- August 21, 2018
- Posted by: Lauren Mackenzie
- Category: Association News
National GetOutside Day – Sunday 30th September
On Sunday 30th September, Ordnance Survey is organising the first ever National GetOutside Day to get 1 million people active outdoors across the UK.
As committed members of the outdoor industry, we can all encourage the nation to get outside, whether that’s for a full day or just an hour.
In Britain today, there’s an epidemic of inactivity and we’ve all heard the shocking statistics and the impact it’s having on our nation. Fewer and fewer people are getting outside and that’s down to a variety of reasons. But we want to change that. Because we know the positive impacts and benefits that fresh air and exercise can bring.
GetOutside is here to get the whole nation moving. It’s a free, inclusive, and non-commercial initiative to engage and inspire both existing and potential customers, in the drive to increase participation in all outdoor activities.
Let’s help make the change and make National GetOutside Day the catalyst to get the nation back on track and reverse the tide of inactivity. National GetOutside Day falls within ukactive’s European Week of Sport, to celebrate and champion events which will improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often.
So regardless of age, ability, gender or religion, let’s get everyone outside. The clocks will soon be going back, the day’s getting shorter, so there’s no better time to put down those screens and spend some quality time with family and friends.
There are many ways to engage with National GetOutside Day from finding out what’s going on in your area, to including information on local events that are running. We have a supporter’s pack available and we’d love you to share our passion to make a difference.
The outdoors is free, the benefits are endless, so let’s get everyone outside and have some fun!
To find out more visit www.os.uk/getoutsideday or to get involved & request your supporter’s pack please email GetOutside@os.uk