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Roadless Races Challenge (Virtual)

July 1, 2023 - July 31, 2024 / Anywhere


Run, Bike, Paddle, Swim - July 2024

Roadless Races Challenge (Virtual)

$55 Price increases after July 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


We had so much fun last year that we are bringing the Roadless Races Challenge back for round two.  Join us and amp up your summer with a healthy, physical challenge that will get you outside doing fun activities during the entire month of July.  

The goal of the Roadless Races Challenge is simple - accumulate AT LEAST 31 total miles in July - an average of one mile/day and running/walking, biking, paddling, and swimming all count.  Want to do more?  No problem, you can surpass 31 miles and complete as many miles as you can during the 31 days of July.  

For each activity, track your distance, input your data to the online platform, and watch your progress grow over the month-long event.

You can participate as an individual and also on a team of up to 8 people.  Make it social - gather your friends (from anywhere), form a team, and see how many miles you can accumulate together.  

In addition to an awesome personal challenge and a month of adventure and added motivation to RUN/WALK, BIKE, PADDLE, and/or SWIM MORE, your registration includes some sweet swag (tee, medal, and head wrap), digital badges for reaching milestones (see FAQ), an opportunity to earn extra swag through additional challenges (see below), and a chance to win randomly drawn prizes each 10 days of the challenge.

Finally, a little healthy competition is a fun and motivating way to push yourself even more.  Awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place pint glasses) will be presented to the following:

  • Top three individuals with the most overall total miles
  • Top three Individuals with the most miles in each of the following activities (running/walking, biking, paddling, and swimming)
  • Top three teams with the most overall total miles (all team members will receive an award)

Join the Roadless Races Virtual Challenge and crush some miles this July! 

Challenges within the Challenge

In addition to achieving your main overall mileage goal, earn extra swag if you complete one or more additional challenges:

- Mix It Up Challenge - Complete and log as least ONE OF EACH ACTIVITY during July - run/walk, bike, paddle, and swim. (earn a RR sticker)
- 31 Activity Challenge - Complete and log 31+ ACTIVITIES during July.  Multiple activities/day are all counted.  (earn a RR sunrise magnet)
- Every Day Challenge - Complete and log ONE ACTIVITY/DAY for 31 consecutive days from 7/1-7/31.  (earn a RR sunrise head wrap)
- All Trail Challenge - Complete and log 31+ TRAIL or OFF-ROAD ACTIVITIES during July.  If you run/walk or bike on a trail, write TRAIL in the comments section when you log your activity results.  Swimming and paddling are automatically counted as off-road/trail.  (earn a RR trucker hat)  

Included Swag

All participants receive sweet swag - soft and comfy tee that you'll love, a head wrap/neck gaiter, and a beautiful medal that doubles as beverage coaster.  Shipping is included.  All swag will be shipped at the conclusion of the challenge.  2023 swag shown - 2024 swag coming soon

How The Challenge Works

  • Sign up!
  • Recruit your family, friends, and coworkers and form a team (if you like).  Participating as a team is super fun. (earn referral rewards - see below)
  • Start truckin' - Run/walk, bike, paddle, or swim anywhere at any time from 7/1-7/31 with the goal of accumulating your chosen mileage (31 miles is the default but you can change your goal in the online platform).  Take as many activities as you need to reach your mileage goal.  Track each activity on your GPS device, watch, phone, map, measuring wheel, odometer, etc.
  • Record Your Miles: From your device or computer, log into your profile on and click on the results tab. After each activity, record your distance into the online platform (THIS IS SUPER SIMPLE - just follow these directions).  You may also record your elapsed time, elevation gain, and any comments about each run.  If you run/walk or ride on trails, write TRAIL in the comments section.  We will track for the Trail Challenge.  Results must be posted by July 31st @ 11:59pm (Hawaii – Aleutian Standard Time), which is 4:59am Eastern Standard Time on August 1st.
  • Follow Your Progress: The progress from each activity will be added to the totals of all earlier activities to make up your one-month total. After each activity, watch the progress bar grow as you get closer to your goal.  Throughout the event, you will earn digital badges for achieving milestones such as accumulated miles, overall # of activities completed, and consecutive days of activity.  At the end of July, download your digital finisher certificate with your stats.
  • Share (optional): Post photos from your activities on the runsignup platform (super easy) and/or on social media and use #roadlessraceschallenge so we can track your post. You may win a prize!
  • Celebrate/Giveaways:  We will randomly select winners of giveaways on 7/10 and 7/20 - keep an eye out for an email and video posting on social media with the winners.  And, on August 1st, we will send a final email and post a video on social media wrapping up the event, awarding prizes, and drawing the final giveaway winners.  Giveaways and prizes include nice stuff like running, biking, paddling, and swimming gear/accessories and Roadless Races swag.  All participants will be automatically included in the giveaway drawings.  Giveaways and prizes will be mailed to the winners along with their swag at the conclusion of the event.  

Referral Rewards

Invite friends to join in the fun.  Every person who signs up using your unique referral link will help you earn the following rewards.  

  • Refer 1 PERSON and receive an Roadless Races head wrap.  One/person.
  • Refer 3 PEOPLE and receive a Roadless Races Trucker Hat.  One/person.
  • Receive $25 cash back for EVERY 5 PEOPLE you refer.  Automatically refunded to the credit card you used when registering.  

Your referral link will be included on your confirmation email and we will also send you a separate email that you can forward to your friends.  Also, your referral link will be embedded in the social share buttons at the end of registration.  Plenty of ways to invite your friends and earn rewards.   All referral swag will be sent with race swag items at the conclusion of the event.

Challenge Contact Info

If you have any questions about this challenge, click the button below.


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