Bridgwater & Taunton College get set to complete The Lunar Challenge - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College are all set to complete the Association of College’s ‘Lunar Challenge’, an inclusive run, walk and cycling challenge using the free Strava App.

Colleges are challenged to collectively reach 238,855 miles – the distance from the Earth to the moon – by running, walking or cycling as much as possible by the end of February. There will be a national leaderboard showing how many miles each college has contributed to the national total, so those that would like a competitive element can see how they are getting on against other colleges.

Bridgwater & Taunton College has excelled in the AoC’s previous challenges, including the ‘Equator Challenge’, completed on Christmas Day, and the ‘Around the World in 30 days’ challenge where  both students and staff overachieved (3 times over), finishing in the top 5 nationally.

The College want as many staff and students to get involved as possible to encourage physical activity and maintain a positive relationship to physical and mental health during the lockdown. Being aware of and looking after our mental health is more important than ever. To encourage and support improved mental health, the College will be running a number of ‘spot challenges’ throughout the weeks which will be linked to the 5 ways to wellbeing.

There will be many opportunities to win prizes and keep staff and students engaged. For those who are competitive, there will be three prizes for the colleges who contribute the most miles towards the national total. There will also be a random prize draw for all participating colleges that reach 300 activities during the challenge. In addition, there will be prizes for each ‘spot challenge’ to keep participants engaged.

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