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We Love MCR Charity Challenge

We Love MCR Charity is supported by the I Love MCR Foundation and championed at the I Love MCR Power Awards

Who are we

We are Manchester’s Charity. We give heart, hope and opportunity to the people of Manchester, when they need it most.

Our Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund is unique. There is no shortage of ambition and talent in our young people. But for many, their circumstances are what prevents them from fulfilling their ambition.

What we fund

So we say – if you have a realistic ambition for success, but you haven’t got the Bank of Mum and Dad, tell us what your next step to success is – and we will fund whatever it is that you need to take it.

Our vision

Ambitious communities across Manchester can apply to our Stronger Communities Fund. We fund projects which improve lives, protect open spaces and reduce loneliness – local community groups can turn to us, to turn their dreams and ambitions into realities.

The challenge

Arenas of Sport Challenge

To be completed: 11/07 – 24/07

Manchester is rich in sports history. In honour of our Manchester Rising Star’s Fund, which we have already awarded to 76 ambitious young Mancunians, we decided to set a running task which is equal to 76 miles. The person chosen to do this challenge will have to run across Greater Manchester visiting some of the biggest stadiums and sports venues in Greater Manchester, taking a selfie at each location. 

  1. Start at Manchester City Council Town Hall
  2. Old Trafford – Manchester United
  3. Lancashire County Cricket Club – Old Trafford
  4. J. Davidson Stadium Altrincham 
  5. AJ BELL Stadium
  6. Leigh Sports Village
  7. University of Bolton Stadium 
  8. Riverside Stadium
  9. Gigg Lane 
  10. Crown Oil Arena
  11. Vestacare Stadium
  12. Broadhurst Park Stadium 
  13. Etihad Stadium 
  14. Finish Manchester City Council Town Hall

How to apply

  1. Fill out the application form;
  2. You can apply to as many challenges as you want and the charities will determine the shortlist of the candidates;
  3. Wait to be shortlisted;
  4. Share this page to get votes;
  5. A member of the I Love MCR team will support you throughout your journey and assist in every step of the challenge;
  6. Donate and fundraise* via our official online fundraising partner, Givegain;
  7. Find your inner power, complete the challenge within the allocated timeline and become a champion.

*The challenger is encouraged to spread the word about the challenge to their networks, fundraise and encourage people to donate, however, I Love MCR will be promoting the initiative and helping to gather donations.

Terms and conditions

  • You can be supported by anyone on this journey and they can run with you
  • The person doing the challenge will need to send in proof of visiting all the sports venues and also a screenshot of their sports watch showing the total miles of the challenge 
  • The person accepting the challenge does it in their own time and the organisers and charity will not be liable in the event of any injuries or extra expenses 
  • The challenge must be completed within the designated dates 
  • You will need to commit to attending a video shoot with I Love MCR to help promote your challenge attempt.
  • A member of I LOVE MCR will get in touch with the person selected and will help coordinate the challenge