The Epic Adventure
It’s hard to imagine or appreciate just how far Frodo and Sam ventured to destroy the one ring. In the Lord of the Rings films, we are helped to appreciate the vastness of the journey with beautiful sweeping camera shots across mountains and plains. But it is not until you walk the actual distance that you can fully appreciate just how far our heroes journeyed.
From The Shire, to Bree, through the Misty Mountains, on to Rohan, and finally Mt. Doom at Mordor, this epic journey spanned 1350 miles!
So pack your steel, befriend a wizard and don’t forget second breakfast, because this challenge will be sure to keep you and your fellowship busy for a while. Will you complete the journey, and cast the ring into the mountain lava, securing ultimate bragging rights? Or will you surrender to the challenge, hoping someone else takes up the charge? We know you can do it, and we will be here to help!
LOTR Fast Facts
How To Complete The Challenge
New High Quality Swag Coming Soon!
Middle Earth March EntryThe Complete Package
Entry to the Challenge
Digital Bib for you to Print at Home
Middle Earth March logo water bottle or tumbler
The Hobbit book donation to school or library
How Your Challenge Helps
Supporting Schools and Local Libraries
Every entry to this challenge purchases a copy of The Hobbit, for a local school or library. The Hobbit was required reading for many Americans growing up, and should continue to be a staple of the classroom. By participating in this challenge, we hope to keep it that way, all the while inspiring the next generation of Lord of the Rings fans!
Send Us Your Progress Update
Anything that covers distance can be logged! Just keep track of how far you have gone and it can count!
Treadmills and in place activities are also a great way to participate
Keep track of the miles you run using an application like log my run or your GPS enabled fitness tracker. Then visit the challenge page for the specific challenge and follow the entry instructions there.
Entry fees range based on the event type and duration, as well as the swag included in entry. Some races to support charity are free with an encouraged donation, while some of our longest challenges can cost up to $100
Absolutely! A mile that you walk or run can count towards any number of events and races. Just report them to us separately.
Nothing. A cheater is only cheating himself. All of our challenges are not officially competitive, so if a user were to cheat, he would be doing himself a disservice.
A Race is a limited time event, over a shorter distance. Races include placement among other racers and a posted results page.
A challenge is long term individual goal, like walking the total distance of the Florida Keyes. These can take anywhere from a month to over a year.
New events are teased on the home page before being opened for public registration. New events are typically made available on the 15th of each month, and remain open for several months.
In the case of races, the window may be much narrower, often lasting a month or less for registration and participation.
We will post an update to the race page with results following each race and challenge. We will also have a dedicated results page on the website.