Exercise Your Way Across America
Without Leaving Your Neighborhood

Run, walk, bike, hike or swim 3,521 miles — the length of the U.S.A.!

OR

  • PLUS have a chance to win great prizes EVERY DAY starting July 4th!

America's #1 Multi-Sport VIRTUAL Fitness Challenge!

Accumulate distance by running, walking, biking, swimming, or any exercise you choose to earn all 3,521 miles. Try it solo or divide the miles with a team and earn the epic 6 piece medal!

Choose Your FULL CHALLENGE Package Now!

OR

From basic to blinged-out, there’s an option with your name on it…

Deluxe Package

$50

  • Access to Online Tracker (Individual and Teams)
  • 36 Interactive Flyover Videos
  • Invite to Private Facebook Group
  • Milestone Badges
  • Email Motivations
  • 6-Piece Medal
  • Wall Map
  • Passport + Milestone Stickers
  • For the month of July, entry into prize drawings for Goodr Sunglasses and an Elliptigo MSUB

Basic Package

$25

  • Access to Online Tracker (Individual and Teams)
  • 36 Interactive Flyover Videos
  • Invite to Private Facebook Group
  • Milestone Badges
  • Email Motivations
  • For the month of July, entry into prize drawings for Goodr Sunglasses and an Elliptigo MSUB

Tell me the essentials...

Tell Me About The Free Trial!

We are glad you asked! From July 4th-July 18th you can try out the FULL features of the Amerithon Challenge without paying a thing. Log miles, earn badges, form a team…but most of all have fun!

During the trial we will be giving away Goodr sunglasses every day (simply log at least 1 mile of activity and you are in the daily drawing!) AND if you decide to join the full challenge and log at least 20 days of exercise in July you will be entered to win an Elliptigo MSUB (worth $1,499.00)!

You can upgrade to the full challenge at any time or simply have fun for two weeks trying out all that is Amerithon!

Tell me about that medal!

Earn this finisher medal one piece at a time as you progress through the challenge:

Tell me about how teams work!

You can do this challenge “Solo” AND be on a team at the same time! The mileage tracker will keep track of your personal journey as well as a team of up to 8 people.  Finish the challenge with your team and then keep going to finish it solo.

Check out this video to see how teams are formed: Amerithon Team Formation

Here are the steps to create your team:

  1. Every member of the team needs to register individually.
  2. Choose a “Fearless Leader” for your team! The Fearless Leader needs to know every team member’s info, including name and email address.
  3. Once everyone is registered, the Fearless Leader creates the team within the tracker:

The tracker will keep track of your individual miles as well as your team’s miles. You can only be on one team at a time in the tracker. It’s very easy to switch to a new team, but once you leave a team, all of your miles will leave with you.

And nope — the 3,521 miles don’t have to be split evenly between teammates. You can divide them up however you want!

Tell me about the tracker!

Lightweight Online Mileage Tracker

No apps or downloads required!

  • Easily log your miles on our web-based online tracker
  • Access the tracker from your phone, tablet, or computer
  • Follow your progress, your team’s progress, and your friends’ progress
  • Sync with Garmin, Strava, and Fitbit for even easier mileage logging
Here is a video to show you how it works!

Amerithon Tracker Overview from Run The Edge on Vimeo.

Plus you get to earn 36 badges and flyover videos! Here is a sample video:

Amerithon Segment 24 (Mark Twain) from Run The Edge on Vimeo.

Tell me about the swag!

You will not believe the swag that comes with this challenge! Instead of telling you about it, just watch this! NOTE: The shirt for 2019 is new and improved! Fully sublimated, FULLY COOL and looks like this…

     

Unboxing Amerithon Challenge from Run The Edge on Vimeo.

Tell me a joke!

Q: What’s the best kind of pet for a track runner?
A: A lap dog.

Win great prizes for entering 1 or more miles a day...

  • You can try Amerithon for FREE from July 4th-18th.
  • Have the chance to win Goodr Sunglasses every day you complete at least 1 mile of activity (15 chances to win!) from July 4th-July 18th. Whether you are in the trial version or the full version you are eligible!
  • Be entered to win an ElliptiGO MSUB when you exercise at least 20 days in July. (So yes…you must be in the FULL challenge in order to accumulate 20 or more days! You can upgrade to the full challenge at any time OR just register for it now!)

Still Not Convinced? What You Get When You Register For The Amerithon Challenge:

36 Landmark Badges

Collect all 36!

Milestone Badges

Passport and Stickers

Track Your Journey

Custom Amerithon “Passport” and stickers!

Interactive Flyover Videos

You Belong Here!

Online Community

More motivation and support than ever in our private, bustling online community

Six Piece Medal!

