The Americana Run is a virtual run/walk salutin’ birthday #240 of the US of A!! We invite runners and walkers of all ages -- and nationwide -- to join us in this inaugural Declaration of “We do whatever the heck we want!” Sweet glory Americana medals and other dainty perks of patriotism will be delivered to you by our trusty US Postal Service. A portion of proceeds will go to helping severely injured Veterans rebuild their lives through Homes for Our Troops. What more can we say? “We 💙 ‘murica!”

Step one: Sign up for the Americana Run! You can sign up as an individual or as part of a team. Participating as a team is highly encouraged for max fun factor -- you get to come up with a clever team name, invite others, share your experiences, and (hopefully) run together!

Step two: We ship out your swag! This will include a custom zinc-alloy finisher’s medal, Tyvek® bib, and other fun swag.

Step three: Register to submit your results, qualifying you for awards and prizes!

Step four: Get out and run! Map out your 5K, 10K, or half marathon route. Grab some friends, your dog, your kid, or fly solo -- it’s up to you! When you’re done, submit your results to our official leaderboard.

Step five: Win awards and prizes, and meet fellow participants from around the world in our super supportive Americana Run community!

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Registration Packages

Choose from these patriotic packages:

Swag Package - Entry + Swag

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Available to US and Canada residents.
  • Custom zinc-alloy finisher medal (value: $20)
  • Tyvek® bib (value: $5)
  • Vinyl sticker (value: $5)
  • Free shipping on all items above (value: $5+)

  • Digital Swag (printable bib, medal, and other surprises)
  • Registration entry to The Americana Run digital event experience
  • Exclusive access to The Americana Run participant community
  • Eligibility for The Americana Run awards and prizes

Digital Package - Entry Only

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Available to athletes around the world.

  • Digital Swag (printable bib, medal, and other surprises)
  • Registration entry to The Americana Run digital event experience
  • Exclusive access to The Americana Run participant community
  • Eligibility for The Americana Run awards and prizes (US and Canada only)

FitFam Summer Series Registration

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Available to US and Canada residents.
  • Registration entries for Americana Run, Great Outdoors Challenge, and Challenge Dash (presented by Nuun).
  • Entry + Swag Package for Americana Run (value: $25+)
  • Entry + Swag Package for Great Outdoors Challenge (value: $35+)
  • Entry + Swag Package for Challenge Dash (presented by Nuun) (value: $35+)
  • Exclusive 4th Summer Series finisher medal, digital badge and more surprises for completing all three FitFam Summer Series events!

Registration Deadlines

Date Deadline Package Description
7/1/16 Late registration ends Entry + Swag This is the last day to register for the Americana Run.

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Late Registration Pricing

All prices are in USD.

US Residents

Swag Package: $27.50
Digital Package: $7
FitFam Summer Series Registration: $80

Canada Residents

Swag Package: $27.50
Digital Package: $7
FitFam Summer Series Registration: $110

Outside US and Canada

Digital Package: $7

For group rate inquiries, please contact us and we'll get back to you shortly.

FitFam Summer Series

The FitFam Summer Series is an opportunity for you to get in on all three of our summer 2016 virtual events at one low price. To top off your Summer Series discount, in addition to three unique medals for each of the events, you'll also get an exclusive Summer Series medal. This medal will be available only to participants who complete all three events!

The price for the FitFam Summer Series is $80 and includes swag entries for the Americana Run on July 4th weekend, the Great Outdoors Challenge on 8/4 to 8/9, and the Challenge Dash on 8/26 to 8/29.

FitFam Summer Series

Proceeds from Americana Run will go to helping our nation's severely injured Veterans rebuild their lives through Homes for Our Troops.

Grow your Americana Run team to level up! The leaderboard updates hourly, so check back often to see your ranking!

Rank Team Name Captain Members Level
1 Idaho Moves Jeanette Ostman 7 Bronze
2 Red, White, and Blue Ryan Anke 5 Bronze
3 Team Bestie Nancy Trejo 5 Bronze
4 Girls Run Free Erin Pierce 4 Bronze
5 Across the Map Craig Fullmer 3
Levels — Platinum: 25 members, Gold: 15 members, Silver: 8 members, Bronze: 4 members

Once you complete your goal (between July 2-5, 2016), report your Americana Run official results to be eligible for awards!

Prizes and awards? Why of course we have those! What better way to cement your reputation as truly awesome? There are several categories of awards for The Americana Run, take a look at just a smattering of them here:

Is this a virtual run? You are CORRECT!

What is a virtual run? A virtual run is one that you do on your own time and on the course of your own choosing. We give you a timeframe to complete your miles and invite you to the super-supportive Americana Run community. Once you're done, you can report your results to our official leaderboard and feel fantastic knowing you just benefitted animal rescue in a fun way.

Why should I participate in a virtual run? Because Uncle Sam wants YOU to run the Americana Run! Oh yeah, and these reasons:

  1. You'll get some awesome Americana Run swag to remember your accomplishments and a fun, one-of-a-kind experience!
  2. Got a group of friends, a kid, or a dog that likes running? Someone you'd like to help get in shape? Sign up and add them on to your registration. This is a great way to get out and about.
  3. A portion of every entry fee goes to the support of American veterans.
  4. A virtual run/walk is a fun, flexible, stress-free way to participate in a race. You get to run/walk on your own schedule AND connect with participants around the country in our super-supportive event community.

Who can participate? Everybody! There is no age limit, no restrictions. So run, jog, walk, or crawl (not recommended, unless you’re a quadruped or really really odd). Go alone, in a group, with your pet -- it's completely up to you. Just get out and enjoy yourself!

My kid wants to participate, but I'm sitting this one out. Can I sign them up? Kids can be registered to participate on their own.

I have a group that wants to participate. Can we register as a team? Yes, absolutely! Just select the “Create a team” or “Join a team” link on the registration page.

Can I complete the run with a group? Yes! We even have an award for most team members!

Do I have to complete the distance all at one time or can I break it up into different days? Split it up if you'd like!

When will I receive my swag in the mail? Depending on when you register, your swag items be mailed out a couple weeks before the start of the event or shortly after. You'll even receive a notification by email when it's shipped.

Do the medals come with a ribbon? Yes! Every medal comes with a matching ribbon so you can wear and hang your bling!

I don’t live in the United States or Canada, can I still participate? Sure can! While not eligible for prizes, participants outside of the US and Canada can join the fun and win awards with our digital package.

I have an APO/FPO address, can I signup for a swag registration? Yes. We are happy to able to send swag packages to our military service members overseas. (Note: Transit times are in the hands of USPS mail delivery and may vary by location.)

How can I sponsor this event? Thanks for asking! Please send us an email to

Due to the upfront nature of event costs, we cannot offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals. We also cannot exchange t-shirt sizes. Make sure that you are good to go when you sign up! All sales are 100% final.