Pirate Mileage Challenge

Mon May 30 - Sun August 7 Huntsville, AL 35806 US


Pirate Mileage Challenge

Open to ages 10 - 100.


Fall victories are made with summer gains. Are you up for the challenge? This summer, test yourself with our Summer Pirate Mileage Challenge. Over the course of 10 weeks, challenge yourself with consistent mileage to achieve a spot in the 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 mile club.

Pirate Mileage Challenge includes

·         A mileage club t-shirt specific to your summer total 100-199 (100 miles) 200-299 (200 miles) 300-399 (300 miles) 400-499 (400 miles) and 500+ (500 miles), .

·         A challenge finisher medal

·         A mileage guide/schedule for your summer mileage needs

·         An Invite to the Pirate Mileage Challenge Strava Group

·         A piece of RunningLane Swag

·         Accountability and purpose in logging summer training!

·         Some good mileage in your aerobic bank!


·         Start Date: May 30th - August 7th

·         Shirts/ finisher packets will be mailed at the conclusion of the 10 week challenge

·         Mileage can be logged by participant in any way they choose and they can upload their mileage on runsignup to track their progress.  (Strava, Garmin connect, training log digital or written, etc.)

We want everyone to start their mileage challenge appropriately, we encourage appropriate increases in mileage and consistent running over sporadic long runs! Let’s get healthy, fit and fast! 

Why the Pirate Mileage Challenge?

Steve Prefontaine (Pre), one of the greatest runners in American history, University of Oregon National Champion, 1972 Olympian and elite distance runner for the Oregon Track Club started out as a good, but not great high school runner. His freshman year he ran 5:01 in the mile. His sophomore year in high school he failed to qualify for his favorite event (the 2 mile). His high school coach noted this was the year that Pre took it upon himself to train hard over the summer. His cross country team had exclusive mileage clubs for those who logged their mileage over the off season, Named after the school mascot, it was the Pirate 1000 mi Club. Following this dedication to running, his junior year he went undefeated in cross country and won the state title. This was a monumental stepping stone for his career which turned into multiple NCAA titles, American records and an Olympic performance.

We took this concept and modified it a bit, with hopes that you can have your own breakthrough performances this fall!

Shirts & Medals

*Note, each finisher will receive a mileage shirt corresponding to the amount of miles they run as mentioned above : [100-199 (100 miles) 200-299 (200 miles) 300-399 (300 miles) 400-499 (400 miles) 500+ (500 miles)]

*Note, each finisher will receive a finisher medal corresponding to the amount of miles they run as mentioned above : [100-199 (100 miles) 200-299 (200 miles) 300-399 (300 miles) 400-499 (400 miles) 500+ (500 miles)]

How do I track my mileage?

It is the personable responsibility of each participant to log their mileage on RunSignup. All results must be from walking, running or hiking. Participants may log their mileage each day or each week. Each log allows you to add notes if you would like to add comments. In order to add results, participants must be logged into their RunSignup account. They must click on Pirate  Mileage Challenge, then click on "Results" and then click "Submit Virtual Results." Participants will not be able to add results till the challenge begins. 

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