Virtual Purple Wave

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:36:00 BST

The University is inviting all students, staff, alumni, offer holders and members of our wider community to join the first ever Virtual Purple Wave on Sunday, 6 September. This is a completely free event, organised by UoM Sport.

This remote, mass participation challenge involves everyone taking part - running, walking or jogging - wherever they are, to collectively complete a virtual lap around the world!

Anyone who wishes to get involved can choose to take on a distance of 2.5k, 5k, 10k or a half marathon – whether you were due to take part in our on-site Purple Wave events this year or not. We are delighted that we’re still able to bring our University communities together to be active, be well, be part of our community and raise money for a fantastic cause.

Everyone involved will be asked to wear as much purple as possible on the big day – creating a huge splash of Manchester purple all across the world. And it’ll be visible to everyone from the comfort of their own homes, via the magic of social media.

You can sign up now to join us in the first ever Virtual Purple Wave on Sunday, 6 September.

For more information regarding the event, registration, training plans and lots more, please visit the UOM Sport website.

Participants can also use it as an opportunity to raise money for our chosen cause, Re-write Cancer. This University project aims to build a world-leading cancer research centre, right here in Manchester.

Re-write Cancer is more important now than ever. As a result of the coronavirus, both cancer research and cancer services have been significantly disrupted. But cancer won’t stop for the virus, and so we won’t either.

There is no minimum fundraising target so you can set your own – every single pound raised will make a difference. To fundraise for Re-write Cancer through the Virtual Purple Wave, just visit our Re-write Cancer campaign page. The Re-write Cancer team will then get in touch with you to support you with your fundraising.