year in miles challenge

how do you measure a year?

We’re challenging you to measure it in miles – 202.2 or 2022. Run, walk, swim, hike, cycle, or paddle the year in this cumulative distance event at your pace! Both distance goals come with unique adventure-themed pins that you'll earn along the way as you reach each milestone. 

For more information, check out the FAQ section below.

“I love the smaller milestones throughout the challenge because there are more things to celebrate! I started because of the pandemic but I’ll keep coming back because it’s awesome!”

Michelle

Previous 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! 

Available add-on options:

  • Waterproof keepsake race bib
  • Official race shirt

Please note: Shipping times may vary due to supply chain issues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please familiarize yourself with the deadlines and event format listed in our FAQ section.

how far will the year take you?

Can you complete 2022 miles in the year 2022? How about 202.2 miles? We’re challenging you to run, walk, swim, hike, cycle, or paddle the year in this cumulative distance event.

how to take on the challenge

  • Click the button below for the 202.2 or 2,022-mile challenge.
  • 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.
  • Click the registration button for your chosen distance and reward structure, and follow the prompts.
  • Start logging your miles January 1, 2022.

202.2 MILE CHALLENGE

202.2 mile challenge registration

Pick 1 registration option

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.

2,022 mile challenge

2,022 mile challenge registration

Pick 1 registration option

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 and bibs) are batch-printed specifically for each participant and will ship before January 23, 2022.

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*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 31, 2022.

how will i be rewarded? 

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

  • 202.2  Mile challenge

  • 2,002  Mile challenge

202.2 MILE CHALLENGE

Challenge yourself to go 202.2 miles over the course of the 2022 calendar year! Earn a pin at each checkpoint, and a medal at challenge completion. 

20 MILES

40 MILES

70 MILES

100 MILES

135 MILES

170 MILES

202.2 MILES - FINISHER MEDAL

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. Shirts, 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 28 to ensure your shirt and/or printed bib will arrive by January 31, 2022. 

what are the registration deadlines?

Register by December 28 to ensure your shirt and/or printed bib will arrive by January 31, 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.

How long do I have to complete the challenge?

This challenge takes place over the course of the 2022 calendar year. You have until December 31, 2022 to report your progress and see just how far you can go.

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 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!

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!).

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