Great Migration 1200 Mile Challenge
The Great Migration 1200 Mile Challenge
Though it is sometimes referred to as annual event, the Great Migration is actually a fluid and continuous, year-long journey of animals migrating through Tanzania and Kenya. In total, this circuit spans some 1,200 miles.
The Great Wildebeest Migration sees the movement of approximately 1.5 million wildebeest, along with 200,000 zebra.
The ecosystem of East Africa, dominated by consistent weather patterns, fuels the migrating herds in a phenomenal repeat of the year before, as they have been for over a million years previously. The main catalyst driving the movement is thought to be the lure of the green shoots of new grasslands and fresh drinking water – the core diet of the wildebeest. The migration’s specific location is entirely dependent on the rainfall patterns – however, it is possible to make a rough prediction of their location throughout the year.
Run/walk, cycle, swim, wheelchair, or a combination of any, 1200 miles, moving along our Virtual African Migration tracking map, Complete this challenge at a time and place that suits your schedule to receive your exclusive medal. There is no time limit on this challenge, we suggest 1 year from your start date, to match the animals!
You can use mileage earned in two or more challenges at the same time- eg this medal and an annual challenge, you can add your run to both!
What is a virtual challenge? A virtual challenge can done from any location you choose. You can run, jog, walk, cycle, swim, use a wheelchair - whatever you choose and however you choose to complete a distance. There is no restriction on discipline. We aim to be as inclusive as impossible.
Submitting and Claiming your Medal
You will be emailed a separate link / web page when you sign up, to upload your progress as and when you want to. Your medal will be sent as soon as you 'complete the map'
Checking Your Progress
We have a real-time results system with instant tables, sort-able by age, gender and Country. We also have live tracking 'journeys' with fully interactive maps for our annual and seasonal longer challenges!
All the routes follow real life roads and trails, target the next town along on the map, pass landmarks, cross countries, it's going to be fun!
Uploading your progress could not be easier with our challenges allowing you to upload activities direct from Strava. Do not worry if you do not have Strava, as you can also add activities manually.
Personalised Downloadable Certificate
Each competitor will recieve a downloadable personalised challenge certificate with details of their results included.
Click map picture to see live event map:
* it was difficult to create the meandering nature of grazing animals with the map, hence the 3 laps!