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Updated: Nov 13, 2020

Following the announcement that England will enter a national lockdown from the 5th November, the #24STR8 challenge has been modified to ensure it is compliant with lockdown rules!

This #GivingTuesday, that's 1st of December 2020, equitysport Founder, Tim Harper is going to walk for 24 hours straight to raise money to advance equality, diversity and equal opportunities in global sport. 

Initially, the plan was to start at the Olympic Torch Sculpture in Guildford, Surrey at 00:00 on Tuesday morning, Tim would have walked, stopping only when nature calls for the subsequent 24 hours, meandering through the Surrey countryside into London, and finishing the walk at the Olympic Stadium in East London.

Sadly, on 5th November, England will enter into a second national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following careful consideration and a comprehensive risk assessment by our team, we have made the decision to modify the #24STR8 event for 2020. Instead of Tim walking from Guildford to London via a 100 mile route, he will now walk for 24 hours on a treadmill in a makeshift studio at his home, which we will livestream to our amazing supporters. 

We have been working on this contingency plan for some time, and are now busy pulling out all the stops to create a truly memorable event to raise awareness and funds for our mission, and to have a lot of fun in the process!

If you are a business and would like to become part of the #24STR8 event, why not sponsor an hour and benefit from a range of activations leading up to the event, during your sponsored hour and after the event. To speak with the team, please get in touch via

Thank you for your incredibly generous support, despite the challenges we are all facing, individual donations 30 days out from the start of the walk have already raised almost £500 to advance equality, diversity and equal opportunity in and through global sport!

To support today, please click HERE.


equitysport is a UK-registered charity (1189559) that exists to advance equality, diversity and equal opportunity in and through global sport. Through free-form development, education programmes and targeted advocacy the charity seeks an inclusive and equitable sporting ecosystem that lives up to the true values of sport.

Notes to Editors

For interviews or further comment, please contact the team via:

Tim Harper: Chief Executive:

Grace Ramsay: Communications:

If you are interested in discussing sponsorship, please contact

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