Beat the Blues Winter Marathon taking place locally now through March 1 for all ages and abilities

The Challenge
Complete a full marathon worth of activities (or more!) between January 1 and March 1, 2019.

Run, walk, ski, snowshoe, or bike 26 miles outdoors at your own pace, when it works for you and your family. Or you can play outside (create forts, build a snowman, sled, etc.) for 30 minutes to equal one mile. Record your mileage on the Mileage Log which can be submitted via email, mail or online. Both online and downloadable Mileage Logs can be found at

Raffle Prize
Complete one or more marathons for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the local sports/health business or recreation center of your choice. The more marathons you complete, the more chances you have to win.
Submit Completed Marathons:
Visit to complete the online Mileage Log Survey or download a hardcopy of the Mileage Log Form. Downloaded forms can be returned via email to or by mail to April Bril UERPC; 325 Washington Street, Suite A; Decorah, IA 52101.

Mailed logs must be received by February 27 to be considered for the raffle prize. Emailed and online forms must be submitted by noon on March 1.

This free wellness opportunity is brought to you by Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative and  For questions, contact UpperExplorerland’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator, April Bril, at 563-382-6171 or

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