The first step isn’t the hardest part. The hardest part is deciding to step at all.
Winter preys on your fitness, when daylight and motivation are in short supply. Fight back by getting after it.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re up before the sun or out after it sets, whether you run 20 minutes or 20 miles—the goal is to show up. Not only does each workout boost your fitness, but you fortify your mental toughness just by being there.
So get up early or stay out late. Run fast or run slow.
Whatever you do, it starts by showing up.
Time to show up in the new year with Saucony and Fleet Feet.
Beginning January 1, Saucony and Fleet Feet will host the Winter Dozen Challenge, an effort meant to combat the gloomiest time of year with the power of running, healthy habits, and social connection.
Join our nationwide, online community of runners, and log 12 run or walks of at least one mile throughout January on our challenge app, which syncs with Garmin, Strava, and other top-ranked mileage trackers. Find a trail, hit the treadmill, or pound the pavement—every surface counts.
February 2-11, we’ll reward our challenge conquerors (who will receive email notification by February 2) with some inspiration to keep those healthy habits going—their very own 2019 running calendar and a Winter Dozen Champion magnet, all available for pick-up at your local Fleet Feet location.
The Fleet Feet location with the most challenge finishers gets a Saucony celebration party for their Winter Dozen Champions. All attendees will also be entered for the chance to win a Run Your World prize package that will include a $500 Airbnb gift card and a $500 Delta Airlines gift card!
Apple Health, Map My Fitness, fitbit, Google Fit, Strava, RunKeeper, Misfit, Garmin, or Polar are all compatible with FitRankings.
Yes! You can log runs, walks, or run-walks.
Yes! For instance, you may log one workout in the morning and then another in the evening. The most important part is that the run or walk is at least one mile in distance.
Unfortunately, no. To complete the challenge, you must log 12 separate workouts of at least one mile. But on another note for all you distance runners, keep it up and let your online community see those awesome miles you're logging this winter!
You've got the rundown; Now sign up and show up on Jan. 1. Post your progress with #winterdozenchallenge @fleetfeet @saucony for the chance to win some sweet prizes!