27 Sep 2023
Join the Path to Paris
Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s youth engagement programme primarily targets children aged five to 11 and their families, but also those who help the next generation of sporting talent.
With funding from Sport England and Spirit of 2012, the virtual challenge aims to inspire the nation to get active in the run-up to the Paris 2024 Games.
Starting from Athens, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games, participants can virtually travel around the world, powering their team bus every time they get active and log their activity.
When they reach Rio, they will find a message from England beach Volleyball player Javier Bello, as well as a series of Volleyball-related destination challenges provided by Volleyball England.
The final stretch of their journey will take teams through the UK so they can collect Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes from all four nations and learn more about them, their sports, and the history of the Games.
Finally, teams will arrive in Paris in time for the Games to begin!
Children can take part in teams created in schools, community groups, or by families.
On the way to Paris, there are lots of amazing prizes up for grabs, including posters and stickers to track progress around the world, sports equipment, invitations to Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s exclusive events and even school visits from Olympic and Paralympic athletes themselves!
Participants might also get shout outs on social media or win awards for their outstanding achievements. Path to Paris has lots of free resources to encourage and inspire physical activity in all children.
Click here to get started on the Path to Paris.