Tue January 12 - Wed March 31 Richmond, VA 23219 US


Winter Warrior Challenge

Virginia Capital Trail and East Coast Greenway Edition 

Kick-off 2021 by participating in our Winter Warrior Challenge! The Winter Warrior Challenge is a great opportunity to VIRTUALLY complete 282 miles along the East Coast Greenway in Virginia. Did you know the Virginia Capital Trail is part of the East Coast Greenway Coastal Route?

As you make your way through Virginia, you can physically complete your miles on the Capital Trail, anywhere along the East Coast Greenway, any local trail, stationary bike, treadmill, etc. As you complete your mileage you will submit your distance on your RunSignUp Profile and earn virtual facts along the way! 

All proceeds go to the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation and East Coast Greenway Alliance. 



This challenge follows along the East Coast Greenway Spine Route from DC to Richmond then the East Coast Greenway Coastal Route from Richmond to the VA/NC state border.

Total miles: 282 (Spine Route: DC to Richmond then following the Coastal Route: Richmond to Virginia/North Carolina border) 

You can complete this challenge alone or with a team of up to 4 people! Start the New Year right by staying active and learning more about the Virginia Trail Network! 

You can ride your bike, walk, run, skate, skip, or a combination of them all! It's up to you. Set a goal to move 'x' miles and work from there. 


How to submit your mileage

To submit your mileage do the following:

  1. Make sure you are logged onto your RunSignUp Profile 
  2. On the right-hand side, select "Submit Virtual Results"
  3. Enter the date, mileage, and any comments you want to include

As you continue to submit your mileage, you will receive emails with fun facts about the East Coast Greenway Coastal route in Virginia! 


  1. Who is this challenge for? This challenge is for anyone who wants to conquer 282 miles of the East Coast Greenway Coastal Route in the state of Virginia!
  2. What is the timeline? The Challenge will run from January 1st to March 31.
  3. When can I expect my sweatshirt? Sweatshirts will be mailed on February 15th, March 15th, and April 9th. 
  4. Where do I submit my results? All miles will be tracked in RunSignUp. You can submit your miles and get fun facts about the route!
  5. Do we have to run or ride all at once? NO! You can break it into as many segments as you see fit. 
  6. Do I have to run or ride on the VCT? No, you can complete this challenge wherever you want. You can ride on the VCT, a stationary bike at your house, in your neighborhood, or any trail! 
  7. What is the East Coast Greenway? The East Coast Greenway connects 15 states and 450 cities and towns for 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. We are fostering a safe walking and biking route through the country's most populated corridor.
  8. What is the Virginia Capital Trail? The VCT is a 51.7 mile multi-use Trail that runs along Route 5 from Richmond to Jamestown. 

Crewneck Sweatshirt Information

All participants will receive a unisex Crewneck Sweatshirt. Sizes range from Adult Small to Adult 2XLarge. 

We are not accepting any exchanges. If you ordered the wrong size and need a new one, please make a donation of $20 (to cover the costs of the merchandise and shipping), enter your new size in the comments section, and email info@virginiacapitaltrail.org and they will take care of it. 


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