How do you measure a year? We challenge you to measure it in miles. Can you walk or run 2,022 or 202.2 miles this year? Both distance goals come with unique adventure-themed pins that you'll earn along the way as you reach each milestone. 

"I started doing challenges to become the best version of myself. I discovered fitness late in life and never considered myself athletic. Now that I’ve started running and doing challenges, I feel like an athlete and it has changed my outlook on myself."


2,022 Year in Miles Challenge Participant

What do I get?

Every Registration Includes:

  • Finisher medal
  • 6 adventure-themed pins
  • Commemorative lanyard to hold your pins
  • Free shipping on all items
  • Access to our super-supportive private Facebook group

Available add-on Options:

  • Official race shirt
  • Mileage tracker
  • 202.2 Miles

  • 2,022 Miles

202.2 Mile Challenge Pins

  • 20 Miles - Photographer
  • 40 Miles - Navigator
  • 70 Miles - Scout 
  • 100 Miles - Hiker
  • 135 Miles - Flyer
  • 170 Miles - Sunchaser

Finisher Medal

How do I take on the challenge?

Autoship Rewards Together


  • Track your miles however you choose
  • All your pins & medal ship together at the beginning
  • Open each reward immediately upon finishing, or have a friend reward you as you hit each milestone
  • More affordable
  • Does not include access to our mobile app for tracking your mileage

Ship Rewards As I Earn Them


  • Stay accountable through the entire length of the program! (If you don't do the distance, you don't get the reward.)
  • Track mileage and unlock digital badges in our mobile app
  • Claim pins & medal as soon as you unlock them
  • Each reward will ship 1-2 weeks after you complete the corresponding milestone

Have a Question?

Let us help!

Click an item from the dropdown menu below for help.

Do I have to run?

Nope. You can complete your race distance in your movement method of choice. Running is great, but so is walking, hiking, dancing, swimming, rucking...

how does shipping work?

All swag ships separately in the methods and timelines listed below.

Pins & Medals

  • Ship with a tracking email from
  • Due to supply chain delays, these will start to ship March 2022


  • Should arrive within roughly 2 weeks, for those who registered after January 31
  • Arrive by the end of February, for those who registered by January 31
  • Arrive by the end of January, for those who registered by December 28


  • Available for purchase through the January 31 deadline
  • Sent in a standard white envelope with a first class stamp
  • Arrive by the end of February, for those who registered by January 31
  • Arrive by the end of January, for those who registered by December 28

what are the registration deadlines?

Registration remains open while supplies last.

For those who register on February 1, 2022 or later, shirts will be printed on-demand and expected to arrive roughly 2 weeks after being ordered. Bibs are no longer available for purchase.

Due to supply chain issues, pins and medals will start to ship in March 2022.

how do i log my miles?

Paper and pencil, GPS watch, or however else you choose! If you select the Report for Rewards option, you’ll need to report your miles through our new mobile app. Starting January 1, 2022, you can log into the app with the email address you used with registration.

Click here to download the app on iOS or Android.

Check out our video tutorial or the following instructions to navigate the app:

  1. Enter the email associated with your registration.
  2. Click the event you would like to add miles for. Only challenges that you are registered for with reporting will be shown in the app. 
  3. To add miles, scroll down to the bottom and 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.

How long do I have to complete the challenge?

This challenge takes place over the course of the 2022 calendar year. The goal is to finish by December 31, however reporting in the VRC app will remain available through June 30, 2023.

Not sure if you’ll get to the finish line? We recommend customizing your journey with the Reward Yourself option, where you receive all the rewards up front and can earn them on your own timeline.

where will i receive email updates from?

Our messages come from 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?

We find some of our 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 Are the Distance Options?

Choose between completing 202.2 miles or 2022 miles to run the year (or walk it, bike it, hike it – whatever your movement method of choice happens to be!).

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.


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.

Available Challenges & Races

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