MedalMad is an online virtual running races community. We provide monthly challenges where runners can complete them anywhere and anytime. Each virtaul race or challenge has its own bespoke, extra specal medal. Runners can take on the challenge, send us their time and we send them the medal.
MedalMad helps us to motivate and inspire people to get out and start, continue or progress in their running. We love to see so many people take part every month, particularly those that would not normally join a running group or club. Running is a great, low cost way of being active and we hope MedalMad inspires more to get out and run.
A proportion of MedalMad entry fees goes towards either the Active Connections funds or associated charities. We know that many runners like to take on challenges and also help others. MedalMad allows them to do this without the direct burden of fundraising. We provide charities with between 20-30% of the profit from certain virtual races.
We particularly like those charities that have been nominated by either MedalMad members or anyone who uses and of Active Connections products or services. So if you have any charity in mind please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our charity nominated partners have included – Beads of Courage, Combat Stress, Whizz Kids, WWT and others.
We are aiming to build the No 1 Running Challenge Community in the UK. Launched in September 2016 the MedalMad community has grown and the growth is accelerating. MedalMad is doing what it set out too, to get more people active.
We set up an ambassador network and have now launched a real life couch to 5k programme. We will be funding these ourselves as well as applying to relevant grants to run these across the country through the ambassador network.
We are looking to develop the brand and offer more opportunities to get involved in running. We are working on developing a core social following that can create a support network to help others.
We are looking at other potential partnerships and as our social reach grows we will look to see what opportunities this brings.