1,000 miles, 24 hours and just one good cause – the Pave Aways 2019 charity challenge #RunRideRow24 is on!

In one of the most gruelling challenges to date, our team will be attempting to run, ride and row at least 1,000 miles in one day to raise funds for the Harry Johnson Trust, a Shropshire charity that provides help and support to children and teenagers receiving care from the Oncology team at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

We are setting up a treadmill, spin bike and rowing machine at our headquarters at Knockin and staff will take it in turns to run or walk, row or cycle the distance, all whilst dressed as their sporting heroes.

#RunRideRow24 will take place from 3pm on Thursday July 18 until 3pm on Friday July 19. The 1,000-mile target has been set to reflect the distance between our current building sites in Shropshire, Wales and beyond – we’ll track the progress and how far the team reaches throughout the challenge.

Sally Johnson, Harry’s mum and trustee of the charity, said: “What a coincidence that they have chosen to start on July 18th – it will be five years since Harry died so a very fitting day for this amazing challenge to begin.

“I can’t thank Pave Aways enough for their support and fundraising. Every penny will go directly to support the amazing local children we help, and their siblings and families too. Having the kindness of all who will be part of the challenge and their colleagues and friends means a great deal to us – local people helping local children. Thank you so much and good luck!”

Managing Director Steven Owen added: “There is no doubt that this is going to be an incredibly hard physical challenge but the fact that we’re doing it for such a brilliant cause will spur everyone on.

“We chose the trust because they do incredible work helping children who have received a cancer diagnosis and their families. Sometimes it’s small things like a soft pillow or blanket that feels softer if they have lost their hair or vouchers for food and drink in the hospital café. Or it could be a much-needed holiday. Their support is invaluable to these families and we’re delighted to do what we can to raise funds for the trust.”

To donate to #RunRideRow24, click here. Thanks to Chirk Leisure Centre and Crossfit SY1 for loaning us the equipment.

  • The second part of our 2019 charity challenge will take place later this year when two-person teams will be tasked with getting as far away as possible from the Pave Aways office in Knockin in a six-hour period in a prison break style sponsored event.