475 Miles - Six Month Epic North Carolina Challenge! Anywhere, NC 27517 US
Challenges
475 Miles Any Way You Want!

April 2021 - 475 Mile Cross-Train Challenge

$59 $49 Row, Walk, Run, Hop, Bike, Swim as few as 18 miles per week for six months!
Run/Walk 475 Miles!

April 2021 - 475 Mile Run/Walk Challenge

$59 $49 Run/Walk as few as 18 miles per week for six months!
Bike/Spin 475 Miles!

April 2021 - 475 Mile Bike/Spin Challenge

$59 $49 Bike/Spin as few as 18 miles per week for six months!
Description

Your Next Challenge STARTS April 1st (& ends October 1st!)

We've already raised over $102,000! 

The Blue Ridge to The Beach Epic 475-Mile Challenge

Six months to complete!

Join over 7,500 fellow challengers and experience North Carolina on an epic city-by-city expedition from Asheville to Wrightsville.  Along the way, you will earn milestone badges for each major city in the Tar Heel State.  Make no mistake, this challenge will test you! But don't fret, as we will motivate you along the way!  All challengers receive a limited edition Blue Ridge to The Beach T-Shirt, a gorgeous Finisher's Medal 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.

 

Live Map Progress Tracking!

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)

 

Wave Starts - You Can Join The Challenge Anytime!

You can join a challenge anytime, and we will relaunch the challenge on the 1st of each month.  You will have six months to complete the 475 miles.

 

You Got This!
This is a Six Month Challenge - as few as 18 miles per week (2.57 miles per day).

You can set your goal to move as few as 18 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 18 miles per week)!
2. Connect and track your progress on our race page and facebook group!
3. Get your limited edition Blue Ridge to The Beach T-Shirt, Medal and more!

 

We Are Making An Impact! 

$102K and counting for local food banks & programs!!!
All Challengers Support Local North Carolina Food Banks, Hunger Relief Programs, and Animal Welfare.

Donations support local North Carolina 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 updated goal is to raise a $150,000 to support local programs, including Feeding The Carolinas, The Inter-faith Council for Social Service, and Table. In addition, you can choose to donate to support the Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary supporting animal welfare in North Carolina.

Blue Ridge to the Beach 2020 Course

You will start your challenge from Asheville, NC and make your way, city-by-city, to Wrightsville Beach. 
Major Milestones

Asheville:  Mile 0
Charlotte:  Mile 117
Winston-Salem:  Mile 200
Greensboro:  Mile 230
Chapel Hill:  Mile 278
Durham -  Mile 290
Raleigh -  Mile 314
Fayetteville -  Mile 372
Wilmington -  Mile 465
Wrightsville Beach: Mile 475 - THE FINISH LINE!

Earn Milestone Badges Along Your Way

Live Map Tracking!

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! 

What Is Food Insecurity?

What is food insecurity?

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.

 

What causes food insecurity?

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 the Feeding America network of food banks to help make ends meet during difficult times. The Feeding America network serves nearly every community in the United States, helping more than more than 40 million people — including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

 

Race Contact Info

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FAQ's

Who can enter the event?

This challenge is designed for anyone and everyone! With the challenge of covering as few as 18 miles a week, 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.

 

What do I get?

Your inherent reward is that you are improving yourself while supporting those in need of food. All challenges will also receive a limited edition Blue Ridge to The Beach 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!

 

When will my shirt, medal and sticker be mailed to me?

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. 

 

How do I complete the challenge?

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.    

 

When Can I Start?

You can start anytime after your Wave start date and you will have six months in total to complete your challenge.  But the later you start, the more challenging your challenge will be! 

 

What are the Waves for this event?

The waves are as follows, you can input results starting the first day through the last day as shown. 

Wave 1 - begins June 1, 2020 and ends December 1, 2020

Wave 2 - begins July 1, 2020 and ends January 1, 2021

Wave 3 - begins August 1, 2020 and ends February 1, 2021

Wave 4 - begins September 1, 2020 and ends March 1, 2021

Wave 5 - begins October 1, 2020 and ends April 1, 2021

Wave 6 - begins November 1, 2020 and ends May 1, 2021

Wave 7 - 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

 

How Do You Track Our Progress?

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 BlueRidgetoBeach.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 Blue Ridge to The Beach Facebook Group. You can upload photos of your activity and also connect with other challengers.
Join The Blue Ridge to The Beach Challenge Facebook Group 

 

How does the charity component work?

This challenge supports local food banks and hunger relief programs.  We have provided the option to select one of the following charitable organizations:  Feeding the Carolinas (which, in partnership with Feeding America, directly enables food banks across North Carolina), Inter-Faith Council for Social Justice, Table, and Beautiful Together. Proceeds from this challenge will go toward supporting these organizations.

 

 

 

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