October 2023 - More time based challenges and lots of race badges


Join the October challenges now in Garmin Connect.

New this month: More challenges that use time as requirement. Now we got swim just as last month, but also walk, ride and run. A total of 49 hours if you want to do all 4 challenges.

There are lots of overlap between the challenges and badges, so it will be easier than it looks.

Three month challenges - Stage 4

Last stage for 2023 starts October 1.

2023 Running - Stage 4
Join this challenge and record 300 kilometers (186.5 miles) of running activities from October 1 to December 31

2023 Walking - Stage 4
Join this challenge and record 92 miles (148 km) of walking activities from October 1 to December 31.

2023 Cycling - Stage 4
Join this challenge and record 675 kilometers (419.5 miles) of cycling activities from October 1 to December 31.

Full month challenges

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

October Warrior
Join this challenge and record a total of 4 hours of yoga activities in October.

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

October Swim
Join this challenge and record 4,000 meters of swimming activities in October.

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

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

October Gains
Join this challenge and record a total of 4 hours of strength activities in October.

October Time to Swim
Join this challenge and record 4 hours of swimming activities in October.

October Time to Run
Join this challenge and record 10 hours of running activities in October.

October Time to Ride
Join this challenge and record 20 hours of cycling activities in October.

October Time to Walk
Join this challenge and record 15 hours of walking activities in October.

Weekend and week challenges

October Weekend 5K
Join this challenge and record a 5-kilometer running activity from October 6-8.

October Mind & Body
Join this challenge and record a total of 150 minutes of activities from October 8-14.

October Ride to 200
Join this challenge and record 200 kilometers of cycling activities from October 8-21.

October Weekend 40K
Join this challenge and record a 40-kilometer cycling activity from October 20-22.

October Weekend 10K
Join this challenge and record a 10-kilometer running activity from October 27-29.

Halloween Walking
Join this challenge and record a 3-mile walking activity from October 27-31.

Badges in October

  • Oct 9 - Hangul Day, Record an activity on Hangul Day, Country: Korea, Republic of
  • Oct 21 - Garmin KC Marathon races
    • Garmin KC Half Marathon 2023, Run the Garmin Kansas City Half Marathon in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 21, 2023.
    • Garmin KC Marathon 2023, Run the Garmin Kansas City Marathon in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 21, 2023.
    • Garmin KC Marathon 10K 2023, Run the Garmin Kansas City Marathon 10K in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 21, 2023.
    • Garmin KC Marathon 5K 2023, Run the Garmin Kansas City Marathon 5K in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 21, 2023.
  • Oct 22 - Garmin Run Malaysia
    • Garmin Run 2023 - Malaysia 5K, Record a 5K run during Garmin Run Malaysia on October 22, 2023. Country: Malaysia
    • Garmin Run 2023 - Malaysia 10K, Record a 10K run during Garmin Run Malaysia on October 22, 2023. Country: Malaysia
    • Garmin Run 2023 - Malaysia 21K, Record a 21K run during Garmin Run Malaysia on October 22, 2023. Country: Malaysia
  • Oct 29 - Garmin Run Thailand
    • Garmin Run 2023 - Thailand 5K Finisher, Record a 5K run during Garmin Run Thailand on October 29, 2023. Country: Thailand
    • Garmin Run 2023 - Thailand 10K Finisher, Record a 10K run during Garmin Run Thailand on October 29, 2023. Country: Thailand
    • Garmin Run 2023 – Thailand 10K Sub1, Record a 10K run in under 60 minutes during Garmin Run Thailand on October 29, 2023. Country: Thailand
    • Garmin Run 2023 - Thailand 21.1K Finisher, Record a 21.1K run during Garmin Run Thailand on October 29, 2023. Country: Thailand
    • Garmin Run 2023 – Thailand 21.1K Sub2, Record a 21.1K run in under 120 minutes during Garmin Run Thailand on October 29, 2023. Country: Thailand
  • Oct 31 - 2023 Halloween, Record an activity on Halloween, October 31, 2023.
  • Oct 31 - Trick or Treat, Record an activity on Halloween, 4 badges with different country requirements. All are REPEATABLE.
    • Trick or Treat, Country: All, except the ones listed below
    • Trick or Treat, Country: China Mainland, Taiwan
    • Trick or Treat, Country: Japan
    • Trick or Treat, Country: Korea, Republic of

Updates

  • 2023-10-24 - Garmin has removed the Trick or Treat badges this year.


Garmin Badge Database
Garmin Connect
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Comments

  1. For the time based challenges I wonder if my short commute to work will count. I have only a six minute bike ride to work, these don't normally count as activities because they are less than 20 minutes long.

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    1. There is no time limit on the activities for them to count. All counts.
      The only challenge that requires at least 20 minute long activities is Active October.

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    2. Thanks for the swift reply, and the good work with the blog. Checking each month :)

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  2. I do not see time to ride and time to run badges anymore. Are they not available?

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    1. If any of the October challenges are left, then few of the accepted challenges are not visible. Could this be a bug? I actually do not see monthly steps challenge anymore.

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    2. Check Garmin Connect Web. It usually always works. The apps can have issues. Make sure you've updated the app.

