1,000,000 Miles Challenge for Translators and Interpreters

Become more active, healthier and fitter, and help promote our profession.

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

ABOUT THE 1,000,000 MILE CHALLENGE


1000000 Miles Challenge Idea

IDEA

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.
1000000 Miles Challenge Motivation

MOTIVATION

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.
1000000 Miles Challenge Result

RESULT

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.
1000000 Miles Challenge Rules

RULES

You must be a translator or an interpreter to participate. The campaign runs annually from July 1 until June 30 of the following year. 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.

1000000 Miles Challenge Sign Up

SIGN UP

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.
1000000 Miles Challenge Engage

ENGAGE

Once you’ve signed up to our challenge, we will use the information provided only to the extent that we can inform you about our progress, any new incentives, and new features. We kindly ask you to join our group on Facebook to engage with fellow participants.

CURRENT NUMBERS


RESULTS IN PREVIOUS YEARS


2015/2016

30,714

miles

2016/2017

27,949

miles

2017/2018

37,430

miles

2018/2019

45,067

miles

2019/2020

35,825

miles

Click each result to have a look at the respective challenge on Endomondo.

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.

THE INITIATORS


Tanya Quintieri, 1,000,000 Miles Challenge

TANYA QUINTIERI

I am a translator and web designer and operate under the business name Mrs. Divi. Aside from web design, I 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 kickboxer 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.
Zbynek Taborsky, 1,000,000 Miles Challenge

ZBYNEK TABORSKY

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 magnificent mountaintop. 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 The Bohemian Copy, translating marketing, legal and commercial text.

CONTACT


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch in case you have any questions.

Tanya Quintieri and
Zbynek Taborsky

Email [email protected]

For more contact details, please visit our respective websites. The links are in our bios.

You can also get in touch with us via Facebook and Twitter.

FAQ

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.
Who supports this challenge?
We are currently looking for new sponsors. Please get in touch to find out more!
I've signed up but haven't received a confirmation?
If you’ve participated previously in the challenge, you are already on the list and won’t receive the link to the new Endomondo challenge. Instead, you will have received a newsletter with the link to the new challenge. Please check your inbox and also your spam folder.

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