HOLIDAY MILE, a National Tradition for 10 years.

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10th Annual Holiday Mile® National Fitness Challenge 

Thanksgiving Day 2021 - New Year's Day 2022 - www.HolidayMile.com

For our 10th year our challenge will be focused on the heart! Our internal engine. Let's set goals to get our heart in shape and our minds right. Stay tuned for more information as we prepare you for this years journey on the Holiday Mile. 

HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR VIRTUAL RUN/WALK 

  • Register for the race and print your bib
  • Walk, run or crawl at least 1 Mile a day at your convenience, any time, anywhere between November 25 -30, 2021
  • Submit your time daily (optional) to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #5Kevents, #HolidayMile
  • Feel free to join the 5Kevents Community Group to share and celebrate with other participants. Don't forget to follow our Remote Runners Facebook page too!

The holiday season is a health and fitness nightmare. On top of that we have been dealing with a pandemic since March 2020. From gym closings, gaining the "Covid 20" which could turn into the "Covid 40" ( aka weight gain ), event cancellations, parties, to cookies and time spent travelling to visit loved ones, it can feel impossible to stay on top of your fitness goals...but it doesn't have to be that way.

10th Annual Holiday Mile® National Fitness Challenge

Thanksgiving Day 2021 - New Year's Day 2022 - www.HolidayMile.com

DAILY CHECK IN: Checking in with your mile(s) every day is our way of holding you accountable for your pledge. Each day you check in, you will be entered in to a weekly drawing. Weekly prize winners will be notified via email. Please be sure to add 5kevents.org to your safe sender list to ensure you receive updates from us. 

Click the "Manage my Registration" > "Submit Virtual Results" tab shown above to submit your daily miles.

The Holiday Mile is designed to help you stay fit and motivated during the calorie-filled holiday season by moving your body for at least one mile straight, every day from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. You can run, walk, paddle, bike or swim your mile each day, and the event is open to Individuals and Teams.   

Moving your body at least one consecutive mile each day is just a small part of the Holiday Mile. To really get engaged, we encourage participants to SHOW YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT by participating in our weekly challenges:

AND we award one lucky participant  who participates in the challenge each week with a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Starting Sunday Nov. 28, 2021 our weekly challenges kick in. (we will count Nov 25,- 27 as well)

  • Nov. 28 Week 1: Social Media Contest - Post something about the Holiday Mile on your social media that will motivate others to join in.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.  (be sure to tag #5Kevents or #HolidayMile)

  • Dec. 05 Week 2: Photo Contest - Post a photo of your Holiday Mile Journey on our Facebook page, Creativity counts HERE!

  • Dec. 12 Week 3: RanDOm Act of KINDNESS - Maybe not so random, but do something kind and share what you did on our Facebook page. Motivate others to do kind acts! Our favorite week here at the Holiday Mile HQ! Post your act of kindness HERE!

  • Dec. 19 Week 4: Local Clothing Drive - Collect clothing as a team or individually and donate to a local charity. Post your pic on Facebook HERE 

  • Dec. 26 Week 5: Local Food Drive - Collect food for a local food shelter! Share your efforts with us on the Facebook page HERE 

  • Jan. 02 Week 6: $100 Review Prize - Rate your experience with the Holiday Mile and tell us how it helped you! Post HERE

Each registered participant will receive a custom digital race bib, custom finisher medal, event performance t-shirt or Hoodie (See above) and a commemorative Certificate of Completion! 

Every week we will draw a random winner to receive an awesome door prize. Each time you check in for the week, you will be entered in to the drawing. Only one check in per day allowed.  

EVENT FEATURES:

  • Team & Individual Tracking

  • Performance wear short sleeve t-shirt (unisex, ladies' fit, youth or 1/4 Zip)

  • Commemorative Virtual Race Bib (Download under the "Manage my registration" tab above

  • Commemorative Finisher's medal (Your choice of 3 styles)

  • Certificate of completion

  • Team Incentives (25 or more)

  • Weekly prizes! 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: That's entirely up to you! It doesn’t matter where your Holiday Mile takes you, you just have to do at least one mile straight and check in each day. 

SPECIAL TEAM / COMPANY AWARDS! The Holiday Challenge is designed to encourage and maintain healthy lifestyles and reward individuals for doing so.  

COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OPTIONS: This year we are offering 2 options for medals. This design will be keepsake for years to come!

 2021 Holiday Mile Medal

TEAM INFORMATION: The Holiday Mile encourages participants to maintain healthy lifestyles and reward individuals for doing so. Organizations that adopt this challenge will discover they will increase morale, create a healthy work environment and help alleviate some holiday stress.   

If you have 15 or more people in your group, we suggest pre-paying for your team. You'll receive a reusable discount code to share with your team members so they can sign up for free. Just email us at SupportStaff@5Kevents.org for more details. 

Special Corporate/Team Challenge 

Companies and teams that recruit 25 or more participants will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card. Your company can choose how to distribute the $50 Card. Some ideas are to award the team member that has the most miles or the most days logged for the challenge. 

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY: While this event is designed to keep you accountable and help maintain your fitness during the holiday season (or prepare you for your New Year's resolutions), you take it a step further by keeping with the spirit of the holidays and making your pledge a charitable fundraiser.
 
