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This challenge is designed for anyone and everyone! With the challenge of covering as few as 17 miles a week and with an available relay option for all teams, anyone in your family can participate. You can also encourage family members to join you to help you achieve your goal. You can run/bike/walk/swim from anywhere to participate.
Your inherent reward is that you are improving yourself while supporting those in need of food. All challenges will also receive a limited edition Bend to Whistler T-Shirt - unisex OR female-specific. In addition, all will receive a gorgeous Custom Medal to proudly display your accomplishment. And each challenger will receive a virtual challenge bib that can be downloaded from the race page, participation in an active leaderboard, live map tracking along our course and a digital finisher's certificate with all your stats! We will also be promoting random prizes throughout the challenge to help make it more fun - and keep you more connected with other participants!
We will start processing your race packet once registration for your wave closes (one month after the wave starts). It usually takes between 8-10 weeks from that date to receive your packet.
***We have been experiencing some delays in getting our supplies. Please have patience at this time, as you may receive your items beyond the 8-10 weeks***
You can complete it any way you wish. You can walk, roll, run, spin - whatever makes you happy! And you can cover your miles any day, and in any way, that best works for you.
You can start recording miles anytime after your wave begins and you will have six months in total to complete your challenge. But the later you start, the more challenging your challenge will be!
The waves are as follows, you can input results starting the first day through the last day as shown.
Wave 1 - begins October 1, 2020 and ends April 1, 2021
Wave 2 - begins November 1, 2020 and ends May 1, 2021
Wave 3 - begins December 1, 2020 and ends June 1, 2021
January 2021 - begins January 1, 2021 and ends July 1, 2021
February 2021 - begins February 1, 2021 and ends August 1, 2021
March 2021 - begins March 1, 2021 and ends September 1, 2021
April 2021 - begins April 1, 2021 and ends October 1, 2021
May 2021 - begins May 1, 2021 and ends November 1, 2021
June 2021 - begins June 1, 2021 and ends December 1, 2021
This challenge relies on the honor system. We do encourage you to take photos of your watch, phone screen, treadmill, etc to share your results and/or activity on the Facebook Challengers' page.
These are the ways you can track and prove your accomplishment:
1. Go to BendToWhistler.com Submit your activity updates via the RESULTS page.
Go to the "Results" tab on the Menu. At the top of the page, it will say "Post your Virtual Results". Hit the Blue "Submit Virtual Results" button. Search for you name and follow the steps!
2. Join our Bend to Whistler Facebook Group. You can upload photos of your activity and also connect with other challengers.
Join The Bend to Whistler Challenge Facebook Group
100% of all donations go directly to the selected charities. This challenge supports local food banks and hunger relief programs. We have provided the option to select one of the following charitable organizations: Oregon Food Bank, Northwest Harvest (Washington), Second Harvest CA (Canada), Beautiful Together for Foster Youth.