❄️ new challengeNew year, new challenge—go 50 km before spring

FAQs

Why Run Across America?

  • Start the year strong and have fun while reaching a new fitness goal.
  • We can come together to help support Feeding America to keep food on the table for our neighbors.
  • Stay motivated and moving through the season by setting a goal of 50 km (or more) to achieve by spring.  
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How does this event work?

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

What are the bonus challenges?

Your Winter Warmup 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—you first register on this site. Early registration is now open so you get first dibs on limited edition merchandise. After registration, you'll get an email 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.

Register

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. 

🎁 Family deal!  Order 2 or more registrations and save 5%!  4 or more will earn you 10% off.  Savings will apply automatically in your cart. 

What does registration include?

Your registration includes event entry, access to our exclusive route tracking app, an optional shirt and/or limited edition winter gloves (add $20 if you want both), and bonus events during the 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.

I'm an annual pass holder, when will I get my free access code?

Daily Distance Annual Pass holders get free entry to a whole year of fun. The pass holder codes will be sent out a couple weeks before each season to ensure you've got plenty of time to get set up before the event starts.

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 1-2 weeks to arrive. Getting in early will assure that you receive your merchandise as soon as possible!

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

Registration comes with the comfy unisex 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, pedal, or roll, we're happy to have you in the event. You can now also add different activities when you decide to try out a bike, snowshoes, or one of many other activities. 

Can my team work toward a shared goal?

Absolutely! You can set a goal for your team and you'll all earn badges when you achieve certain milestones together.

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 12/22/2021