What is a Virtual Challenge?
In a Nutshell
A virtual challenge is a fitness goal that tasks you to run, cycle, walk, swim or roll a certain distance over a specified period of time.
Anyone of any ability can participate and it can be completed at any location, at your own pace, and in however many stints you require. It’s a great way of keeping fit and staying motivated to reach your individual fitness goals.
What’s the Difference Between a Virtual Challenge and a Virtual Race?
In virtual races, you compete against the clock and against other participants. You typically run, walk, cycle or swim the set distance and upload your results online to compare your performance against others around the world.
Generally, virtual races are completed in one stint so are limited to a few hours and shorter distances, such as a 5k or 10k distance. These can also be demanding on the participants and are not always suitable for all abilities.
Our virtual challenges give you the entire month to cover your chosen distance! You get the benefit of being able to achieve longer distances by reaching your goal in multiple stints over the month at a time and place that suits you best. For example, our cycling challenges goes as high as 600 miles!
We also cater to all abilities, allowing you to choose a distance that most appeals to you. We recommend one that is challenging, yet achievable in a discipline that suits you best.
Benefits of Virtual Challenges
Run, walk, cycle, swim or wheel whenever it suits you
With a virtual challenge, you can fit your training around your busy day-to-day schedule. You have the whole month to cover your chosen distance, and whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, you can train at a time that is most convenient to you.
Anyone of any ability can take part
As there are a wide range of distances for participants to take part in, anyone of any ability and age can take part. It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting into fitness, an elite athlete who regularly competes, or a wheelchair user, there’s a challenge for everyone.
Complete your challenge at your own pace
It is completely up to you how fast or slow you train. A 12 minute mile is just as far as a 6 minute mile, and as long as you cover the entire distance by the end of the month, you will have completed the challenge.
Train anywhere you want
You aren’t tied to a physical place – there is no requirement to cover the distance at a particular location. You can cover the while you are on holiday, on a treadmill, or anywhere else that appeals to you.