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BRRR...it's getting cold outside...so it's time again for a fun challenge to keep us all active and getting OUTSIDE!
The goal of this year's Backyard BRRR Virtual Challenge is to accumulate at least 31 total miles in 31 outside activities during the month of January...and walking, running, cycling, paddling/rowing, swimming, and winter sports all count.
But...you don't have to stop at 31 miles and we track both inside and outside miles and activities. We want you to be inspired to log as many miles as possible from January 1st to 31st! Curious how many miles participants logged last year...check out the results.
You can participate as an individual and also on a team of up to 10 people. We also have a special program for corporate partners!
A new special prize will be given for the following accomplishments:
During registration, you will have an opportunity to support a wonderful non-profit, Homestretch. The goal of the charity partnership is to first and foremost to raise awareness of the services Homestretch provides to families in our area. In addition, we hope to raise funds that will directly support their efforts. Please consider making a donation when you register. EX2 events have raised over $132,000 for Homestretch over the past 3 years! We have a lofty goal to raise $50,000 during the challenge for Homestretch! EX2 always adds a 10% match to each participant donation.
All participants receive the sweet swag items listed below!
This year we are offering a choice of either a long sleeve shirt or a fun pom winter hat by Boco Gear. The shirts are available in super soft tri-blend fabric (unisex sizing only) or technical micro mesh fabric (women's, men's, and youth sizing available).
Can't decide and want both the shirt and hat? You'll have the option to select the other item as an add-on during registration.
This year's coaster medals are even more amazing than past years. Our goal was to create something that you would want to display on your desk year round! We know you'll love it!
And finally...who doesn't love a new buff! This year's version is winter themed (of course) and reminds you to get outside!
Step 1: Sign up!
Step 2: Recruit your friends, family, and coworkers to join the challenge.
Step 3: Get out there and log your activities!
From January 1st to 31st, your goal is to complete a total of 31 total miles in 31 outside activities. But...you don't have to stop at 31 miles! We want you to be inspired to log as many miles as possible from January 1st to 31st. After each activity (or at least weekly), submit your activity information (activity type and distance) in RunSignUp. Don't worry...it's easy and instructions are below. You can also (optionally) add in the time and elevation gain of each activity as well as comments. The more data you add, the more information you have at the end of the challenge.
Join the EX2 Facebook group to share your progress and support other participants! You can also share pictures from your activities using #BackyardBRRR.
Weekly emails from the event director will include results updates and maybe even some mini challenges each week!
Successfully refer your friends and family using your referral link (sent in your confirmation email) and earn the following rewards:
Refer 5 people and receive an automatic $25 refund!
Refer 10 people and receive a $25 refund AND one of the best swag items we've ever offered...a super awesome EX2 sweatshirt. They're nice...trust me.
Refer 15 people and receive a $25 refund AND the super awesome EX2 sweatshirt AND this amazing custom Running Trucker from Boco!
If you have any questions about this Challenge, click the button below.
Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your challenge experience.