The sisters went to Lake Siskiyou and walked around it, made their way back into town and wove through various neighborhoods to meet their lofty goal.
Monday morning at 7 a.m. sisters Carter and Sydney Chase laced up their walking shoes and set out to walk a marathon on the streets of Mount Shasta.
Eleven hours later, the sisters had met their goal of walking 26.2 miles and inspired dozens of people along the way.
“We just wanted to bring a little light and positivity to Mount Shasta during the quarantine,” said Carter, a 17 year-old senior at Mount Shasta High School. She and Sydney, a 15 year-old sophomore, started at the north end of town and wound their way south. They went to Lake Siskiyou and walked around it, made their way back into town and wove through various neighborhoods to meet their lofty goal.
The sisters stayed socially distant from everyone during their walk, they noted.
Carter said she did some outreach on her Instagram, asking people to tag her in photos of themselves doing an activity during quarantine. Other people heard about their mission and drove by them to honk and show their support.
At the end of the day, Carter said 75 people had reached out somehow.
“We both just wanted to do something positive,” Carter said. “It was a lot of fun.” She added that their journey inspired two other people to take the marathon challenge. Who knows – perhaps it will be the next quarantine trend?