This is the third annual Charity Challenges 1,000 Mile Challenge! Do you have what it takes to ruck, run, or walk 1,000 miles in 2019? Sign up today and find out!
How It Works
We’ve built the Charity Challenges experience to be as simple for you as possible. Here’s a basic breakdown on how this challenge works:
- Register for the event
- Starting 1/1/2019 log your eligible miles on your Charity Challenges account
- Expect to receive your finishers patch in January/February of 2020 after the event has ended
In addition 99% of questions related to how events work can be answered by reading our frequently asked questions page.
What Miles Count?
The big question here is what miles count? Miles that you run, walk, or ruck outside of your normal day count towards this event. If you go for a morning run, walk, or ruck then that counts. If you go for an afternoon run, walk, or ruck then that counts. If you walk from your desk to the bathroom and back then that doesn’t count. If I choose to ruck to work instead of drive then that counts. Use your best judgement here but don’t cheat yourself. The goal is not to reward yourself for what you already do but to challenge you for 2019.
This is supposed to be a challenge and not a freebie to feel good about yourself. During our normal day we average 3 – 5 miles walked which means if everyday steps counted we would have to do nothing additional to reach the highest goal.
What Activities Count?
Walking, running, and rucking count towards miles. Cycling for non-disabled definitely does not count towards miles. The only wheeled modes of transportation that count towards miles are those completed in necessary devices (example: wheel chair) due to injury or disability.
When the event ends all non-virtual registrations will receive a completion patch! Designs coming soon!
Patches are awarded at 300 miles, 700 miles, and 1,000 miles. Set your goal then crush your goal!
Goal: Complete 1,000 miles in the year of 2019.
Pricing: See below for pricing options.
Patches: Awards at 300, 700, and 1,000 miles.
Tracking Patches: Available for purchase.
Registration Opens: 12/14/2018
First Price Increase: 2/1/2019
Second Price Increase: 3/1/2019
Registration Closes: TBD
Challenge Starts: 1/1/2019
Challenge Ends: 12/31/2019
Logging Closes: 1/4/2020
Proceeds are made up of the Event Cost – Stripe/PayPal Fees – Patch Costs – Shipping Costs – Fulfillment Fees.
Below are rough estimates, based on previous events, of how much will be donated per entry:
Virtual: $10 – $0.59 – $0 – $0 – $0 = $9.41 Donated
USA: $20 – $0.88 – $3 – $2.73 – $2.50 = $10.89 Donated
International: $25 – $1.03 – $3 – $5 – $2.50 = $13.47 Donated
Stripe/PayPal Fees: Based on standard 2.9% + $0.30 fee.
Patch Costs: Estimated based on previous Charity Challenges events.
Shipping Costs: Based on current USPS First Class & USPS First Class International Package rates.
Fulfillment Fees: Held by Charity Challenges & based on lowest competitive market price.