Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up?
What are the Prizes?
We have a range of Team Ireland goodies, some olympic pins (which the Team Ireland Olympians will get when they head to Tokyo) and also some virtual visits with Dare to Believe Ambassadors for your class available. To win a prize submit your activity at each of the stops to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to do this challenge only between the 4th-31st of May?
This is a 4 week challenge that commences on May4th however you can start this any time before the school holidays and align with any other activities you have in the school eg. Active Week etc.
Are there any costs involved?
No, this is a completely free challenge!
Can families sign up?
All primary school students should be able to find their school in our database. We encourage families to help their child achieve their activity goals and join in on the fun. We hope to allow family teams in the future.
How many students are on a team?
The challenge is designed for 30 students to “travel” from Dublin to Tokyo by being physically active for 60 minutes a day during the 28 days of the challenge. If all team members do that, they should arrive in Tokyo !
What if I have only 20 kids on my team?
The kilometres on the journey are weighted based on approximately 30 kids per team. If for example, you have only 20 kids on the team, you might find that each of the kids have to log slightly more than 60 minutes a day to get to Tokyo in 4 weeks.
Can secondary schools do the challenge?
This is our first year with this initiative and are focusing on primary schools this time around. Watch this space for future challenges!!
What do I do if I forgot my code?
Ask your teacher who signed up for the challenge. The teacher should have an acceptance email with the code in it.
What if my school hasn’t signed up?
You can encourage your school to sign up by suggesting they sign up here.
Who are the Olympic Ambassadors in the programme?
- Anna O’Flanagan is a member of the Irish National Hockey Team who have qualified for Tokyo.
- Sarah Lavin is an Olympic hopeful and international hurdler and sprinter from athletics.
- Oliver Dingley is an Olympic finalist from the Rio Olympics.