The 2024 NCCS Route 66 Virtual Challenge

Sept 01 – Sept 30, 2024

The 2024 NCCS Route 66 Virtual Challenge

Sept 01 – Sept 30, 2024

Race Virtually from St. Louis to Chicago along Old Route 66!

Help raise vital funds for the children and families served by The National Children’s Cancer Society!

How It Works


  1. Race Virtually: Traverse the historic Route 66 from St. Louis to Chicago. Note the fun stops along the way and share your progress with others!
  2. Interactive Experience: Drop a message in the CHAT section when you reach a highlighted stop, share a Google Street View, say “Hi” to fellow racers, or call out someone lagging behind you!
  3. Track Your Progress: Exercise anywhere and in any way you want. Log your activity and watch your avatar move along the route. Share your race bib on social media and rally your team of supporters!
  4. Show Us Your Start: Share a picture of your starting line with us – we’re excited to see where you’re racing from!

Inclusive and Engaging for All


  1. 117 Ways to Exercise – Choose from activities that engage both your body and mind. Whether you’re walking, running, reading, or gaming, you can participate no matter your abilities.
  2. Fundraise as You Go – Once you sign up, you’ll get a personal dashboard to create your bio, log your miles, and fundraise. Share your unique fundraising link and message to gather support.
  3. Support the Cause – All funds raised go directly to the NCCS to help children battling cancer and their families.
  4. Win Prizes! – The top two fundraisers will receive amazing prizes! The top fundraiser will choose between a Taylor Swift autographed guitar or a home theatre package valued at $500. The second place fundraiser will receive the prize not chosen by the top fundraiser.

Key Details


  1. Race Distance: 288.9 miles (Race as far as you’d like! The goal is to have fun, no matter the distance.)
  2. Entry Fee: A donation of $22.00
  3. Race Timeline: September 1st to September 30th
  4. Team Building and Fundraising Start Date: July 12th
  5. Participation: Individual racers or teams are welcome!

Join the race here: The 2024 NCCS Route 66 Virtual Challenge

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children with cancer.
Thank you for your support and happy racing!