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VIRTUAL USA MISSION

 

A truly unique opportunity to explore the Official USA Challenge route by actually doing it! Yes, you heard us right, you get to actually do the route!

Pick from 120 different activities including some of the more mainstream such as running, walking, swimming, cycling, but also some of the less mainstream such as ironing, baking, garden, even cleaning the house!


All your steps count towards you goal, whether that's the Full Virtual USA Mission or one of our NEW smaller Stage Missions. Make new friends, challenge yourself to do something you never thought you could, get some focus, get fit, feel inspired, engaged and motivated.

What's stopping you?

 

HOW DO I REGISTER?

 

3 SIMPLE STEPS

STEP 1

Pick your Mission, Package, Payment Plan and Pay

STEP 2

Register for your MyVirtualMission account using the link in the confirmation email we send you.

STEP 3

Download the MyVirtualMission app, Sync your fitness device if you have one and off you go, that simple!

 

OUR MISSIONS

 

FULL MISSION

From £40

Complete all five USA Challenge stages of The Official USA Challenge course or just see how far you can get round!! 


Starting in Maine in the North West of the USA, you will take a virtual trip through all 50 US states as part of your 13,138.5 mile journey ending in sunny Hawaii!

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STAGE 1

MAINE TO PENNSYLVANIA

From £10

Starting in Augusta the state capital of Maine, make your way through the first 10 states of the Official USA Challenge course, covering a total of 1,063 miles. Take in the sights of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and finally finishing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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STAGE 2

PENNSYLVANIA TO WEST VIRGINIA

From £10

Starting in Harrisburg the state capital of Pennsylvania, make your way through the second 10 states of the Official USA Challenge course, covering a total of 2,048 miles. Take in the sights of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and finally finish in Charleston, West Virginia.

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STAGE 3

WEST VIRGINIA TO MISSISSIPPI

From £10

Starting in Charleston the state capital of West Virginia, make your way through the third 10 states of the Official USA Challenge course, covering a total of 2,540 miles. Take in the sights of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and finally finish in Jackson, Mississippi.

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STAGE 4

MISSISSIPPI TO NEW MEXICO

From £10

Starting in Jackson the state capital of Mississippi, make your way through the penultimate 10 states of the Official USA Challenge course, covering a total of 3,147 miles. Take in the sights of Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and finally finish in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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STAGE 5

NEW MEXICO TO HAWAII

From £10

Starting in Santa Fe the state capital of New Mexico, make your way through the final 10 states of the Official USA Challenge course, covering a total of 3,657 miles. Take in the sights of Arizona, Utah, Montana, through Washington to Seattle which is where we would fly to Alaska in the official challenge. Once back from Alaska you work your way through the rest of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and finally finish at Sacramento International Airport in California which is where we would fly to Hawaii in the official challenge.

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OUR 401 TEAM STORIES

 
 

"Seeing a community all going towards the same goal and aiming for the same thing is really great to be a part of. I think it’s brilliant to see the map and see the route and how far you are on it."

Graham McKenna

Full Virtual USA Mission

USEFUL RESOURCES

 

We have put together a few downloadable resources that will help you get the most out of your Virtual USA Mission experience

ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES GUIDE

120 different activities with step conversions to help you achieve your mission

 

THE FULL
VIRTUAL USA MISSION

Distances between all 50 US state capitals

STAGE 1
MAINE TO PENNSYLVANIA

Distances between all 10 US state capitals

STAGE 2
PENNSYLVANIA TO WEST VIRGINIA

Distances between all 10 US state capitals

 

STAGE 3
WEST VIRGINIA TO MISSISSIPPI

Distances between all 10 US state capitals

STAGE 4
MISSISSIPPI TO NEW MEXICO

Distances between all 10 US state capitals

STAGE 5
NEW MEXICO TO HAWAII

Distances between all 10 US state capitals

 

FAQS

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A VIRTUAL USA MISSION?

We have a simple 3 step process to follow:

  1. Pick your mission, Package, Price Plan and Pay

  2. Register for a MyVirtualMission account via the confirmation email we will send you

  3. Download the MyVirtualMission app, sync you fitness device if you want to and that's it, that simple!


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact The 401 Challenge Team via email at support@the401challenge.co.uk, we are here to help answer any questions you may have.

