Walk, run, jog, row, swim (heck, even skip if you want to!) 1 MILLION YARDS with friends or on your own as a way to raise awareness and educate others about relationship abuse.
The Yards for Yeardley Tool Kit. There are SO many different ways you can run your Yards for Yeardley challenge. Whether that's individually, as a team, on a field, during preseason, or even at the gym. This toolkit gives you an overview , ideas, yards tracking template, etc. Pick the idea that will work best for your campus and you’re off!
Plan of Attack. After reviewing the toolkit above, you'll want to create your plan of attack. Pro tip: If you want your Yards for Yeardley Challenge to happen in a public space--like your football field or gymnasium--make sure you get appropriate permission.
Recruit friends. Friends make EVERYTHING better. #thatslove. Recruit a couple friends to join in on the fun and help you plan your challenge or be your cheerleaders if you're doing this on your own.
A way to measure. Calculators, yard sticks, spreadsheets. Make sure you've figured out how you're going to track your yards. Remember: 1 mile = 1,760 yards.
Snacks. Who doesn't love 'em? Think about having snacks day-of for your challenge participants. #gottastayhydrated
Seriously, you'll probably find the Yards for Yeardley Tool Kit SUPER helpful here. 😎
Type of Event. First decide what type of event you want to host. There’s lots of options, below are a few idea starters.
Set a Date. Work with key faculty or administrators to set a date at your location.
Get Promoting! Create a Facebook event, post flyers and signs about your Yards for Yeardley event. Make sure to include all of the relevant details [Read: The Who, What, When, Where, Why].
Go the Extra Mile. Rally your community to support you and your team by using your 1 Million Yards for Yeardley Challenge as a way to fundraise the necessary funds to bring One Love to more campuses and communities. It's pretty easy to set up your crowdrise page and if you want more specific tips of the trade, you can email Bridget.
The Big Day. Drum up as much support as possible. Pro tip: If your event is a field day or gym takeover, you may want to designate a person who can walk around and get more people involved.
Tally the Results. After the challenge, make sure you tally the results and post publicly! If you have an email list of the people who participated, think about sending an email out to highlight the accomplishments.
You can update your yards along the way here. Also SHOW US all the action by uploading photos for all to see and enjoy. Don't forget to also share on social using the hashtags #TeamOneLove and #YardsforYeardley.