About Us

Race the World is a Virtual Challenge Series with a difference. We have chosen some famous world landmarks and challenge routes for you to take on for continued motivation to lace up those trainers, get on your bike and head over to the swimming pool.

We have some sports specific challenges, such as Swim Loch Ness, Climb Everest, Run/Walk to the Space Station and our loooonng distance challenges for those mileage monsters who want to push themselves further which can be completed using a combination of Run/Walk, Cycle and Swim. We don't care about pace and most of our challenges have no time limit in which to complete. The only person you are racing against is yourself. We all have different fitness goals, and you meeting those is what is important to us.

We also have our Annual Distance Challenges, which is where we really started when I set up the 1000 Mile challenge as part of my London Marathon Fund Raising.

You can submit your mileage to us each month on those long distance events for continued support and to keep you focussed on the challenge ahead. This personal touch is what we think sets us apart from other virtual challenge events.

 

How Does It Work

You pick your challenge and Enter clicking on the picture of the medal. This will take you to our shop pages where there will be more information on the challenge you are interested in including the 'rules', although we are pretty flexible as the best laid plans can easily be derailed.

So, I have entered, what happens next ?

We will send an email to you confirming receipt of your entry, welcoming you to Race the World and providing you with all the information you need to help you complete your challenge and receive that hard earned medal !

What do I do when I have finished ?

When you have finished your challenge, you email your evidence to us here at submissions@racetheworld.co.uk and we will get your medal posted out to you.

How long will I have to wait for my medal ?

All medals are dispatched within 2 working days of receiving your evidence of completing the challenge.

What evidence do I need to provide ?

We accept all tracking apps, Garmin, Fitbit, Strava or any other preferred app. You can use steps or boots on evidence, it is entirely up to you how you complete the challenge. 

What if I don't use an electronic tracking app ?

That is fine, we are happy for you to send us a manual log of all those miles you have completed, so a screenshot of this would be perfectly acceptable.

Our Charities

 From time to time we will be running special charity medals. With these all of the profits will go to the charity meaning we won't make a penny from the sales.

We currently have our VE Day challenge for which entries are now open, and will run during the VE Day 75th Anniversay weekend of 8-10th of May

Race the World have also decided to support various charities during the year and so every month will have a nominated charity which will receive a donation from every order that is made through our website during that month (apart from those orders for Charity Challenges)

Our nominated charities for the rest of 2020 are :

March - Young Minds - supporting the mental health of our young people

April - NHS Charities Together . We are living in a time where there is more pressure on our NHS to take care of us than ever before and so we have chosen this charity to provide support to all of our doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants. We hope that we will raise lots of money and give something back.

May - Help for Heroes, to coincide with 75th Anniversary of VE Day

June --14th June is Alzheimer's awareness day and so we have chosen to support this charity in June 

July - 24th July is Samaritans awareness day, and so in a world where suicide rate are at an all time high, and there is quite rightly an ever growing focus on our mental health, this seemed quite an apt charity for us to support. There is much anecdotal evidence about the importance of physical exercise on our emotional well-being so we encourage everyone to get out and about on this day.

August - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

September - Macmillan Cancer Support. We all know someone who has had cancer, whether they have won the battle, are fighting the fight or have sadly lost that battle and so in the month where Macmillan hold their coffee morning, we are going to have a special charity challenge and support this amazing charity.

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and so we will be supporting Breast Cancer now whose aim is for everyone to survive this dreadful disease by 2050.

November - Movember. This charity is the leading charity in all that is to do with Men's Health including Testicular and Prostate cancers and Men's mental health and suicide awareness.

December - Salvation Army who provide support to those that are homeless, victims of domestic abuse or have have fallen on hard times and need some extra help. 

Terms and Conditions

Annual Challenges - We are able to transfer you between the various challenges should you have stumbled upon injury/illness and have not been able to meet your target, or have under-estimated your awesomeness and have packed in more miles than you thought. This is strictly subject to availability of medals.

 Contact us at contact@racetheworld.co.uk

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