CAN I SIGN UP TO MORE THAN ONE VIRTUAL USA MISSION?

Yes!


Each mission is it's own event and you can participators in a number of this e missions at the same time. This means that when you log your miles, they will count towards all the missions you are part of, not just one. This makes completeing the entire challenge just that little bit more achievable.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE MISSION I WANT TO JOIN HAS ALREADY STARTED?

Don't worry, we offer the ability to back date any miles you may have achieved since the start of any of our Virtual USA Missions. Full instructions on how to do this are sent to you in your confirmation email once you have paid for your mission.

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?

We pride ourselves on the fact that our Virtual USA Missions are accessible to all abilities, this should also be the case financially.

We offer a number Payment Plans linked to most of our Mission Packages. To find out more information about what's on offer simply visit your chosen Virtual USA Mission page and you will find all the information you need.

Feel free to email The 401 Challenge Team at support@the401challenge.co.uk if you can't find the information, we are here to help you out.

WHAT IF I AM STRUGGLING TO PAY FOR MY PAYMENT PLAN?

If you find yourself in a position where you are struggling to fulfil your chosen Payment Plan, then your first point of call would be to email The 401 Challenge Team at support@the401challenge.co.uk.


Our team would then be able to talk through options that are available to you. If you chose to end your Payment Plan prior to Full Payment being received, the 401 Challenge Team will email you to arrange full payment of the outstanding balance. If we can't get in touch with you or you are unable to make further payments we will cancel your Virtual USA Mission, no refund will be given and no rewards will be sent out.

CAN I GET A REFUND AS I'VE CHANGE MY MIND, OR I'M INJURED?

You have the right to change your mind anytime up to 14 days after you have purchased your USA Virtual Challenge place. We will deduct a £10.00 fee from all refunds to cover the none refundable cost of the platform registration.


After 14 days, no refunds will be given and you will not be entitled to any of the rewards. Any issues or concerns please email The 401 Challenge Team at support@the401challenge.co.uk and we will be able to answer any questions you have.

WHEN WILL MY REWARDS BE SENT OUT TO ME?

Please note it can take up to 6 weeks for your rewards to be sent out to you. We aim to get them out to you quicker, but due to lead times with our suppliers sometimes it can take up to 6 weeks.

We will always keep you updated on the progress of your rewards as we get as much joy sending them out to you as you do receiving them.

WHAT ACTIVITIES CAN WE USE FOR OUR VIRTUAL USA MISSION MILES?

Other than the standard run, walk, cycle, swim options there are so many other alternative activity options you can do that will automatically count towards your mileage total. We have developed an 'Alternative Activities Guide' that has 120 different activities listed, explore what interesting activities you can do to help achieve your mission miles. This is emailed to you once you join the mission.

HOW DO I LINK MY FITNESS GADGET?

Please note, only link one fitness device otherwise you will start to receive duplicates and need to manually delete them.

Using the MyVirtualMission App:


  1. Click on the three lines in the top left of your screen and then 'My Connections'.

  2. Pick your device and follow the onscreen instructions.

Using the MyVirtualMission website:

  1. Login to your MyVirtualMission account

  2. Under the blue button 'My Account', click 'My Connections'.

  3. Pick your chosen device and follow the onscreen instructions.

Any issues with linking your device please contact the MyVirtualMission Helpdesk Team via email at support@myvirtualmission.com.

I DON'T HAVE A FITNESS GADGET, CAN I STILL BE INVOLVED?

Yes, you can use our 'Alternative Activities Guide' to figure out your distances and manually update your achievements as often as you wish using the MyVirtualMission app / website.

I WANT TO CREATE A TEAM FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS, HOW DO I DO THIS?

Drop us an email to support@the401challenge.co.uk with the names and email addresses of the people you would like included in your team.


Let us know your team name and we will create this and add your team members. Please be aware that on the route map, you will be shown as a team, not individually.


If you want to add others at a later date, simply email us again with the same information.

If you didn't find the answer to your question please get in touch and one of our team will be more than happy to answer it for you

 

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