Regional Endurance Challenge

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Commit to staying fit by joining the 5Kevents Endurance Challenge. We know that staying fit and healthy is no easy task. It takes commitment, focus and it doesn't hurt to have a few friends to help keep you accountable. That’s what we’re here for!

It starts by making the commitment to participate in monthly events. After that, it’s a matter of training and showing up!

To help motivate you, we reward you for your efforts! You get cool swag at each event and we finalize the challenge with a party and awards ceremony. But wait, there's more! Signing up early will save you some big cash! You'll get early bird pricing when you sign up for the challenge as long as you sign up 30 days before the next event! That will save you big money over the course of the year!

Get started today by signing up for 10 events (Bronze), 15 (Silver), 20+ (Gold)  – You must complete the events to be eligible for awards. You can participate remotely via our Remote Runners® Program or at the physical events.

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NEW FOR 2022

You'll notice some changes in 2022. We're changing the traditional swag from T-Shirts to Specialty items. While we'll still offer event apparel as a commemorative item, we'll be adding more value with items like Coffee Mugs at the Cabin Fever 5K, Thermo Bottles at the Be Mine 5K, Safety Lights at the K9-5K, Waterproof Dry Bags at the Root River Paddle Challenge and much more!

But wait.... There's MORE!

New and Unique to 5Kevents this year is the 5Kevents Endurance Challenge Coins.

There will be 23 different coins to collect, and they include a little fun along the way!



Challenge Coins2022-Challenge Coins

ABOUT the 2022 5Kevents Endurance Challenge Coins:

To an outsider, a challenge coin might look like nothing more than a fancy collectible. It’s true that these coins are collector’s items, but they’re also shrouded in real tradition. Challenge coins indicate membership in something important, and there are rules that govern them. Playing the game by throwing down a challenge with a coin is something with which every coin owner should be familiar.


It’s an honor to receive a challenge coin. That’s why it’s important to know the etiquette surrounding these important mementos. When you use the 5Kevents challenge coins the right way, you’re contributing to a time-tested tradition that inspires camaraderie and membership. Here are the essential rules to follow if you are part of the 5Kevents endurance challenge coin game.

  • The challenger must possess a coin himself/herself. There are two types of challenges:
  • One coin from any event you participated in must be carried, and challenges can be called out anywhere and at any time as long as you are in a drinking establishment. You are allowed 4 steps in order to reach your coin. 
  • The game is exclusive to only those that have participated in a 2022 5K event. 

    A "Individual Challenge": If the person challenged fails to produce a coin, the challenge must be honored, and a drink must be purchased. A person can only be challenged once. You are free to challenge any past 5K participant or 5Kevents staff. 

    A group “Coin Check” Challenge is initiated by either holding your coin in the air or slamming it on a table or floor and yelling “Coin Check!” Everyone who is challenged (must be part of the endurance challenge. If everyone manages to produce a coin, the challenger is on the hook to buy the drinks for all. Be careful of who you challenge. Anyone not able to produce the coin is on the hook to buy the challenger a drink.

PRO TIP: It is well known that the 5Kevent's staff hangs out at Littleport Brewery in Downtown Racine and several occasionally bartend there from time to time.

  • Never hand someone else a coin in response to a challenge. Doing so is the same as giving the person the coin. The coin can be placed on the table, and anyone who wants to examine it is honor-bound to return it to its original location.
  • If you lose your coin, you’re responsible to replace it as soon as you possibly can by participating in the next 5K event listed above. Losing your coin doesn’t absolve you from responsibility to follow the rules of the game. In other words, you’re buying a lot of drinks if you lose it.
  • There are zero exceptions to these rules. They apply whether you’re wearing clothes or not, so think ahead. You’ve got four steps to get within arm’s reach of your coin.
  • A challenge coin is a coin. It’s not a belt buckle or bracelet or necklace, so don’t use it like one. The exception is for coins that are carried in a pouch around the neck.
  • You must always control your coin. It indicates honor, so you shouldn’t give it to just anyone.
  • You may not drill holes in your coin.
  • These rules apply to anyone over the age of 21 worthy to be given a coin, anyone who’s known to own a coin, and anyone who buys a coin.
  • In all fairness, those that wish not to play, may opt out of the challenge. This is just for fun. You may opt out and still retain the coins in recognition of your run/walk participation.
  • The Game resets in 2023.


The bottom line is that a challenge coin is a thing of honor, and you should treat it like one. 

Challenge coins carry great sentimental value and are symbols of pride representing one’s commitment to the Endurance Challenge.

Always carry your coin as a reminder of your commitment and connection to something bigger in your daily life.

Have you ever participated in a Challenge Coin Check? Tell us your stories on our Facebook page at , and don’t spare any details!

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HOLIDAY MILE, a National Tradition for 13 years.
Stuff the Sleigh 5K Run/Walk - Caledonia, WI
Leftover 5K Run/Walk - Racine, WI
Racine County K9-5K
North Beach 5K - Racine
Bacon and Beer  - Bacon5Kegs
A Spooktacular 5K - Swan's Pumpkin Farm
Oak Creek Turkey Trot 5K
Root River Paddle Challenge
We Run the Parks  - National Challenge
National Turkey Trot - Remote Runners
Turkey Trot 5K  - Racine
Pound the Pavement 5K Racine
Trails to Ales 5K
KENOSHA Lakefront Run and Charity Walk
Kringle Krush 5K/10K
Cabin Fever 5K  Virtual aka Remote Runners
Root River 5K Run/Walk
St. Pat's Day 5K/.08BAC .31K
Run for the BooBees - Rochester
Be Mine 5K - Live and Virtual
Dash and Splash 5K Run/Walk
4th Fest 5K - Remote Run aka Virtual Run/Walk
Root River Paddle Challenge II