🌎🌲 Dare to adventure! 🌲🌎

Registration is closed! Join our interest list to hear about the next event!

Dare to adventure! The inaugural Great Outdoors Challenge is a virtual run / hike / bike celebrating, well, the Great Outdoors!

Ever peered out the window or at a photo and said, "someday, I would LOVE to run that!" The Great Outdoors Virtual Challenge gets you up over that hill (pun intended!) to break outside, embrace adventure, and discover a new trail, local getaway, or just dedicated time to fully appreciate your natural surroundings. It's a centennial year too! U.S. National Park Service turns 100 years old in August.

For this challenge, we're adding our first-ever scavenger hunt -- embracing the outdoors, with awards and prizes too! NEW

Lastly, it supports a good cause. A portion of proceeds from the Great Outdoors Challenge will go to Yellowstone Park Foundation.

Collage of Great Outdoors Challenge runners


Curious to know how the Great Outdoors Challenge shirts fit? Click here to see shirt measurements

(NOTE: First FitFam event? For ladies, shirts run small and we recommend ordering two sizes up from your typical size. For men and kids, shirts fit "true-to-size" and we recommend ordering your typical size.)


Step one: Sign up for Great Outdoors Challenge! You can sign up as an individual or as part of a team. Activity and distance options for this event include:

  • Run/walk/hike: 5K, 10K, or half marathon
  • Bike: 15, 30, or 60 miles

Participating as a team is highly encouraged for max fun factor -- you get to come up with a clever team name, invite others, share your experiences, and (hopefully) run, hike, or bike together!

Step two: We ship out your swag! This will include a custom zinc-alloy finisher’s medal, Tyvek® bib, and other fun swag.

Step three: Register to submit your results, qualifying you for awards and prizes!

Step four: Get out and run, hike, or bike the outdoors! (A treadmill, stationary bike, or elsewhere indoors works too.) Map out your route. Grab some friends, your dog, your kid, or fly solo -- it’s up to you! When you’re done, submit your results to our official leaderboard.

Step five: Win awards and prizes, and meet fellow participants from around the world in our super supportive Great Outdoors Challenge community!

Registration for Great Outdoors Challenge is now closed! Join our interest list to hear about our next event!

Registration Packages

Gold Package - Entry + Swag

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Available to US and Canada residents.
  • Cotton-poly blend t-shirt -- available in ladies', men's, and youth sizes (value: $25)
  • Multi-functional, tech fabric headwear (value: $20)
  • Custom zinc-alloy finisher medal (value: $20)
  • Custom-embroidered, iron-on patch (value: $5)
  • Tyvek® bib (value: $5)
  • Free shipping on all items above (value: $5+)

  • Digital Swag (printable bib, medal, and other surprises)
  • Registration entry to Great Outdoors Challenge digital event experience
  • Exclusive access to Great Outdoors Challenge participant community
  • Eligibility for Great Outdoors Challenge awards and prizes

Silver Package - Entry + Swag

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Available to US and Canada residents.
  • Custom zinc-alloy finisher medal (value: $20)
  • Custom-embroidered, iron-on patch (value: $5)
  • Tyvek® bib (value: $5)
  • Free shipping on all items above (value: $5+)

  • Digital Swag (printable bib, medal, and other surprises)
  • Registration entry to Great Outdoors Challenge digital event experience
  • Exclusive access to Great Outdoors Challenge participant community
  • Eligibility for Great Outdoors Challenge awards and prizes

Digital Package - Entry Only

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Available to athletes around the world.

  • Digital Swag (printable bib, medal, and other surprises)
  • Registration entry to Great Outdoors Challenge digital event experience
  • Exclusive access to Great Outdoors Challenge participant community
  • Eligibility for Great Outdoors Challenge awards and prizes (US and Canada only)

FitFam Summer Series Registration -- SOLD OUT!!

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Available to US and Canada residents.
  • Registration entries for Americana Run, Great Outdoors Challenge, and Challenge Dash.
  • Entry + Swag Package for Americana Run
  • Entry + Swag Package for Great Outdoors Challenge
  • Entry + Swag Package for Challenge Dash
  • Exclusive 4th Summer Series finisher medal, digital badge, and more surprises for completing all three FitFam Summer Series events!

Registration Deadlines

Date Deadline Package
8/9/16 Late registration ends Entry + Swag

Late Registration Pricing

All prices are in USD. Last chance to get in on the Great Outdoors Challenge!


US Residents

Gold Package: $37.50
Silver Package: $27.50
Digital Package: $7

Canada Residents

Gold Package: $47.50
Silver Package: $37.50
Digital Package: $7

Outside US and Canada

Digital Package: $7

For group rate inquiries, please contact us and we'll get back to you shortly.

