Get Your Kicks on Route 66 Challenge

Virtual Event

Sun 1st January 2023 - Tue 31st December 2024

1 race

Organiser's Description

This is a two-year virtual challenge to get your kicks on historic Route 66 by running, hiking, walking, biking, swimming, skiing, canoeing, paddle boarding, or crawling its entire 2,448 miles from Santa Monica to Chicago between January 1st, 2023 and December 31st, 2024.  You can make this even more fun by registering as a team of up to 6 members, or you can try to do this challenge alone. When you register you will have the option to create a team name and then invite a partner to join!  We will get the challenge rolling on January 1st so get ready for the New Year and get your kicks on Route 66! 
Learn more about the event by reading the race organizer's High Country Running column in the 1/8/2023 Arizona Daily Sun. 
To enhance your experience on your virtual Route 66 adventure, check out these useful tips.  
Once you register and are ready to log your activity, visit - then search on your name on the Find a Participant page, click on your information and you will see a "log activities" option button. Click this and bookmark the page so you can bypass all the steps next time you are ready to enter your daily activity!  
Once you have entered your data, wait a few minutes, and visit the results page. When you find your name, click on it, and you will see your progress page. Click on the "compare results map", and zoom in on your location.  Drag the yellow Google "map person" icon to your location and it will show you a 360 degree view of your stopping point. How cool is that? You can take a screen capture and share it with friends on social media. You can also add friends to your progress map to see their progress and where they have set up camp for the evening. 
If you enjoy social media, I have created a Facebook group at This is a public group, so you can share posts and invite friends to join the fun. I will make it private in a heartbeat if anything inappropriate such as ads, political posts, or profanity shows up. 
If you are so inclined, you can upload photos of your daily activity. Keep in mind the photos are open to the public, so please be careful about what you upload.
If you wish to do your activity wearing a bib,  Go to your runsignup profile and click on "view bib" to print it out. 
About NATRA LLCThis Route 66 virtual challenge is brought to you for free by Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association (NATRA LLC).  Founded in fall 2001, NATRA’s mission is to promote trail running in Northern Arizona to folks of all abilities. We organize group runs of 5 to 8 miles at various trails on Saturday mornings whether there is rain, snow or shine!  If you are new to running or a seasoned veteran, come join us off road and discover the incredible forest trails of Northern Arizona.
We also organize the October 14th 24th Annual Soulstice Mountain Trail Run. The race is limited to 225 entrants, and since 2003, has been a sellout. Entry is done through a lottery system held on April 1st. In Spring 2011, Runners World listed Soulstice as one of the top 32 trail races in the United States, calling it "one of the best post race parties anywhere." Soulstice is put on entirely by volunteers.  All proceeds of Soulstice benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff mentoring programs helping Northern Arizona children succeed in life.  You can learn more about Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association by visiting our web page.


  • Get Your Kicks on Route 66


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Get Your Kicks on Route 66 Challenge

Jan 1, 2023