Road to Rio challenge
To celebrate the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, Wiltshire Council’s Big Pledge - Road to Rio invited local residents to get involved in an activity challenge and improve their health and wellbeing.
Between 4 June and 29 July 2016, more than 18,000 local people took part. In total, participants ran, walked, swam or cycled 779,742km (484,509 miles) over eight weeks. The challenge gave them the motivation to get moving and the chance to see what a difference exercise can have.
The distance covered by each challenge was:
|Challenge||Distance covered||Equivalent to (approx)|
|Cycling||30,359km||London to Sydney return|
|Junior Sports Challenge||5,978km||London to Moscow return|
|Running||13,956km||London to Atlanta return|
|Swimming||1,717km||London to Rome|
|Ultimate Sports Individual||28,819km||London to Montreal five times|
|Walking||62,463km||London to Rio return three times|
|Ultimate Sports Team||42,981km||Around the world|
|Road to Rio Team||593,469km||Around the world 15 times|
|Total Distance||779,742km||To the moon and back!|
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If you have any questions about Big Pledge: Road to Rio, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 4 August 2016