FAQs

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 weather is only going to get better as we move into spring, the perfect time to get outside 
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How does this event work?

This is a cumulative distance challenge. You get to choose a goal (either 50km, 100km, 250km, or 500km) to achieve by June 12.  Along the way, we’ll have bonus events, badges, and more to keep you motivated and moving.

What are the bonus challenges?

Your Spring Start registration includes bonus events to keep you moving. Each event will earn you a badge, and all of them count toward your overall progress toward your goal. Find out about the challenges as they happen in the Run Across America app.

How do I sign up?

To join the Spring Start, 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.

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Registration

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.

What does registration include?

Your registration includes event entry, access to our exclusive route tracking app, an optional t-shirt and/or premium water bottle (add $15 if you want both), 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?

You can start the same day you sign up!  After registration, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to setup the Run Across America app on your phone.

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.

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). 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 event.

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 3/1/2021