Seven ways STRIVE could change your life

It’s only 7 days until the sign up deadline for the Virgin STRIVE Challenge 2016. If you’re still considering whether or not to join the team, we thought we would let you know how we think signing up for STRIVE could change your life…


STRIVE will be no ordinary challenge

The Virgin STRIVE Challenge 2016 is a completely unique challenge and could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. This September a Core Team (led by Sam, Holly and Richard Branson and joined by 25 inspiring/mad folk) will travel from the base of the Matterhorn to the summit of Mt Etna in Sicily, entirely under human power.  By becoming a STRIVER, you can join them to hike, cycle, swim and run your way through Italy on an awesome adventure.

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Join STRIVE, change lives

STRIVE will hopefully raise over £1.5 million for Big Change. By fundraising for Big Change you will have the chance to make an incredible impact on the lives of young people across the UK. The money raised will back Big Change’s handpicked projects, chosen specifically to give young people the skills, opportunities and support they need to thrive in life, not just in the classroom. Check out the impact report from the previous STRIVE here.



Strive will help you to develop your growth mindset

We believe challenging yourself and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone will help you grow as a person. Developing a Growth Mindset is at the heart of everything we do at STRIVE and Big Change. It is also the change we want to inspire in young people. The Growth Mindset you will develop on STRIVE will not just be applicable to the challenge itself, but all areas of life, because it is all about learning to think differently about the challenges we face everyday.



Become a member of a unique and inspiring community 

STRIVE brings together groups of extraordinary people from all over the world. From business leaders, ex-gang leaders to social activists- the strive community is pretty unique in terms of lust for life, a strong social purpose and a disruptive attitude to driving change. STRIVERS are a pretty awesome group of people, willing to push themselves to the physical limit to raise money for Big Change. By joining the challenge you will become an integral member of this exciting community. 



STRIVE will be your motivation to train hard

STRIVE will help you set the stakes. We all strive to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, but it is often difficult to find the motivation to train. By signing up for STRIVE, you will create the real consequences to guarantee that you are training all summer long. With Mount Etna in the distance, you have your goal to work out hard!



STRIVE will take you on an amazing adventure!

STRIVE will be an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. The natural beauty of the route, delicious Italian food, evenings spent celebrating your achievements with new friends and the immense satisfaction of completing something pretty challenging will lead to a lifetime of memories. It’s going to be an adventure and so much fun!


STRIVE will push you to your limits

Through adventure we think you gain the skills to thrive in life. Each of the legs are tough enough to push you to your limit, scare you into some serious training and be worthy of a celebration when you cross the line! STRIVE will give you the opportunity to develop skills to continue to grow.

This is all part of what we call the STRIVE PHILOSOPHY ”Growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone to achieve bold ambitions. Magic happens when you do it with others.”

You have until the 1st July to sign up for the VIRGIN STRIVE Challenge 2016. What are you waiting for?  🙂