Happy New Year to all! Hope everyone had a great end of year celebration. Now is the time to get back on board with the new year and use your new 'gifts' to keep in shape, get in shape or keep a resolution. For that to happen we have created a variety of Challenges for participation. Each Quarter everyone will be invited to a 5k and 10k time trial - this is to promote speed competition and to keep everyone honest... For the Group - we created a very high goal of 25,000 miles in 2008, we will need everyone to help out to achieve it. Here it is http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/?l=all_challenges,1358401172 I am also going to add monthly challenges for the group as well. I will take applespider's suggestion of the run for your birth month to start us off and make that a 2 month challenge for the slow starters. Now for the make yourself a better runner challenges: There are 4 Clubs set up: The 500 mile club http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/?l=all_challenges,888439546 the 1000 mile club http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/?l=all_challenges,1089872891 the 1500 mile club http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/?l=all_challenges,1089766138 the 2000 mile club http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/?l=all_challenges,1156875002 I am in all of them since I created them (except the 1000 Mudbug - thanks). If you start in a 500 and want jump up to the 1000 then just let the organizer know - all miles ran in the year are counted so it is not like you have to start over. I placed the majority of folks in the 500, for the 1000 I think you can link to it above, for the 1500 and 2000 I placed some folks in already - if you want to be in one you are not then let me know. Have a great year of running and you will find plenty of support here to encourage you along the way.