This is Running Season. In my neck of the woods, it seems there are 2 local races per weekend from October to mid-December. Considering this, I believe there is no better time than now to start a Running Challenge.
There will be two separate challenges. One will be the Great Gobbler Challenge. This challenge will be to see who can accumulate the most miles from November 15th to November 30th (16 Days). The winner will receive the Great Gobbler Trophy. I haven't purchased this yet but expect it to look similar to the embedded link below. Of course, the amounts will be based on the honor system (just a plastic trophy folks). Race distance amounts WILL BE INCLUDED. This means anyone with a remaining Marathon / Ironman could receive an advantage IF YOU CAN GET UP AND RUN THE NEXT MORNING. The one last factor of this challenge is that you MUST run at least one mile every day. I doubt this will be an issue.
The second event will be the Turkey Run Challenge. This challenge will be for the mortals amongst us (for which I'll be included). The goal is to reach 50 miles (~80K) between November 15th and November 30th (16 Days). If you run a 5K per day, you will hit the target. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RUN EVERYDAY FOR THIS CHALLENGE. The award for this challenge is comradery and a sense of accomplishment (less material but equally valuable).
YOU MUST STATE WHICH CHALLENGE YOU'RE PARTICIPATING IN FOR YOUR FIRST POST. You can transition from the Great Gobbler Challenge to the Turkey Run Challenge but not vice versa. If you arrive late to challenge, you can participate in the Turkey Run Challenge and put up as much mileage as you like (maybe even eclipse the eventual Great Gobbler champion just to show off).
The reason I combine both challenges is because I want the newbies/mere mortals to benefit from what the veterans/studs offer in advice. I recommend (but don't require) everyone list their workouts. I've benefited greatly by what I've learned from some of my DailyMile friends by viewing distances/effort/speed. You may help out a fellow Trifueler.
If any issues present themselves based on your comments, I'll edit the rules above. Please check back between now and the beginning of the challenge to make sure you know the final rules.
KrazyFranco graciously created a webdoc that allows us to track the totals in a spreadsheet format. I'm attaching the link below. Just click on the link and input your numbers. No saving is required.
HAVE FUN EVERYBODY