Allrunners January Challenges

To get us all motivated, recover from any Christmas / New Year excess, and to try and keep us upbeat through January, we have some challenges. There will be prizes!!!

You can choose to enter one, two or all three challenges.

Challenge 1

Choose your mileage – we don’t mind where or when you run – trail, road, uphill, flat, the choice is yours. You can choose to run:

  • 50 miles
  • 75 miles
  • 100 miles
  • 150 miles or
  • 200 miles

Challenge 2

Choose your elevation. We’re Allrunners, we love to run up hills, almost as much as we love running down them. So, if distance isn’t your thing, why not try elevation instead. Or you can do both challenges and run the distance and the elevation. You can choose to run:

  • 2,500ft
  • 5.000ft
  • 10,000ft
  • 15,000ft
  • 20,000ft

For Challenges 1 and 2, you have from 1 to 31 January to complete your mileage or elevation challenge. You can start at any time during the month and all runs during January will be counted. If you find out that you are absolutely rocking the challenge you can ask to move up to the next goal!

Challenge 3

As much as we all love running, it’s good to mix it up a bit! So the third challenge is exercise every day. Now, this could be running, walking, cycling, swimming, gym, weight training, aerobics, pilates, yoga, skiing, surfing, hula hooping, bellringing or whatever gets you active and raises your heart rate. You need to do a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise every day.

What you need to do….

For all three challenges, please submit your running evidence at the end of each week. A running week is Monday to Sunday, with Sunday being the last day (1 Jan is a Sunday, so our first full week will be 1 to 8 Jan inclusive). You can send me pictures of your mileage / elevation / activities from your watch, smartphone, Garmin, Strava, Fitbit and any other watch or app out there. Email your evidence – Name, Challenge and total for the week – to

Each week I will compile leaderboards for the various challenges (providing we get enough entries). Please post any photos from your activity on the Facebook Group we would love to see them.

Also, we haven’t decided on the challenge prizes, here’s your chance to influence the result. Select your preference and the favourite from all votes will win.

January Challenge