Fool's Errand is a month-long virtual race with a daily puzzling twist, taking place in April 2023.
30 Days, 30 Challenges, 30 Puzzles. Get a team together or compete solo. Each day, complete your exercise task and solve a puzzle to reveal the next challenge. Fastest wins. Will you go the extra mile?
The Fool's Errand Challenge 2023 is open to all, from seasoned pros to enthusiastic newcomers, and from active individuals to competitive teams. You can take a more relaxed approach (no exercise at all), or set yourself a daily task, such as:
- a half hour dog walk
- 10,000 steps
- 20 lengths of the pool
- 5km run
- 10km cycle
Each day in April 2023, you will be emailed a daily puzzling challenge, the answer to which is a specific (and fun) instruction for the next day's task.
As the challenge is virtual, you can compete ANYWHERE in the world!
You can take part for the puzzling challenge, to reach an exercise goal, or even to raise funds for charity - we will send you a blank sponsorship form should you wish to do so.
This year we are raising money for the UK charity, Step by Step. Find out about them here:
This entry is for individual or group entrance, and consists of the following elements.
Before the event
- Full instructions and details for preparing for the challenge
- A blank sponsor form and poster (you choose the charity)
- Sample puzzles and example challenges
During the event
- An active exercise task - chosen and completed by you
- Daily puzzles, setting the next day's challenge, emailed to you directly
- A daily leaderboard for the fastest puzzling response time
- Hints and solutions available on the website
- Support online through our social media channels
- Daily spot prizes for individuals and teams who go the extra Fool's errand mile
After the event
- Become immortalised in our Fool's Errand Results tables
- If you have opted to get the Participant Medal, we will send you postage details.
Wear your challenge
The Official Fool's Errand Challenge athletic T-shirt is now available here - do you can exercise and dress to impress!
If you would like to promote this event, or sponsor a prize, please get in touch.