100 MILES. 100 DAYS. ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
Each January, hundreds of people in Roanoke commit to tracking their activity levels every day for 100 days, with the goal of reaching 100 miles or the equivalent of 50 hours of exercise. To kick off the 100 days, we host a small party on the Roanoke River greenway and walk our first mile as a group. Over the next 100 days, we’ll organize various group activity sessions where you’ll get the chance to meet other 100 Miler participants!
About the Program:
The Roanoke 100 Miler program is flexible and primarily self-guided, but we’ll help you track your activity while offering weekly wellness tips, encouragement, and information about upcoming group events. Each week, we also select one lucky winner who is awarded a prize or gift certificate to a local business. You can choose to register for the program with a t-shirt, or without a t-shirt. You’ll also receive a free 100.0 Mile bumper sticker and have the chance to win hundreds of dollars worth of giveaways and gift certificates each week.
- $19 including a Roanoke 100 Miler Shirt
- $9 for the program, without the shirt
Tracking your Activity
You can choose to walk a mile a day, bike, hike, swim or even rock climb your way to better health. Any activity that gets your heart rate up for roughly 30 minutes counts! The key is to add a little bit of extra physical activity to your day continuously for 100 days. If you skip a day, try your best to make up for it! We offer a printable activity tracking sheet, or you can use a smart phone application, such as Strava, to help you count your miles.
“This program was a real motivator for me to hit and exceed my goals. Last year my goal was 100 miles and I exceeded it. This year my goal was 250 miles and I just added in last week’s numbers and hit 350 miles. Not only did I enjoy the program so did my wife who had a goal if 100 miles. She went to the gym and easily passed this number doing at least 2 miles each day on the treadmill and walking around the neighborhood” – Steve
“…the Roanoke 100 Miler is such an opportunity for fitness and well being. I have participated for several years and find the Roanoke 100 to be a true catalyst for mental and physical motivation. This year is no exception and even more so. The program remains wonderfully simple yet the benefits are so real. Even though I live 45 miles from Roanoke, I feel I am part of a team that empowers each other to get out there and commit to the miles and build a healthier community.” – Tenney