Desi, Ward Among 10 Olympians Hosted by Chaski Challenge Free Virtual Race

2014 USA Indoor Championships – Albuquerque, NM February 22-23, 2014 – Photo: Victah Sailer@PhotoRun
The late Gabe Grunwald, US indoor 3000m winner. One of the primary beneficiaries of the Chaski Challenge is the Brave Like Gabe Rare Cancer Research fund. 


Sept 12 – Chaski Challenge hosts Linden, Ward, and 8 Other Olympians in Biggest Free Virtual Race of 2020 

In June, the Chaski Challenge made headlines with 8 world records set on treadmills by the likes of Sarah Hall and New England’s own Tyler Andrews, and nearly 1000 finishers in the open race.

2016 Olympic Games – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil August 12-21, 2016 Photo: Victah Sailer@PhotoRun – Jared Ward, 6th in the Rio Olympic Marathon.


The Chaski crew is doing it again with their second Challenge on September 12, slated to be the biggest free virtual running event of the year.


You can join the nearly 1000 who’ve already registered here from your phone or computer for free in less than 1 minute — let’s help make this the biggest free virtual running event of the year!

September’s Chaski Challenge has something for everyone! You can tackle anything from a 5k Run/Walk to the full marathon distance. You can even create your own 3-person marathon team, dividing up the distance into smaller segments (12 miles, 8 miles, and 6.2 miles).


Not only is it completely free, we also have over $8000 worth of prizes, both for fastest times as well as best team name and more. And, after you finish your own race, we’ll have a free live broadcast of our stacked elite race, an world record attempt by paralympian Brian Reynolds, and live commentary throughout it all.

New England’s Tyler Andrews. Photo by MickFoto/NERunner


Lastly, we have an unreal opportunity to run on Boston Marathon Champion Des Linden’s and paralympic world record holder Brian Reynold’s virtual relay Marathon teams and support Brave Like Gabe Rare Cancer Research and Range of Motion Project for amputee athlete empowerment. Two spots to “run with Des” and “run with Brian” will be auctioned off with winners getting a private pre-run Zoom, a free pair of shoes and swags from Brooks/HOKA, an autographed poster, and more. Enter by placing your bid here for Des or here for Brian.


We want to keep these events free and open to everyone, especially right now, when so many races have been cancelled. If you want race swag, including t-shirts and a race medal to commemorate your run, profits benefit Brave Like Gabe and the Range of Motion Project.

Don’t miss out! Register today and start training!

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