How this Virtual Challenge Works
Complete the distance of the Great Barrier Reef throughout 2021, any time, any pace, anywhere!
The official distance of the Great Barrier Reef is 1,429 miles (2,300 kms).
Run, jog, walk or cycle the 1,429 miles in 2021, record your activities 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 2021
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 challenge, 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)
See our FAQ for more information.
One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches.
Because of its natural beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the worlds most sought after tourist destinations. A visitor to the Great Barrier Reef can enjoy many experiences including snorkelling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, bare boats (self-sail), glass-bottomed boat viewing, semi-submersibles and educational trips, cruise ship tours, whale watching and swimming with dolphins.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and pulling away from it, and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, extending 2,300 km (1,429 miles) along the country's northeastern coast, from Bundaberg in the south to the tip of northern Queensland. This is roughly the same length as the West Coast of the U.S. from Vancouver to the Mexican border, or an area about the size of Germany or Italy, so it's impossible to explore the whole reef on a single cruise.
Find our more about this route here.