Finisher’s Medal

Mileage Tracker

Mileage Tracker

Keep track of both your individual and team miles!

Share the challenge with your team of up to 8 people.

You can complete Amerithon alone — you badass, you!
— AND you can take it as a team of up to 8 people. When your team finishes keep going to finish it solo!

Here’s the average miles needed by each person, depending on the size of your team:

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Flyin' Solo
0
Dynamic Duo
0
Three Amigos
0
Fearsome Foursome
0
Fabulous Five
0
Super Six
0
Sexy Seven
0
Elite Eight

WARNING: Taking this challenge WILL make you a bad-ass just like Deb Lutz. See her testimonial/warning below.

Thank you Run The Edge for giving me a goal I’m determined to reach. I hadn’t fully realized how much I have changed because of this goal until tonight. After weeks of chasing a 10k in the time my treadmill will allow before shutting off, I finally did it tonight. When I proudly informed my husband of what I had done, his question was “why did you want to do a 10k tonight?” I told him it was simply because I could. I never would have said anything like that a year ago. Next up I’ll try a 15k! And I’ve started running parts of it, even 2 months ago I would have scoffed at that idea. I’m slow as a turtle but I’m running. Healthy me, here I come!
Deb Lutz

Check out these awesome videos to learn more about Amerithon!

The Run The Edge Difference

*Compare us with other companies who do virtual challenges*

  1. We do not charge you ticketing or processing fees.
  2. We exchange shirts for free. No need to pay us extra for re-stocking or shipping. We just want you to have the right size.
  3. If your package is lost or damaged in the mail, we send you a new one at no extra charge.
  4. Our challenges last all year long and we support them all year long. You can always email us and get a timely reply.
  5. We are a small team of 5 but this is our passion! We love what we do and it shows. 🙂

FAQs

Got a question? Run with it.

What’s the Amerithon Challenge?

Not to toot our own bike horns, but… it’s the world’s greatest fitness challenge! The Amerithon Challenge is to accumulate 3,521 miles by any type of exercise. As you accumulate miles, you virtually move across the U.S.A. You can tackle the challenge solo, or join a team to split the miles. WARNING: It makes exercise addicting!

Do I have to live in the U.S. to participate or order challenge gear?

Nope! Everyone is welcome to register. We’re happy to ship internationally, as well as to all APO/FPO military addresses. If you have questions about your address, please Contact Us.

How do the teams work?

You can create a team of up to 8 people easily in our online tracker. First, every member of the team needs to register individually.

Next, choose your team “Fearless Leader.” The Fearless Leader needs to know every team member’s info, including name and email address.

Once everyone is registered, the Fearless Leader creates the team within the tracker:

The tracker will keep track of your individual miles as well as your team’s miles. You can only be on one team at a time in the tracker. It’s very easy to switch to a new team, but once you leave a team, all of your miles will leave with you.

And nope — the 3,521 miles don’t have to be split evenly between teammates. You can divide them up however you want!

I registered, but didn’t receive a confirmation email. Help!

Ruh roh! It could have been swallowed by the Internet or placed in your spam folder (Gmail users should also double-check the “Promotions” tab).

If you can’t find your confirmation email, please send us an email at info@runtheedge.com that includes your full name and email address. We’ll help you get squared away.

What kinds of activities count toward the challenge?

Any activity is allowed in the Amerithon Challenge, but this is a personal challenge — so ask yourself what YOUR rules will be.

For some, the challenge comes from only counting intentional exercise. Others count their daily steps toward their total miles. Some only count biking; others only count running.

Everyone’s challenge will be different, so we ask that you respect other participants’ decisions about their challenge.

How do I log my miles manually?

All you need to do is log into our lightweight, web-based tracker to enter your miles. You can enter the challenge at any point during the year. You can also log the previous day, week, or month’s miles after the fact.

How do I connect my Garmin or Fitbit fitness tracker to log my miles?

Log in, then go to the “Admin” tab. Choose “Sync Device,” and you’ll see the sync options.

I ordered a challenge package that includes gear, but I haven’t received it yet.

First, please double-check your confirmation email to verify what you ordered. The Deluxe and Get It All Packages include gear — however, the Basic Package does not include any physical gear that is mailed.

Second, search your email inbox for an email from Stamps.com (that’s how we send your tracking information).

If you still need help, email us at info@runtheedge.com.

*** Please know that we ship out registration packages approximately once per week unless otherwise specified during promotional periods. *** If it’s been less than a week since you registered, we appreciate your patience and we’ll get your gear to you soon!

Can my dog/cat/parrot/beaver do the challenge with me?

Yes! And we’re going to need some photos 😜

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