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Route 66 Virtual Team Challenge (Run, Cycle, Walk etc.)

One of the most famous roads in the US. Take on the challenge of one of the original highways in the US highway system.


The Route 66 challenge covers a distance of 3,940 kilometers (2,448 miles), offering a virtual adventure along America's most iconic highway. Whether walking, running, or cycling, this digital journey allows you to experience the rich diversity of the United States from the comfort of your home.

How Far is the Route 66 Challenge?

Embarking on the Route 66 virtual challenge spans 3,940 kilometers (2,448 miles). This digital adventure lets you experience the varied landscapes and vibrant cultures along the historic Route 66, often referred to as the "Main Street of America." As you log your kilometers, you'll virtually pass through bustling cities, quaint small towns, scenic countryside, and iconic landmarks from Chicago to Santa Monica.

How Long Would it Take to Walk the Route 66 Challenge?

Walking the length of Route 66, covering 3,940 kilometers (2,448 miles), depends on your daily step count. If you log 40,000 steps a day, you could complete the journey in about 122 days. For those recording 26,000 steps daily, it would take around 188 days. A more leisurely pace of 13,000 steps a day would extend the challenge to approximately 377 days. This virtual challenge accommodates various fitness levels, allowing participants to enjoy the journey at their own pace.

How Long Would it Take to Cycle the Route 66 Challenge?

Cycling the length of Route 66, covering 3,940 kilometers (2,448 miles), varies based on your daily distance. If you cycle 100 kilometers (62 miles) a day, you could complete the journey in about 39 days. At a pace of 70 kilometers (43 miles) daily, the journey would extend to around 56 days. For those cycling 50 kilometers (31 miles) daily, it would take approximately 79 days. This virtual cycling challenge caters to different fitness levels and schedules, ensuring a thrilling experience for all participants.

What's the Significance and History of Route 66?

Route 66 holds a special place in American history and culture, symbolizing the spirit of adventure and the quest for a better life. Established in 1926, Route 66 became a major path for those migrating west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. It connected Chicago to Los Angeles, passing through eight states and showcasing America's diverse landscapes and communities. Today, it continues to inspire journeys, reflecting the enduring allure of exploring this historic highway.

How Can I Complete the Route 66 Challenge?

You have two options for completing the challenge, depending on whether you want to go solo or collaborate with others. The first option is for each member of your team to individually complete the full challenge, racing against each other. The other option is to work as a team to collectively cover the distance, dividing the total kilometers among team members.

There are three ways to record your activities:

  1. Just daily steps
  2. All distance-based activities (e.g., cycling, running, walking)
  3. Our inclusive points system which allows you to do the equivalent amount of exercise as walking the route

How Do I Log Activities for the Route 66 Challenge?

The Myles app integrates with over 30 fitness trackers, including Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, Google Fit, Strava, and many more. Your activities automatically sync to Myles for convenience. If you don't use a fitness tracker or need to add extra activities, you can also manually record your efforts.

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