How It Works – Spark+ by Virtual Running Club

How It Works

Spark+ is a year-long fitness accountability program. You'll get a series of running and fitness-related challenges. Accomplish them and you'll earn points that can be redeemed for awesome rewards!

Take on Challenges

Each week, month, quarter, half, and year we issue fun new short and long-term challenges that will get you out of your comfort zone and help you be more active.

Reach Your Goals

'Many small strokes fell great oaks.'
Now you can stay on track like never before. We'll help you make fitness an easy part of your life!

Earn Fun Rewards

Stay motivated! Every time you complete one of the challenges you earn points that you can redeem for fitness gear, Spark+ swag, and other awesome stuff!

How does Spark+ work?

A. SIGN UP

B. SPARK THE CHALLENGES

C. STAY MOTIVATED

D. REPORT YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

E. GET REWARDED

THERE'S NEVER BEEN A BETTER WAY TO SPARK YOUR HEALTH

Example Challenges

This Week

Oct 6–12

Run (or walk/hike/bike/swim) somewhere completely new πŸ—Ί

Mark Complete

This Quarter

Jan–Jun

πŸ““ Keep a weekly exercise diary. Do at least 6 trail runs (1 mile or longer) and run an average of at least 30 miles each month.

This Month

September

Run at least 30 miles (total) this month. Additionally, each time you work out, take at least 1 minute to "reset" by quietly contemplating your goals and things that are going well in your life.

This Week

Apr 13–19

Run* 1 mile each day this week πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

This Week

Nov 10–16

Foam-roll at least your calves and IT bands (outer thighs) 3 times.

*NOTE: "Run" means "get out and move". It could mean walk, hike, bike, swim, etc. Do what works for you.

Earn Points

Points for each challenge will vary but generally they'll look similar to this:

Challenge Type

Points Available

Weekly Challenge

7 points

Monthly Challenge

30 points

Quarterly Challenge

90 points

Semi-annual Challenge

180 points

Annual Challenge

360 points

Bonus Challenges

points vary

*Examples only, actual points may vary.

Common Questions

How will I know what each challenge is?

How do I report that I've completed each challenge?

How do I prove that I accomplished the challenge?

Why is it called Spark+?

How do I redeem my points?

What kinds of things can I redeem my points for?

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