Part 4 of the Run The Continents series takes us to South America. This continent is extremely diverse as it ranges from more than 10 degrees north of the equator all of the way down to 55 degrees south (not far from the beginning of Antarctica!). This means that the range of wildlife, scenery and styles of living is huge. South America has a land area of about 17.8million square km so your challenge is to accumulate 178km in your own time to earn your medal.
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South America has so many iconic places ranging from natural wonders to immense man-made structures and exotic animals to beautiful landscapes. For this medal, we have narrowed it down to Machu Pichu (a must visit!) in Peru, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, an exotic toucan and a cute llama.
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.