my little pony
Rainbow Retro Challenge

120 or 600 mile challenge

Run with the ponies and collect rewards along the way! At each milestone you'll unlock a special pony and earn a pin showcasing their unique cutie mark. Select a 120 or 600 mile journey as your goal and start earning your rewards.

I wanted to have something to motivate me after having my baby that was flexible to my new schedule. I’ve walked or ran my miles with stroller in tow for most of them. It is so motivating to see how much we’ve moved and it has become a special time for us! 

Kayla L

what do I get?

Every registration includes:

  • 6 My Little Pony cutie mark pins
  • My Little Pony lanyard to showcase your pins
  • Locket finisher medal
  • FREE shipping on all items!
  • VRC app access to report your miles
  • Access to super-supportive private Facebook group

available add-on options:

  • Official challenge gear
  • My Little Pony challenge poster

official race gear

Additional My Little Pony gear available in the VRC Shop

what will i earn?

Select a goal distance of 120 or 600-miles and earn unique My Little Pony pins showcasing a pony's unique Cutie Mark at each checkpoint along the way to your locket finisher medal. 

  • 120 Mile Challenge

  • 600 Mile Challenge

120 mile challenge pins

  • 20 Miles - Cotton Candy
  • 40 Miles - Blossom
  • 60 Miles - Snuzzle 
  • 80 Miles - Butterscotch
  • 100 Miles - Blue Belle
  • 120 Miles - Minty

Finisher Medal

Accept the challenge

SELECT YOUR DISTANCE BELOW, THEN YOUR REWARD STRUCTURE.

Price includes free shipping, no hidden fees, VRC app tracking, 6 pins, 1 medal/ribbon. Optional shirts and other items can be added.

  • REPORT FOR REWARDS - Great for additional accountability and motivation. Report your miles in the VRC mobile app, and claim each reward individually as you reach it. Pins and medal ship within 1 week of claiming them in the app.
  • AUTOSHIP REWARDS - Best for rewarding yourself on your unique timeline. Receive all pins and medal within 1 week of registration. Reporting in the VRC app is completely optional.

Have a Question? Let us help!

Do I Have To "Run" or can I walk, hike, bike etc?

You can complete your distance however works best for you. Running is great, but so is walking, hiking, dancing, swimming, rucking...

How does shipping work?

While we ship items together whenever possible, due to the custom nature of our swag, items are often shipped separately. The USPS is our primary shipping provider. Pins and medals are in-stock in our Utah warehouse. 

Pins & Medals

  • Ship with a tracking email from [email protected]
  • If you select 'autoship', pins and medals ship within a week after registration
  • If you select 'report for rewards', pins and medals ship within a week after being claimed on the VRC app.

Shirts & Posters

  • These items are printed on-demand specifically for you. They typically ship about 1-2 weeks following registration. Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive these items. 

What are the registration deadlines?

November 30, 2022
Last day to register to ensure your shirt and/or printed bib arrives by 12/24/2022.

December 11, 2022
Last day to register for 'Autoship' to have your medal and pins arrive by 12/24/2022. 

December 15, 2022
Last day to register to enjoy earlybird pricing.

December 31, 2022
Last day to register to get a printed bib.
(Bibs are batch-printed once per month and those that register for a printed bib Dec. 1 through Dec. 31 will get their bib by 1/23/2023.

Registration will remain open while supplies last

What are the prices?

Earlybird Pricing (Through 12/15/22):
Autoship - $85
Report for Rewards - $135

Regular Pricing:
Autoship - $99
Report for Rewards - $140

A variety of different shirt styles and fabrics start at $22.

All prices include free shipping with no hidden fees.

How do I log my miles?

Your registration comes with access to the free VRC app to report your miles. Click here to download the app on iOS or Android, then follow the instructions below:

  1. Enter the email associated with your registration.
  2. Click your My Little Pony event.
  3. Select “Add Activity”.
  4. Enter your miles and click “Save”.
  5. When you reach a milestone, your freshly earned pin will pop up on your screen. Congrats! Click “Claim” and follow the prompts to receive your reward. You will have an opportunity to update your mailing address when you claim each reward. Note: If you opted to receive your rewards up front instead, the “Claim” button will not appear.

what are the distance options?

Choose between completing 120 miles or 600 miles. Or do both!

Each distance has its own set of milestone pins.

Can i do both MLP challenges?

Of course! Each distance has unique cutie mark pins. Take on one and then the other or even both at the same time. 

how long do I have to complete the challenge?

You have through December 2023 to complete this challenge! Take the time you need to reach distance goal.

If you prefer a more flexible timeline, we recommend choosing the 'autoship' option during registration. Then you can earn them on your unique schedule.

where will i receive email updates from?

Our messages come from [email protected] Please add this address to your safe list so you're sure to get all updates.

can i double-dip these miles with other challenges?

Some participants like to do multiple Virtual Running Club events at once. If you want to double-dip – that is, apply your miles to multiple events – you have our full permission to do so. Choose whatever works best for you!

what is the private facebook group?

There’s a special Facebook group for VRC Distance Challenges, where members share their achievements and cheer each other on. Joining the group is entirely voluntary.

CAN I SIGN UP FOR FREE WITH A "CHARITY BIB"?

Work with our friends at Wander Project and when you raise the minimum threshold for a non-profit (usually $500), Virtual Running Club will sponsor your participation in this event at no cost to you!

Learn more on the Wander Project Charity Bib Page.

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Available Challenges & Races

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