January 24 – April 4

Re-Member, our mission partner on the Pine Ridge reservation, has not been able to welcome teams of volunteers to get to know and to serve the residents for almost a full year and many needs have gone unfilled. Turtle Trek is an opportunity to raise funds for fuel, one of the most pressing needs of the Pine Ridge Lakota.

Turtle Trek is a 10-week, 100 mile “virtual” challenge. Participants will pledge to trek 10 miles each week wherever they are (on skis or snowshoes, in boots or sneakers) from January 24 to April 4 for a grand total of 100 miles.

Each Turtle Trekker will solicit sponsors to contribute a fixed per-mile amount (for example, 10 cents per mile = $10, 25 cents = $25, etc.).

Even though this is an individual challenge, we will have a Turtle Trek launch (for those willing and able) to trek the first few miles from the church parking lot on Sunday, January 24 at 11:00 AM. Trekkers will also be invited to walk a victory lap on the last Sunday of the Turtle Trek challenge, April 4 at 11:00 AM, departing and returning to the church parking lot.

You can sign-up through Realm, through Eilene Hoft-March at [email protected] or in person on Sunday, January 24.

Please contact Eilene at [email protected] with any questions.

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