The Strava Mile

Run your best mile in June and share your story with #MyMile.

All you need for this one is guts.

Just about any runner can get through a mile. But it takes courage to toe the line and go for a new PR. For a few minutes, you’ll have to believe in yourself with total certainty. You’ll be determined and relentless. You’ll be a badass on the run at top speed. It’s going to burn while you try, but feel amazing when you’re done.

Whatever your time – that’s between you and your mile. The Strava Mile is about bringing all kinds of runners together to celebrate a big, bold effort and smash a few (million) PRs, and we want you in. It’s free. It’s simple. It’s for anyone with the guts to try. Join us.

How it Works

It’s pretty simple: Of course we want to see a PR effort, but you don’t have to run a PR time – giving it your best shot and using #MyMile in your activity title is all you need to do to enter.

You can use the Strava app or a compatible GPS device. We suggest going to a place with great reception and running a little over a mile. As much as we wish they could, GPS satellites can’t always track you perfectly, and we don’t want a spotty signal or distance rounding error to spoil your big effort.


Tell the story of your run with #MyMile. The perfect lines of the local track, a group selfie of you and your mile crew, your big ice cream reward for your equally big effort – #MyMile is how Strava athletes are sharing the personality of their run. Check out some of our favorites and share your own.

It’s easy to share from Strava to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – just tap the share button from the activity detail page of your mile attempt. We’ll be keeping an eye out for #MyMile stories and awarding limited edition Strava socks from The Athletic for creative posts.

A big kudos to our prize partner!

Contest Rules

Entrants must use #MyMile in the Strava activity title of the activity that corresponds with their best mile effort uploaded to Strava between June 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017. The run activity must be at least one mile long. Manual entries or treadmill runs will not count towards your #MyMile effort. Entrants will be automatically entered to win. One entry per entrant. Ten entrants will be selected at random (the “Winners”). Each Winner will receive one prize. The prize is one £100 voucher that can be used on and the opportunity to select up to 10 of their Strava followers to also receive a £100 voucher that can be used on The £100 voucher can only be used toward the purchase of running shoes. In order to qualify for the prize, Strava followers selected by the Winners must have uploaded at least one activity to Strava by June 30, 2017. Strava will notify Winners using the email address associated with their Strava account by July 14, 2017.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Eligibility restrictions apply. Read the official rules here.

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