Riverside Historic Landmark Weekly Challenge

These free weekly challenges are open to any participant competing in the 5K, 10K, ½ Marathon, Fun Run or Kids Race events. Each week, a new challenge will be announced to all Mission Inn Run participants with the information necessary to participate.  

First challenge to be announced September 25!

How to participate:

Join us in the Riverside Historic Landmark Challenge where we will explore Riverside’s amazing history by highlighting a series of historic buildings and sites central to our city’s development.  One of Southern California’s best kept secrets, this history left an array of unique architecture, boulevards, parks, agricultural development, and culture. It’s time to explore your city!

There will be a new challenge each week for six weeks. Each challenge will have five historic sites to find and visit. To complete each challenge, run, walk, bike or otherwise move 1K, anywhere you like, representing one historic site in the challenge, for a total of 5K per challenge per week. Take a selfie or another picture of you and your friends at each historic site and share it on www.missioninnrun.org and your own social media with the hashtag #MissionInnRun.  Not in Riverside? You can still meet the challenge by completing the distance component.  All challenges can be completed anytime before November 8!

How to submit your results

Visit www.missioninnrun.org and click on the Results page. Click Submit Results and log in.  In the drop-down button, select the challenge which you’d like to register results for, fill in your information and submit! 


Each week beginning September 25th, a new Riverside Historic Landmark Challenge will appear.  All challenges can be completed up until the end of the race results window, November 30.  


Weekly Rewards: 

For the first challenge you complete, earn a 10% discount coupon redeemable at the Mission Inn Museum Store. For each additional challenge completed, earn an additional coupon worth up to a 35% discount based on the total number of challenges completed.  Coupons may be used sequentially but cannot be combined. 

Complete three weekly challenges: earn two free Mission Inn Museum tour certificates, valid for one year (Cannot be used during Festival of Lights).


Grand Prizes 


Every weekly challenge you complete will give you an entry (up to six) to our grand prize drawing.  Three winners will be chosen to win one of three prizes: a one night stay at the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa or one of two $100 Mission Inn gift certificates.


Maps provided are for geographic reference only and are not intended to be used as course maps.  For these challenges, The Mission Inn Foundation is not suggesting specific routes and participants must choose their own routes at their own risk.  The Mission Inn Foundation does not own or operate these outdoor sites. They were chosen for their public access availability.  Please respect these sites by obeying all signage, directions, and practice respectful visitation.  

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