Have you dreamed of traveling across the country? Most of us have. Those dreams typically end when we consider all the time, money and effort it takes to complete such a trip. Few can escape from work long enough to tackle any type of trek beyond a cross-state venture. Thanks to the Conqueror Event Series, you can now travel the “Mother Road” of the United States in virtual reality. This may well be the coolest form of VR cardio we’ve ever seen to date.
Your Virtual Adventure Awaits
My Virtual Mission is responsible for the cross-country virtual trip dubbed as the “Conqueror Event Series”. Wayward virtual reality users can cycle, walk and run their way through virtual exercise challenges as they cross the country. The Route 66 Virtual Challenge stretches a whopping 2,280 miles. It is accessible through the web, Android Apps and iOS.
The beauty of this virtual journey is that it sends participants along one of the country’s most famous highway systems to visit an array of virtual landmarks and destinations like Los Angeles, Chicago etc.
Adam El-Agez, the founder of Conqueror Event Series, states, “This challenge is a perfect opportunity for those looking for a little more motivation in their fitness routine for the New Year, and those trying to keep a New Year’s resolution going.”
An International Series
The trek along Route 66 arrives following the raging success of the virtual UK Challenge that stretches from Land’s End to John O’Groats. More on this story later this week! Those who have tried the UK Challenge overwhelmingly testify to its endearing nature. Exercising in the virtual realm motivates one to go harder and longer as additional effort opens up new landmarks and visually stunning destinations. When one’s exercise miles lead to new adventures and impressive sights, there is a strong feeling of accomplishment. If the Route 66 Virtual Challenge is as successful as the UK Challenge, there is a good chance El-Agez will extend the series to new environments in other nations.
People are Flocking to the Land’s End to John O’Groats Challenge
Launched across the world in October of 2016, the Land’s End to John O’Groats Challenge (UK Challenge) has attracted thousands of users. Those who have embarked on this unique virtual journey testify that it is quite addictive. The positive reinforcement of unlocking new virtual spaces with each mile traveled is extremely alluring. Ask anyone who has tried the Land’s End to John O’Groats Challenge and he will testify that the ability to see new virtual landscapes really does act as a powerful motivator. Plenty of those who run through the Challenge would not exercise unless it was possible in a video game-like virtual realm. Such is the magic of VR fitness. It inspires those who are not passionate about exercise, health and fitness to get off the couch and burn away the fat.
Details About the Route 66 Virtual Challenge
The Route 66 Virtual Challenge is quite dynamic. One can embark on a cross-country journey by himself or with the company of team members. The adventure features leaderboards that are updated on a weekly, monthly and all-time basis. The purpose of this ranking system is to allow participants to compare their achievements against those on their team, buddies who embark on solo adventures and those who tackle the virtual trip from locations around the world.
In order to connect to the Virtual Challenge’s leaderboard, one must have a fitness tracker such as Runkeeper, Fitbit, Map My Run or Strava. It is also possible to manually log miles traveled with the program’s mobile app. Those who are interested in these virtual challenges can complete them in four different time periods: 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months. Participants can launch the challenge at any point throughout the year.
Pricing tiers start at a mere $9. Wayward adventurers are provided with more than just the chance to cross the country in a virtual realm. They are also given goodies like t-shirts and medals to boot. More information about the Route 66 Challenge and the Land’s End to John O’Groats Challenge across Britain can be found at here.
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