Season II: Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Erie Entry + Downloadable Bib

Season II: Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Erie Entry + Downloadable Bib


The Great Lakes Challenge is back!

The fourth-largest and shallowest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie was named for its shape. “Erie” is shortened from the Iroquoian word erielhonan, meaning long tail! 

Have you ever heard of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster? But have you heard of Bessie, the 40-foot monster, who is rumored to make her home in Lake Erie? Race Bessie 241 miles (388 km) across Lake Erie in this unique, monster of a challenge. Log your mileage by running, walking, wheeling, hiking, cycling, swimming, paddling...the choice is yours!


What do I get with my order? This package includes a Lake Erie Challenge entry and downloadable bib.

How does the challenge work? To complete this challenge, you will record 241 miles (388 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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