Here's a bit of fun for anyone not able to get out on the mother road this year - why not try a completely different Route 66 experience with the virtual Route 66 challenge from The Conqueror?
What's it all about? Basically, the virtual Route 66 challenge is an exercise challenge in which you run, walk, or cycle the journey from Chicago to LA. Each time you complete a distance-based exercise (swim it if you like!) you advance along the Route 66 map on the Conqueror mobile app.
Not only can you see your avatar and others on the map, but you can also explore your virtual surroundings on Street View as you go along Route 66. Also, as you progress you receive custom virtual postcards at certain milestones with each postcard containing interesting information about the location.
You set the time frame in which you'd like to complete the challenge so it can be uniquely tailored to your own activity level. You can do it in anything from 1 week to 18 months! As you progress you either manually enter your distance/steps into the Conqueror app or link it to your fitness app, step counter or smartwatch.
You can choose to go solo or even sign up as a group to help each other stay motivated. It's a great way to keep active and indulge your passion for the mother road.
When you complete the 2280 mile Route 66 virtual challenge you get to celebrate your achievement with a stunning, limited edition Route 66 Virtual Challenge finisher's medal!
If you fancy getting active this summer just sign up here. There are lots of other challenges available too (I'm currently walking from Bag End to Mordor!) but the Route 66 challenge looks fantastic - I look forward to seeing you "on the road" soon!
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