Amerithon FAQ

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Common questions...

  • What's the Amerithon Challenge?

    Not to toot our own bike horns, but… it's the world's greatest fitness challenge! The goal of the Amerithon Challenge is to cover 3,521 miles by any type of exercise you choose. As you accumulate miles, you virtually move across the U.S.A. You can tackle the challenge solo, or join a team of up to 8 to split the miles. 

  • Do I have to live in the U.S. to participate or order challenge gear?

    Nope! Everyone is welcome to register. We’re happy to ship internationally, as well as to all APO/FPO military addresses. If you have questions about your address, please contact us at

  • How do the teams work?

    You can create a team of up to 8 people easily in our online tracker. First, every member of the team needs to register individually.

    Next, choose your team's "Fearless Leader." The Fearless Leader needs to know every team member’s info, including name and email address.

    Once everyone is registered, the Fearless Leader creates the team within the tracker. See how HERE.

    The tracker will keep track of your individual miles as well as your team’s miles. You can only be on one team at a time in the tracker. It’s very easy to switch to a new team, but once you leave a team, all of your miles will leave with you.

    And nope — the 3,521 miles don’t have to be split evenly between teammates. You can divide them up however you want!

  • I registered, but didn’t receive a confirmation email. Help!

    Ruh roh! It could have been swallowed by the Internet or placed in your spam folder (Gmail users should also double-check the “Promotions” tab).

    If you can’t find your confirmation email, please send us an email at that includes your full name and email address. We’ll help you get squared away.

  • What kinds of activities count toward the challenge?

    Any activity is allowed in the Amerithon Challenge, but this is a personal challenge — so ask yourself what YOUR rules will be.

    For some, the challenge comes from only counting intentional exercise. Others count their daily steps toward their total miles. Some only count biking; others only count running.

    Everyone’s challenge will be different, so we ask that you respect other participants’ decisions about their challenge.

  • How do I log my miles manually?

    All you need to do is log into our lightweight, web-based tracker to enter your miles. You can enter the challenge at any point during the year. You can also log the previous day, week, or month’s miles after the fact. See how HERE.

  • How do I connect my Garmin, Fitbit, Strava, or Apple Health to log my miles?

    Log in, then go to the “Admin” tab. Choose “Sync Device,” and you’ll see the sync options.

  • I ordered a challenge package that includes gear, but I haven’t received it yet.

    First, please double-check your confirmation email to verify what you ordered. The Deluxe and Get It All Packages include gear — however, the Basic Package does not include any physical gear that is mailed.

    Second, search your email inbox for an email from (that’s how we send your tracking information).

    If you still need help, email us at

  • I need to return or exchange gear.

    No problem! Check out our Returns & Exchanges Page.

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