How to join the round-the-world challenge for Worldreader

Firstly, thanks for your interest in getting involved in the Worldreader challenge! If you're using the challenge to get started on a new exercise regime, start gently, and please be sure to participate within your local social distancing restrictions. And most of all, have fun!

As part of a corporate team

  1. Look for your company's name in the list below - this will give you links to both the relevant Strava Club and fundraising page
  2. If your company hasn't already signed up, email with the name of your team, the primary contact, and your high-res company logo - and we'll get you all set up
  3. Start logging your miles:
    • If you don’t already have it, download the free Strava app on your phone - available for both Android and iOS
    • Search for and join your company's Strava Club
    • Start logging your activities on Strava - ensure you include 'Worldreader' in all of your activities on Strava, e.g. '5k jog for Worldreader', so that your miles pull through to the leaderboards and our overall total
    • Use #MilesForWorldreader when sharing your activities across social media
  4. Help us towards our fundraising target of £24,901:
    • Locate your company's dedicated Virgin Money Giving page using the links below
    • Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to support your efforts by making a donation on the page

As an individual

You can also join the challenge as an individual, without being part of a corporate team. To do so:

  1. If you don’t already have it, download the free Strava app on your phone - available for both Android and iOS
  2. Search for and join the Strava Club named ‘Worldreader round-the-world challenge
  3. Make sure you include ‘Worldreader’ in the name of all of your activities on Strava - e.g. ‘Worldreader 5k run’ - so that they pull through to our challenge total
  4. Grab your trainers, walking shoes or bike and start putting in your miles - every mile counts towards our goal of completing 24,901 miles - and spread the word with #MilesForWorldreader
  5. In order to participate as an individual, we simply ask you to make a donation on the Virgin Money Giving page - there is no minimum donation amount, but it would be fantastic if all participants could aim to raise at least £40 / $50 (of course feel free to ask family and friends to support your efforts too!)

Corporate teams - links to Strava Clubs and fundraising pages