The Great Reindeer Round-up Virtual Arctic Circle Challenge
Rudolph needs your help to travel around the Arctic Circle, find his reindeer friends and get to Lapland in time to celebrate Christmas!
Sign up for the Great Reindeer Round-Up, turn your activity into distance and help speed Rudolph along his 14,000km journey.
Our fun virtual mission for all the family starts on Saturday 7th November. Sign up now and let's get Rudolph off to a flying start! We'll send everyone in your group a pair of antlers, and everyone who takes part receives a hand-finished, sustainably-sourced wooden medal.
Use our Activity Converter to calculate your daily distance, upload to the mission page and follow Rudolph's progress. All kinds of activities can count: Running, walking, cycling, swimming - even helping with the housework!
Don't feel daunted by the distance! Everyone will be working together as part of a super team to help Rudolph and his friends cover the distance and complete the challenge in time for Christmas Eve.
BUBBLE RUSH: MEASURES WE ARE TAKING TO MAKE YOUR EVENT COVID-SAFE IN 2021
The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our number one priority. We will follow the latest national and local Government and events industry guidance and procedures to ensure the risk to everyone involved in Bubble Rush is minimised. As and when local and/or national guidance is updated we will adapt our information and practices accordingly.
As the entire Bubble Rush event takes place outside the risk of transmission is low, but we ask everyone to be aware of, and follow, the current national and local guidance when travelling to and from the event, and whilst taking part.
Stay informed: We will post updates on our website and on social media. Please ‘like’ our Facebook page and the specific events page so that you get the latest updates and information about the event straight to your timeline.
Event information: We will send all event updates and information by email. Please make sure you notify us if you contact details change and check your email settings so that our messages don’t end up in your Junk or Spam folders.
AT THE EVENT
Don’t bring your symptoms!
Please do not come to the event if you, or someone in your household, has displayed any of the COVID systems in the 14 days before the event.
• A high temperature (over 380C)
• A new, continuous cough
• A loss of, or change to, sense of taste and/or smell
If you become unwell at the event please report to the First Aid team
If you, or anyone you attend with, tests positive for COVID after the event please notify us and follow the guidance of NHS Test & Trace.
Contact information you provide when you sign up for the event will be used for track and trace if required.
Respect: Life has changed a lot recently, and so has the way we have to run events. Please respect event staff and other participants. We want everyone involved in Bubble Rush to have a great experience and enjoy the bubbles safely.
Registration: It will not be possible to sign up for the event on the day.
Merchandise: You will be able to buy Bubble Rush merchandise from our online webshop before the event.
T-shirts and race numbers: Will need to be collected before the event. Information about t-shirt collection will be provided nearer to the event date.
Staff will be in PPE wearing face coverings and gloves and will be issued with hand sanitiser. Please follow any instructions given by the event staff, they will be doing it for your safety. Please treat our staff and volunteers with respect.
Hands!: Hand sanitiser stations will be located throughout the event village, on the course and at the finish area. We suggest you also bring your own supply.
Face!: Although outdoor events are low risk for the transmission of the virus, we recommend that you wear a face covering in the start and finish area and when you are in the bubble stations.
Space!: Please follow the current guidance on social distancing. Current guidance is that you should stay in your household / support bubble (maximum 6 per group) throughout the event.
Queues: We will plan the event to minimise queues and congestion. Please help us by following signs, any one-way systems and instructions from event staff.
Cleaning: Our staff will be regularly cleaning surfaces around the event. Operators of toilets, catering and stall holders will be responsible for organising queuing and cleaning for their operation.
Transactions: All purchases at the event will be by card or contactless
ON THE COURSE
Spectators: In order to reduce congestion we ask that only people registered to take part in the event go into the event village. Spectators are welcome around the course, but must observe social distancing and the rule of 6. Please stay in your household group / support bubble throughout your time on the course. Keep a 1m+ distance from other bubblers. Please follow the instructions of the course marshals and other event staff.
In the bubbles: To avoid congestion and assist with social distancing our staff will monitor the number of people going through the bubbles. To ensure everyone can enjoy the foam please don’t go through each station more than once.
Under 16s: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. One adult can accompany two children. We advise parents to hold their child’s hand through the bubbles.
At the finish: Medals will be laid out on tables in finish area. Please maintain social distancing as you are queuing to pick up your medal. To help us maintain social distancing please don’t congregate in groups in the area around the finish line
Reindeer Round-Up Medal
Celebrate your achievement with our stunning hand-finished, sustainably-sourced wooden Medal. (One per team member)
Everyone who signs up to the Great Reindeer Round-Up will receive a pair of bright red reindeer antlers.*
You don't have to wear them when you're taking part... But we hope you'll share photos on our social media pages if you do!
*while stocks last. UK entrants only.
Customisable Race Bib
Download and create your own race bib! You don't have to wear one to take part, but it's a good way to show people you're taking part in the Great Reindeer Round-up.
Interactive Mission Page
Record and track your progress on the Great Reindeer Round-Up Mission Page.
Everyone in your group can record their own activity.
As soon as you've added each activity you'll be able to watch Rudolph's progress across the Arctic Circle.
Downloadable Participation Certificate
Once the challenge is complete you'll be able to dowload a Finisher's Certificate so you can share your achievement.
We have partnered with My Virtual Mission so you can track your activity and follow Rudolph's progress. Join the Mission, upload your activity and see the difference your kilometres are making.
You can record as many different activities as you like, as frequently as you like. If you've signed up as a family or group everyone can add their individual activities and they will all add towards Rudolph's progress.
You don't need to use a fitness tracker! Use our Activity Converter to convert your activity into kilometres, log it on the Great Reindeer Round-Up Mission Page and see where you are on the Leaderboard.
Follow us on Facebook (@reindeerroundup) for updates from Mission HQ and look out for information on ways you can turbo-charge your activity and help the team accelerate through the distance!
The Great Reindeer Round-Up is a team challenge - everyone is working together to put the kilometres in to help Rudolph find his friends. Watch the team's progress across the map on our Mission Page.
Our Leaderboard lets you see how your activities are helping towards the team goal.
You can also share photos of your activities and accomplishments with the rest of the team on the Mission Page and social media @ReindeerRoundUp
As Rudolph travels along the route there will be some fun challenges to tackle. These could hold the clue to the location of the nearest reindeer.
With 14,000km to cover and 8 reindeer to round up before Christmas, Rudolph will be relying on everyone in the team to help him!
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