2018 Temple to Temple Relay

What is it?

Each year the BYU-Idaho Student Activities committee organizes a local Rexburg Temple to Idaho Falls Temple relay race where teams run the 39 miles from temple to temple.

This year marks the third annual Online Instruction Temple to Temple Relay in which we as a community will also run from temple to temple around the United States. We will attempt a course route of more than 8,000 miles together. 

We will be visiting eighteen temples across the United States. Those who submit the necessary mileage to help us arrive at a temple on the route will receive our water station goodies pack. We will also be keeping an eye on how many miles each participant is logging.

If running is not your thing, you can still participate! You can submit one mile for every ten minutes of exercise you complete. Those who submit 50 miles or more are also eligible for a prize.  

When is it?

The Temple to Temple relay will begin on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. As a community, we have until June 21, 2018, to complete the relay course. 

How can I Participate?

Whether you are a runner or not, we’d like to invite everyone to participate. Here’s how:

  1. Start running, walking, or doing anything active!
  2. Keep track of your miles.
  3. Submit your miles by clicking the “Log Miles Here” button on this page (top left corner.
  4. Share a picture to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or the Community page with the hashtag #OnlineRelay. Simple as that!

Note: For those doing activities that don’t require you to track miles, (like yoga, Zumba, workout classes at a rec center, etc.) every 10 minutes of that activity will count as one mile. 

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  • Are we going to make it? The suspense is killing me. How close are we?
  • Thanks for this challenge, it makes me remember to get up and walk! See you all this Thursday!
  • I've been posting a TON of miles! I'm currently in Europe, walking many miles all over the place each day! It sure beats earning those miles on a boring treadmill at home. Thanks for always hosting a fun challenge each summer!
  • I don't see a progress bar....can someone tell me where we are with miles and progress on our goals for visiting the temples.
    • Today on Facebook, they said that we reached Palmyra!
  • I will check on Facebook next Monday, accepting President Nelson's challenge.
    • (Liked) Way to be a part of the Youth Battalion Victoria! :) I was wondering if this Community was considered Social Media, but then I remembered that he said "Take a break from fake," which I'm sure doesn't refer to our community space.
  • So I submitted more miles today than I meant to! Whoops! I was thinking 1 minute = 1 point, but it's 10 minutes = 1 point. :/ Is there a way to delete my entry and do it again?
    • I did the same thing. I submitted 10 when I should have submitted 1. :)
  • I'm might be the only person in the world not on Facebook, is there another place where updates are being posted? I am curious to know where we are on our journey.
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Join the fun on Social Media!

Share your experience and pictures on Facebook, and/or Twitter with the hastag #OnlineRelay. 

How to Participate on the Local Relay Team

If you live near or will be visiting Rexburg on June 9th and would like to participate on the local relay team, send us an email at onlinecommunity@byui.edu, and we will send you more information. We'd love to have you run with us!