The Appalachian Trail is 2189 Miles long starting in Main and finishing Georgia passing through 16 American states. The challenge is to run, walk or cycle those miles.
There is no time limit on this challenge so whether you are a huge mileage monster covering 100s of miles a month or you like to take your time and enjoy the view, this challenge is accessible to all and whether it takes 6 months or 12 months + when you finish you will get a finishers medal and a postcard from Georgia congratulating you on your accomplishment.
You can sign up as an individual or as a team with all your miles contributing to the Finish Line at Springer Mountain in Georgia.
If you sign up as a team you will all get medals at the end, which will be dispatched to the lead booker, when they have notified us of completion of the challenge.
How does it work ?
- Purchase your entry into our challenge
- Download the app at :
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/race-the-world/id1529457530 - for Ios
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.racetheworld – for Android
- Register an account if this is your first challenge with us at Race the World. Your password will need at least 1 Upper case, lower case, numerical and special characters in the password.
- Link Your strava account, if you have one. This will pull any miles done after activation, directly into the app. Please note strava will not pull elevation stats if you are on a climbing challenge.
- Add a challenge or Add a team if you have purchased a team challenge. You will need your order number for this. The RTW team will then activate your account, please allow up to 24 hours for this to happen, although it will normally be much quicker. You will get an email confirmation of activation. You can still get started in the meantime, just manually add any miles done prior to activation.
- Do your miles, and watch your progress with the miles ticking down to zero and the finish line.
- If you would like to have a start date prior to registration, just manually add in any miles already accumulated as a single entry into the app.
- Once you have completed all of your miles, then an email will come automatically through to you and the RTW team to let us know that you have finished and your medal will go out to you in the post.
- Please allow up to 2 working days for dispatch of your medal which will be posted 1st class.
We thank you in advance for your entry and we look forward to sending you your medal/s
Shipping is included in the entrance fee for all challengers in the UK. For challengers outside the UK there is a £4.00 shipping charge.
Medals and certificates will be posted within 48 hours of receiving your final finishing submission.