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  3. Does anyone else feel they mixed up the names with the sleep badges? Like for the walk and run streak, they are both streaks, but the sleep steak is for the 7 days and sleep savant is for the eery day for 30 days, like the other streaks... plus savant means expert so it feels like they mixed up the names XD doesn't really matter but makes me chuckle

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  4. 15h Wanderaktivit├Ąt muss man als Gehen aufzeichnen, da es ansonsten f├╝r dieses Abzeichen nicht gewertet wird. Dies ist jedoch schon seit 3 Jahren bekannt. Weiters ist der Text falsch, es steht 15h Radaktivit├Ąt statt Gehaktivit├Ąt.

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    1. 15h Aktivit├Ąt ist ja nur f├╝r Gehen. F├╝r Rad Aktivit├Ąten gibt es aber 20h Badge. Die sind 2 separat badges. Text ist auch richtig!

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  5. Hi, does the "change location" trick still work? I changed my location to Korea, did an activity and earned the "Hangul Day" badge. But it disappeared again as soon as I set my location back to my real location.

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    1. Yes. It works. Note that after you've changed back the country you cannot touch the activity and make any changes at all to it.
      So, change country again. Do an edit to the activity to get the badge back.

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    2. No, it isn't repeatable. All repeatable badges got a label with the text repeatable. I also write it in the description above, but I see that I missed that for the Trick or Treat badges. Will add that now.

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    3. Thank you. I am not sure if I edited that first activity or not. Maybe I did. I did not touch it this time and the badges stayed when I changed back my location. :)

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    4. So, this way I can get all 4 trick or treat badges if I do 4 activities on Halloween (that is not that hard!) and change location on 3 of them? Is that correct?

      BTW: What an excellent blog! A pity I only recently discovered it :)

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    5. @Tanya. Exactly. That is how I do it. I do 4 activities and if I remember I switch country between each, but it can also be done afterwards by doing updates to the activities.

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    6. How exactly do you change location in the garmin app? Having trouble figuring that out

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    7. @Miriwelch. You don't do it in the app. There is a link somewhere in the app that will take you to your Garmin account, but it is faster to just go to https://www.garmin.com/account/profile/

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    8. @Miriwelch, just click on your profile pic on the app and click Edit on top right. Then click on Manage Garmin Account and there you could change the country setting.

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    9. My location is Korea in my profile setting but I'm unable to get the badge :(

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    10. @Nuritdin. Maybe you already got it. Do you see it as available?
      It isn't too late to get it after yesterday. Just do an edit to the activity on the correct date.

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    11. it did not work. My location was Korea for past 1 week until today and i did not get any badge :(

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    12. Looking at the September activities, the badges of the 17th and 24th have disappeared, but if I change country on the same day will I lose the badges acquired?

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    13. @Roberto. The badges will stay as long as you don't do any edits to the logged activities that awarded you with the badges. If you lose a badge then just change country again and do an edit to the activity and you will get the badge back.

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    1. Hej e7andy. Jak zdoby─ç odznak─Ö nurkowania?

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    2. Log an activity as anything you want. Then change the type in Garmin Connect.

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  7. Garmin Marathon badges and Garmin Run badges are received only if the race or run is made in the country that it is hosted, right? I can see the badge for marathon race without changing the country.

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    1. The Garmin KC badges require that you run the race course at the correct location in Kansas City, Missouri.
      The Garmin Run badges require that you change country to Malaysia and Thailand, but you can run anywhere in the world...probably. We will know on race day.

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  8. does anyone have tcx for KC Marathon?

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  9. I didn't get Garmin Run Malaysia badge. Country setting correctly set, recorded 15 km treadmill activity, did not edit the activity. Still I didn't get any badge. Do I have to run exactly 5 km or 10 km to get the badge?

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    1. Do a test and edit the distance to just over 10 km and see what happens.

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    2. Nope, that didn't work. I guess the activity should be performed in the country that's hosting.

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    3. Maybe it's due to the treadmill activity; I ran 5km yesterday and received the badge.

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    4. Na bieżni odznaka nie działa. Sprawdzone. Musi być bieg po GPS.

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  10. Aren't there any trick or treat badges this year? I don't see them under available badges!

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    1. Garmin removed them this year.

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    2. Bonjour e7andy
      Je suis nouveau sur le blog et je trouve que tu fais un super boulot. Bravo à toi et merci.
      Je n'arrive pas ├á avoir les badges de la Tha├»lande alors que j'ai bien chang├ę le lieu de mon pays. J'ai m├¬me mis un fake gps pour ├¬tre sur mais rien ne change. Aurais tu une id├ęe du probl├Ęme ?
      Merci.

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    3. @Sylvain. Change the country to Thailand and make sure you see the badge as available. Then do an outdoor run of at least 10 km. Don't run too far. I ran 11 km and it worked.

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  11. Ok merci pour ta r├ęponse rapide.
    Si j'ai bien compris, cela ne fonctionne pas si l'on modifie l'activit├ę. Ex: courir 2km et modifier en 11km.

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    1. I haven't tested it. It usually works to edit the distance to get the badges.

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  12. Andy, did they kill the repeatable Trick or Treat badge? I've completed 2 activities so far and only earned the 2023 Halloween badge. Just wondering if there are special requirements for the Trick or Treat badge now, or of it's beem decommissioned.

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    1. The Trick or Treat badges are not available this year.

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