The fifth medal in the Run The Continents is Australasia. The continent is made mostly of small islands in the South Pacific ocean with the largest proportion of its land mass coming from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. This is the smallest continent based on its land area (8.5 million km sq) so to earn this medal, you need to accumulate 85km in your own time.
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Australasia is mostly made up of the immense island of Australia with the renowned surfing coast on the west and Sydney Opera House on the east. The waters around the South Pacific islands show off some of the best sea-life including a wide range of turtles. And, we couldn't make a medal based on Australia without a kangaroo!
We have chosen 10:10 Climate Action (now renamed 'Possible') for the Run the Continents series as finding renewable energy sources is a global issue, spanning all continents of the planet. This charity not only studies the changes in climate, but is also focused on providing renewable energy sources to schools around the UK, setting up solar paneled railway networks, tackling high flood risk areas and many more significant projects.