Lincolnwood Limits 2021 Virtual Challenge

Fri January 1 - Wed March 31, 2021 Lincolnwood, IL 60712 US
Challenges

Lincolnwood Limits - ONE (7.7 miles total per month)

$29 Registration ends March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Lincolnwood Limits - TWO (15.4 miles total per month)

$29 Registration ends March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Lincolnwood Limits - THREE (23.1 miles total per month)

$29 Registration ends March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Lincolnwood Limits - FOUR (30.8 miles total per month)

$29 Registration ends March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Lincolnwood Limits - FIVE (38.5 miles total per month)

$29 Registration ends March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Lincolnwood Limits - UNLIMITED (38.6+ miles per month)

$29 Registration ends March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Description

Stay motivated and stretch your limits in this local, virtual challenge!

 

Lincolnwood Limits is designed to be a community-based challenge that encourages participants to commit to running, walking, biking, or otherwise completing the equivalent of the distance of Lincolnwood's boundaries (7.7 miles) a certain times each month.

 

This is a distance-based challenge, which provides an opportunity to vary your pace and means of completing the challenge. You do not need to complete a full 7.7 lap in one workout. Each 7.7 mile "lap around Lincolnwood" can be completed however you choose - in segments over multiple days, all at once, through different types of workouts over one or multiple days, indoors on fitness equipment or while walking laps through a large building, outdoors along any route you create, etc. 

 

You also get to “choose your own challenge” within this event in that you are able to determine how many times to complete the equivalent of Lincolnwood’s limits each month. Choose to complete anywhere from 7.7 (Lincolnwood Limits - ONE) to 38.5 miles per month (Lincolnwood Limits - FIVE), or set your own goals beyond that point (Lincolnwood Limited - UNLIMTED).

 

This virtual event will begin in January 2021 and run through March 2021, to help us stay motivated during our region's coldest months. You will receive a race shirt and medal, and will have the opportunity to earn custom, Lincolnwood-themed pins to add to your medal’s lanyard each month. 

 

Let's kick this new year off right, while inspiring ourselves, neighbors, family, and friends to meet our goals and safety stretch our limits. 

 

How the Challenge Works: 

  1. When registering for the event, select the number of times you would like to commit to completing the equivalent of Lincolnwood's limits, or 7.7 miles, each month. 
    • The exact measurement for Lincolnwood's boundaries came in at 7.715364 - we rounded to 7.7 to keep it simple for everyone

  2. Beginning the first week of January, start tracking your daily/weekly miles with your monthly goal in mind. 
    • Track your progress in RunSignup to monitor your progress, earn badges, and share in your successes with others participating in the same challenge level! Links and instructions for submitting results will be sent to all participants.  

  3. Near the end of each month, our team will check in with you to learn about your progress. 

  4. For each month that you accomplish your goal, you will earn a custom, Lincolnwood-focused pin
    • Pins can be received in one of three ways:
      1. Picked up monthly - Included
        • Challenge Shirt, Challenge Medal, and January Pin Pick-Up: February
        • February Pin Pick-Up: March
        • March Pin Pick-Up: April
      2. Picked up once in February - $5 Packing Fee
        • Pins will be marked and wrapped separately, to be opened after completing each month of the challenge
      3. Mailed once in February - $10 Packing and Shipping Fee

  5. Celebrate your monthly accomplishments with family, friends, and neighbors! Rock the medal and pins you earned through this unique, community challenge!

 

Important: This is a virtual challenge; there is no official route or course for this event. Racers are not encouraged to attempt to run the actual Village boundaries. Runners, walkers, and bicyclists determine how to complete the challenge distance on their own, at a location of their own choosing at their own risk. The services typically available during an in-person race are not available for the virtual event. 

Virtual Challenge: Online Participation

Fully participate in this challenge by logging the activities (runs, walks, rides, walk/run blend, elliptical, other) that help you reach your monthly mileage goals! You will have an opportunity to view your progress in conquering your overall distance goal, earn badges when you hit your monthly goals and other milestones, review all of the activities that led you to your goal, and view the leaderboard for your challenge. 

When registering, "opt in" or sign up for emails on the "Virtual Race Information" page. This will allow our team to send you emails with instructions on how to report your performance and view your activity page. 

How Activity Logging Works

Click on the document included below for basic instructions on how participants can log activities, view their progress, and earn a variety of achievement badges each month (nearly 40 badges are available for January alone!)

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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Sponsors

Lincolnwood Limits is supported by local businesses and organizations, and community members. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their generous support of this community challenge!

   

Seeking Lincolnwood Limits Sponsors! Would you, or someone you know, like the opportunity to promote your company or service to the participants and supporters of this challenge? We love our sponsors, and it's your generosity that will help us make this a fun community challenge. Join our team and share in the success. For more information, please contact Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation at 847-677-9740 or recreation@lwd.org or check out the Sponsorship Commitment Form.

Challenge Shirt

All challenge participants will receive a commemorative shirt featuring the Lincolnwood Limits logo. 

- 100% Polyester Xtreme-Tek, 4.2 oz
- Breathable, moisture-managing interlock fabric
- Fresh assurance with anti-bacterial treatment
- UV Protection / UPF 50+
- Crew neck with double needle hems
- Tear-Away Label
- Custom, Lincolnwood Limits Logo
- Same style shirt as the 2019 and 2020 Lincolnwood Turkey Trot events (BAW XT96)
- Seafoam color

Challenge Medal

All challenge participants will receive a commemorative medal featuring the shape of Lincolnwood

January Challenge Pin

After accomplishing your goal for January, you will earn a pin featuring the arch in Lincolnwood's Village Campus Promenade.

February Challenge Pin

After accomplishing your goal for February, you will earn a pin featuring the Lincolnwood pillar that welcomes people to our community, located at Lincoln Avenue and Devon Avenue

March Challenge Pin

After accomplishing your goal for March, you will earn a pin featuring the Touhy Avenue Overpass, one of the gateways to our community. 

SWAG Pick-Up & Mailing Options

Lincolnwood Limits participants have three options for SWAG pick-up and mailing. Pick-up will take place at the Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department, located in Village Hall at 6900 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60712. 

  1. Pick-Up Monthly - INCLUDED
    • Challenge Shirt, Challenge Medal, and January Pin Pick-Up: February 1-26 (M-F, 9am-5pm)
    • February Pin Pick-Up: March 1-31 (M-F, 9am-5pm)
    • March Pin Pick-Up: April 1-30 (M-F, 9am-5pm)

  2. Pick-Up Once - $5
    • Challenge shirt, medal, and pins will be packaged together
      • Pins will be separated by month and sealed in envelopes for you to open once achieving each month's goal
    • Pick-Up: February 1-26 (M-F, 9am-5pm)

  3. Shipped Once - $10
    • Challenge shirt, medal, and pins will be packaged together
      • Pins will be separated by month and sealed in envelopes for you to open once achieving each month's goal
    • Shipped: February 8-12
    • Packages will be shipped to the address provided during registration
Race Contact Info

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