We made it!
8.5 weeks, 204 people, and 40,075 kms later, and we’re back home! We had a lot of fun with this project, and we know you did too based on the daily participation.
Thank you for not leaving us stranded in the Pacific Ocean.
Project stats and map
Check out the links above to see an interactive map of daily progress, and various stats. Examples include 44% of the legs being in Waterloo, the average leg being 9.27km, and 138 legs being exactly 5.00 km.
Global relay all stars
This was designed to be an anonymous and non-competitive project, so we cleared these names for publication. Here are some of the highlights from the trip:
|April 1||First leg||1||leg||Josalyn Radcliffe||Very first to submit the webform on April 1.|
|April 5||Highest point (Cerro Potosí – 3760m)||2739||KM||Graham Stonebridge||In the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range. Next highest point outside this range was 2,700m in Turkey.|
|April 5||Pacific Ocean in Mexico||3525||KM||Jody Rice||First to dip toes in saltwater, where we spent the next five weeks.|
|April 12||1000th leg||8979.11||KM||Julie Schmidt||Our very own Julie Schmidt!|
|April 28||Halfway||20037.5||KM||Gary Longster||Finished our way out, and began our way back.|
|May 26||Back in Canada||37968||KM||Paul van Reede||Back on home soil in Labrador.|
|May 29||Second last leg||40066.67||KM||Chris Burris||Just missed being the hero.|
|May 29||Last leg||40075||KM||Edwin Vane||The very final leg, number 4,325.|
|April 25||Longest legs||50+||KM||Marjolein Wijbenga-Groot||One of three people who ran 50+ kms, virtually in place of PYP.|
|Most KMs walked||746||KM||Lloyd Schmidt||Lloyd is injured, but is staying active with multiple walks daily.|
|Most Legs Submitted||94||legs||Kim Carr||The webform is simple, but Kim hit submit 94 times!|
|Most KMs Submitted||895.87||KM||Christopher Graham||Most KMs logged manually through the webform.|
|Most KMs||974.25||KM||Rebecca Kruisselbrink||Most KMs overall – combo of multiple daily activites and long runs.|
|Most legs||142||legs||Emma Walpole Bartlett||Most legs overall – logging daily walks averaged over 2 activies per day!|
This project started in April when there was so much uncertainty. So much has changed in the past 8 weeks, and while Run Waterloo has been primarily focused on mass scale refunds, we have also been constantly reading, learning, and evaluating the situation. While we won’t be hosting events soon, we do have lots more projects set to launch, starting this week.