In six weeks, walk the whole length of Great Britain (about 874 miles) without ever having to be more than a few minutes from home. Sign up with your friends, family or work colleagues, in teams of three, and follow the interactive map and virtual route to see where you are along the journey.
The virtual walk from John O’Groats to Lands End takes place from 17th July to 28th August. It costs £30 to enter per team of three people, but we’re asking you to please try to raise sponsorship money for our vital work for vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness in the West Midlands. To set up your online donation page please click here.
When you register you will be taken to the eventbrite page, click on tickets then select 1 (for one team of three people – £30), then ‘place order’.
At the end of the challenge we will email each team a certificate of achievement so you can remember how you helped vulnerable young people in this time of lock down.
A virtual walk – how does that work?
Each team will aim to walk as many steps as possible, completing 874 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End. Team members enter their daily steps on to the team dashboard, counted via a step counter (like a Fitbit) or on a app on their mobile phone.
Distances logged automatically update the team’s progress and position on the interactive map. The team’s progress is displayed as a percentage and graph on the website and mobile apps. Users are able to see their activity history on the website and apps, and can add activity for previous days if they forgot to do so at the time.
When the challenge begins each team will see an interactive map that displays the virtual route together with an image of and a description of the starting milestone. Photographs and facts about the nearest milestone along the virtual route are displayed to provide additional motivation.
If a team completes the walk before the challenge ends they simply keep adding their distances to see how far they can walk in total. The final challenge leader board will reflect the total distance walked by each team, highest to lowest.
Your guide to the Step Up Challenge
Don’t forget you can still exercise and you should be staying active – whilst observing social distancing rules of course! If lock-down changes, there are still ways you can complete the challenge without ever leaving your home. In fact, we recommend you stay home as much as you can anyway… stay home and stay safe.