Take on the Barn to Run Summer Challenge…. choose a running goal for August, track your progress along a virtual route that draws a farm animal (we’re serious!) and then we’ll ship you some awesome swag!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

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 Summer 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 August 1st and August 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 horse (26.2 miles), a chicken (50 miles) a goat (100 miles) or a pig (200 miles). And then when you’re done we’ll mail you your swag… the longer you run, the more swag you receive! Details below.

Event Details

Dates and Location: You have between 8/1/20 and 8/31/20 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 August 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 Running with Goats drawstring bag ($10 value)
  • A Hydrapak Speed Cup ($10 value)
  • Product from Clif and Fuel for Fire ($10 value)

Registration Fees and Swag

Below is pricing for each challenge distance and the swag you will receive for signing up. All finishers also receive a digital finisher’s certificate.

26.2 Mile Challenge

  • What you will receive: A Barn to Run Hoo-Rag + a coupon for a free dozen Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs
  • Pricing: $19 if you register by 7/17 $25 if you register between 7/25 and 8/31

50.0 Mile Challenge

  • What you will receive: A Barn to Run Hoo-Rag + a coupon for a free dozen Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs + Barn to Run socks
  • Pricing: $29 if you register by 7/17; $35 if you register between 7/25 and 8/31

100.0 Mile Challenge

  • What you will receive: A Barn to Run Hoo-Rag + a coupon for a free dozen Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs + Barn to Run socks + Barn to Run Stainless Steel Travel Mug (16oz)
  • Pricing: $39 if you register by 7/17; $45 if you register between 7/25 and 8/31

200.0 Mile Challenge

  • What you will receive: A Barn to Run Hoo-Rag + a coupon for a free dozen Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs + Barn to Run socks + Barn to Run Stainless Steel Travel Mug (16oz)
  • Pricing: $39 if you register by 7/17; $45 if you register between 7/25 and 8/31

CLICK HERE to register.

Tracking Your Progress

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 corresponds to the farm animal designed for your event. The 26.2 mile challenge is route art in the design of a horse, the 50 mile challenge is a chicken, the 100 mile challenge is a goat and 200 miles is a pig. 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 some of our favorite farm animals!

CLICK HERE for guidance on how to upload your results to the RunSignUp platform that is hosting this event.

Policies: Refunds, Deferrals and Transfers

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.

About the Barn to Run Trail Race Series

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.

Register

Registration is now open. Please click this link to register.