Library’s Fellowship of the Walk fitness challenge event set Oct. 23

The Rehoboth Beach Public Library is hosting a health and fitness challenge called Fellowship of the Walk 

Participants will attempt to walk the same distance as Sam and Frodo from J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” They will see how they compare to Tolkien’s characters as they begin their own 1,779-mile journey from the Shire to Mount Doom.

This challenge will mirror the timetable in the books, concluding on the day that Frodo destroyed the Ring: March 25. They will attempt and track this challenge as individuals and as a whole community. Along the way thy will collect badges for accomplishments – each one more precious and representative of a milestone on the trek to Mount Doom. 

Everyone’s miles will be tracked through Beanstack. To access Beanstack, go to http://www. and log into an account or create a new account. Check into the account every time a participant walks and track one’s progress. Prizes will be awarded to the top walkers in March.

To go along with the challenge, the library will host several events, starting with the Rivendell Roundup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. Whether just starting the journey or checking progress, participants can take a walk at one’s own pace and meet at the library for information and to compare journeys. A scavenger hunt sheet of Rehoboth Beach landmarks is available at the library.

Keep an eye on the library’s calendar for more information as they add other programs related to the challenge, including a book discussion of “The Fellowship of the Ring” and a Mount Doom Party to celebrate everyone who completes the challenge.

The Rehoboth Beach Public Library is located at 226 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

For more information about the library or the Fellowship of the Walk, call 302-227-8044 or email 

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