Sole Mates is our free community walking club. Sole Mates is also free of judgement. That means no matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, no matter how fast you walk, and no matter how far you want to go, you are ALWAYS welcome among Sole Mates.
For everyone’s safety, we did not organize group walks in 2020, but we are currently planning club walking outings for 2021! Click here for details on COVID safety considerations in 2021.
Sole Mates Walks Return in 2021: We will officially begin Sole Mates group walks on Monday, June 7, the week following Memorial Day. Sign up below for our Sole Mates Walking Club and for our Community Walking Challenge! Our club meets Mondays at 5:15 pm at Katie’s Garden at the Platteville Regional Chamber on Business 151 in Platteville. Details on precautions below.
100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge
Like our club, the Challenge is free and open to all. Walk a little each day or a lot on some days. Walk fast or slow. It’s all up to you.
Complete your 100 miles in 100 days any way you like and get a free 100 Mile Challenge t-shirt. That is, of course, in addition to the years you’ll add to your life and the life to your years. Because healthy activity is the way we all win.
Special Challenge Addition for 2021: On May 1, we will also kick off a first ever 200 Miles in 200 Days Community Walking Challenge! This Challenge will keep you moving all the way to November 16, giving participants a solid endurance challenge to help lift us out of our pandemic funk.
Log your miles anyway you wish. Download our handy log form here. At the end of the challenge, you’ll simply be asked to verify that you completed the challenge. Walkers are good people, and we trust you.
Kick Off Event
We plan on celebrating both 200 and 100 mile versions of our Challenge with a June 7 Kick-Off on the trail at the Platteville Regional Chamber’s Katie’s Garden at 5:15pm, and participants of both challenges are invited to attend!
Prizes: Everyone attending the Kick Off event will get a free 100 Mile Challenge logo water bottle (while supplies last). 100 Mile finishers will get a free Challenge t-shirt when they complete a challenge validation form and attend our big Finale event September 14. 200 Mile finishers will also get their own special t-shirt, available for pick up after the November 16 final day.
Other Important Info
Walkers who participated in the Challenge last year or who are already members of our Sole Mates email list will be automatically entered for the 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge. Anyone may enter either the 100 or 200 Mile events (or both) by registering on this page using the form below.
Keep in mind, everyone gets only one t-shirt, so those who attend the 100 Day Challenge Finale on September 14 and pick up their 100 Mile Challenge t-shirt will not be eligible for an additional 200 Mile Challenge t-shirt.
PRECAUTIONS: Importantly, we can all anticipate for now that for our public kick-off event June 7, we will need to mask up at least until we get on the trail for an appropriately socially distanced walk. Masks and other precautions will only be required for our weekly Sole Mates walks according to the public health demands of this changing situation. Trust that we will err on the side of caution in order to protect everyone involved as well as their families.
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Questions? Suggestions? Call Jaime at 608-342-4779.