Fit for the Ocean: Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, 06 May, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions for the Fit for the Ocean Challenge 2024

What is the Fit for the Ocean Challenge?

Fit for the Ocean is a two-week fitness challenge designed to raise funds and awareness for Sea Shepherd's campaigns to protect marine wildlife. The challenge runs from May 25th to June 8th, 2024. Participants can sign up at any time, set a fundraising goal, and choose from a variety of activities such as running, biking, swimming, or kayaking.

How can I sign up?

Joining is easy! Register at Sea Shepherd's Fit for the Ocean page, create your fundraising page, and then spread the word via social media. 

Simply track your progress using the Kommot app (follow Sea Shepherd, and don’t forget to tag Sea Shepherd upon completion of each activity).

Is there a participation fee?

No, participating in the Fit for the Ocean Challenge is completely free.

Do I have to fundraise?

Yes, but you get to decide the amount you’d like to raise. Every participant who creates a fundraising page is also entered into a prize draw.

What are the distance goals?

You can choose between one or more of these distance goals for the challenge:

- Run 20 kms

- Bike 40 kms

- Swim 10 kms

- Kayak 15 kms

You can complete these distances at your own pace throughout the event period.

Where does the event take place?

Fit for the Ocean can be participated from anywhere! Just track your activity using the Kommot app and tag Sea Shepherd to show your participation.

Can I participate as a team?

Absolutely! You can create a team when you sign up on our fundraising page. Gather friends or colleagues to join you in making a bigger impact.

What prizes are available?

We offer a variety of exciting prizes, including:

- Nelo Recycled Plastic Kayak
GoPro Camera
Repeat Audio Headphones
Change Starts Vegan Protein Powder
Iron Roots x Sea Shepherd Fitness Jersey
Barebarics Barefoot Shoes
Waterhaul Sunglasses
Sea Shepherd T-Shirt
Dashel Bike Helmet

...and more! Winners are selected randomly from all participants who have created a fundraising page. Prizes will be announced periodically on our social media channels.

How do I access my unique fundraising page?

After you create your fundraising page, you'll receive an email with a unique link. Share this link with friends and family to gather donations.

How can people donate to my fundraiser?

Donations can be made through your unique fundraising page via multiple secure payment options.

Is this a competitive event?

No, Fit for the Ocean is all about fun and making a positive impact. It’s a chance to enjoy the outdoors and support a great cause at your own pace.

How should I share my pictures?

Share your journey by tagging us on social media using #FitForTheOcean and #SeaShepherd. You can also send your pictures to

How do I record my activities?

You’ll be logging your activities using the Komoot tracking app. Once you’ve signed up on the Kamoot app, follow Sea Shepherd. Then before each activity, select your task – Run, Bike, or Other (for Swim and Kayak) – and tag Sea Shepherd once you have completed the task. 

You can track your distance day by day instead of all at once—just make sure to save your progress and tag Sea Shepherd each time.

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