This is the inaugural year of the Pasco History Virtual Tour. Each Year Pasco Recreation Services Plans to work with the Franklin County Historical Society to bring you a unique virtual tour of the City of Pasco and the surrounding area. As you virtually reach specific milestones along the History Tour route, you will receive emails containing interesting facts and stories about that specific milestone location. Upon completion of the Virtual History Tour you will receive a unique one of kind finisher's medal. Participants will have a 10 month window, April - February, within which they will need to start and finish their tour.
The 2023 Pasco History Tour Challenge theme is "Parks". During the 2023 Challenge the virtual tour route starts and ends at Sacajawea State Park. As you log miles, by walking, running, biking, swimming, rowing, etc., you will virtually travel in, through, and around Pasco; virtually visiting a majority of Pasco's Parks. The list of parks you will virtually pass by or move through along this years virtual route are: *Sacajawea, Cable Bridge, *Riverview, Wade, *Chiawana, Richland Bend Habitat Management, Vintage, Island, *Pasco Sporting Complex/GESA Stadium, Capital, Desert Dunes, Big Cross, Sun Willows Golf Course, Centennial, Lucas, Memorial, Sylvester, *Volunteer, Peanuts, Mercier, *Kurtzman, Highland, Tierra Vida, and ending back at Sacajawea.
Once you have completed the full 2023 Pasco History Virtual Tour Challenge you will receive a unique finisher's medal that incorporates many of the unique features of the parks you visited along the way.
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This is a Virtual Challenge, which means participants can complete the challenge from anywhere in the country or even world. The intent is not that participants will actually follow the route outlined on the map, but rather they will log miles in a variety of ways in whatever location they choose. They will then visit their account on the RunSignUp.com Pasco History Tour Virtual Challenge website and will upload their miles completed. As participants upload their miles their marker will progress along the virtual route map. When their marker reaches specific checkpoint parks, that checkpoint will trigger an email to be sent to their inbox which will explain some of the history of that particular park. Once they have logged and uploaded the full 43.5 miles and completed the challenge, their medal will then be mailed out to the address on file or, for those who live nearby, the medal can be picked up at the Recreation Services office the week after completing the challenge.
What counts as miles? The good thing about a virtual challenge is that you get to decide what miles you will or will not upload and count toward the challenge goal. The goal of the challenge is not to win a race but rather to get people up and active and to help them learn a little about the City of Pasco. Below is a list of activities you could count toward the goal, first are those that would be counted mile for mile, the second is a list of energy conversion activities:
2. Energy Conversion Activities (Minutes to reach 1 Mile)
Pasco Recreation Invites all to Get Up, Get Fit, Have Fun, and Do More while you enjoy completing the First Annual Pasco History Tour Virtual Challenge!
The route is 43.5 miles in length starting and finishing in Sacajawea State Park, not far from the location of the town of Ainsworth, predecessor town to Pasco.