Schools Shield

Could your school team beat our 2023 Schools Shield Winners?

What is the Schools Shield?

The RISE Schools Shield is an 8k run for female students, part of our iconic 8k Undercliff Run for Women. It premiered in 2022 and is an opportunity for all schools in Brighton and Hove to get involved in our run. Of all girls aged 15- 19 globally who have been in a relationship, almost one in four have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner.

Involvement provides a chance to talk about this issue in schools and gives girls an empowering opportunity to really do something about it. Every year the run raises around £25k for the vital work RISE does supporting those affected by domestic abuse in our area.

The entry price is discounted for teams, and each runner will receive their own 8k Undercliff Run for Women finishers medal!

What's involved?

  • Schools need to register and enter a team to run, and commit to fundraising at least £20 per runner as well as their entry fee.
  • Up to 15 students per team
  • Students must be 15 years or older
  • All runners must be female
  • For every five student runners there must be one participating 18+ years old teacher/adult runner
  • The winning school will be the one with the combined fastest time of their ten fastest runners
  • Male students and teachers can get involved by volunteering on or before the day, as well as by fundraising and donating

What do we get if we win?

  • Keep the shield for 1 year to display at school
  • Finishers medals
  • There are also prizes for Overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, Highest Individual and/or Group Fundraiser, and Fancy Dress

How do we sign up?

Contact our 8K team via email at [email protected] who will organise a school visit to encourage and inspire your students to be part of the team and get the team signed up.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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