December 2022 - 12 Days of Fitness and Finish Strong


Join the December challenges now in Garmin Connect.

Swimming in December! Great if you live in the southern hemisphere. We will end the year with 12 Days of Fitness which is 10 activities of at least 20 minutes each. The toughest this month is probably to bike 200 km during the Christmas holidays.

Three month challenges - Stage 4

Final month in stage 4! Soon we are done with all four stages this year. Will there be new staged challenges next year? I would prefer yearly challenges instead of these that are split into four parts.

Full month challenges

December Walking
Join this challenge and record 30 miles of walking activities in December.

December Rundown
Join this challenge and record 50 miles of running activities in December.

December Step Month
Join this challenge and record 300,000 steps in December.

December Tour
Join this challenge and record 400 kilometers of cycling activities in December.

December Warrior
Join this challenge and record a total of four hours of yoga activities in December.

December Gains
Join this challenge and record a total of four hours of strength activities in December.

Active December
Join this challenge and record 20 activities of at least 20 minutes each in December.

Weekend and week challenges

December Weekend 5K
Join this challenge and record a 5-kilometer running activity from December 2-4.

December Swim Week
Join this challenge and record 1,000 meters of swimming activities from December 4-10.

December Weekend 40K
Join this challenge and record a 40-kilometer cycling activity from December 9-11.

December Weekend 10K
Join this challenge and record a 10-kilometer running activity from December 16-18.

December Ride to 200
Join this challenge and record 200 kilometers of cycling activities from December 18-31.

12 Days of Fitness
Join this challenge and record 10 activities of at least 20 minutes each from December 20-31.

Badges in December

  • Dec 22 - Winter Solstice 2022, Record an activity on Winter Solstice, December 22, 2022, country: Hong Kong, Taiwan (countries not verified)
  • Dec 25
    • Garmin Run - Thailand 5K, Run the Garmin Run Asia Series - Thailand and record 5km on December 25, 2022, country: Thailand
    • Garmin Run - Thailand 10K, Run the Garmin Run Asia Series - Thailand and record 10km on December 25, 2022, country: Thailand
    • Garmin Run - Thailand 21.1K, Run the Garmin Run Asia Series - Thailand and record 21.1km on December 25, 2022, country: Thailand
    • Garmin Run - Thailand Sub1, Run the Garmin Run Asia Series - Thailand under 1 hour and record for 10km on December 25, 2022, country: Thailand
    • Garmin Run - Thailand Sub2, Run the Garmin Run Asia Series - Thailand under 2 hours and record for 21.1km on December 25, 2022, country: Thailand
  • Dec 31 - Finish Strong, Record an activity on New Year's Eve.


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Comments

  1. Thnx! Just checking, but I assume you need to run in Thailand (GPS-data) to be able to get the Garmin Run Thailand badges, like the Kansas badges on October 15th?

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    1. Likely, but we don't know until the badges are released. Usually if you see the badges as available without changing country you need to be in the country. If you need to change country to see the badges you can usually take them anywhere.

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    2. So you know already? Do I have to reserve some time on Christmas day or can we have a day off? 😄 Would love to know, thanks so much

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    3. We can't know for sure until race day. The badges are only available with country setting Thailand which usually indicates that you only need to change the country setting, but it might also require that you do the activity at location. It can only be verified December 25th.

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    4. You must change country to Thailand and run in Thailand so most people will not get those badges.

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  2. Solstice badge worked for Hong Kong. A few new things in Jan, looking forward to your update.

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    1. Thanks. I will make a post soon. Some interesting stuff like the Tacx badges.

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  3. It seems odd the Solstice badge is not repeatable but the badge design changed. My friend got it today for the first time and when I view it says I haven't received it, but I can't since I already have it. Seem odd to you or is this normal?

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  4. Hey, just wondering if you know the background as to why international events (like the solstices for example) are only available if you are in specific countries? I expect there is a reason but also expecting it isn't a robust reason. There seems to be an imbalance towards Asia? Any ideas?

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    1. Many of the regional badges are Asian festivals. The Solstice is celebrated in the Winter Solstice Festival (Dongzhi) which is one of the most important festivals in China. I don't know about any Western festivals for the winter solstice.
      I believe that it is the regional offices of Garmin that suggests and/or add badges and they are just much better at that than the other regions.

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  6. Hello, Merry Christmas for All
    Today I've made 10k run and didn't receive Thailand Run badge, so I think that gps track from this location is needed. Thx

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    1. Yes. It looks like it is like that. I have done some testing with activities logged in Thailand, but couldn't get any badge that way either. So, I don't know exactly how these ones work.

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