Amerithon Challenge


Run The Year 2017

What is a virtual challenge?

A virtual challenge is a fitness challenge that can be completed anywhere, at anytime, and by anyone.

Our virtual challenges are more than just running and walking challenges. Run The Year, Amerithon, and our monthly challenges include 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. At Run The Edge, the focus is on you. We want to help you achieve your goals.

Our Virtual Challenges: Run The Year and Amerithon

Run The Edge hosts two flagship virtual challenges: Run The Year and Amerithon. Each of our virtual fitness challenges comes with its own private community for participants to communicate. Regardless of age, gender, skill level, experience, or goals, our participants are given a space to communicate with others, voice concerns or frustrations, and motivate others. When you join a Run The Edge virtual challenge, you join a family. Our Motto is "EVERYONE INCLUDED, EVERYONE CHALLENGED, EVERYONE SUCCESSFUL." You Belong Here!


The Ultimate Fitness Challenge!

Join the community that completes 2,017 miles in 2017. 

Walk, run, hike, or treadmill; get the miles anyway you like (on your feet). Try it solo or divide the miles with a team!


Imagine yourself doing something BIG in 2017. Imagine yourself doing something that will get you into the best shape of your life. Imagine making a New Years Resolution that lasts all year long. Imagine taking a friend with you on a journey to health, happiness, and achievement. Stop imagining and start doing! It might sound impossible, but believe us when we say — ANYBODY CAN DO IT!


The World's Biggest Virtual Challenge.

3,521 MILES.13 STATES.6 piece Finisher medal you earn one piece at a time!


Accumulate miles as you VIRTUALLY run, walk, bike, swim, hike, elliptical or crawl across America. Complete the challenge without ever leaving your neighborhood!

Complete your miles individually or on a team of up to 8 people - get your friends involved!

No deadline for completion.

Open for registration anytime and from anywhere! Join today!


What is a virtual challenge?

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

How do virtual challenges work?

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

Can anyone participate?

YES! 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 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 without wheels (walking, running, wogging, whatever works best for you). The catch? Challenge yourself. Push yourself, your health and your fitness levels, and work toward a better you.

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.

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 or Garmin miles with our auto sync features.

What if I can’t complete the challenge?

We understand - 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.

What’s included?

Registration includes access to the private community and a personal mileage tracker.

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

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

Do you Ship Internationally?

YES!  Shipping outside of the United States takes a little longer and will cost more than domestic shipping, but we are happy to send your swag anywhere in the world!