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We challenge you to Run the L! Run (or walk or wheel) the total distance of the lines that comprise Chicago’s elevated public transit system. We’ll give you 8 weeks to tackle 131 miles*. Do it solo or grab a running buddy and divide and conquer this unique challenge.
We’ll give you the motivation you need each week as we take on a new line between August 10th and October 4th.
You can complete the individual segments at your own pace throughout the 8 weeks or challenge yourself to complete the 131 mile challenge in as few weeks as you can. Simply log your time and distance after you complete your activity until you reach the total distance of the L - 131 miles. Since this is a virtual challenge, you can run or walk wherever and whenever you want! We’ll re-share all the fun ways you all are accomplishing the challenge on social along with our own tips and tricks to tackle the challenge too!
*We rounded a few lines to make for even distances.
Solo: Run/Walk average 2.3 miles/day
Relay: Run/Walk average 1.2 miles/day/each
8 Weeks to complete the Challenge
Monday, August 10, 2020 – Sunday, October 4, 2020
*Finisher medal will be mailed to participants who complete all 131 miles during the challenge timeline.
This virtual challenge is produced by the same team that produces The Chicagoland Half Marathon Series. The Series is comprised of 2 events; the Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon and the HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon. Both events are signature events produced by Life Time and their Chicago based production team.
Ambitious participants have the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding athletic achievement in taking part in our two Chicago races with the 26.2 Challenge medal. Take the challenge in 2021!
Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon | May 23, 2021
HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon | September 26, 2021
Take advantage of our referral program and run for FREE! When you register for the Hoka One One Run the L Challenge, you'll receive your own custom link to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email. For every 3 friends you refer that use your link, you'll get a refund of $15* credited back to you!
*Maximum refund amount is the amount paid for registration fee. The referral must sign up with your unique referral link.
Join our HOKA ONE ONE Run the L Challenge Strava Club and connect with others who are also logging 131 miles in 8 weeks! Together we can stay motivated and connect with our community.
JOIN THE CLUB!