Here are the final results of the First Annual Fat Pastor/Pulpit Fiction Virtual Run to Bethlehem. The results were originally announced on the Pulpit Fiction podcast. Here are the final entries, from Thanksgiving Day until Epiphany. Our orginal goal was to compile 107 miles, which is the distance between Nazareth and Bethlehem. We reached that goal in about two weeks, so we extended a challenge goal. We decided to go, as the Holy Family did in the Gospel of Matthew, all the way to Egypt. We decided that 333 miles would be our second goal. Since we extended the distance, we also extended the time frame to include Epiphany. As a group, we completed 255 miles. This was enough to go from Nazareth to Bethlehem and back, but not enough to escape Herod.
23 different people made a total of 67 entries in our Advent Run. There were entries from 14 different states plus London, England.
I was barely able to participate. I ran in a 5-mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. The next day I had a 103 fever, and wasn’t well until January.
I’ve gotten back into running now, but I’m hoping next year I’ll be able to participate more fully in our Advent Run.