and have some fun whilst flexing those muscles and getting that heart pounding! You can enter as a team or as an individual raising money for charity or just doing it for the fun. The venue for this event is the special SWFC stadium and Hillsborough Park.

Check out the website above and if you want to take part, there’s a 10% discount code on the homepage for admission to the event.

To be part of Team FunMeFit, contact Kate – looking forward to meeting all who want to take on the challenge!

Basketball Anyone? It’s for Charity

May 15, 2013 in News

Our Member Katie Robson writes:

“The Rise Up Charity Basketball Tournament is back for a second year and this time it’s 3v3. Last year’s tournament saw Team BC battle with twelve other teams to lift the trophy and the event raised £900 in aid of St. Luke’s Hospice and Weston Park Cancer Hospital.

This year’s tournament will be on Sunday 2 June at Goals (All Saints School Basketball Courts). There will be an Under 18s tournament from 11am-1pm followed by an open tournament from 1-6pm. Both tournaments are mixed and open to all abilities, the emphasis is on fun and raising money for St. Luke’s.

St. Luke’s cares for people throughout Sheffield who have incurable illnesses by aiming to control their symptoms, alleviate pain and give them the best quality of life – all free of charge. To do this means that in this financial year alone they will need to raise more than £4.5 million of the £7.5 million total income required.

The cost to play in the tournament is £20 per team and all proceeds will be donated to St. Luke’s Hospice. A team must consist of four players, if you need help finding a team the Rise Up Facebook group might be helpful. Entry for spectators is free of charge but donations to St. Luke’s will be gratefully received.

To enter please email Katie Robson at with a team name and the names of four team members. The deadline for entries is midnight on Monday 27 May though entry will close before this date if the maximum number of teams has been reached.

Entry fees must be paid on the day but other donations would be gratefully received at

Date and time:

Sunday 2 June 2013. Under 18s tournament from 11am-1pm. Open tournament 1pm-6pm.


Goals (All Saints School Basketball Courts),

95 Norfolk Park Road,


S2 2RU”

We’re looking to put a team together for this. Last year we raised over £90 for this event so if you’d like to be part of the team, let us know! You don’t have to be a Basketball pro – just come and have some fun!