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Track your performance on our famous routes and unlock virtual postcards. Bask in the glory of achieving something remarkable!



You’re no longer just going for a run, jog or walk, you’re working towards completing a S.M.A.R.T fitness goal.



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Spice up your motivation for running, jogging or walking (or any distance based exercise) by entering on one of our virtual fitness challenges.

Motivation by Inspiration.

Seeing yourself get closer to your goal gives you the push needed to keep you going.

Each challenge can be completed in the time frame that suits you, either individually or in teams. Unlock virtual postcards along the way, earn a range of swag and bask in the glory of achieving something remarkable. Challenge performance tracking is powered by “My Virtual Mission”.


  1. Enter into one of our famous SA route Virtual Fitness Challenges.
  2. A challenge profile will automatically be created for you in the “My Virtual Mission” mobile app. (Available for download in Google Play and Apple AppStore.)
  3. Automatically send distances to your virtual challenge from apps such as Runkeeper, Strava, Fitbit, and Map My Run/Ride/Walk/Fitness. Or manually enter them. It’s up to you!
  4. Push yourself, complete the challenge and earn your fitness glory.


Your next adventure awaits. Enter an SA Virtual Fitness Challenge to keep you focused and motivated to achieve your fitness goals. Unlock virtual postcards and explore the route as you progress wtith every distance logged.

Celebrate this year’s Mandela Day with a virtual 67km challenge, any way you choose and raise funds for a good cause, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. #67km4MandelaDay

Make your way across the breathtaking coastline from Durban to Cape Town, through the iconic wild coast and spectacular Garden Route.

From the idyllic town of Hermanus through the breathtaking mountain ranges of the Western Cape before ending with a well-earned glass of wine (virtually of course) in the vineyards of Franschhoek.

Celebrate the spirit of the Comrades Marathon virtually running through iconic parts of the route from Pietermaritzburg to Durban Stadium.

Starting in Johannesburg heading south to through Kimberly and on to Port Elizabeth then along the scenic Garden Route to finish in Cape Agulhas.


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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.

Yes, but there is currently no direct connection with the My Virtual Mission system. Connect your Garmin Watch to Strava and send your data from there. A direct connection to Garmin will be available later this year.

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.

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.

You can start this fitness challenge any time and from any location around the world (free medal shipping included!). 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.

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 completely up to you.

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.

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.

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.

Teams are a fun way to take part in The SA Virtual Fitness Challenge Series.

*Note that each team member is required to purchase their own entry into the challenge.*

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!

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!

The Virtual Fitness Challenge Series SA is powered by My Virtual Mission which is a web and mobile application. When you enter a challenge you will automatically be set up with a My Virtual Mission account where you can log in and access the challenge.

Please view the pricing of each challenge above.