We’ve teamed up with MapMyFitness to offer some fantastic Merrell prizes in the Out. Perform ‘Hike Mt. Blanc’ Challenge. We challenge users of the app and website to hike and run your own 103 mile epic trail between March 3 and April 20 2014.
MapMyFitness allows you to track and analyze your fitness, and compete against friends using the MapMyRun application for smartphones. Challenges make it that bit more competitive, with leaderboards and incentives for literally going that extra mile.
Our MapMyFitness Challenge ties in with the legendary trail around Mt. Blanc, which is 103 miles long. So over the 49 days of the challenge, that’s exactly what you’ve got to rack up.
We’ll be offering prizes along the way: each week , two participants who log at least 15 miles will be randomly selected to be sent a gift certificate for a pair of our new trail running and hiking shoes valued up to $150.
At the end of the 49 days, anyone who has managed the full 103 miles will be entered into the grand prize drawer to win 12 pairs of our shoes and $1,000 in gear from us!
You can read about Alpha Pack Editor Tobias Mews’ experience tackling the Tour du Mont Blanc in our Epic Trails section of The Pack. The real deal is pretty daunting, crossing three countries, seven valleys and ten mountain passes with an accumulated climb similar to Mount Everest – it is considered one of the world’s greatest long distance trails.