Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity

Outrun an Ambulance - Yorkshire (Whole Region)

A virtual challenge to 'outrun' the mileage covered by an Yorkshire Ambulance on an average shift responding to emergencies. Choose the activity and time-frame to suit you or your team. You just need to beat the distance by 1 mile!
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Ambulance staff and volunteers really are 'going the extra mile' to keep us all safe during these challenging times. Can you go the extra mile for them by taking on and conquering the Outrun an Ambulance challenge this year?

Your challenge is to do at least one more mile than an YAS ambulance covers in an average 12 hour shift!

You can walk, run, cycle, swim, scoot, paddle or ride anything that is self-propelled. Do it on your own, with friends or as part of a team. Set your own time-frame for your challenge but aim to complete it within 3 months.

STEP 1: CHOOSE A DISTANCE. Either choose a distance from a specific station / county area for your challenge OR go for the average Yorkshire Ambulance Station shift of 59 miles. For a MASSIVE team challenge you could 'outrun' the total mileage covered across the YAS region in one average shift - an epic 3,936 miles!

To check the average mileage at your local ambulance station, please visit visit this page

Step 2: DECIDE HOW you want to do your mileage (i.e. run, walk, cycle etc..), set your time-frame (maximum 3 months) and plan to either go it alone or recruit your team.

Step 3: PLAN YOUR FUNDRAISING. Set up your own JustGiving fundraising page and email yas.charity@nhs.net for suport, social media help, etc. If you are happy to fundraise on our Yorkshire-wide campaign, just click "start fundraising on this page and follow the instructions.

If you want to suport the campaign for one of our areas, visit the Outrun an Ambulance home page and select your particular area from the drop-down list which will take you to the campaign page for your area, from where you can set up your own page in the same way as above.

Step 4: GO FOR IT! Everyone who completes their Outrun an Ambulance challenge and raises at least £1 will receive a special Certificate of Thanks. Those fundraising heroes who complete their challenge and raise £100 or more will also be sent a medal.

Donations from the Outrun an Ambulance challenge will be used to provide enhanced facilities and well-being support for crew and personnel operating from Ambulance Stations across the YAS region.

Please share your progress on social media using the hashtag #Icanoutrunanambulance

THANK YOU for your support and good luck with your Outrun an Ambulance challenge.

About the charity

Saving more lives across Yorkshire and The Humber, by enabling EVERYONE to respond to a medical emergency in the appropriate way and by supporting those who deal with such emergencies. With your help we can continue funding: • A Free First Aid Awareness Training Programme – life saving training for those who would not usually have access • Restart a Heart Day – CPR training for secondary school children, 30,000 children trained in 2017 • Community Public Access Defibrillators – life saving equipment installed in partnership with local communities • YAS BASIC Volunteer Doctors – volunteer doctors who give their time to respond to major trauma incidents • Employee health and wellbeing projects – supporting Yorkshire Ambulance Service employees who help save lives everyday

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