Walk, run, jog, row (heck, even skip if you want to) 1 million yards to raise awareness around relationship violence.
The Yards for Yeardley Tool Kit. This kit gives you an overview, ideas, yards tracking template, etc. Pick the idea that will work best for your campus and you’re off!
Friends and others on campus who are excited to participate in the challenge to reach 1 million yards.
Optional: Poster board, sign, and markers to both promote your event and/or publicly track your progress.
Optional: Make it FUN! You may want to bring snacks, music, and of course water to keep everyone hydrated.
Optional: Calculator. You know, to convert those miles into yards. Remember: 1 mile = 1,760 yards.
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].
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.
Take a photo before, during, or after your challenge and share on social and use the hashtags #TeamOneLove and #YardsforYeardley.