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2019 RunCode-prog Competition!

Our competition this year starts at 1700 EST 8 November 2019 and will run until 0800 11 November 2019. Head on over to to register for the competition (remember that you have to register a new account to compete as we do not port accounts from our main site). Right now the top 5 players at the conclusion of the competition will be able to pick a prize out of our prize list. (We may add more prizes depending on the number of folks we get signed up and competing). The prizes are:

Good luck in the competition, and if you have any questions feel free to reach out to any of our admins on the slack server (ryko212, ohai, funtimes, messy, thatguy, nazwadi) for support (you'll get an email invite to our slack after making an account).

If you'd like to practice on some of our previous challenges. Head over to our main website where we have all of our previous challenges available for you to work on(the logins/accounts for the competition site and the main site are separate).


RunCode was created as a means to get individuals and organizations interested in learning to code. The best way to become a better programmer is by, well, programming. We created RunCode as a vehicle to challenge programmers at all experience levels in a fun and competitive fashion. Through gamification (and healthy competition), learning to code can be fun.

So What is RunCode all about?

Learning to code takes time, motivation, and energy (and for many its something that we have to do on the side after hours from school or work). The biggest barrier beyond those three is finding suitable problems or projects that require programming to solve. RunCode provides over 180 language-independent coding challenges with new ones being added periodically by the staff as well as player-donated challenges. Every time you solve a challenge, you earn points based on the estimated difficulty of the problem. The top scoring players earn themselves a spot on the leader board. Succeed or fail, we're all in this together. All submissions are posted to the RunCode game channel in Slack chat so you can share your accomplishments (and trials) with the community.