Offered as an ORRC member benefit, the 1200 Club’s goal is a challenge and a motivational tool – run/walk throughout the year. Rewards are a healthier lifestyle plus a gorgeous New Balance jacket after the first year when completing 1200 miles. Jacket patches for subsequent years. Just report your mileage at each month’s end (below), and watch them grow.
The 1200 Club, sponsored by Portland Running Company, challenges participants to run or walk 1200 miles in one calendar year (January through December). This equates to about 25 miles per week, or 100 miles per month.
Since 2013, ORRC has had 644 runner and walker ORRC members register for the 1200 Club challenge, and 441 participants received jackets. Cumulative mileage from all participants through 2019 shows club members have circumnavigated the Earth 69 times and gone to the moon and back twice!
ORRC’s 1200 Club registration is open through September 30 of each year. Retroactive miles are allowed back to January of the reporting year for those registering in the year.
Monthly Submission and Mileage Totals
Click here for a handy mileage tracking form.
- All monthly totals for the calendar year are due by the following January 10th of the next calendar year (e.g. all monthly miles for 2022 are due by January 10th of 2023.)
What Miles Count?
- Races and training miles
- Running and/ or Walking miles
And What Miles Don’t Count?
- Miles from another sport such as cycling, swimming, and ellipticals
- Running in a swimming pool
- “Steps” counted on a pedometer during the course of a day that are not part of a standard run or walk
“Thank you for all you do to make this club so much fun and keeps people like me motivated to meet this goal.” Philip McGuigan
“When I was younger, I could run a lot more. Now, a lot of my exercise is walking, biking, and the gym. The 1200 club is an important incentive for me. Your help means a lot to me. Thanks!” Doug Marshall
“The simple act of placing mileage into the ORRC website has been keeping me motivated to get out and run, and hike to keep my mileage up” Margie Palmrose
“I must say it motivates me to get out and run when I would rather sit and watch TV and eat a cookie” Rob Rickard