We challenge you to Run the L! Run (or walk or wheel) the total distance of the lines that constitute Chicago’s elevated public transit system. We’ll give you 8 weeks to tackle 131 miles*. Do it solo or grab a running buddy and divide and conquer this unique challenge!

We’ll give you the motivation you need each week as we take on a new line between August 10th and October 4th.

You can complete the individual segments at your own pace throughout the 8 weeks or challenge yourself to complete the 131 mile challenge in as few weeks as you can. Simply log your time and distance after you complete your activity until you reach the total distance of the L – 131 miles.

Since this is a virtual challenge, you can run or walk wherever and whenever you want! We’ll re-share all the fun ways you all are accomplishing the challenge on social along with our own tips and tricks to tackle the challenge too!

*A few lines are rounded to make for even distances.

August 10 – 16: Brown Line

August 17 – 23: Pink Line

August 24 – 30: Orange Line

August 31 – September 6: Purple Line

September 7 – 13: Blue Line

September 14 – 20: Green Line

September 21 – 27: Red Line

September 28 – October 4: Yellow Line


  • Klean Kanteen commuter mug
  • Exclusive prints to display your achievement
  • Finisher medal
  • Custom downloadable race bib
  • Custom downloadable finisher certificate
  • Custom GIF stickers to enhance your social media posts

*One mug (front & back pictured) and two prints will be mailed to all participants. The finisher medal will be mailed to those who complete all 131 miles during the challenge time frame. Mailings only available within the continental U.S.

Official Run The L SWAG

Rep Chi-town and commemorate your #RunTheL experience with exclusive SWAG! Pre-order your hat, tee, and stickers to show off your accomplishment.


Are you missing your favorite race’s start line this year, looking for some extra motivation to lace up your shoes, missing Chi-town this summer, or training for a fall (virtual) half? Join our new HOKA ONE ONE Run the L Challenge Club and connect with fellow athletes as you stay on track with this unique challenge!


Take advantage of our referral program and run for FREE! When you register for the Hoka One One Run the L Challenge, you’ll receive your own custom link to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email. For every 3 friends you refer that use your link, you’ll get a refund of $15* credited back to you!

*Maximum refund amount is $75 for the solo challenge and $120 for the 2-person relay. The referral must sign up with your unique referral link.


NEW Photo Sweepstakes! Invisalign® aligners can get you to the starting line of your next event. Post a smiling selfie as you tackle the HOKA ONE ONE Run the L Challenge on your Facebook or Instagram newsfeed using #InvisalignRuntheL to be entered to win a FREE entry to select 2021 Life Time Events!

Sweepstakes begins August 12, 2020 through October 4, 2020 and a new winner will be announced every Wednesday of the challenge, beginning August 19th. So get those selfies going and get yourself into the race! Just another reason to smile brought to you by Invisalign aligners, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world.

Must be 18+ to enter. United States residents only. Complete rules and regulations apply.

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