Virtual Coast to Coast Challenge FAQs

How do we register as a team?

Select a Team Captain who will then make the initial registration. They can then invite other colleagues who will receive an email to register. This process is straightforward and should only take a few minutes.

How many people can we have in a team?

You can be a team of one or have up to 50 members.

Is there an entry fee?

Yes. This is £10 for each participant. This is payable on registration.

Is there a minimum fundraising target for each team or participant?

No. We want as many people to take part as possible. We welcome all sizes of donations.

Do we get our own fundraising page?

Yes. This will be automatically created when you register. You will receive a link taking you to your fundraising page. There will be one for your team and one for individual team members.

Sending the links to your supporters means they can donate directly online to your page.

Do all donations have to be done online?

No. We recognise some of your supporters may want to donate offline. Instructions on how you can upload this information to your page are given after registration.

How long do I have to complete the route?

The event starts on Monday 20 May and ends on Monday 1 July. You have six weeks to complete the course. This is an average of four miles per day. You can complete it at your own pace and don’t forget to include all the steps/mileage you cover during the day.

Can my team complete the route as a relay?

We ask that each participant aims to complete the full 171 miles. We understand some will find this a challenge and may set a personal goal to complete some of the route, which is fine. We applaud the efforts of all participants.

What methods can we use to complete the route?

We recommend walking, running, swimming, static exercise bike, rowing machine, treadmill etc – any exercise which records distance with the exception of cycling. You can mix how you complete the route – it doesn’t have to be all one activity.

How do we log our progress?

You can sync Strava to your fundraising page which will log distance covered, or you can upload manually. Instructions on how to do this will be given after registration.

Your page will include a map of the Coast to Coast route and a marker showing how far along you are. This information, along with your fundraising will be collated to show on your Team page.

There are milestones that you will pass as you complete your challenge.

Can we see how other participants are progressing?

Yes. Data for fundraising and distance covered is collated from teams and individuals to create a leaderboard. This is updated in real time.

Do we have to be a member of Cumbria Community Foundation to participate?

No, you don’t have to be a corporate member. All businesses are welcome to take part.

Will there be any awards?

There will be prizes which will be announced before the event starts.