The RoadPeace Challenge is an annual awareness-raising and fundraising week of action that takes place in May during UN Global Road Safety Week.
This year’s RoadPeace Challenge will take place on May 13-19, 2024.
Now in its fourth year, the event has already raised £140,000 for RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims, as well as considerable public awareness around road harm.
Due to the event’s success, the RoadPeace Challenge has the full backing of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council, and now features on the National Roads Partnership Operations Calendar 2024 – 2025.
The mission of the RoadPeace Challenge is:
“To bring together the emergency services, bereaved families, businesses, schools and communities – to make a united stand against road death and injury.”
The concept of the RoadPeace Challenge 2024:
- Supporters will collectively walk, run, cycle or horse ride 1,766 miles during the week of action (May 13-19, 2024) to honour the 1,766 people reported killed on UK roads in 2022
- We will count down from 1,766 to zero – to reflect our UK Vision Zero efforts
- Anybody can take part – no distance is too short
- Supporters can take part alone or as part of a team
- Participants can cover a short distance each day or complete one main event
How to take part:
- Sign up on the RoadPeace website here
- Set up your own Just Giving account for your local fundraising activities, linked to the RoadPeace Challenge account (or use the main RoadPeace Just Giving account to raise funds, if you would prefer). An example of a linked account can be found here
- Start promoting your involvement on social media right away – Use the hashtags: #RoadPeaceChallenge2024 #1766MilesTogether & the Just Giving link in your posts. Don’t forget to follow RoadPeace and tag us in: X I LinkedIn I Facebook I Instagram
What to do during the week of action:
- Record your individual miles travelled
- Submit your miles to RoadPeace each day – ***web page coming soon***
- Each day, post pictures of you in action on social media – Use the hashtags: #RoadPeaceChallenge2024 #1766MilesTogether & the JustGiving link in your posts
- Promote your activities via the local media in your area – Access local casualty and offence data to support your stories on the RoadPeace website
- Urge colleagues, friends, family and businesses to make donations in support of your efforts via Just Giving
Why take part:
- Raise awareness about the unacceptable number of deaths and injuries on our roads – Every day, on average, around five people die and hundreds more are injured in collisions on our roads
- Raise awareness about the incredible work of the emergency services in responding to road crashes, day in, day out
- Raise awareness about the vital support that RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims, provides to victims and bereaved families
- Raise money for RoadPeace, to ensure that we can continue to run our helpline, befriending service and local support groups, which provide a lifeline for many people
Download our supporters’ graphics:
Watch our RoadPeace Challenge 2024 online launch event