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Join over 6,500 challengers and experience the Pacific Northwest on an epic city-by-city expedition from Whistler BC to Bend, Oregon. Along the way, you will earn milestone badges for each major city/landmark across the Cascades of the Pacific Northwest. Make no mistake, this virtual challenge will test you! But don't fret, as we will motivate you along the way!
All challengers receive a limited edition Whistler to Bend T-Shirt, a gorgeous Finisher's Medal, a complimentary window sticker 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.
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)
You can join a challenge anytime, and we will relaunch the challenge the 1st of the each month. You will have six months to complete the 600 miles.
You can set your goal to move as few as 23 miles per week for the Whistler to Bend Cascades Adventure Challenge - 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 23 miles per week)!
2. Connect and track your progress on our race page and connect on our facebook group!
3. Get your limited edition Whistler to Bend T-Shirt, Challenger Medal and more!
Donations support local Pacific Northwest 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 NEW goal is to raise $150,000 to support local Pacific Northwest food banks and hunger relief programs.
Whistler: Mile 0
Squamish: Mile 35
Vancouver: Mile 92
Canadian Border: Mile 120
Everett: Mile 205
Bellevue: Mile 232
Mt Ranier National Park: Mile 300
MT St Helens: Mile 370
Columbia River Gorge: Mile 420
MT Hood National Forest: Mile 470
The Cove Palisades National Park: Mile 550
Bend: Mile 600 - THE FINISH LINE!
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!
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.
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 local food banks to help make ends meet during difficult times.
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