VIRTUAL RUN-WALK CHALLENGE
VIRTUAL RUN-WALK CHALLENGE
About the Wartburg Virtual Run-Walk Challenge
As part of our new programming from the Alumni and Parent Relations Office, Wartburg’s VIrtual Run-Walk Challenge is meant to help the Wartburg community stay connected while also staying active! And we’ve designed our challenges to also benefit something meaningful at the college… your entry fee actually helps students and the campus in concrete ways. Win-win!
All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. At the end, every registered participant will receive a custom-made medal and finisher’s certificate/bib! Click below to see our current and past challenges.
Kick off the winter season by Walking (or running, biking, or a host of other activities) in a Wartburg Wonderland and provide dollars for the Department of Social Work’s annual Holiday Shoppe. Knights across the world are challenged to complete 200 miles between Nov. 18, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021 – that’s roughly 2 miles each day. All ages and abilities are welcome. At the end, every participant will receive a medal and finisher’s bib/certificate. Sign up individually or complete the challenge as a family/group.
Holiday Shoppe, a Wartburg College Department of Social Work tradition since 1988, joins students and faculty from Wartburg with the Waverly-Shell Rock United Way, local faith organizations and area businesses to help families provide gifts for their kids during the Christmas season. This year Holiday Shoppe will serve an estimated 650 children from 250 families in Bremer County and the city of Shell Rock.
Dates: Nov. 18 to Feb. 28
Distance: 200 miles
Entry fee: $30, of which $15 goes to the Holiday Shoppe. Invite your family and friends to join you in staying active and supporting a good cause!
Race your way to Homecoming & Family Weekend with Sir Victor’s Shuffle and provide for a student scholarship! This challenge is for 185.2 miles to be completed between July 19 and Oct. 18 — that’s about two miles each day of walking, running, or another comparable activity (see the FAQ section below). All ages and abilities are welcome. At the end, every participant will receive a medal and finisher’s certificate/bib!
Orange Opportunity Diversity Scholarship
All proceeds from this race go directly to the Orange Opportunity Diversity Scholarship, an annual scholarship that supports students of diversity in need of financial aid. Cost for the race is $30. The medals, shipping, and other facilitation total $10 per registrant, and the remaining $20 will be put directly into the Orange Opportunity Diversity Scholarship.
Dates: July 19 to Oct. 18
Distance: 185.2 miles (Wartburg was founded in 1852… get it?)
Entry fee: $30, of which $20 goes to the Orange Opportunity Diversity Scholarship Fund
Frequently Asked Questions
Gear up with The Wartburg Store
When you register for the challenge, you’ll get an email with a 30% off coupon in a curated collection of gear at The Wartburg Store. The store also has you covered if you need to update your activewear, get a new water bottle or add some Wartburg flair to your look!