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Military Miles Challenge (Jan-Feb 2023)

Sun January 1 - Tue February 28


***This event is SOLD OUT! There are no extra slots available at this time. We have this same challenge again in May-June. You can register here:

Relevant Running is always trying to help keep you motivated and inspired. It's been said that US Marines run 165+ miles during recruit training (aka boot camp). Join us throughout January and February 2023 for the Military Miles Challenge. A virtual challenge for runners and walkers of all ages anywhere at any time. Your goal, should you choose to accept it, is to walk and/or run 165 purposeful/training miles from January 1st until February 28th 2023. But, there is MUCH MORE than just a single medal! Read on for details!

Military Miles Challenge runners will receive:
The custom designed Military Miles Challenge medal representing 6 major branches of the US Military (US Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Space Force). EVEN IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE 165 MILES, YOU WILL STILL GET YOUR MEDAL. Scroll down for picture of this awesome custom medal. Runners who surpass 165 miles during the 2 month challenge will receive EITHER 1 dog tag (with ball chain) of their choice for each additional 15 miles beyond 165 miles OR 1 lapel pin of their choice for each additional 15 miles beyond 165 miles OR 1 paracord survival bracelet of their choice for each additional 15 miles beyond 165 miles. Scroll down for pictures of this awesome extra bling. Please be sure you register for your desired extra bling (dog tags OR lapel pins OR paracord survival bracelets). During the 2 month challenge, you will receive an email from the Race Director requesting your dog tag OR lapel pin OR paracord survival bracelet branch of service preferences (depending upon what you registered for). PLEASE NOTE: Runners are limited to earning a maximum of 6 dog tags OR 6 lapel pins OR 6 bracelets for this challenge. Scroll down for pictures of the dog tags, paracord survival bracelets, and lapel pins.

Tracking is accomplished by uploading to the Challenge runsignup page. You will be able to see your progress tracking bar as well as milestones achieved along the way. You will also be able to follow others that are currently active in the Challenge. You will receive an email with your tracking link shortly after midnight the morning the challenge starts.  

Challenge duration:
You can start/join the Challenge any time after 12:01am Eastern time January 1st 2023. Complete your purposeful/training miles at your own pace throughout the 2 months. The Challenge ends at 11:59pm Eastern time February 28th 2023. 

Leaderboard Status
You will be able to log your distance, time for each run or walk. This will track who is in the lead.

Course Information: It's virtual, so wherever you choose to run or walk!  

Do what you can - when you can -from wherever you are.
Track your progress on our race page and connect with our Facebook group: (Please note the Facebook group is used for many of our other races and challenges, and it is very active, so join in the fun and motivation)
Complete the challenge distance.
Receive your amazing medal (and dog tags OR lapel pins OR paracord survival bracelets if you surpass 165 miles in the increments stated above).

Medals and any extra bling earned will ship soon after the Challenge completes.

For questions, contact the Race Director at

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Custom 2023 Military Miles Challenge medal

Dog tags

Lapel pins

Paracord survival bracelets

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