Go the Distance for Bliss

Challenge yourself to walk, run or cycle 27 or 100 miles this September by taking on our virtual challenge.

Thank you to everyone who took part in Go the Distance for Bliss in 2019.

What is Go the Distance for Bliss?


Go the Distance for Bliss is a 27 or 100 mile virtual challenge that you get to choose when, where and how you complete during the month of September.

If you would like to be informed of how you can take part in our virtual challenge in 2020, please click below.

Date:  Tuesday 1st September, 2020 – Wednesday 30th September, 2020

Location:  Anywhere

Registration fee:  Free

Fundraising pledge:  Raise as much as you can!

Take part

Choose your challenge, time and distance

It’s a virtual challenge, so you can take part at any time during the month of September. In the morning before you start your day, over a weekend, during your lunch breaks at work or even on holiday – you decide!

How do we help parents who have to travel distances?

Bliss works to help improve parents’ experience of visiting their baby by:

Campaigning for free hospital parking.

Working with hospitals to encourage them to offer overnight accommodation as close as possible to their baby and without cost.

Encouraging units to offer parents who have had a long-distance transfer a range of support, including an agreed financial support package.

Bliss has also played a key role in ensuring that national neonatal standards in England, Wales and Scotland each outline the need for services to include overnight accommodation.

This enables families to stay close to their critically ill baby, as well as access to food and drink making facilities and other practical and financial measures to help families.