Welcome to the 1000 Mile Challenge
New Year's Edition 2017!!
Your mission this year is to improve your life and health while meeting new people, discovering new places, and supporting worthy causes.
Note: The Challenge is
a race or competition and there is no 1st place winner. We are a group of people dedicated to achieving common goals while helping others in a spirit of mutual respect and support!!
1000 or 2000 Miles, Solo or Team
NOTE: You will
create your team and team name
when you submit the January Mileage Report in February. You can also change from 1000 to 2000 miles, or go from Solo to Team when you submit the first Mileage Report. In other words, you can do the Challenge anyway you want,
REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU REGISTERED. Just make the change on the first Mileage Report.
Also, all Team Challengers are automatically Solo Challengers. So, if you are on a team, and you complete 1000 miles on your own, you will receive 2 Certificates of Completion!! I would strongly encourage all Challengers to form teams, and it is more fun and supportive.
Here's what counts/ doesn't count for the 1000 Mile Challenge:
1) Hiking/Walking/Running or any combination thereof
2) Treadmills & Stairsteppers
3) Elliptical Machines
1) Bike riding
2) Bike machine
3) Any other indoor exercise machine
This challenge is all about steps. All your steps tracked by a fitness app (Runkeeper, Mapmywalk, Runtastic, etc) or wearable device (Fitbit, Garmin, smartwach etc.) count (casual steps like walking at work for example). However, we
PREFER that your miles come from deliberate hiking/walking/running activities. We also encourage you to do as many miles as possible in the great outdoors.
We know there is great diversity among our Challengers. Some of you are very young, some are elderly. Some Challengers are world class athletes, while others have serious medical conditions. We intentionally designed this Challenge to be flexible. So it's your Challenge and your choice weather or not to include casual steps.
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you join this group. You will find the most amazing Challengers just like you who are dedicated to improving their lives and health, discovering new places, and meeting new people while supporting worthy causes.
You will track your mileage using a fitness app on your smartphone (
, etc) or a wearable fitness device (
, etc). You can also manually track your miles (jogging tracks, known routes and distances, Google Maps, using car to calculate distance, etc.) Note: If you are currently using a fitness app/device, you may use it for the 1000 Mile Challenge.
Charity Miles App
Don't forget to download the
app. Earn 25 cents a mile for a charity you choose from a list of 47 courtesy of Corporate Sponsors like Johnson & Johnson, Humana, & Chobani (Note: you must
wear your smartphone
during your activity and t
here is now an "indoor" option
). You can choose a different charity for each activity.
Just start the app, do your activity, then stop the app. Your charity will automatically get the money you earned for them!! Visit
for more info or to download the app.
DO NOT use the Charity Miles app to track your miles. You will run your regular Fitness Tracking App at the
SAME TIME as Charity Miles app. There have been reports that the Charity Miles App sometimes inaccurately calculates mileage.
Earn money every time you walk for your local animal organizations.
Shareable Spotify Playlist
Need some rockin' 80's tunes to get those feet moving? Check out the super awesome 80's Spotify playlist custom built by our Challengers. Visit
to download Spotify for
to your computer or visit the App Store to download to your mobile device.
1000 Mile Challenge Shirts & Bling
If you ordered shirts/merchandise
from the registration page, your items will arrive in LATE JANUARY 2017.
Certificate of Completion
You can request to receive your free Certificate of Completion when you reach 1000 (or 2000) miles OR you can wait till December 31st, 2017. If you are on a team, and you complete 1000 miles on your own, you will receive
TWO certificates (solo and team)!!
Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full name (or team name), finish date, mileage, and optional picture!!
Fitbit Support Group
Because so many of our Challengers use Fitbit, we have our own Fitbit Support Group: Click here and "request" to join:
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Have an awesome Challenge and we'll see you all at the finish line!!
FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION
Joe Reinbolt, Administrator
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