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News24th June 2020

Ark launches virtual Sports Day Challenge

Ark is organising a different type of sports day this year, the Ark Sports Day Challenge. The Coronavirus pandemic has meant children will miss out on their traditional school sports day, so instead, Ark has decided to stage a virtual version.

From July 1st until the 15th, students, parents, and school communities can ‘travel’ the distance around the world, which is 40,000 kilometres.

Instead of egg and spoon races or the 100-metre dash, participants can set their own challenges – running to Rome, cycling to Cyprus, hula hooping to Hong Kong, skipping to Sweden or walking to Warsaw.

Come rain or shine, at home or at school; everyone can join in, have fun, and improve their health and wellbeing.

Participants can also fundraise or donate with all funds raised going to the Ark Schools Coronavirus School appeal. To find out more and to sign up, please visit

Follow the challenge online on Twitter and Facebook #ArkSportsDayChallenge