The Dirt in Your Skirt group is bringing back their 100 mile summer challenge for the second year. The challenge begins on June 1 and runs through September 1, 2014. Runners will log their miles on their own and communicate with each other via Facebook. The cost is a modest $30, and those completing the challenge will receive a Muckle similar to the one shown below.
I love the concept because it has something for everyone. Long distance runners can complete the challenge in as little as a day or weekend, and those new to the running community can keep their training on track throughout the summer. Runners are still ranked according to completion date, adding a bit of competition to the whole challenge.
Last year I took four weeks to complete the challenge by just sticking with my usual 25 mile per week training schedule. This year my goal is three weeks and I’ll be kicking-off the challenge on my June 1 birthday with a half marathon trail run.
For more information and to sign-up for the event visit the Dirt in Your Skirt website.