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RELIVE AMERICA'S GREATEST JOURNEY

The Entire Expedition - 4,100 Miles

$29.99 REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Lewis & Clark Endurance Challenge Custom Finisher Medal, Online Activity Tracking with Interactive Map, Virtual Bib Number, Finisher Certificate, and Periodic Email Updates from Lewis & Clark's Journals. Additional items available to add.
TRAVEL FROM PITTSBURGH TO THE MISSISSIPPI

The Ohio River - 981 Miles

$29.99 REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Lewis & Clark Endurance Challenge Custom Finisher Medal, Online Activity Tracking with Interactive Map, Virtual Bib Number, Finisher Certificate, and Periodic Email Updates from Lewis & Clark's Journals. Additional items available to add.
EXPERIENCE AMERICA'S LONGEST RIVER

The Missouri River - 2,220 Miles

$29.99 REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Lewis & Clark Endurance Challenge Custom Finisher Medal, Online Activity Tracking with Interactive Map, Virtual Bib Number, Finisher Certificate, and Periodic Email Updates from Lewis & Clark's Journals. Additional items available to add.
RELIVE THE FINAL LEG TO THE PACIFIC

The Columbia River - 311 Miles

$29.99 REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Lewis & Clark Endurance Challenge Custom Finisher Medal, Online Activity Tracking with Interactive Map, Virtual Bib Number, Finisher Certificate, and Periodic Email Updates from Lewis & Clark's Journals. Additional items available to add.
Lewis & Clark Endurance Challenge
Description

217 years ago, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark led a select group of U.S. Army and civilian volunteers to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. The goals of this expedition, commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, were to find a practical route across the western part of the continent and to establish a U.S. presence in the new territory before European powers tried to claim it. Other objectives included studying plants, animals, and geography as well as establishing trade with local Native American tribes. The Corps of Discovery Expedition launched from Pittsburgh on August 30, 1803 and arrived at the Pacific Ocean on November 24, 1805. The journey followed the Ohio, Missouri, and Columbia Rivers as well as crossing the Continental Divide. 

Today, you can relive their journey virtually with the Lewis & Clark Endurance Challenge! Run, Bike, Swim, Hike, Walk, or Paddle and post your activities to our online activity tracker. Follow your progress along our interactive maps. Choose from 4 different distances: Ohio River (981 miles), Missouri River (2,220 miles), Columbia River (311 miles), or the Entire Expedition (4,100 miles). The challenge begins when you register and ends when you complete your distance.

Beautifully-designed Finisher Medal (see medal image below):

You can expect your medal and shirt (if you order one) to be delivered by:

  • December 31, 2020 if you sign up by November 30, 2020
  • January 31, 2021 if you sign up by December 31, 2020
  • February 28, 2021 if you sign up by January 31, 2021

The Ultimate Adventure:

If you sign up and complete all four virtual event distances, you will receive a Lewis & Clark Endurance Challenge premium insulated water bottle plus a Lewis & Clark bumper sticker! These items will ship upon completion of all four distances. 

Finisher Medals

 

You can expect your medal and shirt (if you order one) to be delivered by:

December 31, 2020 if you sign up by November 30, 2020

January 31, 2021 if you sign up by December 31, 2020

February 28, 2021 if you sign up by January 31, 2021

Submitting Activities

How to Submit Activities:

1. Log into your RunSignUp Account

2. Follow this Link

3. Click on "Submit Virtual Results"

After each activity, you can click on the “Results” tab and then select “submit virtual results.” There you will be able to look up your registration and submit your activities. You can submit as many activities as you want. Within a couple of minutes of updating your activities, your new total mileage for the challenge will show on the public results board. There you will be able to see where you rank and your progress along your route. 

Activity Tracking

Post your activities each day to see your progress along the route. You can post your activities by clicking "Submit Virtual Results" Once you submit an activity, your name and progress will be shown on the current leaderboard. There is an example shown below.

You can click on your name from the leaderboard to view your progress and total distance. Here you can also download your finisher certificate when you complete the challenge.

Challenge Bib

Don't forget to print off your Challenge Bib and tag us at #LewisClarkEC

To access your personalized bib, please log into your RunSignUp account, go to profile, go to the Lewis & Clark Endurance Challenge and select "View Digital Bib". This will give you the opportunity to print off your personalized bib.

Finisher Certificate

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