How this Virtual Race Works
Complete the distance of the Inca Trail any time, any pace, anywhere!
The official distance of the Inca Trail is 26 miles (42 kms).
Run, jog, walk or cycle the 26 miles, record your activity on a tracking app/device, then submit your evidence to claim your medal.
As soon as we receive your evidence, we will send out your medal!
This challenge can be completed in one go or over multiple activities.
Evidence for all challenges must be received by January 14th 2022 to claim your medal.
If you would like your medal sent straight out before completing your run, or if you are buying as a gift, sign up then send an email to let us know and we'll get your medal in the post for you.
£2 from every challenge you sign up to will be donated to CALM.
(Medal is approx 60mm x 80mm x 4mm)
The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious "Lost City of the Incas".
The main site along the Inca Trail is Machu Picchu, the magnificent ruins of an Inca city dating back to the fifteenth century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
However, the Inca Trail includes many other great Inca sites along its typically four day route, including Patallacta, which was a religious site as well as the home of Inca soldiers, Runkuracay, the “inaccessible town” of Sayacmarca with its maze of houses and water channels, Phuyupatamarca and Sun Gate.
Also along the trail is Wiñaywayna, another beautiful Inca site close to Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail also includes a breathtaking tour of the natural wonders of Peru, but it involves quite difficult treks and hikers need to be in good, if not peak, physical condition, particularly for the longer trails.
Learn more about the route here.