Commit to conquering all 5 Great Lakes and earn mad bragging rights and bling! From swimming in the cold waters of Lake Michigan, to exploring ice caves and waterfalls at Lake Superior, searching for Bessie the lake monster in Lake Erie, combing the beaches of Lake Huron, and hitting a homerun into Lake Ontario, we bring you a challenge as dynamic, bold, and adventurous as these 5 Great Lakes.
Run, walk, wheel, or swim a total of 2087 km (1297 miles) to collect all 5 medals celebrating the beauty of the Great Lakes.
What do I get with my order? This package includes entries to all five Great Lakes Challenges (Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior), five high-quality medals, and a full-colour downloadable digital bib.
- How does the challenge work? To complete this challenge, you will record 2087 km of activity. Our results platform will keep track of your total distance logged from the activities you submit until you reach the finish line!
When can I submit results? You can start logging your activity on the following dates. There is no time limit for this challenge.
Lake Michigan - June 15, 2020
Lake Huron - June 29, 2020
Lake Ontario - July 20, 2020
Lake Erie - August 3, 2020
Lake Superior - August 17, 2020
How do I submit results? After you register, you will receive an activation email. Think of this as your check-in at the Registration Tent before you head to the Start Line. You can use any app or device to track your run. You can submit results by connecting directly to your Strava, or manually entering your activities!
Do I have to run? Absolutely not! You can use any combination of activities to conquer this distance. Running, walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking…as long as you’re being active, it counts!
When will my order ship? Orders that include this package are expected to begin shipping September 25, 2020. You will receive an email confirmation when your order has shipped so that you know to keep your eyes peeled.
Is there a Great Lakes Challenge t-shirt? Yes! You can add the Great Lakes Challenge T-Shirt to your order here.
Is there a charity component? Yes! We believe in the importance of giving back. A portion of every Great Lakes Challenge entry is donated to Swim Drink Fish, as they work to connect everyone with swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water.
2020 Live Results (you must have a Challenge Hound account to view results): https://www.challengehound.com/
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Please note that, while children under the age of 13 are welcome to participate, our results partner for the Great Lakes Challenge does not permit them to submit results online.