Run Like a Wolf 100 Mile Virtual Challenge

Sat August 1 - Mon August 31

Thank you to all 1,271 who participated in the Wolf Conservation Center's first-ever Run Like a Wolf 100 Mile Challenge! Together, we completed over 120,000 miles and raised over $70,000 for the wolves!


First Finishers: Men

#1: Walter Franchini (Milan, Italy)

#2: William Fontana (California, United States)

#3: Eric Whitefang (California, United States)

First Finishers: Women

#1: Jacqueline Pettersen (First Finisher Overall) (British Columbia, Canada)

#2: Renee Villegas (Arizona, United States)

#3: Amanda Pirolo (Connecticut, United States)

Most Mileage: Men

#1: Walter Franchini: 671 Miles (Most Mileage Overall) (Milan, Italy)

#2: Peter Lofink: 473 Miles (Connecticut, United States)

#3: Christopher Irwin: 441 Miles (New York, United States)

Most Mileage: Women

#1: Amanda Pirolo: 561 Miles (Connecticut, United States)

#2: Andrea Bond: 536 Miles (West Virginia, United States)

#3: Maria Dobiasova Eliasova: 454 Miles (Bratislava, Slovakia)



Are You Ready for a Challenge?

The Wolf Conservation Center is challenging YOU to get outside, wherever you are, to complete 100 miles of running, walking, or hiking during the month of August in our Run Like a Wolf 100 Mile Challenge. That’s about 3 miles per day – you can do it!

Not only will you receive an awesome gift when you sign up, but if you complete the challenge, you'll be awarded a custom wooden medal featuring the WCC's fierce Ambassador wolf Alawa. Additional custom wolf-themed prizes will be awarded to 12 top finishers


Registrants have the option of signing up as part of a full-distance team or a relay team.

Full-distance teams are for challengers who want to encourage each other to complete 100 miles EACH. Full-distance teams have no limit on participants. Sign up with a team of 10 or more, and you'll automatically receive a $10 discount off each of your registration fees. You don't have to sign up at the same time - once the tenth person registers, registrants 1-9 will receive a refund. 

Relay teams are for challengers who would like to complete the mileage as a team. Relay teams have a limit of four participants. Relay teams are not eligible for discount.

Navigate to the "Teams" tab to start or join a team. 


Virtual results can be logged beginning August 1st under the "Results" tab. 


Late to the party? Registration will remain open through August 15th. You can backlog your mileage or challenge yourself to complete the mileage in a shorter time period. 

Remember: wolves are strong, resilient, and spirited. Be like a wolf! 


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The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), located in South Salem, New York, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental organization protecting and preserving North America's wolf populations through education, advocacy, and active species recovery. Through onsite, offsite, and virtual educational programs featuring the WCC's three Ambassador wolves, the WCC teaches people of all ages about wolf biology, ecology, and behavior, and equips them with the tools and knowledge to become better activists and stewards of the natural world. As participants in the federal Species Survival Plans (SSP) for critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves, the WCC is also a leading center for the breeding and pre-release care of critically endangered wolves. 


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