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Hey Bears-
Welcome to the second annual Campus Recreation Distance Challenge. Last year the challenge came about as we headed into the pandemic lockdown. However, lockdown or not, we all had a great time with this event and are excited for year two! The goal of the challenge is to get everyone moving and completing as many miles during the month of April through running, jogging or walking! Below you can see the impressive accumulation stats from our over 70 participants last spring.

Of course with any event there needs to be some prizes. Just like last year participants will be awarded a different level of prizes based on the amount of miles they complete during April. Additionally, the distance challenge will include goal setting, weekly challenges, and community interactions through the strava app to fuel your progress throughout the event. In celebration of our Campus Rec 360 campaign we are excited about collaborations with other areas of rec such as Outdoor Pursuits and Fitness to further enhance the distance challenge in year two.


Registration: March 22nd - April 2nd

Challenge Dates: April 1st – April 30th

Fee: Free without event T-Shirt
Fee: $10 with event T-Shirt


  Running Shoes

Different prize packages were offered for those that accomplished certain mileage goals. 
Prizes include water bottles, pop-sockets, t-shirts and more!

Successful Stats From 2020

  • 2020 Results
  • 786 activities logged 
  • That's nearly 200 activities per week
  • Most participants were logging 3 activities per week
  • 3730 total miles logged
  • Over 50 people finished more than 20 miles and over 60 people finished more than 10 miles
  • 2019-2020 results 

For more information contact: Jay.Mahoney@unco.edu or Jordan.Bishop@unco.edu