Take on a fitness goal… anytime…anywhere

Challenge yourself to run, cycle, walk, swim a certain distance over a set period of time and get extra motivation from supporting our charity #SNAPHeroes

Why not take on one of SNAP’s new virtual fundraising challenges.

Choose your favourite challenges and complete them in a time that suits you. Whether you take them on over the course of a week, a month or even a day, our challenges are flexible and suitable for all the family.

You can do at home or in your local area, anywhere, any time – whether you decide to run or walk around your garden, swim in your local pool, cycling on the streets or on a static-bike. The choice is yours!

Once you complete a challenge we’ll send you your very own SNAP virtual passport, completion postcard and social media passport sticker.

Join us on our virtual #SNAPChallenges and help us support Essex families.

There’s No Place Like Rome!

Visit the Eternal City and take in all it has to offer. On this challenge you’ll see the pass the Vatican City, Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and a number of other historical sites.

Click here to register now!


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Hollywood to Las Vegas

From the glamour of Hollywood Boulevard to the bright lights of Las Vegas. See the sights and cross the desert in this virtual challenge.

Click here to register now!



Photo by David Lusvardi – www.unsplash.com

Lands End to John O’Groat’s

Travel the length of the United Kingdom for SNAP! This virtual challenge will cover almost 1,000 miles and will see you pass you some of the idyllic countryside the UK has to offer.

Click here to register now!


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Climb The Eiffel Tower

Standing proudly in the center of Paris, the Eiffel Tower dominates the skyline. At a whopping 1,063 feet tall (324m) taking the stairs to the top isn’t a challenge for the faint of heart. Without the use of elevators the journey from the esplanade to the very top would see you climb a staggering 1,665 steps! An average UK home staircase has 13 steps, can you climb your stairs at home 128 to complete this challenge?

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by: Van Nga Nguyen – www.pexels.com

Tour de Essex

Can you cycle the 2,156 miles that required to complete this challenge? There’s no fixed route or time limits, just get on your bike and explore the sites of the wonderful county of Essex. Why not stop for a few photos on the journey. If cycling on the roads isn’t for you, you can complete the challenge on a static bike at home or at the gym.

Coming soon! Click here to find out more!

Conquer the Nile

The River Nile is traditionally considered the longest river in the world and possibly the most well known.

Measuring a staggering 4,132 miles in total, completing this challenge isn’t going to be easy! But, at least you don’t need to worry about the ‘SNAP’ of the Nile crocodiles!

Get your team together and see if you can Conquer the Nile for our charity.

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by Mo Gabrail – www.unsplash.com

Escape from Alcatraz

Alcatraz is located 1.25 miles (2011 metres) from the shore of San Francisco. Unfortunately, we don’t have a Ferry to get you there so you’ll need to swim. Can you complete to 1.25 mile swim at your local pool for SNAP? Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the sharks!

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by Mark Boss – www.unsplash.com 

Trek the Inca Trail

The Inca trail is one of the most well known treks in the world. Surprising the journey across the trail is only 25 miles long! What makes so so challenging is the elevation, which at the highest points reaches a staggering 4200m.

For this SNAP Challenge use a fitness app to measure how much evelation you can climb on a 25 mile walk. Can you meet SNAP’s very own explorer Sam at the top?

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by Babak Fakhamzadeh – www.unsplash.com 

Row the English Channel

The English Channel linking Dover to Calais covers a distance of approximately 25 miles or 40,000 metres!. For this SNAP Challenge can you row your way to our European neighbors? Not a keen rower? Why not swim it instead.

Bon Voyage!

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.

Walk the Great wall of China

The Great Wall is a must for our Virtual Challenge page. Before we challenge you the conquer the full distance we will be warming up with the Badaling section of the wall. The Badaling Great Wall in Beijing is the best-preserved and most complete section of the wall. The total length of this section is 7.5 miles, can you conquer the first section of the wall and receive your first Great Wall passport stamp?

