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You’re invited to join the Guideposts Global Challenge!

We’re on a mission to travel 21,976 miles by the end of 2021 – enough to virtually travel all the way around the world.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to get your friends and family to sponsor you to walk, run or cycle a share of the distance and form an important part of our exciting journey.

Together, we aim to raise £25,000 to improve the lives of people living with mental health issues, disabilities and caring responsibilities.

However you cover your chosen target distance is up to you. Skateboard, three-legged race or hot air balloon – it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that we get there, together. You can even team up with friends, family or colleagues to cover a larger number of miles and spur each other on.

All are welcome, whether you’re a world-class Olympian or a couch potato. Everyone has a different level of ability, so you’ll set the target yourself. As long as it feels like a real challenge to you, that’s all that matters.

Your miles will be added to a live totaliser on our virtual mission tracker, so we can track our combined journey across the globe. Our first virtual stop? Paris! Just 350 miles away, and we want you to help us get there.

1 – Paris, France
2 – Brussels, Belgium
3 – Munich, Germany
4 – Budapest, Hungary
5 – Sofia, Bulgaria
6 – Istanbul, Turkey

7 – Tehran, Iran
8 – New Delhi, India
9 – Kathmandu, Nepal
10 – Chengdu, China
11 – Shanghai, China
12 – Tokyo, Japan

13 – California, USA
14 – Denver, USA
15 – Kansas City, USA
16 – Washington, USA
17 – Halifax, Canada
Finish – London, UK

Update 03/08 – Since we launched, 74 fundraisers (and 1 dog) have travelled 12,450 miles from the UK and raised £4,066 so far (inc Gift Aid)! As we ‘swim’ through the Pacific Ocean we are looking for fundraisers who can help us with the next leg of the challenge.
See all the fundraisers or donate here

Ready to get started?

Register your interest below.

You will be sent an email with further information on how to set up your fundraising page and your virtual mission.

Once your virtual mission is created and you’ve linked your fitness app, every time you go out to walk, run or cycle, your miles will be logged on the virtual mission site and contribute to the overall global distance covered. The miles you personally cover will also be shown.

Share your fundraising page with your friends and family and ask them to donate towards your individual fundraising target. The amount you fundraise will contribute to the overall charity target of £25k and the growing amount raised will be shown on the virtual mission site.

We will send you the full details and invite you to participate via this email.
We can reach out to you by phone if you prefer.

By registering your interest for Guideposts Global Challenge, you confirm you are over 18 years old. We’ll keep your data safe. For more information, please review our data policy.

Any problems? Just email instead!

About Guideposts

Guideposts is a UK based charity working with people, and local communities, to help them access the support, opportunities and skills they need to overcome social challenges, improve their wellbeing and change their lives.

We run a range of services that are focused on helping people to achieve their potential regardless of their circumstances. We connect people together so that they can experience the joy that comes from friendship, activity, learning, purpose and occupation. We love what we do and we love seeing people flourish. 

Many of the people we support come from the most disadvantaged groups in our society, including children and adults with additional needs and disabilities, people with mental health problems, older people with dementia and other neuro-degenerative conditions, and the families or carers of all these groups. We believe that all people should be equally valued and have an equal chance to live the best life possible, that is why we do what we do. 

Together we are the Guideposts community, helping each other to achieve better wellbeing.