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Virtual Race - Half Marathon Challenge Virtual Race - Half Marathon Challenge

Virtual Race - Half Marathon Challenge

WHEN - Ongoing
DISTANCE - 5K, 10K, 10 Miles, 13.1
CHARITY - Achilles International
Achilles International provides a community of support to athletes with disabilities. Able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment of support and community. Within this community, runners gain measurable physical strength and build confidence through their sense of accomplishment. Please read about the great success of the foundation at achillesinternational.orgopens a new window.


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The Gone For a Run Half Marathon Challenge is a Virtual Race like no other - we train you, encourage you, celebrate you along the way to your half marathon finish line with this progressive 13.1 mile challenge. Every step of the way you have coaching and support as you reach each Milestone in this progressive half marathon. As you complete each Milestone (5k, 10k, 10 Miles, 13.1 Miles) you add the magnetic distance token to your Half Marathon Challenge Medal.

With your purchase you’ll be able to:

  • Ask Coach Megan Questions
  • Receive exclusive tips and videos
  • Download customizable training programs that provide the training and support to get you to your goal
  • Share pics of your accomplishments and see others
  • Receive encouragement from Half Marathon Challenge teammates from all over the country

Look for our email about an hour after your purchase for full instructions.

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Your Race Package Includes

Choice of Fitted or Unisex Tee Choice of Fitted or Unisex Tee
Authentic Race Bib Authentic Race Bib
Half Marathon Challenge Medal Half Marathon Challenge Medal

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This runner's journal is a running log, a motivational tool and a catalog of your training, your goals and your achievements.


Our safety yellow lightweight runner's ultra pocket hats are lightweight and moisture-wicking with two convenient zippered side pockets for easy access to your everyday essentials such as keys, money, energy gels, and ID.


Celebrate the achievement of running a half marathon with our InspireMe cuff bracelet in silver for an inspirational reminder of that proud moment.


These high quality performance socks are designed with arch support and cushioning to pad the contours of your feet.


It's perfect for all your essentials like make-up, jewelry, keys, pens etc. The 13.1 design is featured on both sides and a detailed gold plated runner girl zipper pull tops off this 'must have' bag.


Be proud and display this great accomplishment with our magnet. This 13.1 Half Marathon magnet is perfect for cars or any solid surface


With a capacity of a full 11 oz., it is both microwave and dishwasher safe. Whether the favorite beverage is coffee, tea or something else, at home or work, morning, afternoon or evening, it will become the mug of choice.


These 9 oz. wine tumblers are double-walled, vacuum insulated to ensure to keep your wine cold for hours.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Half marathon challenge Really enjoying this challenge and the support you get from others in our FB group. Highly recommend this virtual race. Shirt does run small if you get the women’s. I’m a small and ordered a large. Fits perfect.
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shirt and medal I love the idea to run the 4 different races and the quality of the shirt and medal are great. Only reason I gave a 4 and not a 5 is I have not figured out how to record when I complete a distance. I don’t use facebook so I don’t know what the other options are in recording.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect product during this Imperfect Time I love this challenge and it couldn’t of come at a better time. I’m used to running road races all the time with my friends. During this challenging time all races have been cancelled. These virtual challenges have been so helpful! They keep me motivated to continue to run and train. I love this virtual challenge especially, since it has 4 different runs building up to the half marathon! I have completed 3 out of the 4 and the plan on running my half next weekend!! Thank you for keeping me sane during this “insane “ time !
Date published: 2020-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality ! After all my races being cancelled, this was a great find. The t-shirt is great quality and the medal is a fun one to motivate for different distances. I have not finished the half yet, but will proudly wear my shirt when I do!
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Motivation for the Year! I am actually moving backwards & started with a half marathon, then 10 miler, then 10K, then 5K. It is keeping me motivated to run year round.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Lots of fun! With the current worldwide pandemic, my live half marathon race was cancelled. I was very excited for this race as it was only my second ever half marathon and was in much better shape than my first half marathon. When it was cancelled, I was not going to allow all that hard work and training to go to waste. I got online and I found Gone For a Run virtual races. I thought the medal and the shirt was great, so I ordered right away. The shipping and delivery was super quick and the quality of both the medal and the shirt was great as well. I set out the next weekend and crushed my previous half marathon time by 22 minutes! It was great to reward myself with such a great looking medal and to have a great shirt for the efforts as well. Looking forward to training for the full marathon run soon. Can't recommend Gone For a Run more. The social media presence is great motivation as well!
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing challenge! With all the live races being canceled, I needed motivation to keep training. This was the perfect one! Not only did everything arrive quickly but the shirt is very comfortable and the medal is amazing! I love that you can work toward the ultimate goal and the magnets are such a cool feature! Definitely doing future challenges.
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We made it SPECIAL!!! During quarantine, my daughter could not swim. She started running. I wanted her first Half Marathon to be special. Gone for a Run helped make this happen. Thank you. I should have read the suggested sizes more closely. Unfortunately, her shirt is too small. Other than that, everything was AWESOME.
Date published: 2020-06-19
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do you ship to the UK

