Appalachian Trail Challenge - Entry + Downloadable Bib

Appalachian Trail Challenge - Entry + Downloadable Bib


At 2193.1 miles (3529.45 km) long, the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. Covering 14 states and boasting 464,500′ elevation gain and loss, a typical through-hiker will take about 5 – 7 months to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Over 3 million people visit this trail each year! Hiking the trail takes not only physical preparation, but mental preparation and logistics planning to be successful. Do you have what it takes?

Join us for a distance challenge that allows you to hike part of the Appalachian Trail virtually, from wherever you are! Complete 220 miles (350 km) of activity to conquer this challenge.


What do I get with my order? This package includes an Appalachian Trail Challenge entry and downloadable bib.

How does the challenge work? To complete this challenge, you will record 220 miles (350 km) of activity. Our results platform will keep track of your total distance logged from the activities you submit until you reach the finish line!

When can I submit results? Now through December 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 entering your activities manually or connecting directly to one of these apps: Strava, Garmin, fitbit, Polar, Suunto, or Coros. Activities will start counting towards your challenge from the date you activate the challenge.

Do I have to run? Absolutely not! This is your race and you get to complete it at your pace. When you submit results, you will be able to select what type of activity you used to complete the distance.

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