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Our first-ever virtual challenge event has ended, and what a month it has been. A total of 232 individuals registered for the event, and over the course of 28 days, you walked, ran, biked, swam, paddled or otherwise racked up a total of 6,521.47 miles. That's like walking from Charleston to Houston, then to Las Vegas, up to Portland, over to Minneapolis and then back to Charleston. WOW!
We had some truly outstanding individual achievements recorded as well. The winners in each category are:
Swim: Lee Ann Bain - 4 miles
Paddle: Kristine White - 11.75 miles
Run: Hunter Graham - 100.29 miles
Bike: Joshua Hays - 132.92 miles
Other: Meaghan McIntyre - 149.32
And the person who recorded more miles that any other person, and did it all by Walking, is William Simpson. Bill recorded a whopping 325.44 miles! Congratulations to everyone who completed the virtual marathon!
An additional thank you to those individuals who created fundraising pages. Through your efforts, we raised an additional $11,914.00! Our top fundraisers were:
Thank you to everyone who helped raise much needed funds through our first A Walk In The Parks virtual challenge. You helped us raise almost $12,000! If you didn't earn one of our logoed prizes, all is not lost. You can purchase the items below, along with other cool Conservancy swag, at our new Conservancy online store.
Walk, run, swim, bike - whatever exercise you like - wherever you like to do it, and at the same time learn more about Charleston's most beautiful parks. Visit 20 parks using our 26.2 miles virtual route in 28 days. It's as easy as a walk in the park!
CANNON PARK: 1 lap around the park = 0.2 miles
COLONIAL LAKE: 1 lap around the park = 0.5 miles
HAMPTON PARK: 1 lap around the park = 1.5 miles
WATERFRONT PARK: 1 lap around the park = 1 mile
WEST ASHLEY GREENWAY: 8 miles from end to end
WEST ASHLEY BIKEWAY : 2.5 miles from end to end
Since 2007, Charleston Parks Conservancy has been working to create and nurture stunning and productive botanical and edible gardens in parks owed by the City of Charleston. Information about our mission and the parks this virtual route touches may be found at www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.
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