WHEN: JUNE 1-JULY 4
Join us on a virtual run/walk vacation around the shoreline of Michigan's Lower Peninsula! Not from Michigan? You'll wish you were after this virtual tour of run/walk/move fun!
What is this about? Socially distanced and quarantined but still looking for some fun? Join us on a virtual run/walk trip around Michigan's gorgeous coasts. Log running minutes to unlock each of Michigan's Lighthouses, enjoy suggested virtual side trips to explore Michigan's beach towns and hit tourist hot spots!
This is a personal challenge based on minutes you move. Walk/Running are a great challenge, you may bike if that is more your speed. This challenge is based on the number of minutes it would take to get from lighthouse to lighthouse around the Michigan coastline!
The challenge is based on honest miles. Set a goal and go for it. If the next lighthouse is 90 minutes away, make a goal to run/walk 30 minutes the next three days to reach it! Short obtainable goals is a great strategy when making a long term plan. Don’t look at the big picture, baby steps…see what we did there…we just tricked you into a walking/running plan!
(SHORT VERSION - this is a challenge to log 1175 moving minutes from June 1 to July 4. That is the number of minutes it would take someone to drive to the lighthouses from the west to east coast of MI! We think traveling by foot is way more fun!) Long version - READ ON!
Step 1: Commit! Sign up for this Pay What You Can Event below!
Step 2: Select 1 of 3 challenging ways to make your way around the shorelines of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula! More details below! Don’t worry if you pick one and then decide at a later date you would like adjust your challenge! You are free to switch to a new challenge, just let us know before finisher certificates are e-mailed out!
Step 3: Start logging those minutes on June 1st to make your way around the mitt! We offer 3 simple suggestions of ways to log your minutes, link to logging options in confirmation e-mail!
Step 4: Join the Facebook group for motivation (link in confirmation e-mail) and to share stories along your journey! This is optional but is a LOT of fun (and VERY motivating!)
Step 5: Don’t stop! You got this! Make a plan to make it to Detroit on or by July 4!
Step 6: Celebrate! Finisher’s certificates will be e-mailed out so you can have ultimate bragging rights!
1. Coastline Cruiser (A great next step for those coming from the HG 50K!)
Hit all lighthouses/light Stations (Interactive map will be provided closer to the event!). Take the leisurely route with an average 35 mins running/walking a day from June 1st to July 4th! Run/walk an amount of minutes a day and log them.
When you hit the required amount of minutes to get to the next lighthouse you can go to the website to unlock it and read up about the interesting facts about the area! Then get recharged to keep going! To complete this by July 4, you will need to average 35 minutes a day, plan accordingly!
2. Double Coast (For those that want to participate for the entire month and take it a step further)
Same as Coastline Cruiser, you will follow the route from South Haven to Detroit. BUT, when you make it to Detroit, you have to turn around and head back the same way you came back to South Haven! Round Trip!
When you hit the required amount of minutes to get to the next lighthouse you can go to the website to unlock it and read up about the interesting facts about the area! Then get recharged to keep going! To complete this by July 4, you will need to average 70 minutes a day, plan accordingly!
3. LIGHThouse Speed (For those that want to get it done FAST)
Follow the list and hit all the lighthouse/light stations (Interactive map will be provided closer to the event!) on back to back days. Running/walking from 51 minutes to 177 minutes a day, with an average of 90 mins a day for 14 days straight. Then you get to relax the rest of the month!
You will run/walk the required amount of minutes to get to the next lighthouse each day. You can then go to the website to unlock your next location and read up about the interesting facts about the area! Then keep charging on to the next stop the next day!
What is included with my entry?
There is some great optional APPAREL available for purchase. The link to purchase apparel will be e-mailed to you soon. Apparel must be ordered by June 10th! The apparel is sold through a third party.
Medals are available for add on right here on this page! The medal is laser cut steel with a powder coat and a paracord lanyard! You can add this on for $10 below, they will be mailed out by the RF Staff the first week of July.
This is a personal challenge based on minutes you move. Walk/Running are a great challenge, you may bike if that is more your speed. This challenge is based on the number of minutes it would take to get from lighthouse to lighthouse around the Michigan coastline! Your goal, should you choose to accept it: 1175 moving minutes from June 1st to July 4th!
How much does it cost? Pay what you can. PWYC! There is no cost to participate in this challenge. If you can afford to pay anything to participate in this challenge, we thank you. We exist only because of our participants participation in our events. We miss you all so much and we appreciate you so much! Any funds collected will go directly towards helping keeping our small business afloat so we can continue on creating fun events for you after the pandemic. This is a brave new world!
(The crew at RF Events back when we were allowed to be close to each other)
laser cut steel medal
CLICK ADD TO ADD MEDAL. Will be mailed first week of July. $10 includes medal and shipping.
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