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Pilgrim Progress Challenge

Coming Soon to a 2021 near you!

The Pilgrim Progress Challenge will return in 2021 for its second run! Stay tuned for details by subscribing here to the website, following The Turnip of Terror’s Medieval Resources and The Agincourt Soldier on Facebook, or joining the Facebook Group.

The rules and details from last year are below, and though subject to some revision as we learn from previous challenges and grow to make this better every year, one can expect them to be fairly similar.

The Challenge

From our beloved stories in the Canterbury Tales we can look forward to April being the time of Pilgrimage. Now, most of us do not have time to fly off to faraway countries to wander aimlessly along old paths in hopes of little metal pins, but we can be in the pilgrimage spirit!

Here is our challenge: spend the month of April hiking, break the ice off those winter-frozen joints and take to the streets and trails nearby, and even if apart, we’ll walk the trails and paths together. But no good challenge comes without some reward!

The Rules

Primary Contest

Entrants will receive a complimentary and souvenir log book for their participation. To receive a book you must both like the Agincourt Soldier and The Turnip of Terror on Facebook. This is phase one. We will be collecting registrants and mailing out books during the month of March. Then use this google form (will update with a link when the form is open) to confidentially and securely log your name and mailing address. The Agincourt Soldier and The Turnip of Terror does not share/sell/or post your personal information. Advisement: If you sign up on this form with a name not matching the one you use on Facebook it will be harder for us to verify you and get you a log book in a timely manner.

Starting April 1st the pilgrimage is on. Anyone who walks more than 25 miles during the event will be entered for a prize drawing of a custom pewter pilgrimage badge designed specifically for this contest. Those who walk the full Canterbury Tales pilgrimage of 67 miles will receive a sticker with the emblem of the challenge.


You are responsible for tracking and submitting your miles, either with a weekly check in post to Instagram with the hashtag #pilgrimprogresschallenge or in the Facebook Group.

Bonus Contest

Nothing about this contest requires you to wear your medieval kit while participating (though it is strongly encouraged!) Walk to school, do laps during lunch at work, go for a hike with the kids on the weekend; it all counts. As a bonus contest, everyone who likes both the Agincourt Soldier and The Turnip of Terror‘s Instagram pages will be eligible for a drawing in the picture contest! This contest is for period portrayals, preferably in a woodland but at least non-modern environment. Use the hashtag #PPCPhotoContest to enter your picture and follow the hashtag as the winner will be decided by the most number of likes it receives! The winning photo will be made into a glossy print and autographed by The Agincourt Soldier and The Turnip of Terror themselves.

Final Scores 2020

Place ContestantMileage Kilometerage
1stDaniel Hart216347.6
2ndSeamus Na Coille Aosda169.7273.1
3rdElliot Burton102164
4thSusanna Herst94.1151.4
5thChris Kerr81.7131.4
6thJen Kelly76.2122.6
7thTroy Holsopple70.2113
8thMark Frasier69.6112
9thJen Miller69111
10thMichael Looney68.4110
11thStephanie Lindey67.1108
11thEdward Lindey67.1108
12thAmy Perryman56.290.4
13thKarley Schmidt51.983.5
14thThe Turnip of Terror50.180.6
15thLee Balling5080.5
16thElisabeth Steves35.757.5
17thEthan McCarty29.747.8
18thThe Agincourt Soldier1930.6
19thMayken Van Der Alst15.625.1
20thSamuel Bakich7.011.3
21stDan Young3.86.1
21stSusan Young3.86.1