The premise for the Beer Army Centurion Challenge presented by Ten junk Miles Racing is the culmination of multiple foot races that puts the letters U-L-T-R-A in Ultra Runner. It is the Special Forces of radical running if you will. Truly testing one's mettle.
You have one year to complete 10 races totaling 317 miles. Specifically, you have to run (in any order) a 5K, 10K, 10 Miler, Half Marathon, 25K, Marathon, 50K, 50 Miler, 100K and 100 Miler. They have to be known distance races, no 12 or 24 hour races are allowed. You choose which contests to race in. Go to UltraSignup for more information and to register for this contest. Good luck!
IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU HAVE 1 YEAR TO COMPLETE THIS CHALLENGE. I.E. 365 DAYS. DO NOT REGISTER FOR CURRENT YEAR EVENT UNLESS YOU PLAN TO FINISH THE CHALLENGE IN THE SAME YEAR. I.E. IF YOU REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IN JULY BUT DON'T EXPECT TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE UNTIL NEXT SPRING, THEN WAIT UNTIL THE FOLLOWING YEAR TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. WE WILL NOT DEFER ANYONE INTO THE NEXT YEAR EVEN IF IT IS WITHIN THE 365 DAY CHALLENGE WINDOW FOR YOU IF YOU SCREW THIS UP. SO CALL YOUR SHOT CAREFULLY!!!
All proceeds of this event go to charity!
This is a fundraising event for the Bravo Alpha Initiative. The Bravo Alpha initiative is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit community outreach organization that supports veterans and first responders in their efforts to recover from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Self Destructive Actions (SDA). Check out our intro video on YouTube or visit our website at BravoAlpha.org for more details.
The cost to compete in the Centurion Challenge is $250. Keep in mind all proceeds go to charity, awesome swag but more importantly... you can register for this contest after you have already completed it.
Complete the challenge and earn the coveted Beer Army Centurion Challenge belt buckle. Measuring 4.5" wide, 3.5" high and weighing in at over 1/2 a pound, this hefty award will put anything you have hanging on your, "I love me" wall to shame. See the picture below to see what the current Beer Army Centurion Belt buckle looks like.
Additionally and new for this year, you will earn your Beer Army Centurion Challenge midweight, pullover hooded sweatshirt that features built in neoprene beverage holder inside pouch pocket with metal bottle opener attached to the pouch pocket. There with be screen printed graphics on the front and back. Mock up pictures to be released soon.
You have one year to complete 10 races totalling 317 miles. Specifically, you have to run (in any order) a 5K, 10K, 10 Miler, Half Marathon, 25K, Marathon, 50K, 50 Miler, 100K and 100 Miler. They have to be known distance races, no 12 or 24 hour challenge are allowed. Fat ass and virtual races are accepted however, there needs to be a minimum of 3 runners (2 including yourself) finishing the race. In these cases, Strava, Garmin, GPX, etc. data may be requested.
Virtual rolling races or challenges are the same as 12 or 24 hour races or challenges and are not allowed. To be specific, a virtual rolling race is where one must complete a certain number of miles within a specified time. Usually 30 or 60 days. While we appreciate these contests in their own right, we feel that they are not the same nor within the intent or spirit of the Centurion Challenge.
You choose which contests to race in. This challenge is open world wide to anybody, anywhere. When you complete your challenge, you'll need to submit a Centurion Challenge resume listing the races you completed in distance order from 100 Miler to 5K. Your resume can be sent to the race director through the contact link on this web page. At the top of the resume you should list your last name, first name, age, gender, mailing address (to include City and State), phone number and email address. Your resume should also have active hyperlinks to your individual race results. It can be in MS Word, PDF, etc. and should be in the following format for each race listed on your resume:
-Distance, -Date of race, -Race name, -Finish time in HH:MM:SS format,
-Active hyperlink to your race results
You can substitute a longer race for a shorter race. I.E. You decide to run a Marathon to satisfy your 25K requirement. If you do this, you will then calculate your race pace average and multiply that by the distance of the race you are substituting. So if you run a marathon in 4:08:43, then your average pace would be 9:29:55. You will take that and multiply it by the 25K run distance or 15.53 miles providing a calculated finish time of 2:27:28. Important to note, you can NOT use the same race more than once as a substitution.
IMPORTANT - At the bottom of your resume, you need to annotate the total aggregate time it took you to run all the races. In addition, you need to submit cumulative time it took you to finish the challenge. I.E. The first race you run starts your 1 year clock to get the Centurion Challenge done. That first race would be day one. The last race you do to complete the challenge, you would take that date when you crossed the finish line, look at a calendar and add up all the days it took you to complete the challenge.
If you want to see how you are doing in this contest compared to others that are also competing, then send an email with your First Name, Last Name, Age, Gender, City, Country, Distance of the race, Time (in HH:MM:SS format), Date of the race and Race results hyperlink or link to your GPX file like Strava, Garmin, etc.
Send an email with that info to: email@example.com
Then visit this page to see the current results we have received and published to date.
2016 - Dustin Canestorp - New Bern, NC - 51 Hrs 27 Mins 21 Secs - 162 Days
2017 - Kent Buhler - Wilmington, NC - 75 Hrs 00 Mins 56 Secs - 310 Days
2018 - Steve Walters - Tigard, OR - 65 Hrs 32 Mins 16 Secs - 147 days
2018 - Shawn Wussow - Spring Lake, NC - 75 Hrs 41 Mins 50 Secs - 304 Days
2019 - Jon Hunter - Durham, NC - 72 Hrs 49 Mins 47 Secs - 113 Days
2019 - Shelby Jones - Mentor, OH - 105 Hrs 32 Mins 37 Secs - 106 Days
2019 - Leigh-Anne Slack - Hope Mills, NC - 87 Hrs 25 Mins 10 Secs - 304 Days
2019 - Terrence Slack - Hope Mills, NC - 83 Hrs 18 Mins 05 Secs - 343 Days
2019 - Eric Davis - Kansas City, MO - 70 Hrs 24 Mins 13 Secs - 247 Days
2019 - Shawn Wussow - Fayetteville, NC - 80 Hours 22 Mins 16 Secs - 345 Days
Send us a message if you have questions.