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Distance to the Moon Challenge

With Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) starting on Monday 10 May, we want to celebrate the opportunity to get outdoors, take in the fresh air and the benefits exercise has, both on physical and mental health. With so many people getting behind our Virtual Climbing Challenge last year, this year we are going bigger and further than ever, to the moon!

Join us as the University of Cambridge community seeks to achieve two clear targets, to clock up a combined distance, equivalent to travelling around the world, and then to travel to the moon.

Distance around the World = 40,075 km

Distance to the Moon = 384,400 km

Now going to the moon is no easy task, so we’ve set ourself the time between the start of MHAW (10 May) and the end of the Festival of Wellbeing week (9 July) to achieve it.

You’ll be able to record your distance using Strava (free) or manually by completing this webform.

Distances need to be completed in Kilometres so if you need to convert from miles, use this calculator here. You can clock up distance by walking, running, cycling, swimming or wheelchair racing! Every Monday we will publish our progress so far on our social media channels (@camunisport).

After a difficult year for some, we can’t wait to get away and what better way than going to the moon with your colleagues, friends and University community!

To infinity, and beyond! Well actually just the moon.