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Run Your Local Mountain 2020

On is back with the Run Your Local Mountain challenge and this time, we’re reaching for new heights. We smashed the 10,000,000 m goal last year by more than double. So this year, we’re aiming higher. 40,000,000 m high to be precise.


The Run Your Local Mountain Challenge 


It’s the challenge to go as high as you can in your familiar surroundings. Step outside, search for the highest point and get there!


No mountains? No problem. Find the steepest hill in your town or do laps on a flight of stairs. All that matters is elevation and teamwork! Individually, each participant needs to log a run that totals just 200 meters in elevation gain – but there's no limit, so go as high as you can! 


As a team, the goal is to reach a combined total of 40,000,000 meters. It's a bold target, but you smashed it once so we know you can do it again. Teamwork makes the dream work; it’s only possible if we do it together. Plus, there's a prize up for grabs...


Go solo, or join an event with a participating retailer. Whether you’re running solo, or with a group – it’s all about teamwork. Join the On community on Strava to see how we’re doing.


Run Your Local Mountain 2020 Challenge
Start your GPS device and run your local mountain. Upload your run(s) to Strava. Get a pair of premium On performance running socks with your next order.
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In It to Win It


Join to be in with the chance to win a pair of performance running socks. Claim your free pair with your next purchase at On. Pick any color in any style! If the socks are in stock – they’re yours*. All you have to do is log just 200 m.  


Participants who complete the 200m challenge also receive an exclusive RYLM badge. But keep an eye out: if the group reaches 40,000,000 m, your challenge badge might get a new look…



Challenge accepted? Here's how to join in.


Between Monday 7 and Sunday 13 September, you can participate as much as you like!


1. Start your GPS device and run your local mountain. Run, walk, climb, scramble – it doesn’t matter where or how, just gain 200 m of elevation!

2. Upload your run(s) to Strava 

3. You'll get an email from Strava with instructions to claim your free performance running socks with your next purchase


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Find an event near you


Get ready to run higher and further than you thought you could with a little extra team spirit! Join in on community and dealer hosted events to clock the elevation together. Plus, test out our trail running shoes and loads more fun stuff.  


Don’t forget to check COVID guidelines – we want everyone to stay safe, have fun, and gain those meters! For that matter we have decided not to create collective trial runs. Instead, you will be able to come to the retailer, grab a pair of On in exchange of your ID, and run your local mountain as a trial run!






Austria | Innsbruck – Hills Krew, Villerberg – Tuesday, September 8 – SIGN UP

Germany | Willingen-Usseln – Schuh und Sporthaus Kleine, Osterkopf – Monday, September 7 - SIGN UP

Germany | Garmisch Partenkirchen – Sport Conrad, Hausberg – Wednesday, September 9 – SIGN UP

Switzerland | Herisau – Zubischuhe, Gäbris – Wednesday, September 9 – SIGN UP  

Switzerland | Luzern – WERUN, Dietschiberg – Friday, September 11 – SIGN UP 

Switzerland | Lausanne – Yosemite, Tour Sauvabelin – Thursday, September 10 – SIGN UP 


North America

USA | Richmond – Solo, Pump House Parking Lot - Pump House Drive, Richmond, VA 23221 – Sunday, September 13 – SIGN UP


*The prize is available in the following regions:


Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States