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The Outdoor Duathlon Challenge

Whether it’s biking, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, birding, archery, or even gardening, we want you to show us how you like to explore the wild! Get creative and enjoy the great outdoors in a safe and responsible manner.

Share your best photo from an outdoor activity you completed after your Run for the Wild 5K for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind bonus medal.

How to Participate in the Outdoor Duathlon Challenge

Use Strava to Track Your Activity

Don’t have a Strava account? Visit or download their app to get started. It is free to use and it will allow us to easily judge everyone’s results. Make sure your account is set to public so we can see your activity. Already have a Strava account? Join our Virginia Wildlife Run Club!

Run (or Walk) Your 5K on May 28, 29, 30, or 31, 2021

In order to be eligible, you must complete the 5K distance (3.1 miles) in your Strava activity. Do not go over the 5K distance. Once you have completed your 5K, name your activity “Run for the Wild”.

Complete an Additional Outdoor Activity of Your Choosing on the Same Day as Your 5K and Upload a Photo That Best Represents This Second Activity to Strava

Upload your best photo of a different outdoor activity you completed after your 5K to your Run for the Wild 5K activity using the Strava app or website.

Submit Your Activity Before Tuesday, June 1, 2021

After you have completed your Run for the Wild 5K registration you will be sent a separate email with the Run for the Wild Challenge Submission Form the week of the event. Complete and submit that form before the deadline to be eligible for an award. Only one entry per person and you can only enter in one of the five listed challenges.

The Winner will be Announced on Friday, June 4, 2021

The person that shares the best picture of a different outdoor activity completed after their Run for the Wild 5K will win the Outdoor Duathlon Challenge Award and will be notified via email. All challenge award winners will be announced on the DWR website and social media channels.