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Our challenges

  • What is a virtual fitness challenge and how does it work?

    Run The Edge’s virtual fitness challenges make getting into shape fun, motivating, and convenient. You can participate in our virtual fitness challenges anywhere, at any time, and with anyone. To complete the challenge, you can walk, run, hike, crawl, treadmill, etc.

    It’s easy! Each challenge requires you to register – after that, you are given access to your mileage tracker, the private Facebook community, and all email updates from us. Any additional gear will be shipped after registration is complete.

    Still need more info? Read our What Is A Virtual Challenge page!

  • How long do I have to complete a virtual challenge?

    It varies by challenge. The Run The YearⓇ Challenge is a year-long challenge, but the Amerithon Challenge has no time limit.

    Remember – life happens, injuries happen, distractions happen. We encourage you to be proud of every mile you log in our challenges. Be proud of the steps you’re taking to better yourself. Every mile you log with us is an additional deposit in your bank of fitness.

    Please note that both the Run The YearⓇ and Amerithon Challenge allow you to complete the challenge as a team. Consider joining a team or grabbing a partner to tackle those last miles!

  • How do you compare to other companies that run virtual fitness 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!

  • How do I participate?

    Our virtual challenges require you to perform physical activity on your own time. We ask you to log as many miles as you can by walking, running, wogging, or whatever works best for you. Our Amerithon Challenge also allows biking and swimming. The catch? Challenge yourself. Push yourself, your health and your fitness levels, and work toward a better you.

    Our participants come from all walks of life – age, size, shape, and ability varies. Our challenges can also be completed on a team – divide miles and complete the challenge with friends, family, coworkers, even strangers!

  • How do I track my miles?

    Each of our challenges has its own unique mileage tracker designed to keep the challenge fun and motivating, and to keep you on track. You can enter your miles manually or import your FitBit, Garmin, Apple Watch, or Strava miles with our auto sync features.

  • How do I get a shirt, medal, or challenge pack?

    All challenge items are sold individually in our store, or available at the time of registration in “bundle” options. Registration alone does not include challenge gear – it must be added unless you ordered a bundle.

    Every registration comes with the mileage tracker and access to the private Facebook group for the challenge!

  • What's the difference between Run The Edge, Running The Edge, Run The Year, and Amerithon?

    Run The Edge is our company name! Running The Edge is our best selling book. As a company, we put on the Run The Year and Amerithon Challenges. If you’re still confused, please see more on our Challenges Page!

Returns and shipping


  • Is Run The Edge pet friendly?

    Heck yeah! Here’s our inventory:

    Tim: Taya (dog)

    Adam: Sydney (kitten), Finn (kitten), Freya (dog), and Bubbles (fish)

    Briana: Pip Posey Boehmer (kitten) and Professor Watson Arthur Boehmer (kitten)

    Kelsey: Technician (cat), Hovercraft (cat), and Franklin (cat-at-large)

    Mimi: No pets…but she babysits for everyone else’s!

  • What's the best part about working at Run The Edge?

    Being inspired everyday by the people and positive energy of our community! Every time we hear a new story of transformation or achievement we feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  • Can I come and visit you?

    Sure! BUT once we are pandemic free :)

    While it’s nice to have visitors, please be respectful of our work day. With enough notice we can make any visit fun and enjoyable, but if it’s crunch-time we may not be able to handle a distraction.

    If you want to visit our office, please email us at at least two weeks before your visit.