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New Year Challenge 2024

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Are you ready to walk or run every day in January? Keep that New Year's fitness resolution for more than a week by signing up for the New Year Challenge! Complete at least one mile each day outside and qualify as a Winter Warrior.

12:00 AM, Mon. Jan 1, 2024 to 11:59 PM, Wed. Jan 31, 2024

Race / Category
Prizes / Awards
No surprise fees - what you see is what you pay, service fee included
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Create a team, join a team or as an individual.
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Create a team, join a team or as an individual.
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Make a donation, order merchandise, pay for shipping or start a fundraiser page.
This event has already taken place and registration ended on January 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

From the Organizer

New Year Challenge

January 1 to January 31, 2024

Start 2024 on the right path! Keep that New Year's fitness resolution for more than a week by signing up for the New Year Challenge, January 1 to January 31! Complete at least one mile each day outside and qualify as a Winter Warrior.  You have the option to extend your Challenge through St. Paddy's Day, March 17, now or anytime before February 1, by also signing up for the Spring Melt Challenge.
This contest will help raise money for KidVantage (formerly Eastside Baby Corner) who provides crucial support to children in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties.
After my fall marathon, I found myself lacking motivation to stay as active during the winter months. The New Year Challenge, was the perfect remedy! It was fun, engaging, and made the dreary winter months so fun! It was the perfect transition from restrictive marathon training, to having fun and staying active. Looking forward to it again this year! -Heather
How it works. You track minutes for running and walking using the RaceDay interface by RaceMenu at raceday.racemenu.comClick here for detailed instructions.

You'll have four days to log each daily activity. For example, you have until 11:59 pm on January 5 to log your January 1st activity or until 11:59 pm on January 20 to record your January 16th activity. If you miss the 4-day deadline, you're out of the challenge. 
Choose your challenge. You can challenge yourself to any level and change your mind anytime (you won’t be asked to commit to a level upon registration). But if you miss a day, you’re out!
  • 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
You must run or walk the minimum distance every day to complete your challenge, not just average that mileage. For example, if you run 5+ miles daily for 30 days and 1 mile on the 31st day, you will finish at the Bronze level. ​

Our why...

Be a Winter Warrior. 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.  If you did not purchase those items at registration or want to purchase additional items, navigate to the registration page and select "I forgot to order a  Medal, Shirts, Shipping, Donations & Fundraisers." 

100% of the profits of those sales go directly to support  KidVantage's critical work.

Image of Shirt and Hoodie for New Year Challenge by Challenge Northwest
2024 Limited Edition!  We are making a special edition hoodie available for purchase as an extra fundraiser for KidVantage. We will only print 25 of these hoodies. Register early to get yours!  As with all our gear, all the proceeds go directly to KidVantage. Please note the Winter Warrior list will NOT be printed on the back of this hoodie. If you want the hoodie with your name on it, you must purchase the above hoodie (and/or shirt) when registering.
Don't miss the bling. Order a medal when you register to have this unique memento of your New Year Challenge 2024 journey. All proceeds go to KidVantage
Invite others, get free stuff! Stay motivated by challenging yourself and others. To invite friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers to join the  Challenge and earn free stuff:
  1. Copy and paste the personal Sharelink from your registration confirmation email.
    It will look like this:
  2. Share this unique link with others/
    We’ll do the tracking, but all referrals must come via the Sharelink. Don’t forget to use this!
  3. Collect free stuff for each referral that signs up for the Challenge using your Sharelink
  • •Level 1 Reward = 50% Registration Refund for 4 referrals
  • •Level 2 Reward = 100% Registration Refund for 8 referrals
  • •Level 3 Reward = 100% Registration Refund + Free Medal for 12 referrals
Your referrals must come via the Sharelink!​

​Join the team challenge for additional motivation. A virtual challenge is much more fun when you create a team and involve your friends, neighbors, family, or co-workers. Teams will jockey for position on the leaderboard while team members motivate each other to keep moving. We'll have team prizes for the most miles, most average miles, and most creative team name.  

Being a little competitive is okay if it helps you stay motivated! Check the leaderboards on RaceDay daily to follow your friends' progress and track your team's results. At the end of the contest, we'll have awards for
  • Most Total Team Miles
  • Highest Per Team Member Average Miles
  • Most Miles Individual – Indoors/Outdoors Combined – Overall + Most Gold, Silver & Bronze miles.  i.e. If most overall miles go to someone from Silver, we will award a prize to Top Gold and Top Bronze as well.  
  • Most Individual Winter Warrior Miles – Top First, Second & Third
Plus, many more prizes to be announced! 

Raffle Prizes: We'll have many raffles during each event. We'll post raffle videos via video on our  Facebook page and send and email to the winner. Some prizes will be random raffles, others will be based on creative social media pictures. Plus we'll have a most creative team name contest. See a list of 2023 raffle prizes and winners here.  Our raffle is generously supported by Super Jock n' Jill with their stores in Redmond and Seattle.

Stay connected! For the latest updates about the New Year Challenge, connect with us via the Facebook page.

​ If you have trouble with the RaceDay app or website, please contact:If you have questions about the rules of the challenge please contact us.

About KidVantage: KidVantage, formerly “Eastside Baby Corner” helps children have what they need to grow, play, learn and thrive. We do this by providing essential care, safety, and health goods for children who are experiencing the stresses of economic insecurity, systemic inequities, or family disruption. To learn more: KidVantage.