Northeast K9 Conditioning

20K Virtual Challenge

Northeast K9 Conditioning

20K Virtual Challenge

Are you tired of exercising alone? Do you find there aren’t enough hours in the day to exercise both you and your dog? Do you need some extra motivation to get out and be more active? 

We’ve got the solution for you! 

Join Northeast K9 Conditioning’s 20K Virtual Challenge! Become a member of our NEK9 Virtual Challenge community for ongoing support and motivation as you participate in the challenge from November 1 through December 31. 

Do it all at once (but only if you and your dog are already extremely fit!) or gradually increase your distance over a period of weeks. Any distance that you do with your dog counts! 

This includes walking, jogging, cycling and even skiing! 

Just document your distance and report it at the end of the week.  

SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

Benefits

Join us from anywhere!

No matter where you live, you can join us!

Go at your own pace!

Walk, run or jog, it is all up to you!

Participate on your own time!

Day or night, week-day or weekend!

Get support from our community!

We will have a Facebook community for support! 


How does it work?

The goal is to complete 20K (about 12 ½ miles) between November 1 and December 31. Only distances completed with your dog(s) count. Participate on your own time and at your own pace! Join us with your own dog or even borrow a friend’s dog!  

Join our Facebook group, submit your weekly distance at the end of each week, share your journey in our Facebook group. You could even win an award! 

All healthy, adult participants and dogs who are free of injury or pain are welcome! Walking, jogging, running and even skiing with your dog count! (No puppies please!)


Frequently Asked Questions 

Who can participate?

Physically mature, adult dogs who are healthy and free of injury or pain can participate. Human participants must be at least 18 years of age. 

Please note this challenge is NOT appropriate for puppies.

How do I log distances?

Track your distance manually, or with a fitness tracker, and report them to us at the end of each week. 

If you are not sure of the distance, you can use a map, mobile app or GPS to calculate the length of your route. 

Can I include past distances to the 20K Virtual Challenge? 

Yes, you can log past distances but only if they occurred between November 1 and December 31. 

Also don’t forget that only distances that you do with your dog count! 

How do I get started once I sign up? 

Join our Get Fit & Active with Your Dog Facebook group and click on “Announcements” for the latest news and updates to get started! 

Our official kickoff date is November 1, but it’s ok if you join us late!

Have a question that wasn’t answered here? Email us at info@northeastk9conditioning.com


How much does it cost to enter? 

You can sign up and participate for FREE or purchase VIP membership for only $20. 

See below for more details…

FREE Membership

VIP Membership

  • Entry Into the Challenge
  • Facebook Group Membership 
  • Weekly Accountability Check-Ins 
  • Weekly Facebook Updates & Support 
  • Entry Into the Challenge
  • Facebook Group Membership 
  • Weekly Accountability Check-Ins 
  • Weekly Facebook Updates & Support 
  • Live Q&A Fitness Training Webinars
  • Weekly Video Training Tips 
  • FREE Customized Medal for first 40 registrants
  • Free Shipping on Medal 
FREE Membership
VIP Membership

How much does it cost to enter? 

You can sign up and participate for FREE or purchase VIP membership for only $20. 

See below for more details…

FREE Membership

  • Entry Into the Challenge
  • Facebook Group Membership 
  • Weekly Accountability Check-Ins 
  • Weekly Facebook Updates & Support 

VIP Membership

  • Entry Into the Challenge
  • Facebook Group Membership 
  • Weekly Accountability Check-Ins 
  • Weekly Facebook Updates & Support 
  • Live Q&A Fitness Training Webinars
  • Weekly Video Training Tips 
  • FREE Customized Medal for the first 40 registrants
  • Free Shipping on Medal 

About Erica Boling  

Erica C. Boling, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Education at Rutgers University and the owner and founder of Northeast K9 Conditioning, LLC, Northeast K9 Conditioning Academy, and ECB Aspire, Inc.  

Erica helps sport and working dog handlers create peak performance, canine athletes by teaching them how to integrate canine fitness into their training programs. She is a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT), Certified Canine Massage Provider, member of the United States Federation of Sleddog Sports (USFSS) and a member of their USA National Team. She is also one of the founding members of North Pocono Search, Rescue and Recovery.