What is the 4x4x48 Challenge? David Goggins’ charity running challenge is back for 2021!

Ellissa Bain

Do you like running? Are you keen to raise some money for charity? Well, why not take part in the 4x4x48 Challenge!

Last year, a worldwide charity running challenge took place in March that proved to be really popular amongst social media users. In fact, it was so popular that it’s been brought back for 2021.

You’ve probably seen people talking about the 4x4x48 challenge, but do you actually know what it is? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is the 4x4x48 Challenge?

Everyone on social media is talking about a new fitness challenge called 4x4x48, but what actually is it?

Well, the 4x4x48 challenge involves running for four miles every four hours for 48 hours. It can be done from anywhere in the world but takes place on a specific date.

It starts on March 5th 2021 at 8pm and runs for 48 hours.

The challenge was just announced in January to give people time to train and fundraise, but if you’re not keen on running, you can adapt the challenge to suit you.

Who started the challenge?

The challenge was started by David Goggins, a famous American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, motivational speaker, and author.

Born in New York, the 45-year-old was formerly in the US Navy and Air Force and served in the Iraq war and has written a self-help memoir called Can’t Hurt Me.

David first launched the 4x4x48 challenge in 2020 and it proved to be so successful that he’s brought it back for 2021.

The challenge is designed to raise money for charity

David Goggins created the challenge as a way of raising money for charity, and people across the world often fundraise in the lead to the event on March 5th.

It’s all about raising as much money as possible, so if you don’t like running or think the challenge is too difficult for you, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t join in.

Instead, you can adapt it to suit your level, for example by walking or making up your own version of the challenge.

Support for the 4x4x48 Challenge is already flooding social media, and it’s set to be even bigger than last year.

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