Virtual Challenge

RUN or WALK the same distance as John O’Groats to Land’s End and raise money for The Archie Foundation this September

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About this event

Grab your friends, family or workmates and form a team of (up to) five to take part in ARCHIE’s Virtual Challenge. From the 1st to 30th September, track every step you take in a thrilling virtual race across Great Britain, all while raising much needed funds for local sick children. The total distance is 962 miles. Don't worry if you think you might struggle to complete the route as every pound you raise will put your team 1 mile further on the map.

Questions before you start? Check out our FAQs.

The ARCHIE Foundation is the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Raigmore Hospital and Tayside Children’s Hospital. Every year over 140,000 children are treated at these hospitals and The ARCHIE Foundation makes a huge difference to these children and their families. We provide amazing environments, cutting edge equipment, advanced staff training and extensive family support.

Not all children’s healthcare is delivered in these hospitals. There is also a children’s ward in Elgin as well as community based teams operating throughout the North of Scotland and the Northern Isles. The ARCHIE Foundation supports them all making sure environments are perfect for children of all ages.

What are we asking?

Virtually walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats this September!

Step 1

Register individually

Take the first step to virtually walking the length of Great Britain by filling in your details on our registration page. You will then receive everything you need to take part in the challenge!

Step 2

Find your team

Exercise is more fun with friends! Check to see if your team has already been created on the website and join them. If it hasn’t, create a team for your group to join.

Find your team now

Step 3

Track every step

From the 1st September, using your pedometer, watch your miles grow every day as part of a team and check out the leader board to keep an eye on your competition!

Step 4


Every pound you raise will move you a long by 1 mile on your journey! The more you raise, the faster you will finish.

How far have we gone?

Want to see your journey on our interactive map. At this time it's only available on your desktop, so check it out at home or at work and see how far you've travelled. In the mean time don't forget to check out the mini challenge for this week here



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