Throughout the year we run both paid public events and challenges (such as the Hedgehog Hustle and the Planks and Thanks Challenge), as well as, free events and challenges open only to our Sonic team members.  Here’s what’s on tap for 2021:

Virtual Polar Plunge – December 31, 2020 – January 2, 2021 (FREE Public Event)

Take the plunge into 2021 with an icy dip.  You chose the body of water (yes, it can be a pool) and plunge into the new year.  But you know how it goes, if there is no photo it didn’t happen!  Upload photos of your plunge to win some of these awards!

*Most Creative Plunge

*Coldest Plunge

*Warmest Plunge

*Group Plunge (How many people can you get in one Plunge Photo?)

Magic Number Game – January 4, 2021 until we hit the magic number (Team Members Only)

Easy peasy game in the forum.  Log any and all miles you train.  Person who hits the number wins a prize.  Hooray.

Alpe Du Zwift Hill Climb – January 23, 2021 – 2 p.m. EST (Team Members Only)

Group race up the Alpe du Zwift.  All riders start together and the meet up is set up to generate race standings.  Before the ride all riders guess their expected finish time.  Prizes for fastest male and female riders and for the riders closest to their projected finish time.

Love to Run – February 7-14, 2021 (Team Members Only)

Create teams of 2, 3 or 4 runners to run 14 total miles outside.  Divide up 14 miles however you want among the team members and complete the all the miles in the 8 day window of February 7th through February 14th.  Prizes to: (1) the fastest team; (2) the team who ran in the most challenging conditions; (2) the team with the most creative team pictures.

March Into Mobility and Mindfulness – February 28, 2021 – March 13, 2021 (Open to the Public)

For two weeks in the beginning of March we will combine daily mobility, core, yoga and strength exercises with mindfulness work.

  • Once you sign up you’ll receive an invitation to our private Facebook group for support, coaching and camaraderie.
  • Starting on Monday February 28, 2021 participants will receive an email bright and early each morning with a daily exercises.
  • Each exercise you complete is worth one point (completion will be tracked via a Google document).  Each point gets you an entry into both our daily prize drawing and our grand prize drawing at the end of the challenge.

Pi Day Run – March 14 (Team Members Only)

Everyone loves Pi.  Guess your time to run (or walk) 3.14 miles.  Run 3.14 miles.  Eat pie.  Awards to: (1) the fastest run; (2) the person who comes the closest to their estimate time; and (3) the best Pi Day Run picture on social media.

Virtual Quarter Marathon – March 24, 2021 – April 6, 2021 (Open to the Public)

This year is different.  Yes, we know that everyone is suffering from pandemic fatigue, and as much as we would love to open an in-person race, there’s just too much uncertainty right now.  So here’s what we’re doing: opening the Quarter Marathon as a virtual event with three distance options — the 1/8 marathon (3.275 miles), the 1/4 marathon (6.55 miles), and the 3/8 marathon (9.825 miles).

Virtual event participants will have from March 25, 2021 – April 6, 2021 to complete the distance on a course of their design and choosing and upload results.  All participants will receive an iconic Quarter Marathon medal (we do want to celebrate our 15th year after all), be eligible for overall prizes, be entered into our raffles, and have the opportunity to be part of our supportive Facebook group.

In addition, if conditions improve, and you can bet we hope they do, we will look to set up pop-up events with timing in Connecticut this spring.  We will look to set up 3.275 loop course so participants can run an 1/8, 1/4, or 3/8 marathon depending on their race choice at registration.

As always, all proceeds from the race will benefit our charity partners.  This year they will be divided evenly among Blazeman FoundationAchilles International, and Salida Mountain Trails.

Fall 2021 Challenges

Magic Number Game – October 1  until we hit the magic number (Team Members Only)

Easy peasy game in the forum.  Log any and all miles you train.  Person who hits the number wins a prize.  Hooray.

Planks and Thanks – November 1-12 (Open to the Public)