Last month, despite the cold, the dark, and the winter drear, more than 11,000 runners across 98 Fleet Feet store locations that covered a combined 942,000 miles shared their progress on social with over 2,500 Instagram posts with the #WinterDozenChallenge hashtag.

“The Winter Dozen Challenge has provided us with the opportunity to reach thousands of runners in a different way than we’ve done traditionally … whether it’s through an experience in-store with our 3D foot scanning technology, through a virtual running challenge or through our new app and nationwide loyalty program, we’re embracing digital technology and its role in personalizing our brand experience for customers.” — Ellen Donahue, Senior Director, Marketing, Fleet Feet Inc.

To participate, individuals were directed to Fleet Feet’s website where they designated their home store and connected a fitness app or wearable. Once signed up, individuals headed out on 12 runs or walks of at least one mile. The leaderboards (individuals and stores) were updated in real-time by FitRankings. The Fleet Feet location with the most challenge finishers received a Saucony celebration party. All participants were entered for the chance to win a Saucony prize package that included two $500 gifts to use at Airbnb and Delta Airlines. Photo courtesy Fleet Feet