Race Europe

Race Europe Virtual Challenge 2021

Join Johnnie Jackson and other members of the Charlton family as we race against 13 other football clubs in London and raise funds for Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT).

Sponsor one of the Charlton Race Europe teams here.

The Race Europe event will see 14 London Football Clubs race across Europe in a virtual activity challenge. Working in squads of 23, each Club aim to be the fastest to cover the 6,720 miles that separate all of the Euro 2021 Host Cities.

The event is scheduled to run during March and participants can log miles in nearly 80 different activities (subject to any Government guidelines). We will be monitoring the government guidance on exercise and outdoor activities over the next few weeks and constantly reviewing and adapting the list of approved activities to make sure that the challenge can be completed safely and in line with all legislation. 

When the challenge is live an event portal will chart the progress of each Club team and as each squad reaches a host city, information about that city and its footballing history will be unlocked.

Make a difference to the community

All funds raised from the event will support CACT’s work supporting the most vulnerable in the community. 

Last year, CACT worked with 46,778 people across South East London and Kent. From the Upbeats Down’s syndrome football team to mentoring young people at risk of exploitation and street violence, from our award-winning mental health projects to our healthy walks programmes, we are there for the most vulnerable in our community.

We have been working hard to support the community through the coronavirus pandemic; the community hub in Greenwich, which we’re running in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, has made and received over 180,000 phone calls since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has further heightened the need amongst those who were already struggling, and has also brought many more people to our attention who have never previously accessed our support. Your support will help us continue our vital work in 2021 and beyond.

How does it work

Once the challenge is live from Monday 1 March, you will be able to log miles travelled through the My Virtual Mission platform or by syncing your Strava account to your profile. See the guide here.

As well as the obvious cycling, running and walking, there is a whole range of activities that can be converted into miles travelled from yoga to CrossFit and even washing the car. You can see the full list here. Please make sure you follow current government guidelines.

How to sign up

To secure a place in the Race Europe Virtual Event 2021, you will need to pay £10 entry fee and commit to raising a minimum of £100 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid).

Please click here to see our step by step guide on how to sign up to the My Virtual Mission platform.

Join the Charlton squad now!

For more information or to sign up a group, please contact Lorna Taylor.

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