Burpee Like BA
What is the Lincoln Trail-a-thon? It is not a race. It is not even an event. It is an experience. An experience that will take a year complete. An experience that will help individuals not only explore their city but get healthy while doing it.
The idea came to Aksel and myself after our 45-hour burpee event and while training for the 2019 Lincoln half-marathon. We wondered if it was possible to run all the Lincoln trails in one day. At that time, we had no idea how many miles that would be. So, we looked it up – approximately 78 miles. Because we are slightly crazy and like a good challenge, we figured why not give it a try. However, more rational friends talked sense into us and from that conversation, the Lincoln Trail-a-thon 2020 was given life.
My (Dr. Bo as most call him) goal is for people to be healthy – not only in their body but also in their mind and spirit. Getting outside and exploring Lincoln’s amazing trail system can help do just that! Here is the deal: It does not take much effort to be unhealthy but who wants that. Grab a friend and put intentional effort into your health. It will be worth it and at the end of the year, you can say you not only gave back to Lincoln, but explored the city and conquered all 78+ miles. Now, that a goal worth going after.
What was accomplished in 2020? Here is the highlight: 550+ registrants with numerous others participating…21 trails (does not include the bonus loops we added) CONQUERED…Approximately 60,000 miles EXPLORED…Over $12,500 GIVEN to the trails… What started off as challenge for two friends to run the trails turned into so much more. We could not be happier with the results. We not only saw our city in a brand-new way but also saw people get outside and be healthier for it! Thank you to all who walked, ran or jogged while supporting the Lincoln trail-a-thon. What an unexpected blessing in a year that was anything but normal.
Enter 2021. Do not feel like you missed out. The GPTN is continuing the trail-a-thon into 2021 – making it more inclusive with a revamped logo and awesome badges for each trail you complete. To learn more, click here.
To learn more about the trails & how you can support them, visit Great Plains Trails Network.
Past Events: Burpee Like BA – April 2019
It was hard. It was rewarding. It was worth it. 52,009 burpees completed. Over $15,000 raised. Countless people being active. A community blessed & strengthened. Thank you to everyone who helped, supported & encouraged.