Run Northeast WI

Virtual Miles Challenge

Register for the Challenge

What: The Northeast Wisconsin Virtual Miles Challenge was designed to help participants visualize their progress towards a mileage goal or consistency with running in 2021

See Options for the two challenges

Who: Anyone who lives in the 48 Contiguous United States

When: The Challenge Starts on January 1, 2021!

Registration is open through December 31st, 2020

Where:  Run your miles anywhere!

Included with your registration:

  • Event Shirt
  • 8.5″x14″ Poster Map for Tracking Your Distance
  • Milestone Stickers for marking your poster
  • $7 Discount Code for the 2021 Houdini 10k
  • 1-2 $10 Off Coupons* to save on a pair of shoes at Run Away Shoes throughout the year (*quantity depends on challenge choice)
  • Virtual Participant Guide with worksheets to set yourself up for success, encouragement, facts and notations about the places you are virtually running through and more.

Challenge Options:

  • Winter Tour de Northeast WI: We mapped a hypothetical route of 139 miles starting in Oshkosh and ending in Door County with the goal to complete this distance by March 31st, 2021 (about 10-11 miles per week)
  • The Perimeter of Northeast WI Total Miles: 790 miles with the suggested goal of completing this distance by December 31, 2021 (15-16 miles a week) or you could set a shorter or longer time goal for yourself. (participants who choose this option will also receive a Commemorative Finisher Keychain)


This challenge is non-refundable.

Registration Information 

When Will I Receive My Challenge Kit?

When you register, you will have an option to have your race kit mailed to you or pick-up at Run Away Shoes in Oshkosh, Appleton, or Green Bay.

As a reminder, we are only shipping to the 48 Contiguous United States.

These items will be available at your respective pick-up locations sometime the week of January 11th. You will receive an e-mail when it is ready.

If you choose to have your kit shipped, it will ship the week of the 11th. It may take between 3-7 days to receive your kit, depending on where you live. 

What will I receive in my mailed race kit?

  • Event Shirt
  • Poster Map for Tracking Your Distance
  • Milestone Stickers for marking your poster
  • $7 Discount Code for the 2021 Houdini 10k
  • 1-2 $10 Off Coupons* to save on a pair of shoes at Run Away Shoes throughout the year (*quantity depends on challenge choice)
  • Also, for the Perimeter of Northeast Wisconsin challenge participants only – a Commemorative Finisher Keychain

You will recieve your virtual participant guide in your confirmation e-mail once you register.

Shirt Information

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There will not be shirt samples available to try on at Run Away Shoes. Please see product measurements to assist with sizing.


*Before Registration Closes* If you need to change your shirt size, please e-mail [email protected] Sizes cannot be changed once online registration closes on December 31st at 11:59pm.


Answers to a Few Questions You May Have

Can I Run The Actual Route?

The route is not designed as a running route so we would not encourage it or recommend it. It is a representation of great distance so that you can ooo and ahh over your accomplishment!

Tour de Northeast WI Map

The Perimeter of Northeast WI: starting at Bay Beach in Green Bay and headed towards Door County, following the perimeter of Northeast Wisconsin.

What If I Get Injured?

This is your personal challenge, so you can adjust your goal. We do not encourage running through an injury.

You may also choose to cross-train and add those miles as part of your goal. You can adjust those into running miles as you feel appropriate to you. For example: 4 miles biking – 1 running mile.

Other Questions?

Feel free to reach out to [email protected]

How to participate virtually


Set Yourself Up For Success

As soon as you register, check your confirmation e-mail for the Virtual Participant Guide.

If you did not receive a confirmation e-mail shortly after you registered, e-mail us at [email protected]

Head to the Start-Up Guide pages & follow the guide to set yourself up for success before the challenge begins on January 1st!

Once You Receive Your Challenge Kit
  • Hang up your poster in a place you will see your progress frequently
  • Already hit some mileage milestones in early January? Make sure you update your progress map!

Document Your Accomplishment & Stay Engaged!

Write down your progress on your shoe mileage log each time you run, and fill in your map as you meet major milestones!

Share your progress on social. Use hashtag so we can cheer you on! #RunNEW2021


This is not designed as a race to see who can finish first or the fastest, but a challenge of accountability to stay consistent through the winter or a long-term goal of consistency through 2021.

Registered?  Great!  Make sure your shoes can get you through your run!

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