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Challenge Hound is the best place to track private group challenges, but if you're looking for a challenge to try out, you can find them here.

"You just can’t beat the person who never gives up." —Babe Ruth

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EURO Host City Challenge

Jul 1, 2021
4:00 AM
Aug 1, 2021
3:59 AM
Team Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 10,401 Miles in 31 days
Join fellow hounds in an attempt to travel to ALL of the EURO 2020 host cities! For the month of July -- Challenge Hound will be hosting a public team challenge in an attempt to cover over 10,000 miles!

Challenge Hound will also be donating $1 for every participant -- with all proceeds going to the Open Field organization openfieldintl.org

The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2020, or simply Euro 2020, is the 16th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) The tournament was originally scheduled from 12 June to 12 July 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and rescheduled for 11 June to 11 July 2021. It retains the name UEFA Euro 2020.

This Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for the entire Challenge Hound community/family. It is to inspire you to create your own private challenges within Challenge Hound.
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Pacific Coast Running Challenge

Jun 1, 2021
4:00 AM
Jul 1, 2021
3:59 AM
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Wheelchair, ... 100 Miles in 30 days
A free public challenge for all runners/hikers! Can you complete the 100 mi trek up Pacific Coast Highway in California in 30 days?! **WINNERS OF THIS CHALLENGE WILL RECEIVE 20 FREE CREDITS TO THEIR CHALLENGE HOUND ACCOUNT** This Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for the entire Challenge Hound community/family. It is to inspire you to create your own private challenges within Challenge Hound.
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Gold Coast Cycling Challenge

Jun 1, 2021
4:00 AM
Jul 1, 2021
3:59 AM
Individual Challenge
Ride, Virtual Ride, E-Bike Ride, ... 520 Miles in 30 days
A free public challenge for all cyclists/rowers! Can you complete the 560 mi route along Australia's Gold Coast in one month?! **WINNERS WILL RECEIVE 20 FREE CHALLENGE HOUND CREDITS FOR COMPLETING THIS CHALLENGE** This Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for the entire Challenge Hound community/family. It is to inspire you to create your own private challenges within Challenge Hound.
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Santa's Route: Lapland to Rockefeller Center

Dec 14, 2020
5:00 AM
Dec 26, 2020
4:59 AM
Team Challenge
Run, Walk, Virtual Run, Hike, Ride, ... 3,800 Miles in 12 days
For the 12 days leading up to Christmas help Santa fly from Lapland in Finland to Rockefeller Center in New York City. Lapland and Rockefeller Center are two of the world's most epic holiday spots! To help motivate the community, Challenge Hound will be randomly raffling off three fancy Challenge Hound hats to participants. To qualify for the challenge raffle, join the challenge, be Santa's helper, and log at least 10 miles to help Santa reach his goal. At the end of the challenge we will randomly pick the lucky three winners and get in touch with you if you've won. This is a free public Challenge Hound challenge. Everyone is welcome to join, so tell your friends. You can join this challenge at the same time as any other Challenge Hound challenges. The challenge is meant to inspire you to create your own private challenges within Challenge Hound.
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Stay Away 10k

Jul 16, 2020
4:00 AM
Aug 1, 2020
3:59 AM
Individual Challenge
Run a 6.21 Kilometer Virtual Race
Let's wrap up July 2020 with a 10k virtual race. The Stay Away 10k means just that, run 10k and stay away from other runners! Wear a mask! Run fast. The interesting thing about this race, is that it lasts the entire second half of July, or 16 days. If you don't like your time, do it again. Only your best time will be posted. Make sure to run at least 10k. 9.999k will not count. If you run more than 10k, Challenge Hound will grab your fastest 10k effort, so no penalties for running more. This Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for the entire Challenge Hound community/family. It is to inspire you to create your own private challenges and races within Challenge Hound.
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Wally World Bound

Jul 1, 2020
7:00 AM
Jul 15, 2020
6:59 AM
Team Challenge
Walk, Hike, Virtual Run, Run, Wheelchair, ... 2,306 Miles in 14 days
In 1983, the Griswold family set out on an epic family vacation to Wally World. Since summer travel has been curbed or eliminated this year, we thought we could head out on the "holiday road" and take a virtual family vacation. This team/family challenge will follow the Griswold's route to Wally World! We'll virtually start out in Chicago and head to LA, virtually stopping at the same spots that the Griswold's stopped. We've only got 14 days to get there and this challenge will NOT backfill activity, so sign-up now and start moving before the park closes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHThGmVfE3A This Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for the entire Challenge Hound community/family. It is to inspire you to create your own private challenges within Challenge Hound.
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Run the Cape

