The 2014 Advent Run is over, and the results were overwhelming. As a way to promote healthy living over a period that is often frought with bad habits, the Fat Pastor and Pulpit Fiction teamed up to make a Virtual Run to Bethlehem. The second annual Advent Run started on Thanksgiving Day, when we opened up the link to submit miles run or walked.
We set three goals, our basic goal, our 2013 goal, and our extended goal. All three were surpassed during the first week.
- Basic Goal: Nazareth to Bethlehem, 103 miles
- 2013 Total: 27 runners. 233 miles.
- Extended Goal: Narareth to Bethlehem to Egypt, 333 miles.
In other words, if we started in Nazareth, we could have made 10 round trips to Bethlehem.
If you put the compass point in Nazareth, a 2141 mile radius includes parts of Sweden, England, India, Kenya, Morocco, Spain, and England.
One of the things that made this Advent Run special was the ability to be a part of a group. Below are the results of the group runs. The group The Good Race, which seemed to be based in Virginia, had the most participants and the most total miles. The group from Traveler’s Rest United Methodist Church had pastor Jonathan Tompkins add 6 miles, and Kyle paced the entire Advent Run with 209 miles. Pulpit Fiction hosts Robb and Eric combined for 36 miles.
Thanks everyone for participating.