What is the SAMH Virtual Stomp?
The SAMH Virtual Stomp is a stair climbing challenge to complete at home or outside. Participants take on the challenge to climb up and down stairs whilst fundraising to support the work of SAMH.
Who are SAMH?
SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health. SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, sport and physical activity; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. For more information visit www.samh.org.uk.
Are there different routes available?
Yes, there are four route options for the event.
- Mini Stomp (Family Friendly) – 1,500 stairs e.g. up and down a flight of stairs approx. 58 times
- Classic Stomp (The Original) – 4,200 stairs e.g. up and down a flight of stairs approx. 323 times
- Extreme Stomp (The Toughie) – 7,500 stairs e.g. up and down a flight of stairs approx. 577 times
- Ultimate Stomp (The Mighty) – 22,500 stairs e.g. up and down a flight of stairs approx. 1,730 times
When is the event?
Whether you plan to complete the Classic Stomp in one marathon session, take on the challenging Ultimate Stomp over a few days, or make the Mini Stomp a family day out at the park – you choose how you want to do your Virtual Stomp. You can take part over the week of Monday 5 October 2020 and all you need to do is hit your Stomp stair count in time for our celebration on World Mental Health Day, Saturday 10 October 2020.
Do I have to be really fit to take part?
A basic level of fitness is advised to take on these routes. Please remember this is a stair climbing challenge and as such you should be able to climb stairs without over exerting yourself before registering to take part. Please note the Ultimate Stomp will be physically demanding. We’ve got a training plan to help you prepare for the event, which we'll send you once you have registered and there’s no time limit for the routes so you can take as long as you need to complete the event.
How much does it cost to enter?
Adults can register for just £10 while children under 16 can take part for free. Don’t forget to register everyone who is taking part, including children.
How do I enter?
Visit https://stomp.samh.org.uk and click the ‘sign up now’ button. Don’t forget to register everyone who is taking part, including children.
Can I register on the day?
Yes! Please be aware that we won’t be able to provide you with a Stomp T-shirt to take part in, if you register after the Friday 25 September.
Do I have to fundraise if I enter?
There is no obligation to fundraise however this event is really important for raising vital funds to support Scotland’s mental health. We really appreciate anything you are able to raise.
What if I can’t complete the challenge in the time frame?
Please email us on email@example.com to discuss other options.
Can I apply for a refund?
Refunds of registration fees are available within 14 days of registering by applying to us in writing. No refunds will be made after 14 days.
Why haven’t I received a confirmation email after registering online?
Your confirmation email may take an hour or two to appear in your inbox or it may have gone into your junk mail. If you still haven’t received an email after twenty four hours please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I take part as a team?
Yes. There is an option within the registration page to enter your team name. If you are registering as a team this allows us to link you together even if you register at different times.
Once you’ve registered you can create a team fundraising page which your individual fundraising pages will link to – this will keep track of your overall challenge and fundraising total.
When will I receive my Stomp t-shirt?
Your Stomp t-shirt will be sent out to you prior to the event. If you haven’t received this by 29 September then please get in touch with a member of the team at email@example.com.
What are the Stomp t-shirt sizes?
All of our adult t-shirts are unisex, they come in sizes of X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large & XX-Large. T-shirts for children are available in sizes, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years & 15-16 years.
Are there terms and conditions for the event?
Yes, these can be found here.
Can SAMH help me fundraise?
Yes! We have a range of fundraising tips and ideas to help you fundraise. Get in touch with a member of the team for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I have to set-up a JustGiving page?
JustGiving is an easy and reliable platform to enable you to fundraise for SAMH. Using the link provided in your confirmation email, you immediately link to the Virtual Stomp event and unlock lots of exclusive features, which show your progress. We can also provide you with a downloadable sponsor form if you prefer, which you can find here.
I’m taking part as a team, do we all need individual JustGiving pages, or can we have a team one?
It's recommended that you all create individual pages, and one of you can create a team fundraising page which your individual fundraising pages can link to – this will keep track of your overall challenge and fundraising total.
How do I pay my funds raised to SAMH?
JustGiving automatically transfers your fundraising to us. If you have used sponsor forms and have cash sponsorship, contact us and let us know at email@example.com
What should I wear?
Please make sure you wear appropriate footwear. Comfortable and suitable clothing is recommend and we would love to see you in your SAMH Stomp t-shirt.
Where do you suggest I do my challenge?
You can now take part in SAMH Stomp virtually anywhere! Just start counting the stairs you climb: it could be any flight of stairs in your home, your flat stairwell or in your local park. You can also take on your Virtual Stomp challenge over a few days or in one big session.
You could contact your workplace or local football or rugby club and ask if you could access their stairwell or stadium to complete your challenge – this is especially helpful if you wish to do this as a team.
Please remember to follow Government guidelines at all times.
How long will it take to complete?
This depends on your fitness level and which challenge you have decided to take part in. It can take between 20 minutes for Mini Stomp to 6 hours for Ultimate Stomp. You can take part in the challenge across the week and it does not need to be completed in one day.
Will there be a warm up?
Yes! We will be sharing a virtual warm up with you ahead of the challenge. It will also be shared on the Stompers Facebook group.
How can I track the stairs I climb?
We will send you a downloadable tracking sheet that helps you calculate how many times you need to go up and down your staircase. There will also be room to record every staircase you have completed so you don’t lose track. There are also lots of fitness apps such as Strava that will help you track your stairs.
How do I let you know I have completed my challenge?
Record your progress on your Just Giving Page so we know when you have completed your Stomp.
What happens once I complete my challenge?
In the following weeks you will receive an official certificate and medal in the post.
I still have a question, can you help?
Yes! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help.
Social Media and Virtual Stomp
Is there a group I can join to see how others are getting on and keep me accountable?
Yes! Request to join our Facebook group and we can add you in. The group is there for motivation and encouragement. We will occasionally share some messages as we get closer to the event date but all important information about Virtual Stomp will be emailed to participants.
Do I have to join the Facebook Group?
No. The group is optional for those that want to be part of our online Stomp community. All important information about Virtual Stomp will be emailed to participants.
I have some photos and videos I would love to share of me taking part in the challenge, where could I share them?
We love seeing where our Stompers are taking on their challenge so please share them with us. You can Tag us across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram using the handles below. Don’t forget to use #SAMHStomp too. If social media isn’t your thing feel free to email email@example.com.
What are your social handles?
I have a story to share
Finding out why people are taking on SAMH Virtual Stomp is important to us. If you have a story you’d like to share we would love to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org