What is The Challenge?
To officially join the 500 Mile Club you must take the physical challenge and run 500 miles in 100 days. That means running 5 miles every day for over 3 months!
Is that even possible?
There are several ways to successfully complete the 500 Mile Club Challenge. You need to average 35 miles per week for 14 weeks and 2 days. You can do this by running:
- 5 miles every day
- 6 miles a day, with 1 day off per week
- 7 miles a day, with 2 days off per week
Of course, you don't have to run the same distance every day. As long as your weekly mileage averages 35 miles, you'll be in good shape!
Why would I want to do this?
Because it will make you a better runner! Completing the 500 Mile Club Challenge is not easy, but it is worth it. Once you have put yourself through a trial of miles (and miles of trials) you will be stronger, faster, and able to compete at a higher level! Most people, after completing the 500 Mile Club Challenge, run a PR in their next race!!
How do I start?
Starting the 500 Mile Club Challenge is a commitment. Once you have started, you cannot restart until the 100 days are over. Trust in yourself and be confident that you will do what it takes to run 500 miles in 100 days STARTING TODAY, then click this button:
Or get started with one of these challenges as you work your way up to the 500 Mile Club challenge:
Remember, once you click the start button the clock is ticking. Go get your miles in and 100 days from now you will be ready to take on anything!
Run farther, faster
Track your training and use the 500 Mile Club tools to improve your performance
Track how your fitness improves and use data to modify your traning for maximum effectiveness
Keep track of how many miles you put on your shoes
No GPS required!
As long as you can access the internet, you can use 500mileclub.com
The 500 Mile Club Challenge
Anyone can join the 500 Mile club and use it to track their training, but only the most dedicated will rise to the 500 Mile Club challenge!
The challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to move yourself 500 miles in 100 days.
However you want to do it: run, walk, swim, or bike. If you average 5 miles per day for 100 days you will complete the 500 Mile Club Challenge.
You can also work your way up to the 500 Mile Club Challenge by attempting any of our other challenges: the 500 Kilometer Challenge or the 500 Miles in 1 Year challenge.
Miles: Last 30 Days
Miles: Last 12 Months
You have accepted the Physical Challenge!
The Origin Story
The 500 Mile Club was started at Taconic High School as a simple, goal-oriented training program for the Cross Country athletes to follow over the summer.
The students that completed the 500 Mile Club challenge of running 500 miles in 100 days would earn a T-Shirt and their name on a plaque. But more than than, anyone that attempted to complete the 500 Mile Club challenge would see their running performance improve dramatically in the following season.
If you can't measure it you can't improve it
The more data you have about your training, the better equipped you will be to adjust your traning to suit your needs.
The website 500mileclub.com was launched in 2010 as a way for runners to easily log their runs and have useful information and statistics about their traning at their fingertips.