Why Run Across America?

  • In these stressful times, we could all use a little break to do something fun.
  • We can come together to help support Feeding America to keep food on the table for our neighbors.
  • The holidays are the perfect time for a bit of extra motivation to keep moving. 😉
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How does this event work?

No matter what you’re celebrating, the holidays involve running around. Bring Run Across America with you to stay fit and help families keep food on the table in this unprecedented holiday season. Our Holiday Hustle goal for you is to go 50km by New Year's Day (say it with us: "50k by New Year's Day"). Along the way, we’ll have bonus events and other surprises to keep you motivated and moving.

What are the bonus challenges?

Your Holiday Hustle registration includes bonus events to keep you moving. Each event will earn you a badge, and all of them count toward your overall progress to 50km. Find out about the challenges as they happen in the Run Across America app.  The next challenge is an 8k Hanukkah Hike starting December 10.

How do I sign up?

Simple! Even with everything going on in the world, we can still get outside together. To join the Holiday Hustle, you first register on this site. After registration, you'll get a text with a unique code and instructions to download the Run Across America app that we use for the event. From there you can create a team and challenge friends to join you virtually.



Can I register my whole family at once?

As long as any physical items you order (shirts, medals) are set to go to the same address, you can register as many people as you'd like at once. Just add multiple registrations to your cart. We'll send you a unique code per registrant so everyone can set up the app/enter their info on their own phone.

✨New: you'll save 5% when you purchase two or more registrations in the same order, or 10% if you purchase four or more. No code needed, the savings will show in cart before you go to checkout.

What does registration include?

Your registration includes event entry, access to our exclusive route tracking app, an optional long-sleeve t-shirt, and bonus events during the holiday season. You can start running with your team as soon as you register. Medals (created by partner Ashworth Awards, maker of the Boston Marathon medals) are available for purchase separately.

When can I start logging my distance?

The event is open now and with 50km to log, we recommend you start early!  As soon as you register, you'll get app setup information and can start logging distance today!

When will I receive my shirt and other shipped items?

Merchandise is printed on-demand as orders are placed.  Most items are currently taking about 2-3 weeks.  Medals are the only exception— they will not arrive until mid December.

Do you have other shirt sizes available?  What about other products?

Registration comes with the standard race shirt and it's only available in the sizes listed (a limitation of our shirt supplier).  Thanks to messages from people like you, we've added some additional race merchandise (hoodies, winter hats, ornaments) for separate purchase.  If there are additional products you'd like to see, let us know!

Participating in the event

Do I have to run?  What if I'm not a runner?

You don't have to be a runner to join us!  Sprint, jog, walk, or roll, we're happy to have you in the race.

How do I stay safe while participating?

Keeping you safe is our top priority. We expect all participants to follow all local, state, and federal laws while participating, which includes abiding by all health guidance and restrictions in your area prior to undertaking any physical activity. These may include minimum distances from other people, crowd sizes, and/or protective gear requirements like masks or gloves. See the latest federal guidance from the CDC.

You're welcome to count distance you record on a treadmill or walk indoors.  See more about how to log your distance in the Run Across America app.

With your help, we can all stay active and stay safe.

I have more questions!

No problem! Contact us and we'll do our best to get back to you quickly.​

This page was last updated on 11/27/2020