Nixon says 100 Missouri Mile Challenge a success

Logging enough miles to circle the Earth 46 times, Missourians taking Gov. Jay Nixon’s 100 Missouri Mile Challenge walked, hiked, rode and rolled more than 1,162,000 miles during 2013.

In a news release, Nixon stated the challenge has been a great success, with 3,715 of the 12,700 participants completing the challenge to complete 100 miles on the state’s roads, trails and waterways.

Missourians who signed up for the challenge recorded their miles online at 100MissouriMiles.com. Those who pass the 100-mile mark receive a medallion to commemorate the achievement. Besides individuals taking the challenge, more than 380 groups — businesses, schools, organizations and groups of friends — have signed up to record their miles.

Nixon and his wife, Georganne, have led by example to motivate Missourians to get out on the trail. To date, the governor has recorded 369.1 miles, while his wife has logged 429.5 miles.

The 100 Missouri Mile Challenge for 2014 will be launched later this year. In the meantime, Missourians can continue to sign up and log miles at MO.gov.