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'Walk To Mordor' Challenge
In the Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Frodo, Sam, and their companions travel from Bag End in Hobbiton to Rivendell. Our goal is to re-create their walk in our neighborhoods, parks, gyms, homes, and minds. It’s 1779 miles (2863 km) from the Shire to Mordor following Frodo and Sam’s journey. If you walk three miles every other day, it will take you 20 weeks (about 4.5 months) to reach Weathertop and complete your challenge.


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1012 people want to do this. 28 people have done this.
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Note added by Alatar the Blue. 13 days ago
Slow getting going, dog has been way distracting. Maybe if I renamed him to Samwise he could be a better traveling companion. Next milestone - encounter with the black rider.
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Note added by Alatar the Blue. 21 days ago
I have been wanting to do this for a long time since I first read about the Eowyn Challenge. The app is downloaded now. I leave Bag End today, the long journey begins.
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Note added by Skye. 26 days ago
Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 -- Since winter comes early sometimes, this is more of a step, walk, hike, bike, snow shoe, cross country ski to Mordor challenge...anything that generates mileage by my own steam counts. Currently looking into purchasing a step monitor/tracking device and a treadmill for the dreaded cold winter months. I am committed to turning these good intentions into life long habits.
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Note added by Emma. 27 days ago
Started 21/9/20
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Note added by Marie Waltzing . 3 months ago
This had a good start this time, but the recent wave of heat really stopped me. Really didn't feel like going out walking at all.
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I walked 64 miles in May. Total miles so far is 171. I have left Bree and I am on the way to Rivendell. So far the weather has been good and it has been a nice walk.
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14/0420 - The journey begins! Found the shire and Bagend after only 5.4 km!
16/04/20 - Another 2 km closer to Mordor! But we hardly left the shire yet!
18/04/20 - the journey continues slower than anticipated with another 2.2 km on the map.
The forest of fangorn @morden park
Mordor park
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As of 4-11-2020, I have walked 19 miles.
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Start 14.10.18
2863 km to go from the Shire to Mordor

14.10.2018: 6 km
15.10.2018: 8 km -> total 14 km
16.10 2018 - 31.12.2018: 379 km -> total 393 km
01.01.2019 - 28.02.2018: 206 km -> total 599 km
01.03.2019 - 31.03.2019: 192 km -> total 791 km
01.04.2019 - 30.04.2019: 187 km -> total 978 km
01.05.2019 - 31.05.2019: 130 km -> total 1108 km
01.06.2019 - 30.06.2019: 211 km -> total 1319 km
01.07.2019 - 31.07.2019: 174 km -> total 1493 km
01.08.2019 - 31.08.2019: 196 km -> total 1691 km
01.09.2019 - 30.09.2019: 131 km -> total 1822 km
01.10.2019 - 31.10.2019: 221 km -> total 2043 km
01.11.2019 - 30.11.2019: 105 km -> total 2148 km
01.12.2019 - 31.12.2019: 161 km -> total 2309 km
01.01.2020 - 31.01.2020: 223km -> total 2532 km
01.02.2020 - 29.02.2020: 221km -> total 2753 km
01.03.2020 - 31.03.2020: 161km -> total 2914 km -> reached Mordor
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Note added by Marie Waltzing . 7 months ago
I want to get back in the habit to walk every day. Today I walked to the mailbox, which makes 2x 600m, so that will make just above 1km for today. Added to my previous attempt, that makes me 41,4 miles into the Walk. I'm heading toward encountering the Black Rider.
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Note added by Victor Averescu. 7 months ago
Just started, to keep myself consistent I will try adding an update every week so that I don't slacken
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 8 months ago
I've officially covered 1272.95 miles. Which means I've covered a little more than 300 miles in 10 weeks. I think that I've improved my daily walking habits a lot.
660 miles left! Mordor, here I come!
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Note added by Jackie. 9 months ago
I started walking to Mordor on my own at the beginning of April 2014 - I'm at 1,752.36 miles left to go!

Restarted with my husband in Fall 2019. Only counting miles walked intentionally, and together.
December 2019 - 1,855 miles to go
January 2020 -
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Note added by DomorVerbeuk . 9 months ago
Using 1.6 steps per meter, with the road to Mordor being 2863km. I need to walk 4,580,800 steps to get to Mordor. Or roughly 4.6 million steps.

Steps per month:
Nov 2018 382,954
Dec 2018 444,104
Jan 2019 419,456
Feb 2019 392,371
Mrt 2019 405,536
Apr 2019 541,329
Mei 2019 382,026
Jun 2019 421,906
Jul 2019 386,078
Aug 2019 398,228
Sep 2019 356,806
Okt 2019 372,535
Totaling to 4,903,329 steps, which is to Mordor, walked in a year.

