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May’s Mercury 15k Challenge

Regular entry price £12.00 Special Offer

This virtual challenge is set for a series out of this world. The first celebrates planet Mercury and it’s a 15km Run, Walk, cycle or swim throughout May. One session or multiple.

Facts About Mercury

  • Mercury does not have any moons.
  • A humans weight on Mercury would be 38% of your weight on Earth. (I knew I should have been born there 🙈)
  • A Mercury is the equivalent to 176 Earth days.
  • A year on Mercury is 88 Earth days.
  • Mercury has a diameter of 4,879 km, making it the smallest planet.

This 15km challenge is open for completion from the 1st May til 30th May and you can run, walk, swim or cycle. 

This medal reward is a chunky gold number featuring a beautiful Mercury print to reflect the surface of the planet. 

Please note you are paying to enter the challenge, the medal is reward for completing the challenge and submitting evidence by deadline.


All you need to do is sign up to the Virtual Race.

Complete the virtual challenge.

Send us proof by deadline using the link below.

Wear your medal with pride. 

Submission deadline for this event June 2019 

Free UK shipping on all of our virtual race and virtual fitness challenge medals.


Please note:

Within 24 working hours of race entry you will be sent a welcome email confirming your place.  If you have not received this please check spam filters and if you still are unable to location please contact us using the contact us form so that we can confirm the email details you entered at checkout are correct.  Thank you. 

Nominated Challenge Charity  

UK Astronomy (lead entirely by volunteers)

Bringing people and communities together through the power of Astronomy.


Who are UK Astronomy and what is our aim?

UK Astronomy is a charity set up by husband and wife team Frankie and Ross Hockham.  A dedicated group of volunteersvisit local schools, community interest groups, fetes, events, public functions and shows.  We use the power of astronomy to bring together communities.  


During our daytime events we allow safe observing of the Sun through our Solar Telescopes and our night events to observe our nearest stars, galaxies, planets and nebulae.


UK Astronomy works alongside other charities such as the local deaf astronomical society, and we have also worked alongside other charities such as GRASP, an autism charity to ensure that we are inclusive of all.


Last year, UK Astronomy managed to run over 45 outreach events - inspiring hundreds of children to become the next Tim Peake or Helen Sharman, and let’s not forget the adults, some of whom captured their first images of the moon and saw a solar flare through a scope (safely of course) for the first time.  


We raise all of our money from public donations and from our events and have several events planned for 2019 already - with bookings from schools, care homes, Brownie and Scout groups, WI’s and also working alongside the national trust at Stowe House and Dunstable Downs.


With your support, we can continue to inspire future generations and reignited passions.



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