Race to the Stones is one of the most prestigious ultramarathons in the UK organized by Dixons Carphone. To enable non-UK based colleagues and their friends and families to take place, too, there is a virtual Steps to the Stones Challenge organized as an accompanying event.
The principle is easy, you can register for ultramarathon (100 km), marathon (42 km) or half-marathon (21 km) distance and then you have 1 week to complete it. The system is synced with your sports tracker and it is only up to you whether you will run, jog or walk.
This year, the week to complete this task was set up for the first week of July which was slightly disadvantageous for the Czech-based colleagues as this is the time of 2 bank holidays and a favourite time for a vacation. But this did not stop 30 colleagues from signing up for the challenge and 12 of them from finishing it successfully—8 in ultramarathon distance, 1 in marathon and 3 in half-marathon. Congratulations!