Race to Space
14-20 June 2021
Leonardo employees and supporters smashed their target of travelling 46,000km – the distance from Earth to the Galileo Satellite Constellation and back – by walking, running, cycling, swimming or any other physical means, from 14-20 June 2021.

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The wellbeing, fitness and fundraising challenge was in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and was an opportunity for Leonardo's global workforce to come together for this virtual and COVID-secure project.

Throughout the seven-day Race to Space challenge, participants cycled, ran, walked and swam various distances – wherever they were in the world – collectively travelling over 88,039km. All activities and data were captured on the Race to Space Strava group.

Key stats

  • Total elevation = 827,005m...the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 93 times!
  • Number of athletes = 1,508
  • Number of activities recorded = 4,946
  • Total hours = 5,658 hours 55 minutes...the equivalent of almost eight months 
  • Estimated number of calories burned = 2,152,740...the equivalent of 10,604 slices of rich indulgent chocolate cake!

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As well as focusing on people's physical and mental wellbeing, Race to Space was an opportunity for participants to fundraise for their local charities.

Throughout the challenge, participants shared photos and videos of their various via social media using the hashtag #LeonardoR2S.

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