Backyard BRRR Virtual Challenge

Mon January 1 - Wed January 31 Anywhere, VA 20190 US
Produced by EX2 Adventures

Description

 

**** Backyard BRRR Updates ****

 

BRRR...it's getting cold outside...so it's time again for a fun challenge to keep us all active and getting OUTSIDE!

The goal of this year's Backyard BRRR Virtual Challenge is to accumulate at least 31 total miles in 31 outside activities during the month of January...and walking, running, cycling, paddling/rowing, swimming, and winter sports all count.

But...you don't have to stop at 31 miles and we track both inside and outside miles and activities.  We want you to be inspired to log as many miles as possible from January 1st to 31st!  Curious how many miles participants logged last year...check out the results.

You can participate as an individual and also on a team of up to 10 people.  We also have a special program for corporate partners!

A new special prize will be given for the following accomplishments:

  • Individual with the most overall total miles
  • Individual with the most overall total miles outside
  • Individuals with the most miles in each of the following disciplines (walking, running, cycling, skiing, swimming, paddling)
  • Individual with the most pushups
  • Individuals with the most miles outside in each of the following disciplines (walking, running, cycling)
  • Team with the most overall total miles
  • Team with the most overall total miles outside
  • Teams with the most miles in each of the following disciplines (walking, running, cycling, skiing, swimming, paddling)
  • Team with the most pushups
  • Corporate team with the most overall miles
  • Corporate team with the most overall miles outside

Charity Partner

During registration, you will have an opportunity to support a wonderful non-profit, Homestretch. The goal of the charity partnership is to first and foremost to raise awareness of the services Homestretch provides to families in our area.  In addition, we hope to raise funds that will directly support their efforts.  Please consider making a donation when you register.  EX2 events have raised over $132,000 for Homestretch over the past 3 years!  We have a lofty goal to raise $50,000 during the challenge for Homestretch!  EX2 always adds a 10% match to each participant and corporate donation.

Swag!!

All participants receive the sweet swag items listed below!

Swag #1 - Choice of Long Sleeve Shirt OR Pom Hat

This year we are offering a choice of either a long sleeve shirt or a fun pom winter hat by Boco Gear. The shirts are available in super soft tri-blend fabric (unisex sizing only) or technical micro mesh fabric (women's, men's, and youth sizing available).

Can't decide and want both the shirt and hat?  You'll have the option to select the other item as an add-on during registration.

 

Swag #2 - Festive 3.5" Coaster Finisher Medal

This year's coaster medals are even more amazing than past years.  Our goal was to create something that you would want to display on your desk year round! We know you'll love it!

Swag #3 - Custom Buff

And finally...who doesn't love a new buff! This year's version is winter themed (of course) and reminds you to get outside!

 

How The Challenge Works

Step 1:  Sign up!

Step 2:  Recruit your friends, family, and coworkers to join the challenge. 

Step 3:  Get out there and log your activities!

From January 1st to 31st, your goal is to complete a total of 31 total miles in 31 outside activities.  But...you don't have to stop at 31 miles!  We want you to be inspired to log as many miles as possible from January 1st to 31st. After each activity (or at least weekly), submit your activity information (activity type and distance) in RunSignUp.  Don't worry...it's easy and instructions are here.  You can also (optionally) add in the time and elevation gain of each activity as well as comments.  The more data you add, the more information you have at the end of the challenge.

Weekly emails from the event director will include results updates and maybe even some mini challenges each week!

Make It Social

Although this is virtual challenge, there are lots of great ways to be and feel connected to each other during the challenge.

  1. Meet up with friends and family that are participating in the challenge and get some miles in together.
  2. Share photos from your workouts on the challenge photos page on RunSignUp.
  3. Share photos from your workouts on social media, including the EX2 Racers and Volunteers Facebook group. Please use #BackyardBRRR to make it easier for others to find your photos.

Make sure you follow EX2 Adventures on Instagram, Facebook, and X.

Referral Rewards

Successfully refer your friends and family using your referral link (sent in your confirmation email) and earn the following rewards:

Refer 5 people and receive an automatic $25 refund!

Refer 10 people and receive a $25 refund AND one of the best swag items we've ever offered...a super awesome EX2 sweatshirt.  They're nice...trust me.

Refer 15 people and receive a $25 refund AND the super awesome EX2 sweatshirt AND this amazing custom Running Trucker from Boco!

Challenge Contact Info

If you have any questions about this Challenge, click the button below.

Corporate Partners

Sponsors

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