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This new event will challenge runners and walkers to complete at least four cumulative half-marathon (13.1-mile) distances. New this year, we also challenge cyclists to complete at least four full-marathon (26.2-mile) distances. Miles can be accrued over several workouts, on the 165-mile D&L Trail or somewhere else, any time between October 1 and November 1. You select where, when, and how, then register your miles easily on RunSignup’s website.
Just as with the D&L Half Marathon, 100% of proceeds from the D&L Trail Challenge will support trail building and programming along the wonderful D&L Trail. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. If you love the D&L Trail and the great outdoor areas of our region, then we ask you join us in this year’s event.
A real-time Leader Board will engage your competitiveness, or you can race against a personal mileage goal, or you can simply participate for fun and fitness. Runners and walkers who cumulatively complete four half marathons, and cyclists who cumulatively complete four full marathons, during the month of October, will conquer the challenge and receive specially made finishers’ medals mailed to their homes.
***Disclaimer: Do not run, walk or bike on unsafe or closed roads. Follow social distancing guidelines and any other requirements set forth by local, state and federal agencies. This is a virtual event only, not a mass gathering.***
We know that you like great SWAG, and we’ve put extra effort into finding things that are different and useful:
· A custom gaiter
· Participants who conquer the challenge will receive the finisher’s medal
· A D&L sticker and run/walk/bike sticker
· Virtual stickers for every half marathon or marathon completed, so you can proudly display your accomplishments on social media and encourage others to up their games
· Entry into an exclusive Facebook group to share tips and cheer on friendly competition
· Local and on-line coupons
· You can also purchase the specially designed long-sleeved t-shirt for $15 and/or the deluxe SWAG add-on for $25.
When you complete the D&L Trail Challenge you will receive a finishers medal. Medals, shirts, and SWAG will be mailed beginning the week of November 16.
**Medal design coming soon!**
Gender-specific technical shirts.
SWAG Package includes a lighted bag belt, hat, bobby whistle, and keychain.
You will be logging your miles directly into the RunSignup system. You will get an email with instructions for you to upload directly. If you do not get the email, you can follow the below instructions. You will not be able to enter data until your challenge start date. If you are having any trouble, please contact: Loretta.
Q: What miles count?
A: Miles that are earned while you are exercising - out for a run, walk or bike. Incidental miles like walking to the mailbox or wandering around the grocery store do not count. Please only log miles that are put forth in an exercise effort.
Q: How do I log my miles?
A: We'll email you info on that when the challenge begins, but know that you can log miles from this website or by the link provided in your registration. We promise, it's easy!
Q: Do I have to be in Pennsylvania to complete the event?
A: No! You can complete the event from anywhere in the world!
Q: Can I run, walk, or bike on trails?
A: Yes! Running, walking, hiking or biking on any surface counts - road, trails, greenways, treadmills, or trainers.
Q: What if I'm signed up for other virtual events?
A: If you're participating in a virtual race like a 5K or 10K, you can count those miles toward your D&L Trail Challenge distance too!
Q: Can I complete the challenge with friends?
A: Yes! We would love for you to get your friends involved. However, each person must register individually. There are no relay teams in this event.
Q: When do I have to have all my miles logged in?
A: The D&L Trail Challenge ends at midnight on November 1. Please record all miles by midnight on November 2 to be eligible for your medal.
Q: When will I get my shirt , SWAG, and medal?
A: We'll be shipping shirts, SWAG, and medals together starting the week of November 16.
If you have any questions about this challenge, click the button below.
St. Lukes University Health Network
Klunk & Millan Advertising
Mauch Chunk Trust Company
Embassy Bank For The Lehigh Valley
Discover Lehigh Valley
New England Hydropower Company, LLC
Dimmich & Dinkelacker, P.C.
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Pocono Whitewater, Ltd.
The Inn at Jim Thorpe
Bethlehem Business Forms
Aardvark Sports Shop
Keystone Running Store
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