Ring of Kerry Virtual Challenge

The Ring of Kerry Virtual Challenge will take you 124 miles (200 km) through the mystical Iveragh Peninsula in Ireland. This circular route has it all: scenic coastal landscapes, wildlife rivers, beautiful forests, small villages, old forts and peaceful monasteries.

Each time you complete a distance based exercise activity such as running, walking, cycling etc you advance along the map.

Set up your own deadline for completing the challenge and do it solo or as a team. Cross the finish line and you will be rewarded with an awesome finishers medal (worldwide shipping).

This is the perfect tool for maintaining focus and motivation whether you are training for an event or just wanting to have fun while keeping fit!

 YOU vs. THE WORLD!

​Get Bling!

Celebrate your achievement with a stunning, limited edition Ring of Kerry Virtual Challenge finishers medal.

Medals get mailed to you once you have completed the challenge and are guaranteed to stand out in your medal collection!

See you on Street View!

Check out your virtual surrounds on Google Street View. See yourself and others on the map and directly on Google Street View.

Connect your favourite apps

Sync with your favorite fitness tracker or log distances manually within the web/mobile app.

Currently we support: Apple Watch, Apple Health, Fitbit, Strava and Map My Walk/Run/Ride with more coming soon!

Your Leaderboard, Your Way

View weekly, monthly and all time leaderboards.

Compare your progress against your team, those you follow or everyone.

Unlock Virtual Postcards

Receive custom virtual postcards when you reach certain milestones.

Each postcard contains interesting information about the location. 6 postcards are waiting for you along the Ring of Kerry

Plant Real Trees

We will donate for a tree to be planted for every 20% of the challenge you complete. There's no extra work or cost for you just make sure you keep exercising!

Planting 5 trees is already amazing, but imagine what we can achieve as a community! In August alone, we can plant more than 100,000 trees.

+ All This!

Access anywhere

Login on the web or through our 4+ star rated iPhone or Android mobile apps.

Team or solo

Get a group of friends or workmates together and share the load or take on the challenge by yourself.

Choose your own timeframe

Pick your start date and chose how many weeks you want to set as your goal to complete the challenge depending on your exercise type, fitness level and how many other people there are in your team (if any).

Multiple exercise types

Any distance based activity can count towards reaching the finish line. Do cartwheels if that’s your thing.

Event Highlights

Check out these places as you make your way along the Ring of Kerry + other iconic landmarks!

Kenmare

Portmagee

Innisfallen Island

What’s It Going To Take?

Enter as an individual or in team. Choose a completion timeframe that suits you best. You can change this at any time.

Number of people in team

Choose a completion timeframe

124 miles equals

10.3 miles per person, per week.

COMPLETION DATE: 1 November 2020

Hint: 10,000 “steps” is equal to around 5 miles (8km)

Enter The Ring of Kerry Virtual Challenge

Entry + Medal

US $29.95 | UK £24.95 | €28.95

Entry into the challenge

Stunning finishers medal

Virtual postcards along the way

Enter solo or as a team

Track on our award winning web or mobile app

Street View of your virtual location

Personalized digital certificate of completion

Medal dispatched on completion

Entry + Medal + Apparel

​​US $59.95 | UK £49.95 | EU €57.95

All of Entry + Medal

Choose any t-shirt or tank top

2 Ring of Kerry designs

4 colors for each design

Men’s and women’s styles

Sizes XS – 4XL

Free shipping on apparel
* You can select your apparel anytime after purchase

Virtually Anything Is Possible

Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions, we've got answers - let's do this!
Still have more questions? Click here to contact us.
How do I enter a distance towards the challenge?

You can log distances using two methods

  1. Manually - Either on the web or via our iPhone and Android apps. Select your exercise type, add a distance and boom, you’re done. You can add a screenshot of your tracker if you wish but it is not required.
  2. Automatically – Via the range of apps and devices that we connect with. Currently we support: Apple Watch, Apple Health, Google Fit, Fitbit, Strava, Map My Run, Map My Ride, Map My Walk, Runkeeper.

    We don't yet have a direct connection with Garmin but many people send their Garmin distances to either Apple Health or Google Fit and then on to their challenge.

What's stopping someone from cheating?

We do have a number of ways that we can detect cheaters, however we do realise that no matter what we do or how we structure it people are always going to be able to cheat if that’s what they want to do. E.g. Put their Fitbit on their dog!

There are no prizes for first place.

If someone wants to cheat then they are only really cheating themselves and wasting their money.

How long does it takes to complete the full distance?

 The amount of time it will take you or your team to complete this journey depends on your fitness level, exercise type and team size. 

You can set your own timeframe goal from 1 week to 18 months to complete each challenge. This goal can be easily changed at any time if you want to extend or shorten it.

When can I register for the challenge?

You can start this fitness challenge any time and from any location around the world. Registrations are open now so feel free to sign up and make a start.

We’ve made it as flexible as possible so you can backdate your start date to whatever date you want as long as it’s after the date we launched the challenge.

Can I enter multiple challenges at once?

Yes - You can enter as many challenges as you like and post your distances to each of the challenges.

You can either post all your distances to all of your challenges or you can decide what types of distances go to which challenges. e.g. you might want to send your walking distances to one challenge and your cycling or swimming distances to another challenge. It's completetely up to you.

 

What types of exercise count?

You can log most types of distance based exercise such as running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing etc. For other non distance based exercise such as yoga or cross fit, we have a handy conversion chart that converts time doing these activities into distance equivalents that you can use.

Can I log multiple exercise types?

Yes - You can log any distance based exercise that you do. The common ones that we have icons for are:

Running (indoor and outdoor)
Cycling (indoor and outdoor)
Rowing
Walking
Skiing
Swimming
Eliptical
Wheelchair

All others can be logged to the “other” category.

You can also convert other exercises such as sports that you play or going to the gym etc into distances. We can provide information on some ways to do this.

How long does the challenge go for?

You get to choose how many weeks you want to aim to complete the challenge from 1 week to 18 months. This goal can be easily changed at any time if you want to extend or shorten it.

And you can change this goal as many times as you like during the event.

How do teams work?

Teams are a fun way to take part in The Conqueror Virtual Fitness Challenges.

**Note that each team member is required to purchase their own entry into the challenge. Each team member will receive their own medal at the end**

Basically you share the distance with the other people in your team.

Your team will have your very own team icon on the map.

Each time a team member posts a distance your team icon will advance up the map.

Your team will also be represented on the leaderboard.

You (as in you personally) will also be able to see information about your own achievements and rankings separate from the team.

The distance doesn’t have to be divided evenly among team member. You can team up with guru athletes and people just starting out!

So hustle up your friends or workmates and join the fun!

From which countries do you accept entries from?

We warmly welcome entries from all over the world and we offer global shipping on medals and apparel.

On average we have people from over 80 countries from around the world enter our challenges each month!

Join our global community of virtual fitness enthusiasts!

How do I access the challenge once I've signed up?

The Conqueror Challenges are powered by My Virtual Mission which is our own web and mobile application that we started in 2013.
When you sign up for the challenge you will automatically be set up with a My Virtual Mission account where you can log in and access the challenge.

How much does it cost to enter?

Please view the pricing on the pricing table above.

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