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On the Road with America250PA
Posted: April 14, 2023
We’ve partnered with America250PA as they make their way through all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. They’re spreading the word about the upcoming 250th anniversary of the United States and Pennsylvania’s unique role as the birthplace of democracy in America. Stay tuned right here for news and updates from the America250PA team.
America250PA Launches the Road to 2026
America250PA has officially launched its health and wellness initiative, the Road to 2026, across Pennsylvania.
The Road to 2026 is a virtual four-part cumulative challenge that encourages Pennsylvanians to live a healthier lifestyle by walking, running, biking, or wheeling their way to 2026, all while taking in the #EPIC views of our Commonwealth. Participants can walk, run, bike or wheel their own race, at their own pace, and submit their times to track their progress.
Participants are encouraged to reach the following milestones by July 4, 2026:
1st Milestone – 250-mile walk, run or wheel / 2,500-mile bike
2nd Milestone – 500-mile walk, run or wheel / 5,000-mile bike
3rd Milestone – 750-mile walk, run or wheel / 7,500-mile bike
4th Milestone – 1,000-mile walk, run or wheel / 10,000-mile bike
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and our county partners, America250PA will also highlight and encourage visitation to Pennsylvania state parks, county parks and local historic points of interest. Those who track their miles in these locations will be eligible for additional prizes.
As participants sign up and reach the milestones, they will receive Road to 2026 branded prizes, including a swag bag, t-shirt, activity band, water bottle and more, with the final prize being a commemorative medal.
The Road to 2026 launched in three parts: a virtual launch in the Philadelphia region, a launch event in Western Pennsylvania, and a virtual launch in the Harrisburg region.
The Road to 2026 registration is now open to any U.S. resident over the age of 18.
Learn more and sign up here.
Participants can track their progress through their RunSignUp account, which is managed by Wolf Creek Race Management in Butler County.
America250PA also encourages participants to share their photos on social media, tagging #Roadto2026. America250PA will feature select posts on their social media platforms. Questions can be directed to [email protected]
For more information about America250PA and the Road to 2026, visit www.America250PA.org.
Featured Image (Top) — America250PA Executive Director, Cassandra Coleman | Photo Courtesy of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield