Add the Find a Guide widget to your website - and win!

Add our ‘Find a Guide’ runner widget to your website… and be in with a chance to WIN tickets to Manchester International!

England Athletics and British Blind Sport have joined forces to get more people running and enjoying our sport. Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people and our inclusion philosophy is that everyone should be able to lace up and run. We’ve created a tool that enables visually impaired people to find and pair-up with guide runners to run with in their local area, searching by postcode. We’re asking and encouraging all our partners, contacts and clubs to get on-board and show their support for growing our sport and promoting inclusivity, by adding this tool to their website.

The techy tool we have created is a widget for websites. What’s a widget we hear you say?

A web widget is a web application that is embedded as an element on a host website / web page. That provides users of the host page access to resources from another web site, which in this case is the ‘Find a Guide’ postcode search box. Click here to look at the widget / example on the British Blind Sport website. It’s code that you add to your website, which is straightforward to do.

Liz Purbrick, England Athletics Inclusion Manager, said:

‘We have over 550 guide runners ready, waiting and wanting to buddy-up with visually impaired people. Our guide runners are a friendly and bubbly bunch who have all attended a Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop, are DBS checked, and most importantly are passionate about running and wanting to help and support others to share their passion.

‘These avid runners are ready and raring to get their running shoes on; we need to get the message out there and the widget on websites and shared far and wide to connect as many people as possible.’

Add the widget and WIN!

Add our ‘Find a Guide’ widget to your website and you could WIN tickets to spectate and support our home nation’s top talent at Manchester International, on Wednesday 14 August. We’ve got 10 pairs of adult tickets up for grabs…

Simply add the widget, which is straightforward to do, following our handy ‘how to’ guide and using our suggested copy for your site. Complete the competition entry form below and hit submit! Sit back and wait for our lucky winners to be announced and feel great knowing you are helping to support and connect people getting into our sport!

* Terms and conditions apply

MarketingHub

You can find all assets to add the widget to your website on our MarketingHub, which includes:

  • Code to easily insert the ‘Find a Guide’ widget into your website
  • Two versions of a video (short and long) promoting Find a Guide
  • Suggested content for your web page featuring the Find a Guide widget
  • Suggested newsletter copy to alert your members and audiences that the Find a Guide widget is live on your website

Follow this link to access the MarketingHub

If you have any questions about the Find A Guide widget, please don’t hesitate to contact findaguide@englandathletics.org.

Find a Guide widget competition

  • Club / Organisation
  • Please provide the url of the web page where the widget is displayed
    As the data controller, England Athletics Limited take the protection of the data that we hold about our customers seriously and will do everything possible to ensure that data is collected, stored, processed, maintained, cleansed and retained in accordance with current and future UK data protection legislation and our privacy policy. In this instance we are collecting your personal data in order to fulfil a service that you are registering for. Please confirm you're happy for the information submitted in this form, to be stored and used in relation to your query.

Useful links and info

Find out more about British Blind Sport


Competition terms and conditions.

We have 10 pairs of adult tickets available for Manchester International, taking place in Manchester on Wednesday 14 August 2019. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. Winners will be selected at random, providing they have supplied the necessary proof that the ‘Find a Guide’ widget has been added to their website. Winners will be notified by email and tickets for the Manchester International will be sent via email. Winners will be required to arrange their own travel and accommodation (if required) to and from the event. Tickets are not available for re-sale and cannot be exchanged for any monetary value. Competition open to adults aged 16+. Competition closing date, midday on 9 August 2019.  After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted. Winners will be notified by email on  12 August.