A dedicated team of amateur runners from across the country have been pounding the streets in a continuous relay - mirroring the Olympic torch route.
Unlike the official Olympic Torch relay that stops at the end of each day, the 'Endurancelife Relay' has been continuing 24 hours a day and is made up of 10-mile stages.
Starting in Lands End, Cornwall, the alternative relay is set to over-take the official one, before reaching the Olympic Park in London on Sunday afternoon.
Organiser Kate Treleaven told ITV News 'Real Relay' was started after the official torch was began its journey.
The relay organisers have been recruiting runners to complete the stages along the way - not knowing if enough runners would be available to complete the whole route. Stages have also been completed by groups, sharing the miles, as well as individuals.
By the time the baton - which is fitted with a GPS tracking system - reaches the Olympic Park in London on Sunday it is thought 2,000 runners will have taken part.
A total of £10,000 will have also been raised for the charity Chicks, which provides respite care for disadvantaged children.
The 'Real Relay' in numbers:
- 55 days and nights
- Five countries visited
- 672 stages completed
- More than 2,00 runners
- 7,377 miles completed on foot