What is a virtual fitness challenge?
"The Chance To Change Your Life"
A virtual fitness challenge can be completed anywhere, at anytime, by anyone. Runners, walkers, cyclists and many others use virtual fitness challenges as a way to stay motivated and accountable in order to achieve their fitness goals. The best part is that you can complete a virtual fitness challenge from your own hometown or anywhere in the world!
Our virtual fitness challenges are more than just running and walking challenges. Each challenge includes access to private motivational communities, tools to track your mileage, and health and fitness material to help you on your journey.
We ensure that each of our challenges are unique, fun, inspirational, and customizable. The focus is on you. We want to help you achieve your goals.
What's the difference between virtual fitness challenges and virtual races?
Virtual races are often one day, one distance events where you compete against others and the clock. For example, you might sign up for a 5K virtual race, upload your results, and look at a leaderboard.
For about the same price, our Virtual Fitness Challenges keep you moving over a longer period of time and focus on completing the challenge (like climbing a mountain) rather than beating others.
Imagine covering 2,021 miles in the year 2021 or using your miles to virtually travel across the United States. Imagine the new you when you reach the finish line!
Our virtual challenges
Run The Year®, The Hero's Journey, Amerithon, JOGLE, The Streaker Series, and Hug A Runner
Run The Year®
Run/Walk 2,023 Miles in 2023
→ If there were such a word as “bestest,” this would be THE BESTEST fitness challenge ever invented!
→ Try it solo AND/OR with a team of up to 100! Split miles any way you want between team members.
→ Follow your friends’ progress in the online tracker!
→ Increase your level of awesome by a factor of 10. This challenge can actually do that.
The Hero's Journey
Even if you haven't heard of 'The Hero's Journey', it's a story you've been exposed to more than you realize. It is the perfect framework for epic adventures, books, and movies. A well-known example is Star Wars (Luke is the only hope!).
There are twelve phases of The Hero’s Journey as the hero transitions from their own ordinary world into the unknown to complete a quest or mission to ultimately come back home. In our Hero's Journey you have one month to complete 12 different distances (the quests, read more in our FAQ!), win prizes from our generous partners, and even win custom Hero's Journey swag of your choice. The distances range from 2 to 9 miles, and you can complete them by walking, running, biking, swimming, or any other form of exercise you choose. There is a suggested order to complete the quests to follow the trajectory of The Hero's Journey, but ultimately, you can complete your journey on your terms!
Exercise Across America!
→Stay motivated all year long to Run, Walk, Bike, Swim, etc. because it’s a game… and games are fun!
→ The custom tracker and amazing swag are only the beginning. (You should really click the “Learn More” button below!)
→ Be the one who inspires your friends and even strangers! You can divide the miles with a team of up to 8 people and STILL take the challenge solo… if you dare.
→ Puppy fur is proof there is a God. (This has nothing to do with the challenge, but we wanted you to know how we feel about puppy fur.)
→ Run, walk, bike, swim, or hop your way across the UK, following a virtual course inspired by the famed JOGLE route from John O' Groats to Land's End in the Run The Edge Tracker!
→ Use the miles you cover daily to complete the distance solo or with a team of up to 10 friends (or strangers)! We sync with Garmin, Fitbit, Strava, and Apple Watch. You can also manually enter your miles!
→ Registration is OPEN NOW! The challenge begins on August 1st and you will have until December 31, 2022, to complete 853.5 miles.
→ 50% of your digital registration will be donated to 2 mental health charities.
How many days in a row can you exercise in one month?
→ Earn up to 6 crazy badges in the tracker for going on an exercise STREAK!
→ For each badge you earn, you are entered in a drawing to win great prizes!
→ This is an amazing way to stay motivated and have a ton of fun.
Are you ready to go STREAKING with us?
Hug A Runner
10 Days, 10 5K's, 10 Chances To Win $500
→ For 10 days, starting November 11th, we give away $500 every day!
→ You are eligible to win $500 when you run or walk 5K that day and enter it into our tracker.
→ Every day we start fresh! Run or walk a 5K and you are entered to win another $500!
YES, this means you have 10 chances to win $500! PLUS proceeds always go to charity...A win-win!