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Virginia Road Trip Challenge by Mettle Events

Mon June 15 - Sun November 1


This virtual challenge follows the portion of the Eastern Greenway Trail from the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail in Chesapeake, VA to the middle of the Arlington Memorial Bridge that spans the Potomac River between Arlington National Cemetery in VA and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.  Total mileage for the Virginia Portion of this trail is 281 miles or 450 km.  The trail links several multi-use trail along the historic and scenic Eastern Virginia countryside.  This would be an epic multi-day run or ride to accomplish live one day, and this challenge will introduce you to the fascination of this route. 

You'll have 12 weeks (June 15 to September 7) to complete the mileage.  That's approximately 23 miles a week or as much as you can.  You can break up your mileage any way you like as long as you complete the cumulative total by September 7.  Run, walk or cycle.  We know you can do it!  

Q: Can I bike?
A: Only participants who chose the cycling event may count cycling miles. And just as runners/walkers cannot count cycling, cyclists cannot count running or walking.

Q: Do I need a GPS watch/tracker, or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of running?
A: You can use one if you wish but it's not required. Strava has a free app and you can join our club to join others to track the progress of everyone and keep everyone motivated.

Q: Do treadmill miles count? What about Trail miles?
A: Treadmills or trails, roads or tracks, hilly or flat, rain or shine, miles are miles! All miles count!

Q: I'm running in another race during the same period as the Virginia Road Trip Challenge, can I count those miles towards the challenge?
A: We'll allow it.

Q: Can I backdate my mileage?
A: Yes, we will allow a grace period. Anyone who registers up to July 4 can backdate their mileage to June 15!

Q: How will I report my miles?
A: Refer to the "Tracking Mileage" section for full details.

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