The Racksburg Rackers are competitive (so are most Rackers) so sports and challenges are a fun way to trick us into being healthy. The Wellness committee capitalized on this and issued our first challenge: Walk to Mordor.

Teams of 5 collectively had to walk from the Shire to Mordor, following Frodo and Sam’s journey. Key points along the challenge were Rivendell, Lothlorien, Rauros Falls and of course Mt. Doom. This was 1779 miles. The competition started on Summer solstice and concluded 60 days later when team Frodo completed the challenge.

Our second office wide walking challenge is currently in progress and is known as the “Gold Rush”. Teams of 5 Rackers are working together to cover the 2,841 miles from the Blacksburg office to the San Francisco office.

Our first point of interest is passing Lexington Kentucky – where teams were challenged to get pictures with horses; below are my teams photos.

Here is the badge teams who completed the Walk to Mordor challenge got:


Here is my team, More Cowbell, and our horse pictures to symbolize reaching Louisville:

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