Land's End to John O'Groats Virtual Challenge 2021 - 874 Miles
How this Virtual Race Works
Complete the distance of the Land's End to John O'Groats any time, any pace, anywhere!
The official distance of Lands End to John O'Groats is 874 miles (1,406 kms).
Run, jog, walk or cycle the 874 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.
Miles can be backdated to January 1st 2020
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 check the gift option on the submit evidence form.
£2 from every challenge you sign up to will be donated to CALM.
(Medal is approx 60mm x 80mm x 4mm)
Land's End to John O'Groats is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities, in the southwest and northeast. The traditional distance by road is 874 miles (1,407 km) and takes most cyclists 10 to 14 days; the record for running the route is nine days. Off-road walkers typically walk about 1,200 miles (1,900 km) and take two or three months for the expedition. Two much-photographed signposts indicate the traditional distance at each end.
Land's End is the traditionally acknowledged extreme southern point of mainland England. It is in western Cornwall at the end of the Penwith peninsula. Land's End is sometimes reckoned incorrectly as mainland England's most southwesterly point. This accolade belongs to Gwennap Head, which is at least 2 miles (3.2 km) further south.
John O'Groats is the traditionally acknowledged extreme northern point of mainland Scotland, in northeastern Caithness. The actual northernmost point is Dunnet Head about 2 miles (3 km) further north. The point that is farthest by road from Land's End is Duncansby Head, about 2 miles (3 km) east of John O'Groats. Duncansby Head is also the most northeasterly point of the Scottish mainland.
Learn more about the route here.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
What does 'evidence' mean? I have a treadmill at home and live alone - how can I prove evidence?
If there is anyway to track how far you have run through the year on your treadmill, you can send a photo of this, that would be fine.
Otherwise, track your distance however you can and when you have reached your target fill out the form on the website to claim your medal. As soon as we receive your form we will send out your medal. Please read our FAQ for further details or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you enter proof daily or is it just once at the end
Evidence only needs to be sent when you have completed your challenge.