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It's not just about the medal...
Welcome to the findarace Challenge Club,
a monthly virtual challenge series.
First, a word of caution: success will require commitment over 30 days. Alarms will need to be set. There will be a considerable amount of sweating. Occasional grunting also. Less time will be spent on the sofa. Easy options might have to be ignored and at times you'll need to have a few strong words with yourself.
But it's not all bad. With regular exercise, sleep will be easier to come by. Food will taste better, even vegetables. Good socks will be appreciated as never before. And at the end of the 30 days, you will get an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. And a really nice medal.
If that sounds like a good deal, welcome to the club.
🔥 Only 100-ish entries left 🔥
How it Works
Get a Goal
Choose your own challenge or team up with friends and family
You have 30 days from entering to complete your challenge
Send us your evidence and we'll send you your hard-earned medal
...It's all about the medal
Say hello to July's medal. A chunky 60mm powder-coated medal in coral pink, with a glossy enamel finish. The medal features a quote by Haruki Murakami on the essence of running for many - the essential headspace regular running gives.
Each medal comes on a detachable lanyard, with a separate disc and keyring showing the challenge distance completed. It's tactile. It's beautiful. Keep it close at hand to remind you why you run, and to encourage you to get out there regularly.
Choose from team and solo challenges, and race or distance goals.
Entry to any of the challenges unlocks your Challenge page on findarace.com, where you'll find a progress tracker, leaderboards (for team entries) and a photo gallery. We'll also drop into your inbox occasionally to share ideas for all things running, from pre-run warm up drills to inspiring books to read and motivating films to watch.
THE MEDAL CEREMONY
Receiving your medal is an emotional moment. Hats off to Kirsty who, having completed our previous virtual events series Plan B, set the standard for Lockdown medal ceremonies.
Inspired by Kirsty, we've put together a checklist, included with your medal, for creating your own DIY medal ceremony. Essentials include: stirring voiceover introduction, national anthem, podium, mascot, flowers, flag and proud athlete.
Supporting Alzheimer's Society
£2.50 of every entry fee goes to the Alzheimer's Society. Of all the lifestyle changes that have been studied, taking regular physical exercise appears to be one of the best things that you can do to reduce your risk of getting dementia.
100% ringspun cotton T shirt. Features Haruki Murakami's quote on the back and findarace.com Challenge Club logo on the front chest. Good for sweating in, good for relaxing in. Both things you'll be doing over the next 30 days.
Looking for more events like this? - Visit our Virtual Runs page
What is a Virtual Challenge?
Virtual Challenges are a great way to stay motivated, get a great medal and support the Alzheimer's Society.
How does the charity donation work?
£2.50 from each entry will go to the Alzheimer's Society. If you want to raise any additional money during your running that would be even better.
What’s the difference between a distance challenge and a race distance?
The distance challenges are for a cumulative distance in the time period and a race distance has to be completed in one go. Depending on your goals you can choose which works best for you.
Is there a start date or deadline?
You can start your challenge as soon as you've entered. The deadline is a rolling 30 days, ie. all challenges need to be completed within 30 days of entering.
What do I have to do to sign up?
Super easy! Just choose the distance or time challenge that you want and enter your details. Once you've signed up we will keep you informed throughout the challenge. All you need to do is complete your challenge by the deadline specified, upload your evidence and then your medal will be sent out in the post.
What do you mean by race evidence?
To get the medal we need to know you completed the challenge. We can take evidence in many forms; a photo of the distance on your watch/treadmill, a screenshot from any one of the running apps, an excel sheet you use to log your runs, a photo of you doing your home workout. We're the believing type so if you tell us you've done it, we trust you.
Who can enter a virtual challenge?
Everyone! We suggest that anyone under 18 should complete the distance/time under supervision. By entering a findarace.com virtual race you agree that any injury or damage caused by completing your race/challenge is your own responsibility. Find a Race Ltd accepts no responsibility for any damage or injury occurring during completing a race/challenge. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.
How do I upload my evidence?
Upload your evidence as you go. Either use the evidence Upload link from your Booking Confirmation email, or use the general Challenge Club Evidence Upload page: findarace.com/challenge-club-evidence
Where can I get information on the races I’ve entered?
We will send an email with all the information for your race and another to let you know how to send over the evidence.
When will I get my medal?
Medals will be ready to ship out from the first week of August onwards.
Tell me more about the medal
For the medal nerds (like us), they are a chunky 60mm long 4mm thick powder-coated medal in coral pink, with a glossy enamel finish.
Who can I contact if something goes wrong?
Email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please can you include your booking reference with any communication so we can help you out more efficiently!