South Western Ambulance Charity

Outrun an Ambulance (Whole South West Region)

A virtual challenge to 'outrun' the mileage covered by an ambulance on a 12 hour shift, or a CFR emergency response car.
raised of £1,000 target
by 52 supporters
Event: Outrun an Ambulance, from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2030
RCN 1049230

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Our ambulance staff and volunteers really are 'going the extra mile' to help us when we need them the most. Can you go the extra mile for them by taking on and conquering the Outrun an Ambulance challenge this year?

It's designed to suit all people and all abilities. You don't need to complete the challenge in one go and you can do it as a team with each individual covering part of the distance .You can walk, run, cycle, swim, scoot, paddle or ride anything that is self-propelled. (Zoe Larter, Head of Charity)

You can do this flexible challenge on your own, with friends, or as part of a team.


The average mileage covered in a shift by a South Western Ambulance Service ambulance is 78 miles.

The average mileage in one County area is a shift is 864 miles.

The average mileage driven by volunteers in one of the (charity funded) dedicated Community First Responder Cars in a day is 27 miles, or 186 miles in a week.

Step 2: DECIDE HOW / WHEN & WITH WHOM you want to do your mileage.

E.g. run, walk (dog optional!), swim, cycle, etc.

Then set your time-frame, with a maximum of 3 months.

Either go it alone or recruit your team of challengers.

Step 3: PLAN YOUR FUNDRAISING. Set up your JustGiving fundraising page and email for your Fundraising Pack.

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 and a brilliant medal.

Funds raised from the Outrun an Ambulance challenge will be used to enhanced staff facilities and well-being support, or to fund volunteer CFR Emergency Response Cars.

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

South Western Ambulance Charity

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RCN 1049230
The South Western Ambulance Charity uses gifted monies to go the extra mile for those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

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+ £140.25 Gift Aid
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