Shooting Star Space Race

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Date: Tuesday 1st March 2022 - Thursday 31st March 2022

Where: Anywhere,

Distance: As many miles as you can throughout March

Registration fee: £0

Minimum sponsorship: No minimum sponsorship

JOIN US on our next supersonic mission, as our new and improved rocket prepares to launch into the Solar System for its second adventure – this time we’re heading to Mars! Get your friends and family together to walk, run, cycle, scoot, or swim as many miles as you can throughout March to help us rocket to the red planet!

Even at its closest point next year, Mars will still be 38.6 million miles away from Earth which even for our intrepid #TeamShootingStar Space Racers is a little far so using another special space formula, we are challenging you to help us complete 38,600 miles in 31 days to make our mission to Mars a success. Based on the success of last year, we may even make it home again…

How it works

Sign up to our Mars mission

  • Simply click the sign up button and you’ll be taken to mission control. From here you can sign up by creating a JustGiving page and linking your Strava so we can track those miles (if you don’t have Strava you can use our downloadable Mileage Tracker and log your miles each week)

Ask friends and family to sponsor you

  • We have some helpful tips on how to make your fundraising rocket – take a look at the ‘Fundraising’ tab on mission control.

Get started on your Earth miles

  • From 1st March walk, run, cycle or scoot as many miles as you can to help us complete our moon mission. For those who want a target to aim for, we think a great challenge for cyclists is 300 miles throughout March and for runners or walkers 50 miles throughout March.

By joining our Space Race team, you’ll be helping to ensure we can continue to make every moment count for children just like Nicholas; now and for many lightyears.

Astronauts, prepare for blast-off.