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Experience an epic challenge from the heart of Texas, across the Great Plains, through the High Desert of New Mexico and the gorgeous mountain peaks of Colorado. This is a city-by-city expedition from Austin, Texas to Aspen, Colorado. Along the way, you will earn milestone badges for each major city/landmark you reach. Make no mistake, this virtual challenge will test you! But don't fret, as we will motivate you along the way!
All challengers receive a limited edition Austin to Aspen T-Shirt, a gorgeous Finisher's Medal, a complimentary window sticker and a custom Pre-Race Bib, as well as Live Map Tracking of your progress, a Challenger's Leaderboard, a digital Finisher's Certificate with your stats and access to our Challenger's Community on Facebook.
You will be able to see your progress along the route as you enter your mileage! Our live map tracking feature will even allow you to see where your fellow challengers are on the map compared to you - now that's some motivation! (see example below)
You can join a challenge anytime, and we will relaunch the challenge the 15th of each month. You will have six, nine, or twelve months to complete the 1000 miles.
You can set your goal to move as few as 19 miles per week or challenge yourself to cover as many as you can - be sure to pace yourself! We will help you total up your distance and track your progress with our online progress tracking platform.
These challenges are simple:
1. Do what you want to do, when you want to do it, from wherever you are (run, walk, bike as few as 17 miles per week)!
2. Connect and track your progress on our race page and connect on our facebook group!
3. Get your limited edition Austin to Aspen T-Shirt, Challenger Medal and more!
Donations support local Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado food banks and hunger relief programs to help people who are in dire need of food. Before Covid-19, 1 in 9 Americans struggled with food insecurity. As a result of Covid-19, food insecurity is expected to double worldwide. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to support local Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado food banks and hunger relief programs.
Austin, TX: START
Lake Travis, TX: Mile 15
Comanche, TX: Mile 142
Abilene, TX: Mile 230
Lubbock, TX: Mile 390
New Mexico Border: Mile 480
Santa Rosa, NM: Mile 595
Las Vegas, NM: Mile 655
Taos, NM: Mile 728
Colorado Border: Mile 784
Grand Sands Desert National Park: Mile 835
Poncha Springs, CO: Mile 906
Buena Vista, CO: Mile 930
Taylor Park, CO: Mile 962
Aspen, CO: Mile 1000 - THE FINISH LINE!
You will be able to see your progress along the route as you enter your mileage! Our live map tracking feature will even allow you to see where your fellow challengers are on the map compared to you - now that's some motivation!
Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is one way we can measure and assess the risk of hunger. In the United States currently one in nine people struggle with hunger.
One "bad month" can be enough to plunge a household into food insecurity. Layoffs at work, unexpected car maintenance or an accident on the job can suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying bills. A global pandemic can dramatically heighten this vulnerability.
That’s why many working families, including thousands of households who don’t qualify for federal nutrition assistance, depend on local food banks to help make ends meet during difficult times.
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