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

Thu October 1 - Sat October 31, 2020 Asbury Park, NJ 07712 US Directions
How a Challenge works?

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!)

The Mission to Mission 100K Challenge 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 Mission to Mission 100 Mile Challenge route follows the same path but then continues on to our newest initiative, the Market Street Mission – Newton Campus opening in Newton, NJ. To learn more about our Missions and the route, click here.


Mileage Tracking, Results and more!

Click here for instructions and more details on tracking and results. You can share your personal tracking page on social media or by sending a URL. This is a great motivator as you can share your progress and milestones with your followers on social media. If you are one of our valuable Fundraisers, sharing your page is an awesome way to inspire friends, family, and coworkers to honor your efforts with a fundraising donation.

  • Keep your tracking current by submitting your effort each time you run or walk. You can manually submit (activity type, date, distance, and optionally your time and a comment) or for the tech-savvy you can upload a GPX, FIT, or TCX file.
  • You can also upload pictures throughout the Challenge to add more excitement to your page and remember highlights along your journey.
  • You’ll even be able to track your progress on a map that is displayed on your personal page. You can zoom in to see what town and street you’re “virtually” on and take a look around by dragging the little yellow Google character to your virtual location.
  • You will earn digital badges for your virtual Trophy Case as you hit certain milestones. 
  • On the main results list, you can check in on how your progress compares to other Challenge participants. Total cumulative distance and percentage complete will be displayed.


Challenge Dates

The official window for the Challenges is October 1 - 31, 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. We also have date flexibility - read more here. 

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