To The Moon Virtual Relay Liftoff!

To The Moon Virtual RelayThree, two, one… liftoff! The To The Moon Virtual Relay has launched!

This is a FREE, week-long event with the communal goal of covering a combined 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers), the average distance from the Earth to the Moon. Along the way, we’ll tally yours and other relay participants’ distance for those seven days, from June 29 through July 5, with the hope of virtually covering this huge expanse. Oh, and the final day of the relay is a full Moon!

Join the mission. Did we mention that it’s free?!

Here at Mission Control, we want to share a few details with you to help the relay go smoothly and swiftly into space!

First off, to make this mission a success, not only do we need your help, but we need that of many others. So, whether it’s over the phone, via email, or on social media, please invite your friends, family, clubmates, and coworkers to join us.

Now, in addition to racking up miles and kilometers, we also want to make this journey fun and informative, so here are some additional activities and fun facts. Check ’em out and pass ’em along!

Once you’ve registered for the event, we encourage you to download your bib so you can print and customize it. If you don’t know your bib number, head over here to get it. You’ll need your bib number to submit your runs.

Speaking of submitting your runs, once you log your first run or walk, visit Mission Control to submit your results. You can submit your activities individually or a few at a time. We’ll be tracking you and everyone else throughout the week, so be sure to watch our collective progress toward the Moon.

Finally, you’ll want to stay tuned all week to iRunFar’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram channels for stories from around the world! And be sure to share your runs, walks, challenge submissions, and how your kids are participating on your own social media, tag iRunFar, and use #ToTheMoonRelay so all of us can find you, too.

Let’s go to the Moon!

Meghan Hicks

is the Managing Editor of iRunFar and the author of 'Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running.' The converted road runner finished her first trail ultramarathon in 2006 and loves using running to visit the world's wildest places.