Race Across the USA
2,572 miles from San Francisco to New York!
Stay Tuned for the ultimate Virtual Challenge, opens May 20, 2020 on ultrasignup. Logging mileage begins June 1
WORLDWIDE! Join us from anywhere in the world
Race Across the USA: RATUSA
Have you ever dreamed about crossing the USA on foot or bike? Now is your chance and do it from the safety of your own home, trails, or roads. You can use your daily training to build up to running the entire span of the USA in this long and possibly insanely stupid challenge. Our live leaderboard will keep track of each runner's daily results as you upload them, showing as miles toward completing this 2,572 mile trans-America route that will take you from the foggy coast of San Francisco to the bustling city of New York! This is (obviously) not for everyone and we are pretty sure most of you are not crazy enough to entertain this idea, but we've never been ones to avoid an idea because of its length!
2,572 miles from San Francisco to New York City
Register here beginning May 20 at 12pm PT
*Logging mileage starts June 1
The Ultimate Race Across the USA
Let's see how many states we can get through while logging miles from home (or trail or road) solo or with a team. The route follows a classic Trans-Am crossing route (with no highways) from San Francisco, California to New York City, New York. In the process you will go through 12 different states and run from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, a truly epic journey.
Live Map Leaderboard
Upload your miles each day to see yourself (or your team) move on the map! Leaderboard will be live on ultrasignup.
Fun Community of Runners & Cyclists
Join other runners worldwide in an iconic crossing of the USA. You will have the option off running as a team, solo or a Half Crossing. You can also choose the bike option!
To get an official time we will need you to upload a time by Jan 1, 2021. For those who want to take as long as, well, it takes that's fine too! We have beautiful buckles and awards made by artist Kali in Utah.
Solo 2,572 miles: entire US crossing. 2,572 miles on your own, for the most extreme runners
Solo 1000 miles: Partial Crossing of 1000 miles, want to join solo but have a lot on your plate? This is the one for you!
Team 2,572 miles: Get up to 6 of your friends/co-workers/running club to join your team
Solo 2,572 Mile Bike: Why run when you can bike?! This is our first ever bike race! Full distance only (2,572 miles)
Team 2,572 Mile Bike: Get together 8 of your friends and count each of your mileage each day to see how quickly your team can get across the USA!
How many miles do you need to do each day to finish?
Our cut off date for an official finish is Jan 1, 2021, but you can take as long as you want if you don't care about a finish time.
Solo 2,572 miles: Can you average 12 miles a day? That's 87 miles a week! You can also do it with no cut off time, but to get an official finish we need times in by Jan 1, 2021
Solo 1000 miles: You'll need to average 4.7 miles a day, that's roughly 32.9 miles a week.
Team 2,572 miles: Teams can take as long as a solo runner, however since they are made up of up to 8 people they will likely finish a lot faster! Each team can count all miles run by each team member each day. We suggest teams have members sent mileages to the captain to submit on a weekly basis.
Solo 2,572 Mile Bike: Bikes also have up to Jan 1 to finish and will need to average 12 miles a day or 87 miles a week to finish
Team 2,572 Mile Bike: Teams can take as long as a solo runner, however since they are made up of up to 8 people they will likely finish a lot faster! Each team can count all miles run by each team member each day.
Do you need to do a certain mileage each day? No, we have averaged out what you need to do to reach your goal mileage, however you may do as many or as few miles as you like.
What do you get with your entry? All participants get a race t-shirt with their entry, logging mileage system via ultrasignup until Jan 1, 2020 and online support from us including a Facebook group for participants! You can also purchase additional t-shirts at the store: RATUSA STORE
Buckles for all distances/relay/solo are add-on options and we will post pictures here as soon as we have a few mockups for you. They will be similar to our Rise Up buckles - by the same artist in Utah.
Can you join from outside of the USA? Yes! You can run from anywhere in the world. Please choose the $10 extra add on shipping option for orders outside of the USA.
You may add on any merchandise after the fact through ultrasignup here: RATUSA STORE
Expect orders to take 2-4 weeks due to production and shipping
Signup Opens May 20 at 12pm PT! Recording mileage starts June 1.