NYC Subway Virtual Running Challenge (245mi)

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About this Virtual Running Challenge

The NYC Subway System is one of the largest transit systems in the world spanning 245 miles of various routes.  The goal of the NYC Subway Virtual Running Challenge is to run or walk the 245 miles.  Participants can choose to take on this challenge solo or as a team.


NYC Subway Virtual Running Challenge Finisher Medal

NYC Subway Virtual Running Challenge Swag

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the NYC Subway Virtual Running Challenge work?

The NYC Subway Virtual Running Challenge is a worldwide run, walk, steps challenge where participants will complete the distance of the New York City Subway.

When do I receive my swag?

Participants will receive their challenge boards shortly after registration.   NYC Subway Virtual Running Challenge Finisher Medals will be mailed within 3 days after your miles have been confirmed.

Is there a designated event hashtag for the NYC Virtual Running Challenge?

There most definitely is! Use the #NYCSubwayRunChallenge hashtag on your social media posts. Feel free to also tag us @virtualrunchallenge .

Is there an official Facebook Page or Group for the event?

Yes, we actually have an official Facebook Group as well as our Strava Club you can join.  Both, are great ways to connect with other participants as well as find motivation and support.

Where can I log my daily activity?

The best way to keep track of your activities is to find a calendar and write down what the activity mileage is each day. Fitness apps like Apple Health and wearables like Fitbit, Garmin, and Suunto watches are also a great way to track your daily mileage. Officially you can submit your activity miles via your Haku account.  Don’t forget to share with us through social media what you are doing to stay active!

What if I have further questions about the challenge before or during?

If you have more questions you can always email us at Our team will do their best to answer any questions you might have.  The typical response time is 24-48 hours.  You can also reach us via our live chat option on our website.