Badass Wolverine Challenge - Virtual Race
The Badass Wolverine Winter Challenge offers you the chance to invoke your inner wolverine and support research and conservation as you get out over the last month of winter and log the kind of mileage a wolverine covers in its daily life.
Wolverines are the ultimate winter athletes, covering hundreds of miles over rugged terrain every month. Can you match the miles?
Beginner Badass Event: Log at least one mile per day
Badass Event: Log at least three miles per day
Big Badass Event: Log at least five miles per day
Commit to one of the levels above, get outdoors and log that distance (or more) every day, and get Badass points for more mileage. The individuals and teams who accrue the most mileage win the Challenge.
The Challenge begins on February 21st and ends on March 20th. You must enter your daily mileage to remain in the competition. You’ll have four days following a workout to enter your information. If after four days you don’t enter any information, you’re out of the competition.
Starting February 21st, 2016 follow the steps below on either your smartphone or desktop browser to log your miles. Please note that prior to February 21st, you will not have the ability to log runs and will not see the "Run Log" button referenced below:
For the a PDF version of instructions, with images, click here.
Get outdoors and have some fun in the winter weather!
We support kids, families, and groups of friends getting outdoors together.
The following prize levels will be awarded at the end of the Challenge:
-The M56 Award – Most mileage for an individual for each event.
-The Jedediah Award – Oldest participant, male and female, in any event.
-The F4 Award – Most mileage for a mom who participates with her kid(s) in each event.
-The M1 Award – Most mileage for a dad who participates with his kid(s) in each event.
- The Rosomaha Award – Most mileage for a team in each event.
Wolverines (Gulo gulo) are the ultimate winter athletes, enduring extreme conditions, scaling rugged mountains, defending vast territories, and always moving. They are fine-tuned to the winter environment and spend the coldest months of the year cruising through their snowbound territories while other big carnivores are asleep (bears) or sticking to less snowy regions (mountain lions, wolves). On average, a wolverine moves 15-17 km/day (or about 9-10 miles/day), and covers thousands of miles over the course of its life, dispersing and then tirelessly patrolling its remote domain. For sheer spirit and endurance, the wolverine is the unparalleled winter badass.
This event supports research and conservation of wolverines through affiliation with the Wolverine Foundation, a US non-profit dedicated to advancing wolverine science. You may not be able to make it out to one of our remote field sites to volunteer with a project, but you can participate by evoking your own inner badass during the Wolverine Winter Challenge. As you get outside each day, you’ll be paralleling not only the wolverine itself, but the adventurous life in the field of wolverine researchers, who log hundreds of miles on skis and snowshoes tracking the elusive species. Funds from the Wolverine Challenge go directly to the Wolverine Foundation to support our projects. You can find out more by exploring the rest of TWF’s website.