St. James the Apostle Church has grown in strength and endurance through its centennial journey.  It has now reached a memorable milestone.  Let’s celebrate by challenging our bodies to do the same.  

The Outdoor Ministry invites you to trek 100 miles over the next 9 months, beginning Monday, January 9th and ending Saturday, September 9th.  You won’t need your car keys at all.  Here are the different ways you can travel to accumulate your miles:

Jogging / RunningStationary Bike

You can achieve all 100 miles using one, or a combination of any of these options. 

There are two ways to track your progress


A free app for tracking physical exercise along with a social network feature. You’ll be able to see fellow parishioners’ progress alongside your own. 

To participate using Strava, download the app on your mobile device and create a free account. Within the app, click on the Friends icon and search for “St. James the Apostle Church Outdoor Ministry”. Click on the Follow button.

Within 24 hours, you will receive an invitation to the “100 Mile Challenge” within Strava. Join the challenge and you are all set!

Downloadable Spreadsheet

An electronic log to keep track of your progress, which is also downloadable if you choose to print and write in your miles.

To participate using a spreadsheet, send an e-mail to You will receive a download link to the file and additional instructions on tracking your progress. You will also be officially registered in the challenge and will receive updates via e-mail.

If you participated in the “5K for Thanks” this past November you may log up to 3 miles as a bonus head-start on your tracking sheet!  The Outdoor Ministry hopes to organize some group activities in the upcoming warmer months to help you to accumulate miles alongside your fellow parishioners.  Keep an eye out for information in future bulletins, social media, and our parish website. 

We will have a ceremonial “final” mile in September to celebrate everyone who participated in the challenge.
We will provide more details on that soon.

We hope you will consider being a part of this exciting challenge.

 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7