Up to date (2020/01/08) I've gotten to 5,696,576 steps and that is where I finish this goal. Good luck you all.
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Note added by Sally Winther. 10 months ago
Track daily miles/steps to follow Sam and Frodo on the Walk to Mordor challenge.
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Note added by waterfallnymph. 11 months ago
My goal is to get to Rivendell by my birthday in February. That's 458 miles which will be a real event. I started as of yesterday racking up a big 1.4 miles by walking to town twice.
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 11 months ago
I have officially walked 964.4 miles, which means I am 49.9% of the way done! I think that is as close to half done as I'll get without busting between now and the next time I log so, f*** yeah! Less than one year. Also, definitely need to walk more daily.
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Note added by Dion. 11 months ago
Start 24OCT19
24OCT19 5km
2NOV19 5km
Total 10KM
TO GO 2853 KM
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 1 years ago
Crossed Redhorn Pass and an about to be attacked by Wargs. 760 miles down. Over 1000 still left. It's been 9 months since I started this thing. Maybe I'm not walking enough on the day to day..
Photo added by Megan . 1 years ago
Past the halfway point-- hard to believe.
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So I started my walk to Mordor today. Forgive the ever-so-energentic smile on my face, it had been a long day at work lol. But it has begun
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 1 years ago
I met Glorfindel, passed to Ford of Bruinen, made it to Rivendell, back-tracked to the Ford of Bruinen, and am trekking slowly toward Holin Ridge. I have about 130 miles until I get to Holin Ridge and about 1372 miles to Mordor. I started this thing about 6 months ago and I am only 29% done with the journey. How did the Hobbits do this trip in only a few seasons?
Photo added by Megan . 1 years ago
I know! I know! I know! I know what it means!
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Note added by Anne . 1 years ago
Total to meet: 2863km
Mar 29 - 7.49 km
April 6 - 7.49 km
April 12 - 7.49 km
April 14 - 3.47 km
April 19 - 1.17km
April 22 - 7.49 km
April 24 - 7.49 km
May 24 - 5.44
Aug 14 - 9.26
Aug 15 - 6.95
Mar 13 - 6.95
Apr 10 - 6.95
Apr 17 - 6.95
Dec 5 - 3.52
Nov 14 - 7
Feb 18 - 3.92
Nov 6 - 4.67
Nov 8 - 3.6 + 3.6
Nov 12 - 4.67
May 17 - 3.6
May 20 - 3.46
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 1 years ago
Been awhile since I updated this. I have made it through Weathertop, past the Trollshaws, met Mr.Bilbo's Trolls and am nearly at the location where I can meet Glorfindel. The weather has cleared up nicely here in Beijing so I have taken to riding the bus into work and walking home. We'll see how much that changes. 405 miles down, 1527 miles to go.
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Note added by DomorVerbeuk . 1 years ago
Steps per month:
11/2018: 382.954
12/2018: 444.104
01/2019: 419.456
02/2019: 392.371
03/2019: 405.536
04/2019: 411.625 (until today, the 22nd day of april, yes, I'm going for the win this month with an average of 19.179 steps/day).

This totals to: 2.456.046, so I'm halfway there!
Photo added by Megan . 1 years ago
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 1 years ago
Almost to Weathertop with less than 2 miles to go. I have 1623 miles to Mordor.
Photo added by Megan . 1 years ago
Obviously a long way to go, but I'm still surprised at how much progress I'm making. It really makes me want to get out and do more.
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 1 years ago
I am between Midgewater Marshes East and Weathertop. Between December 7th and now, I have walked 212.65 miles. I have about 2 years left to walk another 1719.35 miles. Good thing it took the hobbits and dwarves several seasons to walk it, as well!
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 1 years ago
I am at Midgewater Marshes West with only 4.5 miles until I reach the east! 193.5 miles down!!!
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 1 years ago
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 1 years ago
I am between Bree and the west side of the Midgewater Marshes! (150 miles down 1800 something left) We can do this. Right?
Photo added by Megan . 1 years ago
Photo added by Megan . 1 years ago
I'm impressed at how well these are spaced out-- averaging five miles a day, I'm hitting milestones frequently. Someone put a lot of work into this experience.
Photo added by Megan . 1 years ago
Making good progress, although still over 1800 miles to go.
Photo added by Megan . 1 years ago
First milestone down-- made it the 5 miles to Tookland and the edge of the Shire.