Go the Social Distance 50k! - Virtual Challenge

Fitness classes may be postponed and gyms may be closed, but the sidewalks and home gyms are still open! There’s no better way to social distance than going for a walk around the neighborhood, following along to a workout video, lifting weights, or using your at-home gym and getting rewarded for it!

Join Urbandale Parks & Recreation for an unprecedented race during unprecedented times. All ages are welcome.  

What is a Virtual Challenge?

A virtual challenge is a challenge that can be accomplished from any location and any workout you choose. You can run, walk, jog, follow a workout video, lift weights in your basement, etc. As long as you stay active, you’ll conquer the challenge!

Registration fee is $20/person, $5 from every registration will go to the Urbandale Food Pantry. Sign up here!

The rules are simple:

  • Register online
  • Run, walk, jog, lift weights, etc. on your own time at your own pace
  • Keep track of each km/minute you are active! Download the log below and record each distance.
  • Stack up 50k by June 14th
  • Connect with us and other participants by tagging your photos @UrbandaleParksandRec on Facebook and @urbandaleparksnrec on Instagram or by using #GotheSocialDistance50k
  • Submit your activity log to parks-rec@urbandale.org or mail to 3600 86th St. Urbandale, IA 50322 by June 17th
  • Turn in your activity log to be eligible to win prizes 
  • Please submit ALL km/minutes together (one complete form per person) once you have completed the full 50k
  • Each participant who signs up by May 15th will receive a “Go the Social Distance 50k” t-shirt!
  • Shipping is available for an additional $8 at registration. If registering for more than one person, you only pay one $8 shipping charge.


Grand Prize - Yeti Cooler with 2 Yeti tumblers

Other Prizes - Urbandale Parks and Rec gift cards, Yeti Tumblers, T-shirts, etc

Yeti Cooler and Tumbler with Urbandale Logo

Important Dates

  • April 13 - Registration opens, register HERE
  • April 27 - Competition begins
  • May 15 -  Register at any time during the competition, however, you must register by May 15 to receive a t-shirt.
  • June 14 - Competition ends
  • June 17 - Completed Social Distance Trackers must be turned in to be eligible for prizes

How to receive your shirt:

You must register by May 15th to receive a t-shirt

  • Option 1: Choose the shipping option during registration (extra $8 fee) and we will ship the t-shirt to you after June 1st (or when the office opens back up)
  • Option 2: Pick up your t-shirt at the Urbandale Parks and Recreation office: 3600 86th St. Urbandale 50322 after June 1st (or when City offices re-open)

Download Social Distance Tracker Here

Submit Social Distance Tracker here or mail in to Urbandale Parks and Recreation office