Dog lover's challenge

100 or 1,000 miles

Benefitting Turquoise Paw Rescue 

a tail-wagging good time for you and your furry friend!

A Healthy Start

Make 2022 your healthiest year and use your motivation to improve the health of your dog, too!

Run or walk to be rewarded with pup-themed pins as you hit 6 milestones along the way. Choose between the 100 and 1,000-mile options to customize your journey. 

Other swag items can be added to your registration during the simple sign-up process.

For more information, check out the FAQ section below.


"Of all of the money I've spent on trying to get in shape in the past, nothing was as helpful and motivating as this challenge. I'm so glad I did it and can't wait to sign up again."

Jodie

Previous Challenge Participant

What do I get?

Every Registration Includes:

  • Finisher medal 
  • 6 pup-themed pins 
  • Clip-on medal (dog tag) for your favorite canine
  • FREE shipping on all items! 

Available add-on options:

  • Waterproof keepsake race bib
  • Official race shirt
  • Matching dog bandana

Please note: Shipping times may vary due to supply chain issues affecting us all. Please familiarize yourself with the deadlines and event format listed in our FAQ section.

how far will you g0?

Start 2022 off on the right paw with a 100 or 1,000-mile challenge to be completed at your pace! Both cumulative distance challenges come with unique pup-themed pins that you'll earn along the way as you reach each milestone. 

how to register

  1. 1
    Click the tab below for the 100 or 1,000-mile challenge.
  2. 2
    Select your challenge reward structure. Choose when you want to get your pins/medal, either all up front* or via the VRC reporting app as they're earned.
  3. 3
    Click the registration button for your chosen distance and reward structure, and follow the prompts.
  4. 4
    Start logging your miles January 1, 2022.

PICK ONE Registration OPTION

  • 100 mile challenge 

    registration

  • 1,000 mile challenge 

    registration

You've chosen the 100 MILE distance option

Now choose if you want your rewards shipped as you earn them or up-front. Learn more here:

Ship rewards as They're earned

$130

  • Includes free access to our required mobile app to log your miles beginning January 1, 2022.
  • Claim each reward on the app as you earn it.
  • Stay accountable through the entire length of the program! (If you don't do the distance, you don't get the reward.)
  • Each reward will ship 1-2 weeks after you complete the corresponding milestone.

Ship Rewards Up Front

$85

  • More affordable.
  • Receive all your pins and medal at once.*
  • Open each reward immediately upon finishing, or have a friend reward you as you hit each milestone.
  • Log miles however you choose.
  • Does not come with access to our mobile app.

*Regardless of the option chosen, pins and medals will start to ship in late January 2022.
Other swag items (shirts, bibs, bandanas) are batch-printed specifically for each participant and will ship before January 23, 2022.

Shirt size charts

BASIC EVERYDAY

Unisex / Youth

60/40 Cotton/Poly for ultimate comfort and value. Shirts run true to size, but are designed to wear a little snug.

  • 4.3-ounce, 60/40 cotton/poly, 32 singles
  • Slightly slimmer body and shorter sleeves
  • 1x1 rib knit neck
  • Tear-away label
PREMIUM EVERYDAY

Ladies / Tank / Mens
Tri-Blend Poly/Cotton/Rayon (50/25/25)

These tri-blend shirts and tanks form a perfect easygoing look.

  • 4.5-ounce, 50/25/25 poly/combed ring spun cotton/rayon, 32 singles
  • 1x1 rib knit neck
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping
CARE INSTRUCTIONS:


Machine wash cold with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry low. Warm iron if necessary (do not iron decoration).

PREMIUM TECH

Ladies / Mens
This is a "soft" polyester/spandex (95/5) shirt. It feels like cotton, but still wicks.

  • 5 oz 95/5 poly/spandex jersey
  • Tag free
  • Raglan raglan sleevesAnti-odor tech prevents the growth of microbes
CARE INSTRUCTIONS:


Machine wash cold with like colors. Do not use fabric softener, tumble dry low, remove promptly. Cool iron if necessary and do not dry clean.

Why take on the challenge?

Because the miles are better together! Celebrating your pup with regular exercise is good for you both. Even if your dog can't come along for all the miles, even a few will do them good. Dogs that receive the appropriate amount of exercise for their age and breed are often reported as:

  • Less destructive
  • More mentally stimulated
  • Better sleepers at night
  • Less likely to seek attention with excessive barking or whining
  • So, so happy to check out all the outdoor sights and smells!
  • So, so, so happy to spend the extra quality time with you!

did someone say treats? 

Check out the pins you'll be collecting as you reach each checkpoint 

  • 100 Mile challenge

  • 1,000 Mile challenge

100 MILE CHALLENGE

Challenge yourself to go 100 miles! Run or walk as many as you can with your pup and earn a pin at each checkpoint, and medal at challenge completion. 

10 MILES

25 MILES

40 MILES

55 MILES

70 MILES

85 MILES

100 MILES

Medals for you and your favorite pup 

Have a Question? Let us help!

Click an item from the dropdown menu below for help.

Do I Have To Run?

Nope. We understand every person and pup is different. Running is great, but so is walking, hiking, dancing, rucking...

How does shipping work?

We ship your items together whenever possible, however race swag typically ships separately. Shirts, bandanas, pins, and medals ship with a tracking email from support@virtualrunningclub.com. Bibs are sent in a standard white envelope with a first class stamp. 

Register by December 16 to ensure your shirt and/or printed bib will arrive by January 23, 2022. 

What are the registration deadlines?

Register by December 16 to ensure your shirt and/or printed bib will arrive by January 23, 2022. 

How do I log my miles?

Paper and pencil, GPS watch, or however you choose! If you select the Ship Rewards As They're Earned option, you’ll need to report your miles through our new VRC reporting app. Starting January 1, 2022, you can log into the app with the email address you used with registration.

what are the distance options?

Choose between completing 100 miles or 1000 miles. 

Do I need to complete my miles with a dog?

Take the opportunity to strengthen your bond and discover your healthiest selves together!

We recognize every dog has different fitness needs based on medical history, breed, age, and other factors. We encourage you to include your pup in as many miles as appropriate, and to consult with your veterinarian if you’re unsure what regular activity looks like for your four-legged friend.

how long do I have to complete the challenge?

You have through June 2023 to complete this challenge! Take the time you need to reach your 100 or 1000-mile distance goal.

where will i receive email updates from?

Our messages come from support@virtualrunningclub.com. 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!

Will a portion of my registration benefit a charity?

Yes! A portion of proceeds will benefit Turquoise Paw. Their mission is to rescue animals within the borders of the Navajo Nation, to support efforts in population control and education, and – most importantly – to provide the humane choice of no kill sheltering by maintaining a volunteer-based, safe harbor network.

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