Run (and walk) to Mars by December 31, 2015
How many miles to go? 30,174,157
How many miles per day? 284,661
How many days to reach our goal? 106
Can we do it? YES!!!
Many of you have probably never heard of Moon Joggers before. That’s okay. We are a small group of runners, walkers and joggers from around the world, but we set BIG GOALS! In 2013 two sisters, Angie (me) and Ashley, decided to challenge each other to see who could run 1,000 miles that year. This friendly competition turned into something bigger, when one night, as I was driving down the road, I looked up into the sky and saw the moon. The first thought that came to mind was, “I wonder how far away the moon is. Could Ashley and I potentially run enough miles to get to the moon?”
The answer: NO. There was no way we could run to the moon, by ourselves. The moon is 240,000 miles away. But that distance didn’t scare us. We quickly decide to recruit some friends and family members to join the fun and see if we could run enough miles (as a group) to get to the moon in one year. In a matter of weeks we had more than 1,200 people that wanted to join the journey and on January 1, 2013 we set out on our Mission to the Moon. Instead of one year, it tools us five months!
The following year we set our sights on Venus and this year it’s Mars. Our numbers have grown, but not enough to help us get to Mars. Instead of being 240,000 miles away like the moon, Mars is 33.9 MILLION miles away from us! That’s a HUGE jump! So far we’ve logged more than 3,735,000 miles and we’re proud of how far we’ve come. But we’re not giving up. We figure there are MILLIONS of runners and walkers out there logging miles each day, and if we can reach out to them to help us then it makes reaching Mars an attainable goal. Imagine how fun it will be, when we’ve logged more then 34 million miles by December 31st of this year and can celebrate on Mars together!
Are you ready to help us on this journey? Our theme this year is EVERY MILE MATTERS. Whether your run ultra marathons, or you get out and walk the block around your neighborhood, every mile recorded is so important to us. You keep track of your distance, and then log your miles on our Moon Joggers Mileage Log! In fact, you can backlog back to January 1st if you’ve been keeping track throughout the year! With each milestone you hit, you’ll even move up the Moon Jogger rankings: from Space Ranger, to Cadet, to Private, to Officer and MORE! All you have to do it log your miles.
You can set up your FREE MILAGE LOG HERE. All you need to do is set up a username and password and then you can start logging your miles right away!
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