Help ZSL run, walk, cycle or roll ‘Around the World’ in 30 Days – wherever and whenever you can! 

Select your distance – 2km (2,500 steps), 5km (6,250 steps) or 8km (10,000 steps) a day - or choose your own target, ask your friends and family to sponsor you and then walk, run, wheel, swim or cycle, anywhere, anytime, through the month of June to help save wildlife at risk of extinction. 

Together, we want to travel all the way 'Around the World in 30 Days' – that’s 40,075km – in June. Last year we got one third of the way there – can you help us get further and save more wildlife this year? 

Around the World in 30 Days

Get your free ZSL t-shirt!

Everyone who takes part in Around the World in 30 Days and raises £30 or more can get a free ZSL exercise t-shirt, as a thank you for helping wildlife. Sign up to find out more!

Choose your distance

Select a distance from the three inspired by the animal kingdom below, or choose another distance that suits you, then add your progress to our global tracker throughout June and see how, together, we make tracks around the world.  

Along the way we'll unlock amazing heart-warming stories of how conservation is making a difference in some of the world's most important wildlife habitats. 

2km (or 2,500 steps) a day for hedgehogs in the UK

Hedgehogs roam an average of 2km a night. Show your support for hedgehogs, which are at risk of extinction in the UK, by travelling 2km a day, or 60km in June. 

Hedgehogs in the UK have experienced a dramatic decline over the last 20 years. ZSL is working to halt this decline, by identifying hedgehog populations, investigating the key threats hedgehogs face and supporting conservation management strategies for their protection.

Around the World in 30 Days
Around the World in 30 Days

5km (or 6,250 steps) a day for elephants in Asia

Elephants need to eat up to 150kg of food a day and have around 150,000 muscles in their trunks! Travel 150km in June or 5km a day, to show your support for endangered elephants. 

Human-wildlife conflict, illegal wildlife trade and habitat destruction are critical threats to elephants in Asia. We are using cutting-edge wildlife technology, working with partners and communities that live alongside elephants to reduce conflict and monitor and protect elephants.

8km (or 10,000 steps) a day for cheetahs in Africa

Sadly, there are less than 8,000 Northwest African cheetahs left in the wild today, and they need our help. Travel 8,000 metres (8km) a day or 240km in total this June to support cheetahs. 

Since 1991, we have been conducting the longest running in-depth survey of a wild cheetah population and are working to protect them from threats posed by habitat loss and poaching to create practical routes to recovery for this species. 

Around the World in 30 Days
Around the World in 30 Days

Let’s take strides to end extinction

Taking part in Around the World in 30 Days is simple!
1. Choose your goals

Sign up and set your targets. Select your fundraising and distance goals (2km, 5km, 8km/day or choose your own). We recommend aiming for £150 if you can.

2. Roar loud and proud

Ask your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to support you. Share your fundraiser on social media, WhatsApp and email so they can sponsor you to reach your target and track your progress. Don’t forget to tag us with @officialZSL and #AroundtheWorld.

3. Make tracks for wildlife

From 1-30 June, walk, run, wheel, swim, cycle or roll for wildlife, whenever and wherever you like. Track your distance travelled on the free Strava app or you can add your distances manually on your fundraising page.

Our Goal, Your Challenge

While our shared goal is covering 40,075km in 30 days, how you achieve your distance is entirely up to you. You can run, walk, cycle, swim, wheel or roll in any location you like. You can do it all in one day or cover smaller distances on a daily basis. 

This challenge is for everyone, whether you’re taking daily walks as a family or looking to step out of your comfort zone and start long distance running. Choose a goal or set your own.

Our Around the World in 30 Days Team