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Fall Marathon Challenge
It’s racing season! Run a marathon by the end of fall.
Challenge Ended: November 30, 2015
Fall is for running races, and there’s no better distance to tackle than a marathon. You have a full season to finish a 26.2 mile run, either in a race, with friends or a solo adventure.
Finish a marathon by the end of fall and get a digital finisher’s badge to display in your Strava profile.
Premium athletes get customizable training plans to help set a marathon PR. Learn more.
Athletes who complete this Challenge will receive a digital finishers badge in their Trophy Case.
You have to run 26.2 miles (42.2 km) in a single run, just like you do in a race.
The Leaderboard is sorted based on the average pace of the qualifying activity. This means the faster you run during your activity, the higher you will show up on the Leaderboard.
You will not show up on the Challenge Leaderboard unless you complete an activity over 26.2 miles (42.2 km).
To ensure you meet the Challenge goal, we recommend you run a small amount over the goal distance during your activity (about .5km / .3mi). This will give you a buffer in the event your activity distance is shortened after upload to Strava due to the cleanup of GPS irregularities. You can learn about how distance is calculated for our app by reading this Knowledge Base Article.
There is no time limit to complete the 26.2 miles (42.2 km).
The Challenge period starts and ends based on each runners local time zone.
Manual entries or treadmill runs will not count towards your Challenge effort.
All activities logged during the Challenge period must be uploaded to Strava no later than three days after the Challenge ends.
Have fun and be safe. Use common sense when it comes to traffic, weather, or other conditions while taking part in this Challenge.
Q: When do I have to complete the marathon?
A: You can run the 26.2 miles necessary to complete the Challenge in a single run any day during the Challenge period.
Q: Can I run multiple times to add up to 26.2 miles?
A: No, you have to run 26.2 miles in a single run.
Q: Is there a time limit for the 26.2 miles?
A: No, there is no time limit to complete the 26.2 miles.
Q: Can I crop my run if the activity is longer than 26.2 miles?
A: Yes, if your activity happens to be longer than the 26.2 miles necessary to complete the Challenge you can crop your activity to remove the sections that you do not want to count towards the Challenge.