Run or Bike the Distance of the Blue Ridge Parkway 

parkway challenge

Looking for the next thing to keep you motivated and active? Why not bike, run, or hike all 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway? 

You have between August 1 and October 30 to log 469 miles in the Blue Ridge Parkway Virtual Challenge, and you can do it anywhere on your treadmill, the greenway, around the block and back (you get the idea). 

Other options (with a little less distance) include tackling the distance of Skyline Drive or the Virginia or North Carolina Parkway miles. There’s also a 574-mile Scenic Drive Challenge. 

The virtual race is being put on by Blue Ridge Racing and a portion of proceeds benefits Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a nonprofit with a mission to preserve, promote and enhance the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and cultural distinctiveness of the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Plus, you can earn swag, including a shirt, medal, or hoodie. 

Registration is open and the challenge starts soon.