The Lunar challenge is an inclusive run, walk or cycling team challenge using the free Strava app.
AoC Sport and Natspec member colleges are challenged to collectively reach 238,855 miles and travel to the moon!
The challenge aims to support staff and students to prioritise their physical and mental health, during what will be a challenging time for many. To support this, AoC Sport has created a five ways to wellbeing toolkit for colleges with examples of how different aspects of the challenge can be linked to improving mental wellbeing.
As with previous challenges the national leaderboard below will be updated twice a week so colleges can compete against each other and see who has contributed the most miles.
The format and full details are available here
There are a number of prizes up for grabs for colleges that take part in the challenges.
- For those who contribute the most miles to the national total
- All participating colleges that reach 300 activities will also be entered into a prize draw.
- Prize draw for those to participate in the spot challenges
This week’s leaderboard is available here.
22- 28 February
For our last spot challenge and in the spirit of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing theme of ‘Give’ we’re challenging all participants to give back to their local community and collect some litter whilst they complete their daily exercise.
Each bag of litter you capture and share on social media will count as one entry to this week’s prize draw.
Participants will need to share their photo or video and have followed @aoc_sport on the relevant social channel and have taken part in a the challenge by 8pm on Sunday 28 February.
We also recommend participants follow the following guidance when collecting litter.
- Wear protective gloves
- Wash their hands (before and after picking litter)
- Use their own bag, bucket or cleansing bag to collect litter in
- Try not to touch their face whilst out litter picking
- Do not disturb animals or damage plants
Further info: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/lockdown-litter-picking
As part of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and in the spirit of ‘Connect’ we’re challenging all participants to encourage a friend to join their college’s club and take part in the challenge.
Once they’ve joined, we’re asking them to tag their friend on our social media posts and for them both to follow @aoc_sport to be in with a chance to both win a £25 voucher. The more people encouraged to take part and tagged, the more entries they receive.
All entries must be registered learners at the college club they represent and we ask that students tag their college in the social posts as well.
8-14 February- Strava Art
As part of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and ‘Be Active’, we’re challenging all participants to try create some Strava Art! Strava art is the creation of pictures or images in your route on Strava. Check out the Strav.art Instagram here
Once again were asking participants to post a picture on social media of them trying their something new or different, all entries will be put to a vote to find a winner, who will win a £25 voucher of their choice
Participants will need to share their picture, sound recording or story by 8pm on Sunday 14 February and tag @AoC_Sport on Instagram or Twitter. The more they post the more entries go into the vote.
1-7 February – Try Something New
As part of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and ‘Keep Learning’, we’re challenging all participants to try a new or different activity this week, whether that’s cooking, baking, a new at home exercise class or even roller skating.
Participants will need to share their picture, sound recording or story by 8pm on Sunday 7 February and tag @AoC_Sport on Instagram or Twitter. The more they post the more entries go into the prize draw.
25-31 January – Capture Your Surroundings
Can you Take Notice… We’re challenging all participants to take note of their surroundings by posting a picture or sound recording on social media from when they have been out running, walking or cycling.
Participants will need to share their picture, sound recording or story by 8pm on Sunday 31 January and tag @AoC_Sport on Instagram or Twitter. The more they post the more entries go into the prize draw.
18 -24 January- Record An Activity Streak