FitFam Summer Series

The FitFam Summer Series is an opportunity for you to get in on all three of our summer 2016 virtual events at one low price. To top off your Summer Series discount, in addition to three unique medals for each of the events, you'll also get an exclusive Summer Series medal. This medal will be available only to participants who complete all three events!

The price for the FitFam Summer Series is $80 and includes swag entries for the Americana Run on July 4th weekend, the Great Outdoors Challenge on 8/4 to 8/9, and the Challenge Dash on 8/26 to 8/29.

FitFam Summer Series

We love the great outdoors. For the Great Outdoors Challenge we will be contributing $1 for every registration plus any additional donations to the Yellowstone Park Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit orgazation supporting nature protection, preservation, and enhancement through Yellowstone National Park.

Grow your Great Outdoors Challenge team to level up! Check back hourly to see your ranking! 🏆

Rank Team Name Captain Members Level
1 Adventurers Steven Perry 🏆 14 11 Silver
2 idaho moves Jeanette Ostman 🏆 20 4 Bronze
3 CopperTop Beckie Belcher 🌟 6 2
4 PH Clinical IT Steven Booty-Davis 2
5 wolfe Nicole Wolfe 2
Levels — Platinum: 25 members, Gold: 15 members, Silver: 8 members, Bronze: 4 members

Once you complete your goal (between August 4-9, 2016), report your Great Outdoors Challenge official results to be eligible for awards! You'll receive an email shortly before the event with instructions for reporting your results.

Example awards. Awards may differ for this event.

Prizes and awards? We have lots! What better way to cement your reputation of awesomeness than an award from Great Outdoors Challenge! 🏆🎉

  • Best Overall Photo - Winner
  • Best Swag in the Mail Photo
  • Best Overall Photo - Runner Up
  • Best Overall Photo - Runner Up
  • Best Medal Photo
  • Best Bib Photo
  • Most Inspirational
  • Fastest Female - Runner
  • Fastest Male - Runner
  • And more!

Is this a virtual run / hike / bike? You are CORRECT!

What is a virtual run / hike / bike? A virtual run / hike / bike is one that you do on your own time and on the road, track, or trail of your choice. We give you a flexible timeframe to complete your miles and invite you to the super-supportive Great Outdoors Challenge community. Once you're done, you can report your results to our official leaderboard, shoot for awards and prizes, and feel fantastic knowing you just benefitted a nature conservation in a fun way.

Why should I participate in this virtual run / hike / bike? Because what's better than getting fit, getting swag, and having a good ol' time in the Great Outdoors Challenge!? And these reasons:

  1. You'll get some radically awesome, "that's what I'm talkin' about" Great Outdoors Challenge swag to remember your achievements and a one-of-a-kind, zinger of an experience!
  2. Got a group of friends (or imaginary friends), a kid, or a dog that likes running? Someone you'd like to help get in shape? Sign up and add them on to your registration. This is a great way to get your crew out and about.
  3. A portion of every registration goes to support Yellowstone Park Foundation.
  4. A virtual run / hike / bike is a fun, flexible, stress-free way to participate in an event. You get to run / hike / bike on your own schedule AND connect with fellow participants around the country in our inspiring event community.

Who can participate? Everybody! There is no age limit, no restrictions. So run, jog, walk, or crawl (not recommended, unless you’re a quadruped or really really odd). Go alone, in a group, with your pet -- it's completely up to you. Just get out, be your best, and enjoy yourself!

My kid wants to participate, but I'm sitting this one out. Can I sign them up? Kids can be registered to participate on their own.

I have a group that wants to participate. Can we register as a team? Absolutely! Just select “Create a team” or “Join a team” on the registration website.

Can I complete the run / hike / bike with a group? Yes! We even have an award for most team members, so spread the word and gather your posse!

Do I have to complete the distance all at once or can I break it up over multiple days? Split it up if you'd like!

When will I receive my swag in the mail? Depending on when you register, your swag items be mailed out a couple weeks before the event starts or shortly after. You'll even receive an email notification when it's been shipped.

Do the medals come with a ribbon? Yes, indeed! Every medal comes with a matching ribbon so you can wear or hang your bling!

I don’t live in the US or Canada, can I still participate? Sure can! While not eligible for prizes, participants outside of the US and Canada can join the fun and win awards with our digital package.

I have an APO/FPO address, can I signup for a swag registration? Affirmative! We're stoked to send swag packages to our military service members and their families overseas. (Note: Transit times are in the hands of USPS mail delivery and may vary by location.)

How can I sponsor this event? Thanks for asking! Please send us an email to info@fitfam.com.

Due to the upfront nature of event costs, we cannot offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals. We also cannot exchange t-shirt sizes. Make sure that you are good to go when you sign up! All sales are 100% final.

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