The countdown is on — wheels up for Scandinavia on July 16th, and Climate Run 2017 gets underway on the morning of August 1st!
We’ve been scouring online and paper maps of Norway, Sweden, and Finland to make sure every one of the 800 kilometers is accounted for.
Much of the trail is visible in hi-res satellite photos, but it often disappears in low-lying woodlands and snowier highlands. Regardless, Den Norske Turistforening (DNT), Svenska Turistföreningen, and luontoon.fi all have fantastic map resources, which have been helpful in plotting daily mileage goals.
The Arctic Trail Google map is shared and accessible, too.
Those goals right now average 35 miles per day, with a long day of 41.6 and a short day of 30.6 over 12 days. However, only ground-truthing the route will reveal the reality of what I’ve spent month planning; there are just too many variables to try to account for everything in a schedule.
Join the 2017 Climate Run!
Support and enthusiasm for this project have really helped to motivate the long weeks of training over the past year — from the 500-mile challenge to generous donations and in-kind support — and I’d love to keep folks involved even more while I’m on the run.
I will be running for 12-14 days starting on August 1st, and I’m inviting everyone who is able to run at least a little every day that I’m on the trail.
You don’t need to run 35 miles a day (but of course you can…), but here are some suggestions:
- If you don’t usually run, try to run or walk at least two miles a day (28 miles total)
- If you already run regularly, try to run 5 miles a day (70 miles total)
- If you’re a marathon/ultramarathoner, how about 10 miles a day (140 miles total)
Whatever you choose to do, just
- Drop a #verbal and commit to participating — setting goals and having group accountability really works!
- Post updates, share your progress, and let people know what you’re doing and why!
- Check in on how Pavel is doing 🙂
I’m looking forward to having as many running partners as I can when I set off on August 1st!
Thanks so much to LLB for this great idea 🙂