Ark is an education charity that ensures that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a great education and real choices in life.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students' lives and education have been disrupted and special occasions such as the school sports day won't take place in person this year – so we’re doing something different.
We set out to collectively travel 40,000km, the distance around the world! After completing our goal in just 5 days, we have now extended our challenge to travel the distance around as many planets and moons in the solar system as we can. First stop, the moon! 10,921km.
We want to do something fun, healthy and positive, while raising money to help our schools and students recover from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and build the resilience they need for the future.
We're asking you - our community of students, teachers, supporters, and friends - to do an activity that adds to the kilometre count and helps us reach our target. Let's inspire each other with what we can achieve together – doing something fun, healthy, and positive along our way.
Set your target for how many kilometres you can run, cycle, walk – or any way you can think of. For instance, if you climb the stairs 286 times, you'll add 1km to our target!
Complete your challenge between the 1st – 15th July. You can do it in one day or across the two weeks.
Submit your challenge progress on this website from the 1st of July, so that we can add your kilometres to the collective target and see who has travelled the furthest.
Complete your challenge
Set your target
This is a big challenge to reach 40,000km collectively, but we're doing it for an important cause.
We know times are difficult so you can join the fun without donating, but anything you give will help our schools and communities. If you want to set a challenge, ask your friends and family to sponsor you.
It's the taking the part that counts – we want to travel across the globe!
Our goal is a collective 40,000km, but like any good sports day, we thought we'd have some fun competition along the way.
Challenge your friends, family and colleagues, competing as:
If you want to compete, here are some of the categories you can be entered in to: