BBC 2’s Race Across the World started earlier this year, a show which sees contestants competing in a monumental challenge.

Ten contestants compete for a £20k cash prize by racing 12,000 miles from the UK to Singapore.

The twist is they can only use land-based modes of transport and the amount of money that the flight from London to Singapore would have cost.

Do you think you could take on this challenge? Read on if so…

S1, E5: Josh and Felix in Vietnam.

Race Across the World 2020: apply

The application for Race Across the World 2020 is now open!

To be in with a chance of competing on the show, you will have to check the requirements and apply through the BBC website, here.

The application e-form says:

Maybe you’re looking to change something in your life? Or are keen to share the journey with someone special like a family member, work colleague, best friend or someone you’ve lost touch with.

You have lots of time to sign up and find a travel partner, as the closing date is not until July 1st, 2019.

Race Across the World requirements

You need to be at least 18 and a British citizen to apply.

But there are also other criteria you will need to undergo before participating in the competition such as a psychological assessment for shortlisted contestants.

As the journey will be gruelling, this is for the contestants’ safety more than anything!

You will also need the consent of your partner to fill out the application for you both.

Race Across the World: the challenge

This is an unmissable opportunity to take on a monumental challenge.

Whether you are entering for personal reasons, or just wanting to push yourself, this challenge is certainly life-changing.

The sixth and final episode will air on Sunday, April 7th and we can’t wait to see which pair will claim that £20,000 cash prize!



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