Join Me for the 365 Mile Challenge!

 

2017 has been all about getting out of my comfort zone, trying new things, and challenging myself – and I hope 2018 is no different. 

To kick off my goal-setting for next year, I’ve decided to participate in the 365 Mile Challenge!

 

 

It’s something I discovered through Hike Like A Woman (Rebecca, the founder, is also a member of the 365 Mile team), and I immediately fell in love with the idea.

The challenge is simple – log 365 self-propelled miles in 365 days (preferably outdoors). It’s designed to get people outside and get them moving. It’s a great reminder to get out more and a great way to break up a big goal into smaller, more manageable pieces.

 

 

I decided to sign up for the challenge for a little extra bit of motivation to get outside more in 2018. I have high hopes for some awesome outdoor adventures this coming year, and I feel like this challenge will give me even more incentive to follow through. I’ve already stolen Mark’s Fitbit to help me track my miles and can’t wait for the challenge to start!

If you’re interested in joining here are the details:

  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018
  • Registration opens December 1, 2017
  • Cost is $20 USD (between Dec 1 – 20) and $25 (Dec 21 – Jan 31)
  • Participants receive a sticker (shipped to US/CAN only), entry into a private Facebook group, discounts on gear, a chance to win giveaways, and all the benefits that come with getting outside more!

Think of it like a big, year-long, virtual fun run – except you can run, swim, hike, walk, cycle, paddle, snowshoe, and more. As long as it gets your body moving and your heart pumping, it counts!

For more information and to register, visit 365milechallenge.org.

4 thoughts on “Join Me for the 365 Mile Challenge!

  1. Wait wait wait – so kayaking, biking, and skiing counts? Count me in! I hiked over 250 miles so far this year but I know I’ve biked, kayaked, and skied enough to reach 365. I’m definitely signing up!

    1. Yep! That’s why I love this challenge! Pretty much anything that gets you moving counts. It’s also pretty flexible. In the Facebook group there are some people that only count certain miles (ie only hiking, running, etc.) while others count anything and everything. It seems like a lot of people only count purposeful miles (for example, they don’t count the miles they walk at work in a day, but do count when they go for a walk outside in the evening). It’s up to you to track your own miles, so you can tailor it to your own needs. Look forward to seeing you in the group!

  2. Already signed up! I did the 52 Hike Challenge this year, buy my kayaking didn’t count toward it 🙁 ….. I ran across you because of the 365 Mile Challenge lol. I love being a part of outdoorsy women, I have a loooong journey to regaining my health (am overweight and have been sedentary for the better part of 5 years), I used to be unstopable! So glad I have ran across you, the 365 and the 52 challenges, gives me hope to regain my life!

    1. That’s awesome Melissa! I agree, I’ve found that having a community of like-minded people to keep me motivated has played a huge role in getting me outside more and doing more of the things I love to do. I’m looking forward to connecting with everyone in the 365 FB group – will see you in there!

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