Mon July 13 - Mon September 7 East Longmeadow, MA 01028 US
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East Longmeadow, MA US 01028
Description

We are excited to bring to you the 2020 Virtual Summer Spartan Series!  This 8 week series is for all levels of runners and walkers and features a weekly 5k and a different "challenge" each week.  In order to receive a SUMMER SPARTAN SERIES MEDAL at the end of the series, you must have completed and uploaded your results for 6 of the 8 weekly 5ks.  You can run any route you want and any time/day of the week you want, as long as they fall within the weekly date ranges below.  The challenges are completely optional, but we think they're the most fun part and it's a great way to win prizes!

And speaking of prizes, the list below outlines the challenges you'll need to complete in order to be eligible for prizes (again, completely optional).  Prize winners will be announced at the end of the series and you can only win once (sorry, no double dipping!)  And finally, as an added group challenge we'll be trying to see if, as a community of runners, we can get to a total of 20,000 miles logged over the series. We know it's possible!!

  • Week 1 (7/13/20 - 7/19/20): SHOW OFF YOUR 4RUN3 PRIDE! - Tag us in a post run selfie showing the most 4RUN3 spirit you can muster. Prizes awarded to our 3 favorite/most creative photos.
  • Week 2 (7/20/20 - 7/26/20): EVEN STEVEN SPLITS -  Can you make your pace for each mile exactly the same? Tag us in a post showing the splits for your weekly 5k (must be a screenshot from Strava, Garmin, or another running app that records mile splits).  We'll take all of you that have perfectly consistent splits and randomly choose 3 prize winners.
  • Week 3 (7/27/20 - 8/2/20): TAKE IT OFF ROAD - Tag us in a post showing a picture of a portion of your weekly 5k that was off road (the whole route doesn't have to be a trail - just a portion!). Prizes awarded to our 3 favorite/most creative photos.
  • Week 4 (8/3/20 - 8/9/20): HILLS ARE YOUR FRIENDS -  Tag us in a post showing the elevation gain for your weekly 5k (must be a screenshot from Strava, Garmin, or another running app that records elevation gain).  Prizes awarded to the top 3 climbers with the greatest elevation gain.
  • Week 5 (8/10/20 - 8/16/20): PLANK A POSE!-  Tag us in a post showing a picture of your most creative pre, mid, or post-run plank. Prizes awarded to our 3 favorite/most creative photos.
  • Week 6 (8/17/20 - 8/23/20): SCAVENGER HUNT PART I - Tag us in a post showing a selfie of you and the "mystery object" for this week, taken while you're out on the run (At the beginning of this week, we'll send you the first of two "mystery objects" that you'll need to find while on your run.). We'll take all of you that post a picture with the "mystery object" and randomly select 3 prize winners.
  • Week 7 (8/24/20 - 8/30/20): NEGATIVE SPLITS FOR THE WIN! -  Can you make your pace for each mile faster than the last? Tag us in a post showing the splits for your weekly 5k (must be a screenshot from Strava, Garmin, or another running app that records mile splits).  We'll take all of you that have negative mile splits and randomly choose 3 prize winners.
  • Week 8 (8/31/20 - 9/6/20): SCAVENGER HUNT PART II - Tag us in a post showing a selfie of you and the "mystery object" for this week, taken while you're out on the run (At the beginning of this week, we'll send you the second of two "mystery objects" that you'll need to find while on your run.). We'll take all of you that post a picture with the "mystery object" and randomly select 3 prize winners.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS AND WHAT YOU GET (please read carefully):

1.)  Register for the ENTIRE 8-week 2020 Summer Spartan Series for $50 OR you can register only for the weeks you want to participate for $10 per week. 

  • By registering for the entire series, you are guaranteed the shirt of your choice (men’s tech tee, women’s tech tee, men’s tech sleeveless, or women’s tech tank).
  • You are only guaranteed a Summer Spartan Series medal if you register for the ENTIRE series AND complete and submit results for 6 of the 8 weekly 5Ks.
  • Those who register only on a weekly basis will not receive a shirt or a medal, but can still win challenge prizes.
  • Series registration will be turned off after the completion of Week 2, but weekly registration will still be available.

2.)  You will receive an email from us prior to the start of the series will full instructions for both the weekly 5Ks and the challenges, including an upload link and tagging information for challenge posts.

3.)  You will have access to a downloadable race bib (you'll have the same bib number for the whole series).

4.)  You will have from Monday (at midnight) until Sunday (at 11:59 PM) each week to enter your 5K results.  You have two options to enter your results:

  • Use Racejoy live GPS tracking (see below) and your 5k will automatically be uploaded (we will be offering a Racejoy tutorial on Facebook) OR
  • You can upload your results via a link that will be sent to you by email.

6.)  Weekly 5k results will be posted on our website, on RunSignUp, and on Facebook.

7.)  Challenge prize winners will be announced at the end of the series.

8.)  Shirts and medals can be picked up (or there will be an option to have them mailed) upon the completion of the series.

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 4RUN3 Summer Spartan Series.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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