Become more active, healthier and fitter, and help promote our profession.
May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018
ABOUT THE 1,000,000 MILE CHALLENGE
Simple: To get as many translators and interpreters to MOVE. Our work includes hours on end either sitting at the desk or (in rare cases) standing at it and generally not going outside very much. Any physical activity will contribute to a healthier lifestyle, promote creativity and in the long run it just makes us fitter and happier.
Goal-driven: We want to raise general awareness for our profession. Translators are often not seen in the business world, masked behind online profiles and static websites. But we’re there! Sports and health are something we have in common with just about anybody in the world, including potential clients and people interested in our profession.
Community choice: The #1mm community of translators and interpreters is growing on a daily basis. We talk in our FB group and on Endomondo, and speak up on the #1mm blog: Perhaps we will end up starting a fundraiser, or work together with companies who design ergonomic workspaces. Maybe we’ll just have fun and enjoy staying healthy.
You must be a translator or an interpreter to participate. The third edition of this campaign runs from May 1, 2017 till April 30, 2018. You can sign up any time. Our goal is to collect 1,000,000 miles, covered by YOU. Running, biking, hiking, swimming… whatever moves you.
To participate in the challenge, you will have to sign up below. You will then receive a link to our challenge on Endomondo. You will also have the opportunity to create a participant profile on this website (coming soon). Please note that we no longer offer manual updates from participants.
ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE & JOIN THE MOVEMENT NOW
To participate, you will first sign up to our newsletter. Once you’ve subscribed, you’ll receive a link to our challenge on Endomondo. All miles must be collected using Endomondo. You can collect miles running the Endomondo app, by uploading a .gpx file, or by adding workouts manually (without geo location). Emails from us will be limited to important updates. You can cancel your subscription at any time. Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you and we’ll keep your emails safe.
I am the Lead Translator and Talent Manager at The Translators, and offer complete language solutions for clients in Marketing, IT, Digitization and Industry 4.0. Originally from the U.S., I moved to Europe in 1993. Before I started my family, I was an active kick boxer and enjoyed many sports, including climbing, swimming and working out in the gym. Nowadays, as a busy entrepreneur and mom of three, I collect miles by bike and on foot. I love cooking and eating healthy food and of course all things marketing.
Cycling has always been a huge part of my life. When I can’t sit in the saddle, I put on my hiking shoes and enjoy the solitude of nature on the way to a magnificient mountain top. The longer, the better because nothing beats the view of a starry sky during a clear night. I’ve participated several times in the 1,000 Miles Challenge, here in the Czech Republic and that gave me the idea for this challenge. When I’m not out cycling or hiking, I’m standing at my desk at ZTranslations, translating marketing, legal and commercial text.
News from the 1,000,000 Miles Challenge, featured participants, highlights and incentives. It’s all in the blog.
If your question is not answered here, drop us a line.
Do I need an Endomondo account to participate?
Yes, you do. Endomondo offers a free plan, which enables you to participate. You don’t have to give them a lot of information besides your name and email. In the past, we’ve tried to integrate other platforms and ways to contribute miles to the challenge, but this has not proven to be practicable. We recommend you give it a try.
How can I add miles to the challenge on Endomondo?
There’s three ways how your miles can be tracked using Endomondo. In all three cases, you just have to ensure that you’ve accepted the Endomondo challenge (you will receive the link to the challenge after you’ve joined here on the website). Then, any miles that you record with your profile on Endomondo will automatically be counted against the challenge.
Here’s how miles are contributed to the challenge:
- Accept challenge once, track miles using the Endomondo app on your smartphone.
- Accept challenge once, upload a .gpx file from your GPS tracker / device. You can also download the files of your workouts from other platforms and upload those to Endomondo.
- Accept challenge once, add your workout manually. You may chose to do so without adding any geo data.