Hoosier Holiday Challenge, pres. by Khamis Fine Jewelers, ben. Gleaners
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2020 Hoosier Holiday Challenge
2020 Hoosier Holiday Challenge
$60-$90

Hoosier Holiday Challenge, pres. by Khamis Fine Jewelers, ben. Gleaners

The journey through the holiday season begins and ends in Indiana! Conquer your fitness goals, maximize your motivation, and give back with the 500 Festival's newest virtual fitness challenge - the Hoosier Holiday Challenge, presented by Khamis Fine Jewelers, benefitting Gleaners! Challenge participants will complete the 150-mile distance from Indiana's Turkey Run State Park to the town of Santa Claus, Indiana over the course of two months, Nov. 1 - Dec. 31. The way you complete your mileage is up to you! You can log your miles from anywhere you'd like, at any pace you'd like, however you'd like - run, walk, bike, hike, wheel, ski, swim, and more! There are no maximum finish times, no minimum distance, no required activity dates.

Hoosier Holiday Challenge participants receive holiday-themed swag, including a long-sleeved participant shirt, beanie, RTIC insulated mug, digital bib, and tons of online resources. Those looking for an even bigger challenge (and more swag!) can double the mileage with the Hoosier Holiday Round Trip Challenge. Round Trip Challenge participants will complete 300 miles of activity and receive the same swag with their challenge logo, as well as a quarter-zip and buff!

REGISTER NOW!

Virtual Challenge Options

Hoosier Holiday Challenge (150 mi)

$60

Complete the 150 miles distance between Turkey Run State Park and Santa Claus, IN by biking, running, walking, skiing, and more! Register now and start your Hoosier Holiday Challenge miles on Nov. 1.

Your Hoosier Holiday Challenge registration includes:
  • Long sleeved distance-specific participant shirt
  • Hoosier Holiday Challenge beanie
  • Hoosier Holiday Challenge RTIC insulated mug
  • Customizable Hoosier Holiday Challenge bib
  • Customizable Hoosier Holiday Challenge finisher certificate
  • Unlock virtual Challenge badges as you reach milestones
  • Access to Challenge participant resources
  • Invitation to participant-only private Facebook Group
  • Online activity tracking & leader board

Hoosier Holiday Round Trip Challenge (300 mi)

$90

For more miles and swag, make it a round trip, from Turkey Run State Park to Santa Claus, IN and back! Register for the Hoosier Holiday Round Trip Challenge and start logging your miles on Nov. 1.

Your Round Trip Challenge registration includes:
  • Long sleeved distance-specific participant shirt
  • Hoosier Holiday Challenge Beanie
  • Hoosier Holiday Challenge RTIC mug
  • Hoosier Holiday Round Trip Challenge 1/4 zip
  • Hoosier Holiday Round Trip Challenge buff
  • Customizable Hoosier Holiday Round Trip Challenge bib
  • Customizable Hoosier Holiday Round Trip Challenge finisher certificate
  • Unlock virtual Challenge badges as you reach milestones
  • Access to tons of Challenge participant resources
  • Invitation to participant-only private Facebook Group
  • Online tracking & leader board
REGISTER
Hoosier Holiday Challenge and Hoosier Holiday Round Trip Challenge participants have the option to forego all of their swag, and the 500 Festival will donate an additional $10 to Gleaners. If you would like to choose this option, please select "No Swag" during the online registration process.

Share & Connect

Follow along with the festivities and connect with our community of Holiday Challenge participants on social media. Share your Hoosier Holiday Challenge progress and unique journey on social media. Tag #HoosierHoliday in your social media posts for a chance to be featured on our website.

Connect with us on social media! We'll be sharing encouragement and inspiration, tips, fun activities, and more!

