What is #Run1000Miles?
#Run1000Miles is a free challenge launched by Trail Running magazine in which you try to run 1000 miles in 2022.
So, it’s Trail Running magazine. Does that mean it all has to be on trails?
No. While we expound the advantages of off-road running, it’s a form of exercise that has benefits whatever the surface (fire and water excepted).
I’m new to running. Do I have to run it all?
It’s great that you’ve taken up running. However, stepping up to 1000 miles (that’s 19.2 miles a week), can be a tall order, especially for newbies. It’s more important that you build up gradually, even walking some of the miles if you need to, than risking causing yourself injury.
What if I don’t reach 1000?
While we encourage you to sign the pledge, which will make you more likely to hit the target, we’re not going to hold a gun to your head. The only person you're answering to is yourself, bearing in mind your own limitations (and, okay, changing goals).
Is there a leaderboard?
No, you can run it at your own pace. We know some may reach the goal by April but you won’t feel any pressure if you need to take things more slowly.
Should I run 19.2 miles every week?
That would bring you to 1000 miles over the year but a precise 19.2 miles per week is unlikely to be your best plan of action. You could get injured or want to take a holiday break, for example. Aim to go at least a bit higher, just in case – but only according to your own background and experience. Check out our article on writing your own training schedule.
What do I get for signing up?
You’ll get a 15% discount for #Run1000Miles partners Sportsshoes.com, who will help get you kitted out for the trails, and three free digital issues of Trail Running magazine for all the advice you’ll need. You also get regular newsletters from our editor, Paul Larkins.
Can I link up with other #Run1000Milers?
Our Facebook group is a community of more than 7000 members, who have the common goal of trying to reach 1000 miles in 2022. Share tips, ask questions and post about your great experiences on the trails.