NEW Barn to Run virtual challenge…. choose a running goal for October, track your progress along a virtual route based on a fall harvest theme and then we’ll ship you some awesome swag!
Need a goal and want to have some fun tracking your progress against it and then get some cool swag for achieving it? Take on the Barn to Run Harvest Challenge! This virtual run (or walk or hike) challenge offers 4 distances to choose from – a 26.2 mile marathon, 50 miles, 100 miles and 200 miles – where you get to choose where (trail, road, treadmill) and when you run (or walk or hike) as long as you complete the challenge between the dates of October 1st and October 31st.
Run, walk or hike your own route, then upload your distance and time after each workout and you’ll see your progress along a virtual “route art” course that draws a pumpkin (26.2 miles), a scarecrow (50 miles) a farmer (100 miles) or an ear of corn (200 miles). And then when you’re done we’ll mail you your swag! Complete details below.
Dates and Location: You have between 10/1/20 and 10/31/20 to start and finish your challenge. Spread it over the month or crank it out over a few workouts. When you complete your challenge in October is up to you… and so is where you do it. Run (or walk or hike) your favorite roads or trails or try out some new ones… or maybe a little of both!
Challenge Distances: The event offers 4 race distances to choose from: 26.2 miles, 50 miles, 100 miles and 200 miles.
Timing: This event is more about the distance than your time and pace but you can track your time as you log your miles and upload time and distance data after each workout to the RunSignUp platform that is hosting this event. Details on that below in the “Tracking Your Progress” section.
Awards: The first male and female to complete the distance in each challenge will be awarded the following:
- One free entry to a 2020 or 2021 Barn to Run race (worth up to $45)
- A Barn to Run 16oz stainless steel travel mug
- A Hydrapak Speed Cup ($10 value)
- Product from Clif and Fuel for Fire ($10 value)
The price is the same regardless of what distance you choose. Register by the early bird deadline and SAVE! Pricing is as follows:
- $25 if you register by end of Friday, 9/25/20
- $30 from Saturday, 9/26/20, until the close of registration on 10/31/20
All participants in this event will receive:
- Barn to Run knit beanie
- Coupon for 1 dozen Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs
- One (1) free admission pass to Fun on the Farm at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA or Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, MA (a value of up to $20). Both farms are under management of the Trustees of the Reservation and Fun on the Farm takes place every Saturday and Sunday between 9/19/20 and 11/8/20 at Powisset Farm and every Sunday between 9/19/20 and 11/8/20 at Chestnut Hill Farm.
- Digital finisher’s certificate
NOTE: Your knit beanie and coupon for Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs will be mailed to you in early October, but your registration confirmation email should be shown to gain free entry to Fun on the Farm at Powisset Farm or Chestnut Hill Farm.
CLICK HERE to register.
You run, walk or hike your own route, then upload your time and distance and you will be able to track your progress along the “route art” course that has a harvest theme. The 26.2 mile challenge is route art in the design of a jack-o-lantern, the 50 mile challenge is a scarecrow, the 100 mile challenge is a farmer and 200 miles is an ear of corn. Other virtual challenges have you run across states or pedal up Mt Everest… we’re Barn to Run so we felt it was only fitting — and fun! — to have you run around harvest themed items!
CLICK HERE for guidance on how to upload your results to the RunSignUp platform that is hosting this event.
Refunds: There will be no refunds. Be sure you are able to do the challenge before signing up. All participants will be mailed their swag whether or not they complete the challenge they sign up for.
Deferral requests: There will be no deferrals. Be sure you are able to do the challenge before signing up. All participants will be mailed their swag whether or not they complete the challenge they sign up for.
Transfers to other SME races: There will be no transfers. Be sure you are able to do the challenge before signing up. All participants will be mailed their swag whether or not they complete the challenge they sign up for.
Produced by Sun Multisport Events, the Barn to Run Trail Race Series is New England’s first and only farm-based trail race series featuring a collection of farm-based trail races that connects you to awesome trails and local farms while offering a terrific race experience to you and spectators. Each event in the series features multiple race distances to choose from, includes running past farm fields and through forest trails while providing an opportunity to learn about and support farm programs & initiatives.