Ark Sports Day Challenge


With sports days unable to take place this year, Isaac Newton Academy is taking part in the Ark Sports Day Challenge - to get the schools across the Ark network to collectively cycle, run and walk the distance around the world. It is 40,000km!


Isaac Newton Academy has set a distance of 1500km which we need to complete during the two weeks of the challenge, from the 1st to 15th July. 


But this is not just for students! We would like our whole community to take part. So that means parents of course, but we would also like to see aunties and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers, as well as any and all friends you can rope in to take part. Our only limitation is we unfortunately cannot include any distance from family pets. 


Participants will be able to compete across multiple challenges: including the longest distance, best achievement, and fastest time across a series of set challenges. During the two weeks of the challenge, we will be publishing top 10 results for each year group and the adult category. You can also create a team and enter in a family distance. 


To sign up, all you need to do is visit:


We would love you to be a part of our sports day with a difference. Let's inspire each other with what we can achieve together.