If you’d like to beat the post-Christmas blues and feel happier and healthier than ever before, our #PassTheBaton challenge might be just the thing you need.

To take part, follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. become a member of our Trust (note: if you're a member of staff, you're already a member of the Trust and so can skip this step!)
  2. take part in a healthy activity (see our ideas below)
  3. post about it on Facebook or Twitter using #PassTheBaton and tag your friends and family to keep the relay going!

Suggested Facebook post:

I'm taking part in #PassTheBaton for NCIC NHS Foundation Trust! I’ve completed [insert details of your healthy activity] . I nominate [tag friends/family members]. Click here to join the Trust and keep the challenge going http://bit.ly/34xmVrJ

A group of sweaty, happy people pose for a photograph after completing a spinning class at the gym

If you do not have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can still take part by emailing us at communications.helpdesk@ncic.nhs.uk and telling us what you’ve been up to and we’ll share your achievement on this web page.
 

Why become a member of our Trust

Membership is free and open to anyone in Cumbria aged 14 and over. It’s up to you how much you’d like to be involved. As a member you’ll:

  • receive regular updates about the Trust
  • be invited to members-only events
  • have a say in how our services are run and developed
  • be able to take part in other local health and wellbeing events like this

 

Healthy activity ideas

Taking part in a healthy activity means doing anything that improves your health and wellbeing. This could be:

  • going for a run
  • taking part in an exercise class
  • improving your sleep habits
  • making time for meditation
  • attending a health event
  • going for a health check-up

You do not have to run a marathon. Taking any small step towards improving your mind and body counts. If you need some inspiration, click the dropdown box below to find activities happening near you this January. 

 

What’s happening

When

Where

Carlisle parkrun

Saturday 4 January, 9am

Chances Park, Carlisle

Penrith parkrun

Saturday  4 January, 9am

Frenchfield Sports Centre, Penrith

Workington parkrun

Saturday  4 January, 9am

Workington Leisure Centre, Workington

Whitehaven parkrun

Saturday  4 January, 9am

Whitehaven Cycle Track, Whinlatter Road, Whitehaven

Whinlatter forest parkrun

Saturday  4 January, 9am

Whinlatter Forest Park

Keswick parkrun

Saturday  4 January, 9am

Fitz Park, Keswick

The North Lakes New Year Half Marathon (go along to share health messages and recruit new members)

Sunday 5 January, 10am

Lorton

Wigton Walking Group

Monday 6 January, 3pm

Wigton

Cumbria Walking for health

Monday 6 January, 10am

Watchtree Nature Reserve

CADAS Carlisle Health Walk

Thursday 9 January, 2pm

Rickerby Park, Carlisle

Carlisle parkrun

Saturday 11 January, 9am

Chances Park, Carlisle

Penrith parkrun

Saturday 11 January, 9am

Frenchfield Sports Centre, Penrith

Workington parkrun

Saturday 11 January, 9am

Workington Leisure Centre, Workington

Whitehaven parkrun

Saturday 11 January, 9am

Whitehaven Cycle Track, Whinlatter Road, Whitehaven

Whinlatter forest parkrun

Saturday 11 January, 9am

Whinlatter Forest Park

Keswick parkrun

Saturday 11 January, 9am

Fitz Park, Keswick

Cumbria Walking for health

Monday 13 January, 10am

Watchtree Nature Reserve

Games for wellbeing

Thursday 16 January, 2pm – 4pm

Wigton Library

CADAS Carlisle Health Walk

Thursday 16 January, 2pm

Rickerby Park, Carlisle

Penrith parkrun

Saturday 18 January, 9am

Frenchfield Sports Centre, Penrith

Carlisle parkrun

Saturday 18 January, 9am

Chances Park, Carlisle

Workington parkrun

Saturday 18 January, 9am

Workington Leisure Centre, Workington

Whitehaven parkrun

Saturday 18 January, 9am

Whitehaven Cycle Track, Whinlatter Road, Whitehaven

Whinlatter forest parkrun

Saturday 18 January, 9am

Whinlatter Forest Park

Keswick parkrun

Saturday 18 January, 9am

Fitz Park, Keswick

Wigton Walking Group

Monday 20 January, 4pm

Wigton

Cumbria Walking for health

Monday 20 January, 10am

Watchtree Nature Reserve

Games for wellbeing

Thursday 23 January, 2pm – 4pm

Wigton Library

CADAS Carlisle Health Walk

Thursday 23 January, 2pm

Rickerby Park, Carlisle

Carlisle parkrun

Saturday 25 January, 9am

Chances Park, Carlisle

Penrith parkrun

Saturday 25 January, 9am

Frenchfield Sports Centre, Penrith

Workington parkrun

Saturday 25 January, 9am

Workington Leisure Centre, Workington

Whitehaven parkrun

Saturday 25 January, 9am

Whitehaven Cycle Track, Whinlatter Road, Whitehaven

Whinlatter forest parkrun

Saturday 25 January, 9am

Whinlatter Forest Park

Keswick parkrun

Saturday 25 January, 9am

Fitz Park, Keswick

Cumbria Walking for health

Monday 27 January, 10am

Watchtree Nature Reserve

Cumbria Walking for health

Tuesday 28 January, 11am

Workington Library

Games for wellbeing

Thursday 30 January, 2pm – 4pm

Wigton Library

CADAS Carlisle Health Walk

Thursday 30 January, 2pm

Rickerby Park, Carlisle


#Pass the Baton stars

  • James Moore, Carlisle

    James Moore, Carlisle

    I've done a boxercise class and it was amazing! #PassTheBatton

  • Marion Holt, Whitehaven

    Marion Holt, Whitehaven

    I did a Park Run - I'll be back next week #PassTheBaton

  • Kelly David, Workington

    Kelly David, Workington

    I've started doing yoga and had no idea I was this bendy! Yay! #PassTheBaton

  • Liz McDonald, Carlisle

    Liz McDonald, Carlisle

    I'm taking part in a block of Yoga sessions during January & February at a new fitness centre in Cotehill, Carlisle!