In 2026, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is celebrating America’s Semiquincentennial — or 250th birthday — by encouraging healthy and active habits with the “Road to 2026.” Registration opened to the public on March 24.
The four-part challenge motivates Pennsylvanians to live a healthier lifestyle by walking, running, biking, wheeling, or hiking — all while taking in the epic views of the Commonwealth.
How the Road to 2026 works
- Walkers, runners, hikers, and those with varying abilities will complete 250 miles in each of the four challenges leading up to 2026, for a total of 1,000 miles.
- Cyclists will complete 2,500 miles, for a total of 10,000 miles.
The miles can be logged anywhere. But participants who log their miles at state parks or trails owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and National Resources or at a Pennsylvania county park will be entered to win additional prizes.
Anyone 18 and older can sign up to join the virtual challenge. All participants are invited to share their photos on social media with the tag #Roadto2026.