If you haven’t already heard, we’ve just completed our 4th Manchester 3000 and we’re feeling good.
For those who don’t know, Manchester 3000 is our annual super-event which involves pushing your physical and mental boundaries to the limit, all in the name of charity.
We’re a big fan of endurance events here at Frazer John. This stems from our Founder, John Dyson who likes to champion a healthy lifestyle from gruelling half marathons to bootcamp 3 times a week. For the last four years we’ve held an endurance event of our own and one truly unique to Manchester.
With the continued support of Andy Burnham, we made 2018 our biggest year yet!
Sweat, endurance and most importantly the support of hundreds of local businesses.
The idea is simple; we scale Manchester’s skyline by climbing the stairs (up and down) of its tallest and most iconic buildings all in the name of charity.
The climb is roughly 3000 ft. with a 5 mile run in between buildings.
The prospect seemed ridiculous at first, but it was endurance we were looking for, and it felt fitting to aim high when at ground level the homeless situation in Manchester was spiralling out of control.
After the hard work is done, all groups will finish up at a local venue, this year we ended the day at Walrus, where everyone can enjoy a drink together with a few nibbles to celebrate the achievement.
In the early years we just had solo entrants, but we now invite businesses to each field a team of participants with a view of increasing participation, but crucially raising as much money and awareness as possible. This makes for an awesome team building day and is a great way to get businesses involved in more CSR activities.
Participants can register as a Rookie, Intermediate or Athlete and all groups will have a mixture of each. Athletes in each group go first and once they reach the top they turn around and descend. Intermediates and Rookies can turn and descend as soon as someone passes them going down. This ensures everyone can take part at their own pace.
With our head office located in Manchester City Centre, we see the effects of homelessness on a daily basis, so for the last couple of years our chosen charity has been Big Change Manchester. Big Change delivers money directly to those who need it most through a raft of charities and volunteer groups who devote their time to helping others. To date, they’ve raised over £200k and directly supported 1000+ homeless people get off the streets.
Big Change works because it allows collective ownership of the colossal problem our city faces. To make lasting change it’s imperative that more people get involved.
Manchester 3000 aims to engage the local business community to take up the mantle and get involved to do our part in solving what is a one of the biggest issues our city faces.
Rough sleeping and homelessness affects real people and can destroy lives. It’s high time that we stop walking by and start climbing up (and down) to do what we can to help.
We’re extremely grateful to everyone who takes part and raises money for Big Change Manchester. This year we are proud to say we raised £3000+ for our chosen charity.
Registration is now closed for Manchester 3000 and will re-open in 2019.
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