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The Buckeye State Challenge

Fri January 1 - Sun January 16


Anywhere you like! The Buckeye Challenge can be completed in your own neighborhood, at a local park, while running another race (talk about a 2 for 1), or even the treadmill. Sign up and get runnin' because the clock is ticking down to January 1, 2022!


ver wondered how long the perimeter of Ohio is? Well, the answer is 1118.87 miles as calculated by the Ohio Department of Transportation TIMS Data re-projected to the State Plane HARN Coordinate System. What does that mean? It means this distance is crazy accurate! (Note, islands in Lake Erie not included!)

So we're giving you one year starting Dec 31st to run the distance around Ohio! Good luck and have fun!

- Register for the event and get the distance done over the course of a year. "Simply" run or walk 1,118.87 Miles over the course of 2021 and log your miles as you go in the super easy tracking device and voila, you're done!

- We will ship you the official Buckeye State Challenge shirt and made in the USA finisher's medal!

- Please see the instructions within the FAQ on how to track your progress. As you upload your mileage every day you'll see your little dot move around the state. Some days it will feel like it's not going far but as the days turn to weeks and weeks turn to months you'll make your way around the Buckeye State!

Be sure to use #BuckeyeChallenege during your run/walk! We will repost in our Instagram story!

What's Included!

- Official entry to the Buckeye State Challenge 1,118.87 Miler!
- Performance Finisher's Tech Tee
- Custom Ohio Shaped Bib Number
- Made in America Finisher Medal made with American Steel! (2020 medal pictured below)
- Map that shows your progress as you move around the state
- Custom downloadable finisher's certificate
- Shipping of all items
- Our respect
- Probably the respect of your friends and family too! (Item not guaranteed)


Make sure you use #BuckeyeChallenge while running/walking throughout the year! Follow us on Instagram too @advancedrunningproject

Also join the Advanced Running Project Community Page and follow us on Facebook!

Train and Stay Connected With Us

After signing up, be sure to download the free Strava training app. We have an awesome club with incredibly devoted members of all skill sets. You can expect tons of member encouragement to help you in your build up! Track all of your runs and walks this summer and fall and motivate others to stay active in their training! It's also the perfect app to record your actual Virtual Run so you can submit your time after!

Click here to download the free Strava training app for either iOS or Android. 

Double or Nothin' Challenge!

So you've run 1,118.87 miles around Ohio, what next? Well, pop a u-turn and head back in the other direction to make it 2,237.74 miles! That means you've got a year to run or walk 2,237.74 miles, the equivalent of just over 6.1 miles a day, round up to a 10K and every 60 days you can take a day off! 

This event isn't for the faint of heart and will only be offered to participants who complete the first 1,118.87 miles by July 15th! So, you ready to go Double or Nothin'?

Earn Your Registration Back and Some Sweet Gear!

While the running 1,118.87 miles alone is an amazing, rewarding experience itself, it's even better when you have friends join you for all those miles! Once you sign up, you will automatically become part of the Buckeye Family. Refer friends and family to join you to earn rewards throughout the summer and fall. Here's how it works:

1) Sign up for the Buckeye State Challenge. Once you complete your registration, you'll receive a unique URL link to share.

2) Share this unique link with friends and family as often as you'd like.

3) Each time someone signs up through your link, you'll accrue one referral. Earn five referrals and get $25 credited back to you. Easy right?!?!

Don't stop there. There are more prizes to earn as you continue spreading the word. Here is the list of awesome gear you can earn for free!

5 Referrals: $25 of your registration fee credited back 

10 Referrals: Advanced Running Project Bibboards

15 Referrals: Advanced Running Project Trucker Hat

Sign up, get your referral link, and let's grow the Buckeye Family!

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