Jun 1, 2020
4:00 AM
Jul 1, 2020
3:59 AM
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, or Hike 50 Miles in 30 days
Kicking off the pandemic summer with a 50 mile run, walk, hike challenge down the Cape, as in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 30 days to get 50 miles. This challenge will leverage Challenge Hound's new mapping technology, which will virtually track your progress on a map. No need to travel to Massachusetts, just put in miles/km wherever you are and Challenge Hound will plot your progress down the virtual route. This is a great way to visualize the challenge and virtually run in far off places while still staying safe during the pandemic. For B&M. As always, this Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for the entire Challenge Hound community. It is to inspire you to create your own private challenges within Challenge Hound.
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May Minutes

May 1, 2020
4:00 AM
Jun 1, 2020
3:59 AM
Individual Challenge
Meditate, Yoga, Workout, Weight Training, ... for a total of 25 hours in 31 days
Time waits for no one and neither will this challenges. To complete this challenge you'll need to log 1,500 minutes of activity in May. Make it count because: "Time brings all things to pass." - Aeschylus As always, this Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for the entire Challenge Hound community. It is to inspire you to create your own private challenges within Challenge Hound.
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Covid 19 April Activities Challenge

Apr 1, 2020
4:00 AM
May 1, 2020
3:59 AM
Individual Challenge
19 Runs, Virtual Runs, Walks, Rides, ... in 30 days
Scary times, but we should all still try to keep active and sane. Join this challenge and complete 19 activities in April. That might seem like a lot, but any activity counts. A quick yoga session, an in-house workout, or some time on the treadmill. Be safe and stay healthy!! As always, this Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for the entire Challenge Hound community. It is to inspire you to create your own private challenges within Challenge Hound.
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10,000 MILES (2020 part 2)

Mar 23, 2020
7:00 AM
Jun 6, 2020
6:59 AM
Team Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, or Hike 10,000 Miles in 75 days
For the last few years, Challenge Hound has hosted the 10,000 mile team challenge and it was NOT completed. This year (2020) it was completed in 75 days! The Challenge Hound community is growing and strong! We've got some amazing athletes. This 10,000 mile team challenge is only 75 days long, so we need to break the current record. Can it be done? This is a Challenge Hound Public challenge. It is open and free to join for all Challenge Hound users. It actually needs all the help it can get, so please join! It is for fun and also to inspire you to create your own challenges within Challenge Hound!
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Social Distancing Challenge #2

Mar 22, 2020
12:00 AM
Mar 28, 2020
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
5 Runs, Virtual Runs, Walks, Hikes, ... in 7 days
Seven day challenge to help us all get through the Covid-19 lock down and stay as healthy as possible. Log at least five activities, of any type, to stay fit and healthy over the next week! Make sure you maintain proper social distance (at least six feet) to prevent the spread! This is a Challenge Hound Public challenge. It is open and free to join for all Challenge Hound users. It is for fun and also to inspire you to create your own challenges within Challenge Hound!
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Social Distancing Challenge #1

Mar 15, 2020
12:00 AM
Mar 21, 2020
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, or Hike 10 Miles in 7 days
It is time to make a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and stymie community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This is called social distancing. No more walking or running in groups. No more races. But don’t stop exercising! Exercise can help reduce stress and benefit your immune system. Luckily Challenge Hound is here to help! Challenge Hound was built with social distancing in mind. It is virtually social. Many challenges involve distance. And you can compete with absolutely zero physical interactions. Each week we'll be posting a new challenge that we can all accomplish virtually, without any physical interactions, but social and fun nonetheless. To start, run, hike, or walk (ALONE) for at least 10 miles (16km) this week! Stay at least six feet away from anyone you see on the road or trail and tell them to visit Challenge Hound to sign up and join this challenge.
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10 Ride/Row March

Mar 1, 2020
12:00 AM
Mar 31, 2020
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
10 Rides, Virtual Rides, Rows, or Kayaks in 31 days
Thirty one days in March to get out and ride, or row, just 10 times. Should be easy, but could be harder than you think. Try putting in some good distance, nautical or road, too! As always, this Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for all Challenge Hound users. It is for fun and also to inspire you to create your own challenges within Challenge Hound.
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Climb Into Spring

