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FAQ's

How does a Fitness Challenge event work?

Our Fitness Challenges are open to all ages and abilities! They are completed at your location, meaning you do not need to travel anywhere to participate in these events. Each challenge has a different distance goal, time goal, permitted activities, rules, theme, and swag (medal, shirt, sponsor goodies). Your swag is mailed directly to your home & shipping is included with your entry fee. You can join our mailing list to stay up to date on the latest challenges & get awesome entry fee discounts. We host approx 4-5 challenges per year.

PERMITTED ACTIVITIES: All challenges can be completed by running, walking, treadmill, elliptical/stair climber or hiking. Most challenges have a separate division if you'd like to include biking, swimming, rowing, skiing etc as well. Just check the details on the event webpage to see what activities are permitted for that particular challenge.

 

Once the challenge begins, you can use whatever GPS tracking app or device you prefer and you'll manually log your miles into the RunSignUp leaderboard, daily, weekly or monthly! Once your miles and time are logged, you'll automatically appear on the leaderboard, which shows your progress and places you on the leaderboard against the other challengers. Leaderboard ranking is based on distance, not pace. So, the fastest challengers aren't necessarily going to be in first place.

As you log miles throughout the challenge, you'll hit milestones and receive digital trophies that will appear in your results profile. You can upload photos and send us photos to be featured on our social media pages! Once you complete the challenge, your ranking on the leaderboard will be locked into place. 

 

Towards the middle or end of the challenge, we will mail you the finisher’s medal and race shirt package to your home. Shipping fees apply ONLY to international participants. You can also print your Finisher's Certificate as you've earned some serious bragging rights!

 

How do teams work? 

Teams are a fun way to take part in the fitness challenge events!

Each team member is required to purchase their own entry into the challenge. Each team member will receive their own medal and shirt package in the mail towards the middle or end of the challenge. Teammates do NOT need to live in the same household or city even! 

 

Teams can divide up the miles however they'd like! Each time a team member logs their miles and those miles will be allocated to the team's total distance. You will also be able to see information about your own achievements and rankings separate from the team. **The distance doesn’t have to be divided evenly among team members, so this is perfect for families with young children or family members that can only contribute a smaller amount of miles.

Can I change divisions?

Yes, at anytime throughout any challenge, you can switch divisions at no charge. Just email us at info@runlifellc.com

Can I walk? 

Of course! All challenges can be completed by running, jogging, walking, hiking, treadmills, ellipticals, etc. Some challenges allow cycling and other activities such as sports (tennis, basketball, baseball), swimming, rowing, and snowshoeing).

 

How can I track my distance & time? 

The most accurate way to do this is by using a GPS app or device like Garmin, Strava or Apple watch.  Devices like Fitbit can be used and 10,000 steps = 5 miles. For some challenges, such as the 2024 Challenge, strength training workouts can be converted to miles. For example, for every 100 calories burned equals 1 mile.

 

How do I log my miles? 

At the time of registration, you'll automatically be given a RunSignUp profile account. The day the challenge begins, you can Sign In to your RunSignUp profile at www.RunSignUp.com and click the "Submit Virtual Results" link. The system will prompt you to enter in your activity, miles, time and elevation (some of those fields are optional). You can also upload photos. You'll then appear on the leaderboard. The step-by-step instruction to logging miles manually will be in the Race Instructions document that's posted on the event webpage 2 weeks before the challenge begins. It's very simple and efficient taking just under 2 minutes. You may log miles from your computer or phone!

 

When do I receive my challenge package? 

Challenge packages with your Finisher's Medal & Goods are shipped out towards the middle or end of each challenge. Each challenge has a different shipping date, but all the packages for each challenge are shipped together at one time BEFORE the end of the event.

Is shipping included? International shipping? 

Yes, shipping is included for all USA destinations, including Alaska and Hawaii. If you live internationally, there is an additional $25 shipping fee, depending on where you live. 

What about cheaters? 

We do have a number of ways that we can detect mistake or dishonest mileage entries. If someone wants to cheat then they are only really cheating themselves and wasting their money. We monitor all the mileage submissions in RunSignUp and if something seems "off", we will email or call that person to verify their miles through their GPX or .FIT files that are stored with most tracking apps and devices.

 

For prizes, we will require the winners to submit their GPX or .FIT files to us for review as well as research their in-person race results.

How big are the medals? 

All of our medals are at least 4" in diameter and come with full color sublimated ribbons. They are all unique, gorgeous and well earned! We typically have larger medals than most half marathons and marathons!

 

Do you offer Group Discounts?

Yes, please email info@runlifellc.com

Any unanswered questions? Please email info@runlifellc.com and we'll respond typically within 2-4 hours.

CONTACT

Our Address:

105 12th St. SE, Unit 948

Bandon, Oregon 97411

Phone:

760-585-6631

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