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Wiltshire's Big Pledge

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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 bigpledge@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: publichealth@wiltshire.gov.uk

0300 003 4566

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Last updated: 4 August 2016



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