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New for 2020: the #GenesisTogether Virtual Challenges
We’re launching some new virtual challenges, which use technology to track any distance you clock up against a virtual route. Every month we’ll set a new virtual route and distance for you to take on.
You have the freedom to choose any method of covering the distance: your usual daily step count, running, cycling, kayaking – anything goes, and you can even mix and match. This handy Activity Conversion Chart will help you to convert time spent doing different exercises into miles towards your total!
Get together with friends or family and join in. You can share your progress, encourage each other to keep going, and you have 1 month in which to complete the challenge. If you’re super fit or looking to improve your activity levels, you can do the challenge in as short a time as you’re able.
And as a supporter of Genesis Trust, you can also use the challenge as a means of raising funds for us, helping homeless and vulnerable people in Bath move from crisis to independence.
Once you’ve signed up for a challenge you can use a variety of ways to keep track of your progress: Apple Watch, Strava, Fitbit, Apple Health, Under Armour, and you’ll see your progress as you move along the route.
The October challenge
#GenesisTogether Virtual Kennet and Avon Canal Challenge (77 miles)
Sign up here.
The November Challenge
#GenesisTogether Virtual Bristol Cathedral to Winchester Cathedral Challenge
Sign up here.
#GenesisTogether Virtual Cotswold Way Challenge – 102 miles. Can’t wait until the next month to start? You can join our Virtual Cotswold Way Challenge at any time – sign up here.
How to get started
1. Join the Challenge – sign up here!
There is a registration fee of £15 and you’ll receive a Genesis Trust trolley coin as well as your registration.
2. It’s not essential, but if you fancy you can download the ‘My Virtual Mission’ app.
3. Set up a fundraising page (optional) – https://www.justgiving.com/genesistrust
4. Share with family and friends
5. Start the Challenge. Enter your distances and track along the map.
6. Finish and celebrate!
7. Feel happier and healthier!
Thank you for taking part!
Been there… done that… got the T-shirt?! Click here to buy one of our new #GenesisTogether T-shirts to wear out on your challenge or to celebrate finishing.