This past fall, Project America Run founder and Hyland’s Master Athlete Mike Ehredt ran 2100 miles to honor our fallen soldiers in Afghanistan. He ran a marathon a day for 11 weeks (81 days) and stayed with a new host family each night. People asked him how they could get involved or how they could help. Mike challenged Americans to take his 26/81 Fitness Challenge.
I came up with this idea, since I’m doing 26 miles a day, maybe people could do 26 minutes a day. If I’m placing 26 flags for 26 lives, maybe they could do a minute for each one.
Walking, biking, swimming, yoga, playing with your kids…anything! Mike asked Americans to take this 81-day challenge and he encouraged them to get outside and be physical.
He left Americans with this message:
Be there. Do it. You can do it. I’m out there, so join me.
Ongoing Challenge Results
People were there, people did it, and people joined Mike. People ran, people swam, and people embraced this challenge.
It’s never too late to take part in the Project America Run 26/81 Fitness Challenge. Support our fallen soldiers, be healthy and active, and make a difference in not just your life, but that of those around you.
Join Mike today.