From the Organizer
We challenge you to walk or run at least 1 mile a day Black Friday (11/29/19) through Christmas (12/25/19). Holiday Challenge is similar to the Northwest Winter Challenge, but with a "3 strikes, you're out" rule so you can miss two days and remain active in the challenge. Indoor and outdoor miles count. At least one mile a day outdoors earns Holiday Warrior status.
The Winter Challenge Holiday Challenge is produced by SHOES-n-FEET and Northwest Trail Runs and will raise money for children and families across the Eastside. A portion of proceeds will be distributed to our charity partner, Eastside Baby Corner.
The Northwest Winter Challenge - Holiday Challenge is the first leg of a trifecta of challenges over the winter months:
- Northwest Winter Challenge – Holiday Challenge: Run or walk every day from November 29 (Black Friday) to December 25 (Christmas).
- Northwest Winter Challenge – January Challenge: This is the main event! Start your new year off right by running or walking every day in January.
- Northwest Winter Challenge – Overtime Challenge: For those who want to extend the challenge to St. Paddy’s Day.
- Facebook Event Page
- Comprehensive Rules
- Daily Run Log Instructions
- RaceMenu FAQ
- Social Media Feed
- RaceMenu Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
How it works:
Choose your challenge
You can challenge yourself to any level and can change your mind at any time (you won’t be asked to commit to a level upon registration). But if you miss three days, you’re out! Read the comprehensive rules or continue below for the summary version.
- Bronze: 1 mile run/walk per day
- Silver: 3 miles run/walk per day
- Gold: 5 miles run/walk per day
- Winter Warrior: run/walk at least 1 mile per day outside
To complete your challenge, you must run or walk the minimum distance every day, not just averaging that mileage. For example, if you run 5+ miles every day for 26 days and 1 mile on the 27th day, you will finish at the Bronze level. You may do mileage indoors or outdoors and remain in the contest, BUT you are only a Winter Warrior if you do at least one mile a day outside. Only Winter Warriors get their name on the back of the shirt and hoodie described below.
Log your runs/walks in the new and improved Raceday app
You'll have four days to log each daily run. For example, you have until 11:59 pm on December 5th to log your December 1st run, or until 11:59 pm December 20th to log your December 16th run. If you miss the 4-day deadline, you're out of the challenge--no exceptions.
Read this page for instructions on how to log your runs.
For the latest updates about the Northwest Winter Challenge Holiday Challenge follow our Facebook Event Page. That page is a great place to talk smack and connect with other Winter Warriors. Our Instagram handle is @shoes_n_feet_walk_run Please tag us with pics and posts!
Join the team challenge for extra bragging rights
The Northwest Winter Challenge Holiday Challenge is much more fun when you create a team and get your friends and family involved. There's strength in numbers because the total mileage for all team members determines your team's ranking on the leaderboard.
Weekly Prize Raffles
Check the SHOES-n-FEET website for the winners of daily prize drawings! We have a great pile of prizes to award all month long. Some prizes will be awarded to randomly selected runners, while others will be awarded to runners based on speed, distance, and creative #northwestwinterchallenge posts on social media. Share your posts with us on the Facebook Event Page, and Instagram (@shoes_n_feet_walk_run). Prizes include free entry to Northwest Trail Runs races, gift cards to shop at SHOES-n-FEET and gift cards towards shoes and gear from top brands.
Order your shirt or hoodie, and get your name on it.
We will have commemorative gear with the name of each Winter Warrior (anyone who gets outdoors for at least 1 mile each day) on the back. You'll purchase the long sleeve shirt or cozy hoodie as part of the registration process. In addition, we'll have awesome, large Northwest Winter Challenge medals available for purchase during registration. Medal images coming soon!
If you do not initially order a t-shirt, sweatshirt or medal during registration you will be able to order one after registration. The deadline will be mid-December, 2019 (actual date TBD). To order a shirt, go to the registration page and select: "Shirts, Shipping & Donations Only" and it will take your shirt order.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Eastside Baby Corner - Create an individual fundraising page!
This year, during the registration process you will be given the option to create an individualized fundraising page. This helps you gather more donations for Eastside Baby Corner from friends and family not participating in the contest.
EBC helps kids thrive by providing basic necessities for children so that EBC’s partners — schools, human service agencies, food banks, hospitals--can help families become stable, safe, housed, fed and employed. Relying almost exclusively on volunteers, EBC takes in donations of children’s clothing and goods from the community and supplements donations with purchases of the absolute essentials for children we guarantee to provide: baby food, formula, car seats, pack n’ plays and diapers. As the vital safety net under family-assistance providers and families, EBC annually distributes over 70,000 health and care items for kids from birth to age 12 directly to agencies in King, south Snohomish, Kitsap and west Pierce counties. Volunteers contribute an average of 2,700 hours each month at the EBC Central hub, EBC – West Sound hub and EBC – Northshore hub. Founded by a pediatric nurse practitioner, Karen Ridlon in 1990, EBC helps more than 800 children each week. Connect with us: find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/eastsidebabycorner. We are also on Twitter and Instagram, handle @babycorner.
- $20 until November 28 @ 11:59 PM
- $25 November 29 to December 3 @ 11:59 PM
- Registration closes after December 3 @ 11:59 PM