The Great Lakes Challenge: 50 Mile Challenge

The Great Lakes Challenge: 50 Mile Challenge


Looking for your next adventure? Life is better at the lake! Whether you have already conquered all 5 Great Lakes or are just dipping your toe in the water, this next challenge is for you. Introducing our brand-new 50 Mile Challenge! Run, walk, roll, swim, or paddle your way through 50 miles to earn the 6th medal in this collection, highlighting iconic images from each of the Great Lakes. There may be plenty of medals in the sea, but this is the one you want to hook.


  • What do I get with my order? This package includes a 50 mile Challenge entry, high-quality medal, and digital downloadable bib.

  • How does the challenge work? To complete this challenge, you will record 50 miles of activity. Our results platform will keep track of your total mileage from the activities you submit until you reach the finish line!

  • When can I submit results? September 1, 2020  March 31, 2021

  • How do I submit results? After you register, you will receive an activation email. Think of this as your check-in at the Registration Tent before you head to the Start Line. You can use any app or device to track your run. You can submit results by connecting directly to your Strava, or manually entering your activities!  

  • Do I have to run? Absolutely not! You can use any combination of activities to conquer this distance. Running, walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking…as long as you’re being active, it counts!

  • When will my order ship? This package is in stock and now shipping! You will receive an email confirmation when your order has shipped so that you know to keep your eyes peeled.

  • Is there a Great Lakes Challenge T-shirt? Yes! You can add the Great Lakes Challenge T-Shirt to your order here.

2020 Live Results (you must have a Challenge Hound account to view results): 

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Please note that, while children under the age of 13 are welcome to participate, they will not be able to submit results online in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.