year in miles challenge

how do you measure a year?

We challenge you to measure it in miles. Can you run, walk, swim, hike, cycle, or paddle either 2022 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. 

Unlock Awesome Pins Along the Way

“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 access to our app for tracking your miles & unlocking your rewards
  • Free shipping on all items
  • Access to our super-supportive private Facebook group

Available add-on Options:

  • Waterproof personalized 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.

  • 202.2 Miles

  • 2,022 Miles

202.2 Mile Challenge Pins

Year in Miles - 20 mile pin

20 miles pin

Year in Miles - 40 mile pin

40 miles pin

Year in Miles - 70 mile pin

70 miles pin

Year in Miles - 100 mile pin

100 miles pin

Year in Miles - 135 mile pin

135 miles pin

Year in Miles - 202.2 finisher medal

202.2 mi. finisher medal

Where do I sign up?

Autoship Rewards Together

$85

  • 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

$130

  • 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

*Regardless of the option chosen, pins & medals will start to ship March 2022. Other swag items (shirts, bibs) are batch-printed specifically for each participant. Check their shipping timelines in the FAQ section.

Have a Question? Let us help!

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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 support@virtualrunningclub.com
  • Due to supply chain delays, these will start to ship March 2022

Shirts

  • 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

Bibs

  • 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 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!).

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.

Available Challenges & Races

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