Jersey Shore Rescue Mission 5K Race, Family Walk, & Virtual Challenges

Thu October 1 - Sat October 31, 2020 Asbury Park, NJ 07712 US Directions
Challenge FAQs

WHAT is the Mission to Mission Challenge?

Are you ready to push yourself this October and take on a goal above and beyond our virtual 5K? Test your endurance and commitment by choosing to virtually run or walk either our 100K (62 mile) or 100 Mile routes that connect our sister Missions. You participate from anywhere you normally would run or walk – your neighborhood, local park, treadmill – and then log your miles here to advance along the virtual map. Think of it as a board game where you run instead of rolling dice or a not-so-scary-Jumanji where you’re actually part of the game!

WHERE do I run or walk my miles?

Anywhere you would normally run or walk! (As long as it is legal and safe.) Our map is “virtual”, meaning you will track your miles and progress in the challenge along the map (similar to a game board) while not actually running on the roads or in the towns represented on the map.

Tell me about the virtual ROUTES!

The M2M 100K route starts at the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission in iconic Asbury Park and moves north until you reach the Market Street Mission in historic Morristown, NJ. The M2M 100 Mile route follows the same path but then continues on to our newest initiative, the Market Street Mission – Newton Campus opening in Newton, NJ.

How LONG do I have to complete the challenge? 

The official window for the Challenges is October 1st-31st, a full month to focus on your goal. For the 100K that averages out to 2 miles per day which is quite attainable if you’re motivated. For the 100 Mile it comes to an average of just over 3 miles per day (3.22 to be exact, just a touch further than a 5K). Pick the distance that you feel will challenge you based on your current fitness level.

When will I get my SHIRT?

All tees will be mailed to registrants of our virtual events. Please ensure the address you register with is your shipping address! If you register by October 15, your shirt should arrive by October 24. USPS delivery times cannot be guaranteed, but you should receive your shirt in time to wear it for the “virtual event” week on our Facebook Event (October 24 - 31). For registrations after October 15, we will attempt to have your shirt available prior to the final week of the challenge, but cannot guarantee this.

Are there any special MILESTONES and BADGES?

YES! To keep you motivated, you will earn digital badges for your virtual Trophy Case as you hit certain milestones. Your Trophy Case will appear on your personal tracking page. For the 100K, you’ll earn badges as you complete your first 10K, 1/4 way to goal (15.5 miles), 50K complete, 50 miles, and finally your 100K. For the 100 Mile, you’ll earn badges at 10%, 1/4 way to goal, 50K complete, 1/2 way done, 100K, 75 miles, 90% done, and finally your 100 Miles.  To take your shiny digital badges out of your Trophy Case, request an email and show them off on social media, in emails, or by printing them! 

Is there a TEAM Challenge?

Yes! Sign up with a team and cumulative tracking results can be found on the Team tab when viewing the results! 

Head Start, Go-getter, and Late to the Start Options

With the understanding that everyone is coming to this challenge with a different personal fitness level and registering at different times, you are welcome to customize your Challenge completion window.

  • If 100K or 100 Miles in 31 days may feel just a bit out of reach, we welcome you to start logging your miles as early as September 15th and get a “head start”.
  • If you’re a real distance hound and you know you’ve got this, why not challenge yourself to a shorter time frame by reducing your completion window (for example: Oct 1-Oct 24 which is our official “event day”)?
  • Did you find out about the Challenge after October 1? Either choose to take on the shorter challenge completion window or give yourself a full month from the date you signed up. You’ll be able to log your miles through November 30th.
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