Kick off 2022 with a fitness goal that starts the year on the right foot… and with some great winter running gear!

SIGN UP BY 12/31/21 for the 5k or 10k (you can sign up for one of the month long challenges later, but why wait?).  CLICK HERE to sign up. 

The Barn to Run Winter Challenge is virtual event invites you to start 2022 with a 5k or 10k run, walk or hike on January 1st or, for a challenge that motivates you through the month, the option to run, walk or hike 26.2, 50 or 100 miles between January 1st and January 31st.  The price of entry is the same regardless of the event you choose… and so is the awesome swag! Because this is a virtual event HOW you do it (run, walk, hike), WHERE you do it (road, trail, treadmill) and WHEN you do it (morning, afternoon or night) is up to you!

POST-CHALLENGE CELEBRATION: The Zelus Beer Company is a sponsor of the Barn to Run Winter Challenge and together with Zelus we’ll host a social gathering at the Zelus tap room in Medfield, MA on Saturday, February 5th, 4pm-7pm, for all Winter Challenge participants. Toast achievement of your January goal with a Zelus beer! The first 25 people will receive a complimentary Zelus pint courtesy of the Barn to Run Trail Race Series. There will be giveaways, food and more! Additional details to come including a link to RSVP.

Event Details

Dates and Location: The Barn to Run Virtual Challenge virtual event invites you to start 2022 with a 5k or 10k run, walk or hike on January 1st or, for a challenge that motivates you through the month, the option to run, walk or hike 26.2, 50 or 100 miles between January 1st and January 31st. Challenge participants will be able to log their activities on the Results page throughout the month as they move closer and closer to achieving their challenge goal.

Where you run, walk or hike is up to you!

Distances: The event offers 3 challenge distances to choose from: 26.2 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles that you complete any time between January 1st and January 31st or you can sign up for the 5k or 10k event and complete that distance on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022.

Timing: This event is more about kicking off the year with a fitness goal. Whether you do the 5k or 10k on New Year’s Day or one of the challenges throughout the month, you’ll be able to log your miles and upload time and distance data to the RunSignUp platform that is hosting this event. Details on that below in the “Results” section.

Registration Fees and Swag

The price is the same regardless of what distance you choose.  Register by the early bird deadline and SAVE! Pricing is as follows:

  • $39 if you register by end of Friday, 12/3/21
  • $45 from Saturday, 12/4/21, until the close of registration on 1/31/22

All participants in this event will receive:

  • A stylish Barn to Run pom-pom hat to keep your head warm
  • A pair of comfortable, versatile and functional socks from SockGuy. These moisture-wicking socks with a 7″ cuff are made with TURBOwool, a superior blend of 50% polypropylene and 50% Merino wool, which provides five times the strength and durability of Merino wool alone. Shrink-resistant and itch-free
  • Digital finisher’s certificate

 

 

 

NOTE: Register by Christmas Day, Saturday, 12/25/21, and your swag will be in the mail by Monday, December 27th. Register after that date and your swag will be delivered no later than the end of January.

CLICK HERE to register.

Downloading Your Digital Bib

All Barn to Run Winter Challenge participants have been assigned a digital bib that you can download and wear and/or share! Here’s how to access yours:
  • Step 1: Go to the Barn to Run page on RunSignUp here: https://runsignup.com/winterchallenge
  • Step 2: Click “Find a Participant” in the navigation menu at the top of the page.
  • Step 3: Look up your name and click the “More Details” button to the right of your name (you will need to log in to access your information).
  • Step 4: Click “Digital Bib” in the secondary navigation menu at the top of the page (under the main navigation menu) and voila!… you’ll see your bib!

Uploading and Tracking Your Results

You run, walk or hike your own route, then upload your time and distance to the Results page of the Barn to Run Winter Challenge page on the RunSignUp platform here.  After registering, select the event you’re signed up for, search on your name, log in and then post your activity.

If you’re doing the 5k or 10k on January 1st upload your results when you are done (technically, you have until January 31st to add them, but why wait?).

If you’re participating in the 26.2, 50 or 100 mile challenge, you should add your run, walk or hike distance and time after each session and the RunSignUp system will keep track of your progress.

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.