Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Trek4Missions!
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) invites all local parishes and Orthodox mission supporters across the nation. We begin on the Feast of the Glorification of St. Herman of Alaska (August 9) and conclude on the Feast of the Elevation of the Life-Giving Cross (September14).
What is a Virtual Trek4Missions?
The Virtual Trek4Missions is an interactive event like a virtual 5k or cycling event, that brings awareness and raises funds Orthodox Missions. This event is about staying healthy, having fun outdoors, and uniting as the Body of Christ during these challenging times. There are no lines, specific event locations, or parking frustrations. All proceeds help support OCMC’s efforts to recruit, train, and send missionaries who in obedience to the Lord are taking up their cross and following Him to the ends of the earth to preach the Gospel (Mark 10:21).
To virtually complete 60,000 collective miles and raise $100,000.
We challenge parishes to form a Trek Team of at least 10 members to complete a minimum of 1,200 miles and raise at least $2,000 in 5 weeks! How cool would it be to virtually travel Ss Cyril & Methodius’s 760+ mile journey from Rome to the Moravia Region? Or contribute to St. Herman’s 7,300-mile trek from Valaam Monastery to Kodiak, Alaska?
How to Participate?
This is a great opportunity to be active and demonstrate one’s commitment to Christ’s Great Commission “to make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28-19). Virtual Trek4Missions is a FREE event to join, and Trek shirts are guaranteed. Whether you are a community of walkers, runners, swimmers, cyclists, or like to stay active, you can join!
- Create your fundraising page!
Participants can register as individuals or join/create a Trek Team. Collect pledges from and share your mission with friends and family.
- Complete your physical activity on your own
The world is your course! Go for a run or walk in the neighborhood or on a treadmill. Ride a bike down a trail. Anything you can do to track your distance.
Make sure to practice the necessary social distancing guidelines in your area.
- Document Your Activity!
To help us reach our goal in collective miles, track and log your activity. OCMC recommends using the Strava app. Join our club, OCMC Trek4Missions. All Trek Teams are encourage to create their own club to help keep their team together. Team captains are asked to submit a summary of their teams miles. An OCMC tracking log is available CLICK HERE. Message our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit logs.
- Join OCMC and share your Trek on Social Media!
Spread awareness by inviting friends to join your team. Share pictures of your activity and wearing your Trek Shirt to encourage family, friends, and coworkers to support you going the distance to share the faith.