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Philadelphia Outward Bound School 30th Anniversary Distance Challenge

Sat September 17 - Fri November 11 Any City/Town/Borough, PA 19121 US


Celebrate 30 years of Outward Bound in Philadelphia with a fun and exciting challenge!

The POBS 30th Anniversary Distance Challenge is an exciting peer-to-peer fundraiser where you can hike, walk, roll, or run 60, 90, 120, 150, 180 miles, or more between September 17th and November 11th to mark 30 years of Philadelphia Outward Bound School. September 17th is a special day that marks exactly 30 years since the first meeting of the Philadelphia Friends of Outward Bound.

The Distance Challenge invites you to pick a goal that will challenge you and to find ways to explore new areas in your community. Here at POBS, we believe in leaving your comfort zone behind to try something new and finding a challenge that feels, well, challenging! 

Part of the challenge is also fundraising in support of Philadelphia Outward Bound School, and we have an exciting set of prizes at various levels for participants! 

  • If you raise $100, you receive a special POBS 30th Anniversary t-shirt!
  • If you raise $300, you are invited to join us for a special celebration at The Discovery Center where you can experience a part of Outward Bound yourself!
  • If you raise $600, you get a POBS hooded sweatshirt!
  • If you raise $900, you are entered into a raffle with some exciting prizes, including a $200 gift card to any of the renowned Safran Turney Hospitality restaurants.

Your support will go directly to advance our mission of changing lives through challenge and discovery and to supporting our powerful outdoor education programs that serve thousands of youth in Philadelphia and beyond.  Our outdoor education programs help build powerful social-emotional skills in students with an educational model practiced in Philadelphia for 30 years and around the US and the world for over 60 years.

We welcome folks of all abilities and experiences to join us! From your walk to a bus stop on the way to work to a weekend walk along the Schuylkill, every bit counts towards your goal. There is no right way to accomplish your goal- just get outside!

How does the event work? 

STEP 1- Sign up here and pick your distance goal. There is no registration fee, and it just takes a few minutes.

STEP 2- Share your fundraising page with your community and why you are participating in this challenge!.

STEP 3- Get active and record your results as you go on the event website. 

STEP 4-  Reach your goal and celebrate!


Anywhere you like!
Any City/Town/Borough, PA US 19121

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