Journey to the centre of the eye - Virtual Race

Event details

  • Date: 24 September 18 - 11 October 18
  • Location: Race anywhere, any time

Get ready for a massive adventure on a small scale.

A journey to the centre of the eye.

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Journey to the Centre of the Eye is a free 10k 'virtual race' where you’ll experience the world from a different perspective. You’ll be shrunk down and chase a photon of light through the eye and on to the brain – discovering how it is your eyes bring the wonders of the world around you to light.

Run, jog or walk this 10 kilometre event. Race anywhere, any time.

This virtual race will run from the 24 September, through National Eye Health Week, and on to 11 October, World Sight Day. You can download the app now and take part wherever you like during this race period!

How it works

Signup for free entry. Download the free Racelink app for iPhone or Android. Log into your Racelink account in the app (request a reminder if you’ve forgotten your details; you are automatically registered when you enter the race). Tap on the Journey to the Centre of the Eye logo, customise your run settings and off you go!

As you run, the app will play any music you've selected and audio clips according to your distance covered. There's no need to check your phone during the run - the audio will let you know when to start and stop.

Your results will be uploaded to a live, worldwide leaderboard, so you can compare yourself to others.

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Get fundraising!

Sight is the sense that people fear losing the most. Every day 250 people start to lose their sight in the UK. 

Fight for Sight funds pioneering research into the treatment and prevention of sight loss to create a future everyone can see. We’ve helped make many life-changing advances already, but the reality is that a great deal more work is still needed. 

Ask your friends and family to sponsor your 10K Journey into the centre of the eye. Your support could help us with the next big research breakthrough. 

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Optional Race Extras

Runners can also purchase exclusive Journey to the Centre of the Eye merchandise, such as pin badges, mugs, t-shirts and hoodies.


We want to hear about your journey. Tell us why you’re taking part. Let us know how your training’s going. See training tips. And connect with a community of explorers all journeying to the centre of the eye. 

Use @FightForSightUK and #MyEyeJourney on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to let us know how you’re getting on and why you’re taking part.

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