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Go the distance with our 30-day fitness challenge

Are you ready to kickstart your fitness routine in the ‘new normal’? Miles Ahead is a great way to stay active, keep fit and fundraise. Your fundraising is needed now more than ever to ensure we can support patients up and down the country and continue to save lives for many more years.

Challenge yourself to walk or run 100 miles, 150 miles or even choose your own distance. You will then have 30 days to complete the challenge, but you can choose your pace. You could complete it on your own or with your family and friends.

Join the #MilesAhead team now for free! You will then receive your fundraising page as well as ongoing support from our dedicated events team.

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Choose distance

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Choose your own distance

How does it work?


Get ready...

Pick a date for your challenge to start, decide if you are going to walk or run and choose your distance. Your fundraising page will then be created for you automatically.


Get steady...

Link your preferred app, Strava, Runkeeper or Fitbit to record your distance and fundraising all in one place.



Spread the word and ask your friends, family and followers to sponsor you as you take on the Miles Ahead challenge. Collect key milestone badges as you go and everyone who raises £150 will receive an official Miles Ahead medal to celebrate your achievement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can register for Miles Ahead simply online here.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to link your Strava, MapMyRun or Fitbit to your GivePenny fundraising page. Information on how you can do this is here.
The Miles Ahead challenge is hosted by GivePenny. Once you have signed up online, you’ll be directed to your fundraising page where you can customise your page, link up your choice of fitness app and then share with friends and family.
The Miles Ahead challenge lasts for 30 days and you can choose 30 days that suits you.
No. You can use other fitness apps such as MapMyRun and FitBit. You can also opt to manually update your miles on your GivePenny fundraising page.
No. It is as much as you can raise, although we suggest setting yourself a target of £150.
Yes. Anyone who raises over £150 will receive an official Miles Ahead medal in the post.
Yes definitely. Although they will need an adult to register for them. Once they have signed up, we can change the profile photo and name on the fundraising page to that of the child. We will only communicate with the adult regarding the event.
About St John Ambulance

About St John Ambulance

With your generous support, we will continue to be there for communities during and after the crisis and will continue to save lives across the UK. Our highly trained volunteers will provide care where it is needed and get patients where they need to be to receive it. We will continue to provide training to young people and adults in lifesaving first aid, including the right preparation to ensure our volunteers can help the nation in emergencies.

Take a look at the difference your fundraising will make and how we are responding to Coronavirus.