Mar 1, 2020
12:00 AM
Mar 31, 2020
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Run, Walk, Virtual Run, or Hike 5,000 Feet in elevation in 31 days
March is upon us and that means spring is just around the corner. This challenge focuses on putting in elevation, on foot, and "climbing into spring". 5,000 feet or 1,524 meters of climbing isn't that much, if you live in the mountains, but if you're in the flats, it'll be more challenging. As always, this Challenge Hound Public challenge is open and free to join for all Challenge Hound users. It is for fun and also to inspire you to create your own challenges within Challenge Hound.
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360 Minutes

Feb 1, 2020
12:00 AM
Feb 29, 2020
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... for a total of 6 hours in 29 days
Get active, with any supported activity type, for 360 minutes in February 2020, to complete this new duration based challenge. 360 minutes should equal 360 wellness!
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February Leap

Feb 1, 2020
12:00 AM
Feb 29, 2020
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, ... as much as possible in 29 days
Let's see who can log the most miles and most elevation, on foot, in February 2020. This year Feb has 29 days, so it should be a little more than usual. The top spot in distance and the top spot in elevation win a Challenge Hound hat!
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10,000 Team Miles

Jan 1, 2020
8:00 AM
Dec 31, 2020
7:59 AM
Team Challenge
Run, Walk, or Hike 10,000 Miles in 365 days
Attempted in 2018 and failed. Attempted in 2019 and came up 88 miles short! 2020 is the year to get it done! This is a team challenge where strangers become friends and band together to log 10,000 miles, in aggregate, in one year. That's a LOT of miles so the more the merrier. Join us!
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The January 10

Jan 1, 2020
12:00 AM
Jan 31, 2020
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
10 Runs, Virtual Runs, Walks, Hikes, ... in 31 days
Resolutions are best achieved in steps. Start 2020 with this challenge that’s meant to get you started in the right direction.
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Christmas Count Down

Dec 1, 2019
12:00 AM
Dec 25, 2019
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Run, Walk, or Hike 25 Miles in 25 days
Don't let the holidays get the best of you! Run, walk, or hike 25 miles, or at least a mile a day, and stay fit this holiday season.
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Bike 100

Jan 1, 2019
12:00 AM
Feb 19, 2019
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Ride 100 Miles in 50 days
For the bikers out there. Start 2019 off with 100 miles in the first 50 days of the year. Should be easy, but riding in the winter months is always a challenge.
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100 miles in 100 Days

Jan 1, 2019
12:00 AM
Apr 10, 2019
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Run, Walk, or Hike 100 Miles in 100 days
Start 2019 off right with 100 miles in the first 100 days. The first person to complete this challenge will receive a Challenge Hound running hat!
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10,000 Team Miles

Jan 1, 2019
12:00 AM
Dec 31, 2019
11:59 PM
Team Challenge
Run, Walk, or Hike 10,000 Miles in 365 days
We tried this in 2018 and failed. Let's try again in 2019. The name of the game is "team miles". We need a big enough team to log enough miles and we're golden. Sounds easier said than done though. Join the challenge and help complete it!
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12 Days of Christmas

Dec 14, 2018
12:00 AM
Dec 25, 2018
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Run, Walk, or Hike 12 Miles in 12 days
Tis the season to normally slack on the running! Don't stop though! "On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...1 six minute mile through the neighborhood..."
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The 22 Pound Turkey

Nov 1, 2018
12:00 AM
Nov 22, 2018
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Run, Walk, or Hike 22 Miles in 22 days
Thanksgiving is on November 22nd, so you'd better run at least 22 miles before the gluttony begins!
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Bike 40 in Jan

Jan 1, 2018
12:00 AM
Jan 31, 2018
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Ride 40 Miles in 31 days
Normally 40 miles is a super easy biking challenge. Many can achieve this in one ride. However, it is NOT easy to bike in January. It is cold and rainy! Good luck.
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The January Warm Up

Jan 1, 2018
12:00 AM
Jan 31, 2018
11:59 PM
Individual Challenge
Run, Walk, or Hike 31 Miles in 31 days
A mile a day in January! An easy one-month commitment! Jump into a New Year's resolution and get a quick win.
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10,000 Miles

Jan 1, 2018
12:00 AM
Dec 31, 2018
11:59 PM
Team Challenge
Run, Walk, or Hike 10,000 Miles in 365 days
Let's see if the challenge hound community can come together and put together 10,000 miles in 2018. That's over 381 combined marathons! Across the US 4 times! We'll all have to push it and SPREAD THE WORD to get this done!
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