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THE BASICS- You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. You can also cycle the challenge and do your miles outside on your non-electric two-wheeled bicycle, or inside on your stationary bike, Peleton or an elliptical machine. You get to complete your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself if you wish.
One of the beauties of a virtual race is there are limited rules. Want to bring your dog? Sure. Want to push a stroller? OK. Want to run some and walk some? Yup. You can even add distances multiple times per day so do some in the morning and more in the evening. You make the call!
Each participant will get access to a printable race bib that you can wear it while you compete or not, it's up to you. Your race SWAG will not arrive until near the end of the challenge in mid April. These will be mailed to the address you provided when you registered. Once you complete your miles, you can print your finisher certificate from the Results webpage.
YOUR MILES- The My Place to Race - 40-Day Challenge is a personal quest-- you against the miles ahead of you. You are on the honor system to track and record your distance. You can learn more about what type of miles should count toward your Challenge on our FAQs page. You might consider setting your personal goal:
You will have the flexibility to complete your miles when it best suits your schedule. We will provide guidance along the way to help you reach your goal.
LOG YOUR MILES- Participants will have access to a Results webpage to record their distances and times (optional) each day. Here you will be able to view a leaderboard and see where you stand against others in the challenge. For instructions on logging your miles, visit HERE. Those who are on a SOCIAL TEAM will be able to search other members of their team from this Results site as a means to compare your efforts.
REGISTER- Once you are ready SIGN UP for the distance you plan to complete during The Challenge. You can start submitting miles starting on March 20. Any miles accumulated prior to this date should not count. If you join after March 20, you can submit any miles accumulated only after you join. There is special pricing for youth 17 and under as well as discounts for social teams.
DONATIONS- Recruit your family and friends to encourage your efforts with prayer and possibly additional donations. What better way to keep you motivated to run each day then knowing that you are doing good not only for your body and metal health but also helping raise funds for a great cause. You can learn more about First Place for Health HERE.
FACEBOOK GROUP- We encourage you to follow us on our Facebook Group for this event. This is where we will post training tips, motivational stories and interact with you along your journey. We will have games and activities where you can earn gifts and prizes for posting photos, commenting on posts and being an active part of our online community.