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What is GRIT? GRIT is a Summer Distance Project from Believe in the Run. Runners will be challenged to choose a 30-day period to complete a mileage goal that goes beyond their typical comfort zone– 25, 75, 150, 225, or 300 total miles. Registrants who complete their mileage goal in that timeframe will receive a swag bundle that reflects their distance completed.
What are the GRIT distances? Runners may choose 25, 75, 150, 225, or 300 mile distances. Distances must be completed in a 30-day window, anytime between June 20th and September 22nd.
How do I submit my miles? You will upload your miles directly to RunSignup. This will ensure you show up on the Leaderboard and you can keep track of your progress! For details, click HERE.
How do I win prizes? Everyone who registers for GRIT with a U.S. shipping address is eligible to win weekly prizes from our sponsors and partners. The earlier you register, and the farther you run, the more chances you have to win.
How do I download my race bib? After you register, you can access your bibs from the RunSignup Profile (https://runsignup.com/Profile) by clicking > Upcoming Events > Pre-Race Bib.
Where is my training plan? You’ll receive a link to download your training plan in your confirmation email. Your confirmation email is sent out immediately after you register.
What else do I get with my registration? All participants who complete the challenge will receive a custom ASICS blended t-shirt (colors and sized limited; register early for guaranteed size), Believe in the Run-branded BOCO Gear neck gaiter, GRIT lapel pin, vinyl sticker, and temporary tattoo pack. You’ll also be entered immediately into the weekly prize raffle.
I don't see my shirt size. There is a limited amount of shirt sizes and colors. To ensure you get the size and color that you would like, you need to register early.
What prizes can I win? Weekly prize raffles for each tier will include Polar heart rate monitors and ASICS footwear. Overall grand prizes will include a virtual meet and greet with Deena Kastor and $500 ASICS shopping sprees. Tier grand prizes will include Polar Grit X GPS watches and ASICS shopping sprees. Winners will be notified via email, so make sure to check all GRIT emails to see if you won! NOTE: winners may be asked to provide distance verification results to claim their prize(s). For a full list of prizes and rules, please view the GRIT Official Sweepstakes Rules.
What happens if I can’t complete my distance? If you can’t complete your distance goal in 30 days, you’ll still get your gear (after all, you did pay for it), but you may not be eligible for the prize packs in your distance tier. Grand prizes will be subject to distance verification, in order to reward those who complete their goal.
When will swag be sent? Swag bundles will be sent after event registration closes (8/22). Processing and shipping time TBD.