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by Hanson Lu – www.unsplash.com 

London Underground Challenge

The London underground tube network is the fourth longest tube network in the world with a total length of 249 miles.

For this SNAP Challenge can you travel 249 miles? You can walk, cycle, run or even roller skate your way to the finish. Which line will you take on first? Central? Circle, District? However you decide to complete this challenge is up to you. 

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by Petr Kratochvil – www.publicdomainpictures.net

Hadrians Wall

Built to guard the wild northern frontier of the Roman Empire in AD122, Hadrian’s Wall is almost 80 miles in length from the North Sea to the Irish Sea. It is estimated that the wall took around 15,000 men about 6 years to build. To complete this challenge, can you and 15,000 of your closest friends build an 80 mile wall in just 6 years? Just kidding!… For this challenge can you cover the 80 miles across the width of the country? Walk, run, cycle it’s up to you to decide how to earn this passport stamp.

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo from www.northumberlandtourism.org.uk

SNAP’s Weald Park Challenge

The SNAP team have created a lap around the stunning Weald Country Park. With a mix of beautiful scenery, wildlife and forestry there really is no better way to get out and complete a challenge.

The lap will see you climb hills and navigate uneven terrain in the aid of SNAP.

How many laps can you complete?

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by Siska Vrijburg – www.unsplash.com

SNAP vs the M25 – Team Challenge

With the SNAP Centre just a few miles away from the M25 many of our staff and supporters will have no doubt spent many an hour sitting at a stand still wishing they could get home.

It’s now our turn to defeat the M25 and this time we’re in control of our journey. 

Can you get a team together who can travel the 117 miles of Motorway without stopping? There’s no limit of the number of team members who can take part, in fact the more people involved the less distance you need to travel each! Walk, run or cycle and together your team can defeat the M25 with SNAP.

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Image: Highways England

SNAP to Legoland

Our day trip to Legoland is always a great day out and is enjoyable annually by a number of our families. To make up for missing last years event we have included it in our new Virtual Challenge Page! The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to travel to Legoland Windsor as a family. Can you family complete the 62 mile journey to Legoland?

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.

SNAP to Colchester Zoo

Every year the SNAP family team plan a trip to Colchester Zoo. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, last year’s trip couldn’t go ahead. As the trip is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for every involved we have decided make the trip virtually instead! Colchester Zoo is 37 miles from the SNAP. Can your family travel a combined mileage of 37 miles to reach Colchester Zoo. That is works out to 9.25 miles each for a family of four! 

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by Anais Buan – www.unsplash.com

SNAP’s Christmas Light Up Walk

Since …. SNAP have been at both the Brentwood and Shenfield Christmas Light Up’s. The events are both key dates on the events calendar and our Virtual Challenge page wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging these key events. The SNAP events team  completed the walk from Brentwood High Street to Shenfield High Street in 41 minutes. Can you match them and walk for 41 minutes without stopping?

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by Rodion Kutsaev – www.unsplash.com 

SNAP to Home

Let’s be honest, everyone loves a trip to the SNAP Centre and we love having you here. Although we are closed at the moment it doesn’t mean you can’t visit us virtually.

Using an online route planner, find out how far away you live from SNAP and come and say a virtual hello!

Whether you live 15 miles or 15 metres from the SNAP Centre, this is a must have stamp for your Virtual Passport.

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.

Create your own #SNAP Challenge

Have you got a trip you’ve always wanted to tick of your bucket list? A family trip you want to recreate? Our create your own challenge is the perfect way for you to get active and support SNAP. Whether you want to visit the amazon or pogo stick around the block, SNAP are with you every step of the way! Just like our other challenges, you will earn a custom stamp for your Virtual SNAP Passport by completing a custom challenge.

Coming soon! Click here to find out more.


Photo by Jad Limcaco – www.unsplash.com 

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Read and share how your support helps make a huge difference to local families like Ava’s.

“As a family, SNAP has given us so much help over the years I do not know what I would have done without them.”

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