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Experience California on an epic city-by-city expedition from Lake Tahoe to Malibu. Along the way, you will earn milestone badges for each major city in the Golden State. 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 Tahoe to Malibu T-Shirt, a gorgeous Finisher's Medal from San Diego-based Elevation Culture, 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 15th of the next month. You will have six months to complete the 700 miles (or 350 Monterey Halfway).
You can set your goal to move as few as 13.3 miles per week (for the Monterey Halfway) or 26.6 miles per week (for the route all the way to Malibu) - 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 13.3 miles per week)!
2. Connect and track your progress on our race page and facebook group!
3. Get your limited edition Tahoe to Malibu T-Shirt, California-made Medal and more!
Donations support local California 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 goal is to raise $30,000 to support local California food banks and hunger relief programs, including the 42 food banks and hunger relief programs supported by the California Association of Food Banks.
Lake Tahoe: Mile 0
Sacramento: Mile 120
Oakland: Mile 215
San Francisco: Mile 225
San Jose: Mile 272
Santa Cruz: Mile 305
Monterey: Mile 350
Big Sur: Mile 390
San Luis Obispo: Mile 495
Santa Barbara: Mile 610
Malibu: Mile 700 - 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.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
This challenge is designed for anyone and everyone! With the challenge of covering as few as 13.3 miles a week, anyone in your family can participate. You can also encourage family members to join you to help you achieve your goal. You can run/bike/walk/swim from anywhere to participate.
Your inherent reward is that you are improving yourself while supporting those in need of food. All challenges will also receive a limited edition Tahoe to Malibu T-Shirt - unisex OR female-specific. In addition, all will receive a gorgeous Custom Medal to proudly display your accomplishment. And each challenger will receive a virtual challenge bib that can be downloaded from the race page, participation in an active leaderboard, live map tracking along our course and a digital finisher's certificate with all your stats! We will also be promoting random prizes throughout the challenge to help make it more fun - and keep you more connected with other participants!
You can complete it any way you wish. You can walk, roll, run, spin - whatever makes you happy! And you can cover your miles any day, and in any way, that best works for you.
You can start recording miles anytime after July 15th and you will have until January 15th to complete your challenge - six months in total. But the later you start, the more challenging your challenge will be! Wave 2 (not yet available for registration) will begin August 15th and run until February 15th. Wave 3 (not yet available for registration) will begin September 15th and run until March 15th.
This challenge relies on the honor system. We do encourage you to take photos of your watch, phone screen, treadmill, etc to share your results and/or activity on the Facebook Challengers' page.
These are the ways you can track and prove your accomplishment:
1. Join our Tahoe to Malibu Facebook Group. You can upload photos of your activity and also connect with other challengers.
Join The Tahoe to Malibu Challenge Facebook Group
2. Go to TahoeToMalibu.com. Submit your activity updates via the RESULTS page. (detailed instructions are below the FAQ's on this page)
100% of all donations go directly to the selected charities. This challenge supports local food banks and hunger relief programs. We have provided the option to select one of the following charitable organizations: California Association of Food Banks (supports 42 food banks in California), Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, SF-Marin Food Bank, Sacramento Food Bank, Food Bank for Monterey County, and Alameda County Community Food Bank.
We will start mailing out your swag two weeks after your wave registration concludes. For example, July 15th is the launch of Wave One. We expect to ship out items for that wave by September 1st. Wave Two launches August 15th, and those challengers will have their items shipped out near October 1st. Please allow a couple of weeks for everything to get shipped to you!
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