If you would like us to assign a charity to your organization, please email Supportstaff@5Kevents.org and we will create a fundraising page for your team.   

INVOLVE YOUR FRIENDS: You don't have to do this alone - get your friends to take the pledge with you and hold each other accountable. 

HOW DO I GET CREDIT FOR  REFERRALS?

  • Get $2.00 OFF your registration simply by sharing on Social Media.
  • Get 10% credit per referral!  
  • Refer 10 or more people, your registration is FREE!  
DAILY CHECK IN: Checking in with your mile(s) every day is our way of holding you accountable for your pledge. Each day you check in, you will be entered in to a weekly drawing. Weekly prize winners will be notified via email. Please be sure to add 5kevents.org to your safe sender list to ensure you receive updates from us. 

Click the "Manage my Registration" > "Submit Virtual Results" tab shown above to submit your daily miles. 

PRO TIPS: This is the 10th year of the Holiday Mile, so we've learned a few tips from successful participants along the way:

  • Make the Holiday Mile website your "Start Up Page" on your web browser
  • Post daily words of wisdom, fun images, sweaty selfies, results, distances, etc. on your Facebook page
  • Check in daily on our Holiday Mile Facebook page, Facebook groupInstagram and Twitter feeds
  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    • Do I have to track my time / How do I track my time?
      No, tracking your time is optional. There are several apps available that you can use to track your time. Here is a list of the top 10 apps.
    • Do all team members have to participate together?
      No, that is the great part about a virtual race! Each team member can run/walk at their own pace on their own time.
    • Do all team members have to do the same distance?
      No, each team member can choose to do their own distance.
    • Can I split up the distance over several days?
      Yes, you can certainly split up your distance over time if needed.
    • Do I have to submit my time to get my medal?
      No, submitting your time is optional, you will still get your medal regardless. But if you would like to print off your finisher certificate, you will need to submit your time.
    • When will I get my medal and/or shirt?
      Medals & Shirts will start to ship mid December. 
    • How do I print my bib?
      Bibs are provided in digital format. Once you register, you will be automatically assigned a bib number. Under “Participant Management” you will see an option to print your bib for this race.
     
©2013-2021 5kevents.org, LLC. This event model is copyrighted by 5Kevents.org - 2013-2021, All rights reserved.  "Holiday Mile" is a registered Trademark Reg. # 4980110

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Great Event and very Motivational

This is an amazing way to stay healthy and motivated during the Holiday Season

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Great! Easy way to stay motivated

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Great Event and very Motivational

This is an amazing way to stay healthy and motivated during the Holiday Season

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Great but should have sep categories

Needs separate categories for bike, run, swim...plus a way to put in previous day totals the next day

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Disappointed! Terrible directions and zero support!

The instructions are not clear at all as to what to expect from this challenge. It is very hard to keep up with and also hard to navigate how to track your progress. I’m not sure if I’m doing anything right or if anything has been recorded that I think I put in under myself and my daughter. It’s a virtual mess! Very disappointed and NO desire to continue...

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Holiday Mile

It was the motivation I needed to keep moving EVERYday from Thanksgiving to tomorrow, New Years Day. 1 more day, 1 more mile.

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thanks

Enjoyed the new format, once I figured it out! Liked the FB page and stories submitted.

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Always fun

I look forward to this race every year, my dogs and I always do this race to get warmed up for the year

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The holiday Mile

I love this race ! Perfect time of year and just a mile a day is perfect and doable for me and if I’m feeling sassy I do a couple miles a day!! Love it a fun race!!

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Thanks for a great way to end a crummy year.

My hubby and I challenged ourselves and each other. This is the 1st time ever I am not starting the new year on a diet to lose the weight I gained during the holidays.

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Elizabeth

If possible would like to see a Strava group set up for this. It would be easier to log miles and less likely to forget. I realize the challenge is not everyone is on Strava.

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Excellent motivatiion

Loved the feasibility in entering your miles. Excellent way to keep me motivated. There were several days that I got home and realized I hadn't ran a mile. I immediately jumped on the treadmill. Loved loved loved this!!

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Really great at keeping me motivated through the holday season!

The Good: The holiday mile is really awesome for people that are needing a little push to get out and get a workout in. Although the idea is to get a mile in, the program is great for those looking to get in some serious mileage. For me, the hardest thing about getting a workout in is getting out the door. During the holiday mile, I may have dreaded going out to walk in the cold, but I did it anyways. I dont think I've been this active since college, and I attribute my activity the past month to the holiday mile. Areas of Improvement: Easier way of submitting miles. Weighting biking, running, swimming, etc differently and perhaps doing a point system for ranking rather than miles based.

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Holiday Mile

Logging miles was more challenging this year, because of not being able to edit the date. I just didn't get to the site every day. But it's a great challenge to keep me moving throughout the holiday season. Thanks.

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Holiday Mile

Good motivator

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my life

Good method for managing weight over the holidays. Enjoyed postings on Facebook and abiloty to track my progress against all participants. Encouraged me to set personal benchmarks (top quartile), and work harder to get there, and stay there.

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