A quick rule recap
- Run 100 miles between Thanksgiving day and Christmas Day
- 31 days averaging 3.23 miles a day this year
How much does it cost?
The Challenge is Free! Donations to The National Breast Cancer Foundation will be completely optional. More details on how to donate will be posted soon.
If I run two times in one day, how should I enter in my miles?
If you run 2 times in one day, enter in the total mileage you ran for the day. For example, if I ran 2 miles in the morning and 3 at night, I'd enter in 5 miles on the respective date. If you already entered in 2 after the morning run, just enter the 5 mile total at night. The spreadsheet will NOT add the 2 miles already entered and the 5 mile total to return 7 total miles. It will always return the highest value that you enter in for a day without adding the previously submitted miles.
Can I count walking or other forms of cardio?
We have said in the past that 10 minutes on other cardio machines (ellipticals, bikes, stairs, etc.) can count as 1 mile. Remember though this is a "running challenge" and counting 80 miles on a bike and 20 running isn't the spirit of the challenge.
I walk a long way to work, can I count that?
If you are in your work clothes, it takes away from the challenge. Also, don't wear a step counter and count distance walked in your office, to and from class, to the mailbox/TV/Fridge for a beer and back. Be reasonable and a good rule of thumb would be that you have to be in work out clothes/shoes for the miles to count.
How will someone know that I ran the miles I said I did?
Don't cheat or you will get DQ'd. You will only be cheating yourself by entering in "fake" miles.
How can I know how far I ran I'm not using a treadmill?
- Drive the route in your car
- Use Mapmyrun.com
- Use a GPS watch
- Download the free "Runkeeper" app on the iPhone
When are the exact times I have to finish? I'm going to need every second.
Miles count from 12:00am 11/25/10 to 11:59pm 12/25/10.
What if I can't finish?
There's always next year
Does the Jenny Challenge have anything to do with Jenny Craig?
Haha, No. Jenny Bastian, my sister, made up the Challenge about 10 years ago just for fun. The motto is "It's not hard to do unless you miss a day. Do it in one month or get out."
Where do I donate/How much is it to participate?
For the first time, my sister is picking a foundation to donate to. Donations will be optional and will go to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. More details will be posted soon.
The Jenny Challenge is open to everyone for free, tell your friends!