We want to complete 365 self-propelled miles in 2017…with YOU!
As outdoor bloggers and busy mothers, we’ve learned firsthand the benefits of spending time outdoors every single day.
We know that there’s joy in just taking a few minutes every day to walk, run, cycle, snowshoe, or cross-country ski but sometimes we need a little nudge getting out the door.
If you want to know the truth…those precious minutes keep us sane.
We think that small distances done over a long period of time also have massive results.
They create healthy habits and build self-discipline and the simple act of getting outdoors to move every single day is beneficial to the mind, body, and soul.
We’re also believers in the power of community.
We know that a supportive group of friends, even friends met online can make a huge difference in how motivated we are to accomplish a goal.
And when you’re on a journey together it’s sometimes good to be rewarded.
That’s why we created the 365 Mile Challenge.
By participating in the 365 Mile Challenge you’ll get to hang out with us in 2017 on our private facebook page and get to know us a little better.
You can learn more here:
Here’s what you get for joining:
- A #365milechallenge vinyl sticker (shipped only to the U.S. or Canada)
- A monthly newsletter full of inspiration thoughts.
- A spreadsheet to help you track your mileage.
- Entry into a private, supportive and fun facebook group just for 365 Mile Challenge participants.
- Exclusive discounts on outdoor clothing and gear found only for members of the group.
- Automatic entry for prize package drawings on outdoor clothing, gear, and swag.
- Motivation and support to get out there and conquer 365 miles.
After you register click here to join our private facebook group and we’ll let you in after we’ve confirmed your information. Response to this challenge has been amazing, we’ll do our best to add you to the facebook group within 24 hours. If you don’t have access by then please let us know.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the challenge run?
January 1, 2017- December 31st 2017. You can join in the challenge at any time, but it’s best if you can start it on New Year’s Day with us so you have the entire 365 days to complete your mileage.
Why do you have to pay to play?
Because when we have a little “skin-in-the-game” we’re more likely to reach our goals.
Your $15.00 contribution will go to support this program. Think of it like a race entry fee, only it’s for a race that lasts all year long. Plus, cheaper than most race entry fees and you get to run/hike/bike/swim/ski at your own pace and on your own turf.
How do I record my mileage?
Since everyone uses different tracking tools (Endomondo, Strava, Suunto, Garmin, FitBit, Jawbone, Map My Run, we ask that you keep track of your own mileage in whatever way you prefer. Then at the end of December, we’ll ask you to add them all up and give us a screenshot or photo of your annual mileage. If you completed 365 “self-propelled” miles during the year you’ll be entered to win a mega giveaway prize. If you’re not tech-savvy we have a fancy tracker that you can fill out too, it’s available in our facebook group.
Is this challenge open to everyone, regardless of where we live?
Yes, we welcome our international friends to participate! Some giveaway prizes might just be for U.S. or North American residents due to shipping costs. But you’re more than welcome to join us in our private facebook page and we’ll even convert your kilometers to miles for you!
What kind of miles can I log?
Any activity that gets your legs moving and your heart pumping. For example, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing count. But snowmobiling doesn’t. Running, hiking, and mountain biking count. But 4-wheeling doesn’t. When in doubt come up on our facebook group page and we can chat about it there. The whole goal here is to get our bodies moving (preferably outdoors, of course!)
Do I have to start on January 1st or can I join in later?
You can join at any time, but to keep things simple it’s a $15.00 entry fee all year long. If you join say in April, you’ll still have until December 31, 2017 to try to finish your 365 miles.
Who is sponsoring this event? What kind of giveaway items and discounts can we expect? How often will you give clothing and gear away?
We’re working on sponsorship right now but if you’ve been part of the summer #takeahike challenge you know that we’ve partnered with some BIG names in the outdoor industry and some awesome startups in the past. You can expect more of that, we promise. We hope to have giveaways for members of the group every 4-6 weeks. Stay tuned for sponsor announcements.
Can I do this as a family? Is there an age limit to participate?
We love our families and they’ll be joining us for the challenge and we’d encourage you to bring your spouse, children, parents, aunts, uncles and favorite pets along for the ride. To be officially registered in the challenge and allowed entry into our private facebook group and available for giveaway prizes they’ll need to join too.
What do I get if I complete 365 miles?
Insane bragging rights! We’ll think that you’re awesome too. You’ll also be entered to win a mega-big giveaway prize just for those who complete the 365 miles.