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Bearathon FAQs

If you can’t find an answer to your question here, please e-mail [email protected] or call us on 0114 321 2470.

How do I register?

Just click the register button at the top of this page, fill in a few details and away you go!

Is there a registration fee? 

There is a registration fee of £10 for everyone who would like to take part.

Can I register a team?

You sure can. When you register there will be an option to enter a team or to join an existing team so gather your friends and families together and enter together!

What happens once I’ve registered?

We’ll send you a confirmation email of your booking along with your online downloadable fundraising pack. Keep a look out for our emails as we’ll be sending you hints, tips and up to date news. As soon as you have registered, you can get strated on your challenge! If you would like to request a Sports T-shirt for your challenge then please email [email protected]

Where does my registration fee go?

Whilst your registration fee will help cover some of the event costs including your medal, it’s the extra money raised on your fundraising page or sponsor forms that really make the difference for the children and families in the hospital.

Is there any age restrictions?

No, anyone, any age can take part.

What distance do i need to cover?

We are asking participants to run,walk,cycle or swim 2.75km a day for 30 days OR thats 82.5km over the month! You could do this in your local area, or even around the Bears of Sheffield Trail.

How do I track and submit my evidence?

You can track your distance using fitness apps such as Strava, Fitbit or an Apple Watch. However you track your distance you can also add this distance onto your fundraising manually, to keep your supporters up to date. 

We have a Team Theo Club on Strava so please do join so we can see how you are getting on - Click here to join > Team Theo Strava

Once you have tracked your distance, please send over your evidence to [email protected]. This could be screenshots, a link to your strava account or using your distance tracking sheet from your downloadable fundraising pack.


What is Team Theo?

Team Theo is anyone who supports and fundraises for The Children’s Hospital Charity, which helps make Sheffield Children’s Hospital better. We are so happy you are joining Team Theo!

How do I fundraise?

When you register for the challenge, you will also be encouraged to set up your personal fundraising page. Once set-up you can let your family, friends, relatives, co-workers, classmates and neighbours know you are participating, share with them your fundraising goals, and ask them for a specific donation. Remember, it’s for a really good cause. You will be surprised how many will support your efforts.

What is the fundraising target?

We are asking each person to raise £2.75 a day for 30 days or £82.50 over the month. This £2.75 a day represents the £2.75 million that needs to be raised for the new Cancer and Leukaemia ward. This can help make a huge difference to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. This is not a requirement but every little helps! We’ll send you a downloadable fundraising pack filled with things to help you.

How do I receive a medal?

You will receive a medal once you have completed your challenge and submitted your evidence to [email protected] These will be posted to you so please make sure you enter the correct address when registering.

Where will my fundraising go?

Sheffield Children’s Hospital is a specialist children’s hospital, providing world-class care for children all over Yorkshire and across the UK. The Children’s Hospital Charity makes Sheffield Children’s Hospital even better, by creating an environment built with children in mind. Your donations will help us support Sheffield Children's where it is needed most.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

Ask people to donate directly to your online fundraising page. That way, the money will automatically come direct to us and you don’t have to chase anyone to collect their money. If you’ve collected cash then you can pay the money in by sending a cheque made payable to ‘The Children’s Hospital Charity’ at The Children’s Hospital Charity, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH.

You can also send your money in via bank transfer. Please email us at [email protected] for our bank details.

Remember, if you’re collecting offline donations please ask your supporters to fill in a sponsorship form and tick the Gift Aid Box, if applicable.

If someone else signed you up to the event - please reference both yours and their name when handing over any offline donations.

How will you contact me about this event?

All of our correspondence will be via email and social media. Please keep a check on your email inbox, always check your junk folder in case we’ve gone in there by accident and follow us on Twitter @sheffchildrens; Facebook ‘Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Charity’; Instagram ‘thechildrenshospitalcharity.’

All email correspondence, fundraising packs and race packs will be sent to the main booking participant. E.g. If you have signed up a friend or family member, you will receive their race pack.

Is there a social media hashtag?

There sure is! Please use #TeamTheo and #Bearathon

What happens with my data?

By registering for the Bearathon you are agreeing to be contacted by The Children's Hospital Charity for this event via email, phone and in the post. This is so we can keep you up to date with the Bearathon event as well as after with details of how your fundraising has made a difference. We will never sell your data and we promise to keep your data safe. You can change your mind at any time by contacting [email protected] 

Further details of our privacy policy can be found on our website