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Around the World in 80 Days

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26,000 miles - 80 Days

Able bodied or not, it's at your pace and we can find a way to convert your contribution, whether that be lifting your arm 10 times per day, going for a walk and counting your steps, running a marathon, cycling to work, using assisted gym equipment, travelling in your wheelchair - it all counts...

This summer we want you to be part of the MS Therapy Centre Team as we embark on this blockbuster event and travel Around the World in 80 Days. The virtual circumnavigation of the planet will commence from The Therapy Centre, Eliza Ann Street, Eccles, Greater Manchester at midday on Monday 1st July 2024. It will finish 80 days later on Wednesday 18th September at the same location. We will travel the Jules Verne route. Europe, Asia, Far East, Pacific, USA, Atlantic and home. In total 26,000 miles. Our aim is to increase awareness for those living with MS and raise much needed funding to develop our new MS Centre. 

How Can I Get Involved?

We want you on our team. Fully fit or living with a condition. Please be part of this epic event. Run, walk, wheelchair, swim, cycle or use any other physical method to cover the miles, skip, hop, use your stilts…be inventive…. it’s up to you. Please do not underestimate your contribution. We are looking for a combination of abilities covering a variety of distances. Each Sunday during the event we ask that you send in your weekly distance. These will be added to the team mileage. You will then be informed of our progress around the globe.

What Do I Need to Do?

It’s easy. Register your involvement giving your name via email or using the Form below, then email your weekly miles to Tony at: tonyh@mstherapynw.org  Then, share the JustGiving site below with all your family and friends and encourage them to support your fantastic challenge as part of the Round the World Team. 

Please help us make a difference.


A huge thank you to GCM Security who are kindly sponsoring this event.GCM Security Limited Logo

Countdown to the starting line
1 July 2024 midday

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The Jules Verne Route

Jules Verne’s famous novel “Around the World in Eighty Days” follows the adventures of Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe within the prescribed time frame. The route they take traverses various countries and continents, showcasing a diverse array of landscapes, cultures, and experiences. Here is a brief description of the highlights of some of the destinations they visit on their journey:

1. London, England: The journey begins in London, where Phileas Fogg wagers that he can travel around the world in eighty days. The bustling streets and iconic landmarks of London set the stage for the epic voyage ahead.  We are starting in Eccles, Greater Manchester, but it’s only round the corner from London..

2. Egypt: Fogg and Passepartout travel to Egypt, where they encounter the majestic pyramids of Giza and the bustling streets of Cairo. The ancient wonders of the Nile River Valley provide a mesmerizing backdrop for their adventures.

3. India: The duo’s next stop is in India, where they experience the vibrant colors, sights, and sounds of bustling cities like Calcutta and Bombay. They also traverse the picturesque landscapes of the countryside, encountering exotic wildlife and ancient temples along the way.

4. Hong Kong: In Hong Kong, Fogg and Passepartout find themselves amidst a blend of traditional Chinese culture and modern cosmopolitanism. The bustling markets, temples, and skyline of this vibrant city provide a rich tapestry of experiences.

5. Yokohama, Japan: The travelers arrive in Yokohama, where they immerse themselves in the unique customs and traditions of Japan. From ancient temples to bustling markets, they discover the rich cultural heritage of this island nation.

6. San Francisco, United States: Crossing the Pacific Ocean, Fogg and Passepartout arrive in San Francisco, where they encounter the rugged beauty of the California coast and the vibrant energy of the city by the bay. The iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are just a few of the famous landmarks they explore.

7. New York City, United States: The final leg of their journey brings them to the bustling metropolis of New York City. From the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan to the green spaces of Central Park, Fogg and Passepartout experience the vibrant diversity of this iconic American city.

Throughout their journey, Fogg and Passepartout face numerous challenges and obstacles, from missing trains to unexpected detours. However, through wit, determination, and a bit of luck, they ultimately succeed in completing their journey around the world in the nick of time.

Jules Verne’s depiction of the around-the-world journey in “Around the World in Eighty Days” captures the spirit of adventure, discovery, and perseverance. The novel showcases a diverse range of destinations, each with its own unique sights, sounds, and experiences, making it a timeless classic that continues to inspire wanderlust and exploration.