Asked by: cath
Hi! Thanks for your question! Unfortunately at this time we do only ship within the U.S and to Canada. Thanks!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-06-08

If we have already trained for the half-marathon on our own, can we just skip right to the race without doing the provided program?

Asked by: Radiohead022
Hi! Thanks for your question! Yes, if you have already trained for a half-marathon you are more than welcome to skip the training and run the half-marathon. What is great about our virtual races and challenges is that they are designed to be all on your terms! Thanks and happy running!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-06-02

I don't think I put in an email address when I made my purchase and now I don't know how to access the training plans. What should I do?

Asked by: Amanda
Hi! Thanks for your question! We can definitely help you with getting access to the Half Marathon Training Program. You can either access the training program through the Facebook group Gone For a Run Virtual Race Series, and they are located under files or can you email our customer service team at support@chalktalksports.com and we can send you the training program directly. Thanks and happy running!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-05-27

So is their a time limit for the 1/2 Marathon Challenge? 

Asked by: MJ56
Hi! Thanks for your question! There is no time limit on the Half Marathon Challenge. What is great about our virtual races and challenges is that they are all on your terms and time. With the Half Marathon Challenge you will receive a 16 week training guide, but if you feel like you need to repeat a week or take longer than 16 weeks that is fine too. Thanks and happy running!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-05-19

I lost the charms for my half marathon medal. Can I buy just those?

Asked by: Brenda
Hi! Thanks for your question! We are more than happy to help you with getting you a new medal for the Half Marathon Challenge. Please contact our customer service team at support@chalktalksports.com. Thanks!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-05-18

I ran a half marathon a few weeks ago. Could I use that run toward this or does it have to be done after the sign up?

Asked by: Goose
Hi! Thanks for your question! You are more than welcome to purchase the race package which include a finishers medal, official race bib and shirt of your choice to go towards the half marathon that you did run a few weeks ago. If you would like to run another half marathon our virtual race challenges also include a training guide that will help you each milestone. We also offer a Marathon challenge as well. Happy Running!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-05-11

What is the basic structure of the training schedule? (ie. how many times a week do we run, crosstrain, etc? How quickly do the miles ramp up?)  I used to be an avid runner, but it's been a few years and I'm wondering if this might be too much too soon. 

Asked by: TPanda
Hi! Thanks for your question! The Half Marathon Challenge includes a 16 week training guide that does include weights or cross training, there are different levels of training guides depending on what type of runner you are. Also this is all on your terms so if you notice you need to work on a certain mileage for a little longer you can repeat a week of the training schedule. A typical training week is about 3/4 times a week of activity. Happy Running!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-05-04

Does the medal ship after I register? Or after I complete all races?

Asked by: KReed
Hi! Thanks for your question! Once you have registered for the Half Marathon Challenge you will receive your package in the mail which will include the medal, bib and shirt of your choice. The medal also includes magnets for different milestones, once you have completed that milestone you add the magnet to your medal. Happy Running!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-04-27
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