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26,000 Miles in May.
How far will you go?

Our amazing volunteers have worked more than 26,000 hours a month during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping our communities safe. We want to thank them by collectively walking, running or jogging this amount in the month of May. Help us say thank you and sign-up today!

Miles Ahead is a great way to thank our volunteers, keep fit and fundraise so we can continue our life saving work and be there for communities in times of need. Join the #MilesAhead team now for free, set your distance and raise £100. You will then receive your personalised fundraising page, ongoing support from the Miles Ahead team and a medal on completion to celebrate your amazing achievement.

How does it work?


Get ready...

Register above, 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 page to your Strava app to record your distance and fundraising all in one place. Encourage your friends and family to donate to your per mile.


Spread the word and ask your friends, family and followers to sponsor you as you take on your challenge. Collect key milestone badges as you go and everyone who raises £100 will receive an official Miles Ahead medal on completion.

Choose challenge

Running Person Running Person
Walking Person Walking Person

Choose distance


a marathon
in a month


50 miles
in a month


100 miles
in a month

As Many As You Can

as many
as you can

How your fundraising makes a difference



could empower a new
volunteer with the first aid
skills needed to give support
in their community


could help us equip
an ambulance
with essential kit


will support the future
of St John Ambulance’s
work through the current
crisis and beyond


Stripe Target Total - 15k Miles
Miles Ahead Target


Help us get there!

We are aiming to collectively run or walk 26,000 miles for amazing volunteers who have worked over 26,000 hours a month supporting our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The above totaliser shows how far the team have gone so far! How far will you go? Join the team today and sign-up below.



Check out our top runners, walkers and fundraisers! Can you make the top?

By Distance (miles) By Amount (£)
About St John Ambulance

About St John Ambulance

Please help to ensure that we can continue our important work in your communities for a long time to come.

Whilst the NHS is committed to covering the full costs of our vaccination programme and COVID-19 work, St John Ambulance needs funds to secure and develop our volunteer support to the community. In 2021 this will include: attending community events when they restart; responding to emergencies with our flexible response teams available on foot, on bicycle and by ambulance; working with local partners to provide special projects such as clinics for the homeless or falls services for the elderly. The volunteers at the core of our charity are amazing people, bringing care and compassion into their communities, alongside their clinical skills. As they support the public, we must support them.

George Keal
“Some people may find it surprising that we're doing this from a voluntary perspective, but it's why we train week in week out, striving to have the highest standards to ensure we can help in times like this. I feel incredibly proud to play my part; in particular training other volunteers who are going to go out and help in their local community.”

George Keane, Volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions

You can register for Miles Ahead simply online here.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to link your Strava to your GivePenny fundraising page. Strava is free to download if you do not have an account already. 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 31 days in the month of May.
No. You can use other fitness apps such as RunKeeper and FitBit (only steps), but we strongly recommend downloading Strava for this challenge. 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 £100.
Yes. Anyone who raises over £100 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.
Yes. You can register and then change the dates of your challenge on your GivePenny fundraising page. Then simply just inform one of the Miles Ahead team of the month you wish to complete your challenge by emailing