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How To Complete Your Virtual Challenge

Your virtual challenge is to complete 150 or 300 miles of physical activity from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020. Here's how the Hoosier Holiday Challenge works:

  1. Register for the Hoosier Holiday Challenge or the Hoosier Holiday Round Trip Challenge
  2. Check out your confirmation email (you'll receive after you register). It will have links to participant resources and your invitation to our private Facebook group for challenge participants, our online activity tracker and leader board, Strava group, and referral program
  3. Challenge your friends and family to take on the Hoosier Holiday Challenge by creating a Challenge Team and sharing your referral link
  4. Start logging challenge miles on Nov. 1
  5. Snag a spot on the Hoosier Holiday Challenge live leader board. You'll be able to see where your mileage ranks compared to your friends, Challenge Team, and other Hoosier Holiday Challenge participants from around the U. S.
  6. Receive your participant swag
  7. Complete challenge miles by Dec. 31
  8. Celebrate your accomplishment! Share your finish on social media. Post a photo with your medal and/or shirt on social media and include #HoosierHoliday


Important Dates

October 7: Hoosier Holiday Challenge registration opens
November 1: First day to log and submit miles
December 1: Hoosier Holiday Challenge registration closes
December 31: Last day to log and submit miles

Hoosier Holiday Challenge Beneficiary

The 500 Festival has designated Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana as the official charity partner of the 2020 Hoosier Holiday Challenge. The 500 Festival has designated Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana as the official charity partner of the 2020 Hoosier Holiday Challenge. 100% of all donations received during race registration. In addition, participants have the opportunity to opt out of receiving swag, and the 500 Festival will donate $10 to Gleaners. In addition, the 500 Festival will donate $5 to Gleaners for every participant that refers 3 friends or family members. Your participation helps support two great community nonprofit organizations - Gleaners Food Bank and the 500 Festival!

Gleaners was founded in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens who felt strongly that no one should go hungry. Since that time, they have distributed more than 520 million pounds of food and critical grocery through a committed network of more than 550 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, and community partners throughout their 21-county service area. In addition to food distribution to hunger relief agencies, Gleaners serves our most vulnerable populations – seniors, veterans and children – through specialty programs such as the BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids, School-Based Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Summer Meals for Kids, CARE, Produce Hope and Senior Hunger Initiative programs. Gleaners also operates one of 7 Regional Produce Cooperatives for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.

Official Challenge Gear

Gobble up the official merchandise for the Hoosier Holiday Challenge. We'll ship it right to your HO-HO-HOme and we know the online store will knock your stockings off.

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Challenge Participant Resources

Ready to get started on your Hoosier Holiday Challenge? From a joyful workout playlist to festive mile trackers, we have what you need to sleigh your miles from Nov. 1- Dec. 31! Be sure to bookmark the virtual resources page as we will be adding new features throughout the challenge.


VIRTUAL RESOURCES PAGE

Referral Program

The Hoosier Holiday Challenge is much more fun with your friends and family! Once you've registered for either challenge, you can earn rewards when others sign up using your personalized referral link. Learn more about the Hoosier Holiday Challenge Referral Program to find out how you can earn exclusive Challenge gear and cash back - just by recruiting others!

Learn more

Create or Join a Challenge Team

FAQ

When can I register for the Hoosier Holiday Challenge?


When can I start logging my miles?


How does the challenge support Gleaners?


I am declining the swag to donate to Gleaners, but can I purchase a specific item?


When will my participant swag ship?


When will my referral reward merchandise ship out?


Why is the Round Trip Challenge more expensive?


What is a virtual challenge?


When does this event conclude?


What if I have questions about my challenge, who do I contact?


I was one of the first 100 participants to register for the challenge, when should I see my exclusive scarf?


Do I need to live in Indiana or the United States to complete the challenge?


Is there a referral program involved?


Can kids participate in the challenge?


In what way can I complete my challenge? Is it only running and walking?


Do I need to submit my results? How do I submit my results?


Can I break up the distance I exercise each day?


Can I complete multiple activities within one day?


Do I need a GPS tracker?


I am running in another race at the same time. Can I count those miles?


Can I include backlog mileage after I have signed up?


Is there an app to track my progress?


I want to get my friends and family involved, can we create a Challenge Team?


Are there different categories of Challenge Teams?


How do you make a Challenge Team?


How do you join a Challenge Team?


What if I don't want my Challenge Team to be public?


Who is the team captain of the Challenge Team?


What sort of permissions does the team captain have?





Can I update my shipping address?

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