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Colorado Trail Challenge (486 Virtual Miles in the Summer of 2021!)

Start in June 2021. Last day to sign up is July 1. Your Town, CO 80200 US RaceJoy Ready


The Colorado Trail Virtual Challenge - Ride or Run


Welcome to the Colorado Trail Challenge, presented by 3W Races and Belong Designs.  This event debuted in 2020 and through it we were able to give back over $14,000 to our Charity Partners and local business partners.  Thank you for being part of that with us!

This CHALLENGE is for ANYONE who has the mettle to run, jog, hike, walk or bike the 486 mile distance of the breathtaking Colorado Trail - without actually traveling to the trail.  This is a virtual challenge so that athletes from across the nation can join in during this continued season of quarantine and social distancing.

The Challenge kicks off on JUNE 1 for those who register by that date, but don't worry if you miss our official start date, we'll let you start ANY DAY up to July 1 when registration closes.  You'll have 90 days from the day you start (yeah, plus a little 'wiggle room') to log those miles and report your progress!


During the challenge (June-September) run, jog, walk or bike as many miles as you desire each day.  Log your miles through our online tracker and it will compile your daily miles into a cumulative total and show your progress along our virtual Colorado Trail route!  When you join a TEAM of up to 6, all of your miles are compiled to show total progress.  If your buddy in Vermont hikes 10 miles today while you run 5 miles in Washington, your daily total is 15 miles of progress along the trail!

Click through the 'highlights' bullet points above or click on the menu items in the menu bar or scroll the way to the bottom of this screen to see the additional pages of this website where MOST of your questions are answered!

The SWAG of the SUMMER

Reward yourself with a custom finisher's tee and medal at the end of your journey! Designed in Colorado by those who know, love and grew up on these trails, the team at Belong Designs has cooked up the elite and prestigious swag of the summer that you'll be proud to show off!

Belong Designs FULLY sublimated tee is birthed right here in Colorado! Fully sublimated means that the art is PART of the shirt, not something added to it after the fact.  The design features our beloved Rocky Mountains at sunset with an overlay of the actual Colorado Trail Topographical map. Their innovative and eco-conscious recycled-Versatek fabric is engineered with recycled plastic bottles and bamboo. Check out their online store where this style and blend of shirt is sold for $48.00. Once you wear this challenge shirt, you'll be sure to want more!

Referral Rewards Program

- Sign up for the Colorado Trail Challenge
- Once your registration is complete, you will receive a unique referral link to share with your friends, family or post on social media
- Get 5 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will automatically receive a refund of $20.00. Boom!
- Get 10 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will receive an exclusive Colorado Trail Challenge Tank or Tee
- Get 25 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will receive an exclusive Puffy Vest from Belong Designs
- Keep Sharing and Promoting your link


Make sure to check your Registration Confirmation email for your unique referral link!


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Colorado Trail Challenge (486 Virtual Miles in the Summer of 2021!).

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To


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