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Winter Moves Challenge —

December 21 — March 20 2021

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Your winter movement challenge is here!

Join Run Calgary in our first ever movement challenge, created for these times. Winter Moves is meant to keep you active, outdoors and appreciating winter.

Move outdoors for a total of 80 hours in 90 days between the first day of winter on December 21st to the first day of spring on March 20.

Run, walk, hike, fat tire bike, skate, snowshoe and cross-country or downhill ski right into Spring.

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Event Details

This virtual movement is a great way to stay connected this winter.

  • Sign up solo and connect through our online community and if you choose in safe outdoor spaces with others.
  • Bring a friend or two along for the challenge and you are creating accountability and shaping your winter around outdoor activities.
  • This is also a fun way to keep your family moving together, with youth registrations, a youth curated Winter Moves essentials kit as well content and prizing geared towards our youngest winter warriors.

​Move together through the longest and darkest days of winter averaging the recommended 5 hours a week of outdoor activity on your own, with training partners or as part of our virtual community.

​Brought to you by the same innovative team that created the Flapjack 15K and 12Ks of Christmas, this challenge will keep you focused, fit, and if you choose, fundraising for Canadian Mental Health.

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Choose your own adventure

We know Canadians love to get outside to play. We are here to help you keep that up, try some new things and achieve your goals.

​Your ultimate objective for Winter Moves is to log 80 outdoor hours between December 21 and March 20, 2021. You’ll stay active and collect exclusive swag to keep you warm and looking good when you #WinterMoves.

We’ve designed this virtual event to make it fun and challenging for anyone – newbies or experienced backcountry warriors. For example, walk your dog for 30 minutes six times a week and invite a friend to socially-distant x-country ski for 2 hours on the weekend, there's your 5 hours! Or log a couple of commuting hours on your fat tire bike and round out the week with a family snowshoe! Choose your own adventure and take us along for the ride using #WinterMoves.

You can live, and participate, from anywhere in the world, but be advised this challenge is more fun in a winter wonderland. The one rule is outdoor activities only and we’ll be here to support you with training tips and rewards.

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#WinterMoves Essentials

Your curated Winter Moves essentials kit is jam-packed with cool stuff including:
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ADULT Curated Winter Moves Warming Pack

  • Custom Winter Moves pom pom toque
  • Custom Winter Moves winter mittens
  • Custom Winter Moves buff (COMING)
  • Calgary Heritage Coffee Roasters co-branded coffee (COMING)
  • Your very own Winter Moves coffee mug (COMING)
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Youth Curated Winter Moves Warming Pack

  • Custom Winter Moves pom pom toque
  • Custom Winter Moves winter mittens
  • Custom Winter Moves buff
  • Build a Snowman Kit
  • Post-sweat Hot Chocolate

Every Entry Fee Also Includes:

  • 90 days of motivation and movement
  • Opportunity to raise funds for Canadian Mental Health
  • Inclusion in Run Calgary's first ever movement challenge
  • Access to Winter Moves private Facebook group
  • Access to tracking app Challenge Hound
  • Curated weekly content featuring pro athletes, brands and tips to keep you moving
  • Discounts for equipment rentals and lift tickets
  • Digital Move Bingo with weekly prizes
  • First Access to register for our in-person Fat Tire Bike Race happening in January
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**All fees associated with race registration are non-refundable.

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Partners

This challenge is brought to your by Mother Nature and these other awesome partners.
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Giving Back

We are committed to supporting a wide range of local charities including: Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region. Funds raised will go towards the important work CMHA Calgary does every day delivering programming and support to 330 Canadian communities, needed more than ever as we enter winter during a pandemic.

​Run Calgary is a not-for-profit organization that plans and executes in-person events, which has not been possible during the pandemic. Your registration fee supports our organization as we look for new ways to engage participants and keep people moving. Learn more about the challenges facing the industry and how you can help in an open letter to the run community written by Run Calgary Executive Director, Kirsten Fleming.

Tracking your Progress

You don't have to learn any new technology. Once you join Winter Moves, Challenge Hound will automatically pull down your activities from the leading tracking tools (Strava) and update. You'll get an email from Challenge Hound with your progress and everyone else in the challenge can see the results online. There is also an option to manually enter activities as well.

​Late to the movement party? It will retroactively pull your activities that qualify going back to the first day of the challenge, so if you join late, don't sweat it - just keep sweating and let Challenge Hound do the thinking.

Official Merchandise

What’s a memorable event without great gear?  Keep warm and look good as you try new ways to sweat and reward yourself and the whole family with Asics technical and lifestyle gear. Your registration gives you exclusive access the Winter Moves collection, including junior merch! Check out the Store here.
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