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Big Surreal Virtual Challenge

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September 1-30, 2020!

Join Team Sierra for the Big Surreal Virtual Challenge - a month-long, interactive virtual experience where you’ll be invited to complete a series of challenges and earn awesome swag along the way!

Choose from 5K, 12K, 11-Miler, 21-Miler, Marathon or any combination of the bunch! Each challenge helps you rack up the Big Sur swag!

Entries are limited and are first-come, first-served to those that commit to raising $100 for Sierra Club to support our work safeguarding the environment. You'll also get a Team Sierra race singlet when you sign up and raise $100!

Earn Team Sierra goods as you raise more funds to protect our planet. You can even earn an annual National Parks Pass so that you can plan new adventures to beautiful places!



Do what you love. Raise funds. Save our planet.



When you register, you'll get your own personal fundraising page (like this one), access to our fundraising toolkit and a fundraising coach!


Social media, email, creative stunts — there are lots of fun ways to get friends and family involved to meet the $100 fundraising minimum.


Join fellow planet-protectors this September and join the Big Surreal Virtual Challenge for a 5K, 12K, 11-Miler, 21-Miler or Marathon.




  1. SIGN UP WITH TEAM SIERRA. Register to join Team Sierra for the Big Surreal Virtual Challenge. When you raise $100 to support Sierra Club's work, we'll send you a code to register for the virtual challenge for free. We'll also outfit you with your first piece of swag -- a Team Sierra running tank!
  2. COMPLETE BETWEEN ONE AND FIVE CHALLENGES during the month of September. Those challenges are to run a 5K, 12K, 11-Miler, 21-Miler, and Marathon. The more challenges you complete, the more swag you receive!
  3. UPLOAD YOUR RESULTS. Starting September 1st, you’ll be able to upload your results via an integration with your wearable device (most devices supported) or enter in your results manually.
  4. EARN SWAG! When you raise money you'll earn Team Sierra swag! Each time you complete a challenge, you’ll earn a digital badge, a finisher’s certificate, and a new swag item from Big Sur through their app! 




It's clear that the climate crisis is not just one of the greatest threats we face: it's already impacting the people and places we love. Our air, water, and home are threatened — and it's time to act.


The crisis may feel daunting, but we can do something about it.


We know that Team Sierra teammates thrive on big goals and meaningful work. In 3 short years, we've raised over $1 million dollars to support the Sierra Club — the nation's largest grassroots environmental organization — and its work protecting wildlife and wild places, advancing clean energy solutions, and making the outdoors more accessible.


Individual Fundraising Minimum: $100


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Protect our planet, earn prizes!

Raise $250

Earn a Team Sierra Hydro Soul Water Bottle

Raise $500

Earn our exclusive Doing Good by Nature baseball cap

Raise $1000

Earn an annual National Parks Pass




Let's RAISE $20,000 for our planet


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