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The Run Oregon Virtual Challenge is an opportunity for participants to continue to stay healthy and active while achieving mileage goals "virtually".
What exactly is the Run Oregon Virtual Challenge? In a nutshell - runners from all over the world can run across the State of Oregon "virtually" between June 20 - December 31, 2020.
We've created multiple "challenges" to keep you running and staying healthy. Each challenge has a different theme and mileage to complete. At the completion of each chosen event, participants will earn #RUNOR Swag in the form of a custom race bib, race shirt/race tank and custom challenge medal!
Each of the four separate challenges represent different iconic parts of our great state including iconic Portland landmarks, waterways, parks and some of Oregon's greatest engineering feats! With each challenge comes a separate, fully customized completion medal representing that part of the state and completed challenge.
Looking for additional SWAG? Complete all four separate challenges to complete the Run Oregon Virtual Challenge. You did it! You've run the entire state! Your reward? A custom Cascadia Flag Running Buff and the 5th medal - the coveted Run Oregon Challenge Medal in the shape of our great state - Oregon!
Register now as a solo participant or as a team of 2+ participants (your team will work together to complete the mileage goal for your challenge) and start running, walking or biking to complete your Run Oregon goals!
(That's right, running walking 🏃 🏃♀️ and biking miles 🚴 🚴♀️ all count!)
Stay healthy and keep running Oregon... We got this!
**Disclaimer: Please do not run on unsafe roads, or areas that have been closed to the public. Practice social distancing and any other requirements set forth by local, state and federal guidelines.
Running / Walking FAQs:
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RUN / WALK?
A Virtual Run is an event you can complete Anytime/Anywhere! There isn't a set time or place since virtual runs are meant for you to complete at your convenience and at your own pace. Run Oregon Challenges can be completed at any time between June 20 - December 31, 2020
You can run or walk any event in the series. You can add up your miles over several days, weeks or months. Challenge yourself to complete all 4 events for the entire Run Oregon Challenge throughout the entire summer. You can WALK OR RUN all of these events.
WHERE DO I COMPLETE MY RUNS?
Anywhere you'd like! Because its virtual, you can run outside, inside, on a treadmill, on your favorite trail, throughout your neighborhood or in your empty pool. Just do us a favor and DO NOT actually run on I-5 when completing the Run Oregon Challenge - it will be extremely hard for your to explain to the police officer that stops you.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE AS A TEAM?
Easy, choose the team registration option for any of the challenges you'd like to participate in, create a team and invite your friends to participate! A team consists of 2+ people. You'll each run, walk or bike your miles and then record individually. The system will combine your miles and move your team closer to your challenge goals! Each team member will also receive their own swag packet including an event shirt, race bib, medal(s) and extra swag depending on the completed challenge.
WHAT ACTIVITY MILES CAN I LOG?
This is a challenge to help keep you stay healthy and active while completing your fitness goals. You can log miles from your 🏃 🏃♀️ runs, walks and bike 🚴 🚴♀️ rides!
CAN I DOUBLE UP MY MILEAGE WITH OTHER EVENTS?
Of Course! You can double up your miles or even triple up. We know people are participating in multiple virtual events and challenges. Our goal is to help provide you a reason to stay healthy and active. If you'd like to use your miles for other challenges in this series or other events, go for it! Just keep running!
DO I NEED TO BE A RESIDENT OF OREGON STATE TO COMPLETE THIS RUN CHALLENGE?
Nope! You don't need to be from Oregon, live in Oregon or ever even visited Oregon. So, if you're participating, challenge your friends and family to participate "virtually" with you!
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT DISTANCES I CAN CHOOSE FROM?
Crater Lake Challenge | 33 Miles | Run/Walk around the famous Crater Lake
Portland City Challenge | 50 Miles | Run/Walk throughout the city, passing Portland's famous landmarks along the way
Central Oregon | 110 Miles | Run/Walk from the Sisters Mountains, through Mt. Bachelor to Bend
Prefontaine Challenge | 115 Miles | Run / Walk the Prefontaine Challenge, in memory of Steve Prefontaine, America’s greatest long distance runner. Start in Coos Bay, Oregon at his childhood home. From here, you’ll run along the Oregon Coast Hwy (Hwy 101) to Eugene, where PRE made his name.
Run Oregon | 308 Miles | Run/Walk the equivalent distance of Oregon State. This challenge is a combination of all 4 other events. This challenge conquers the entire state.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE MY DISTANCE?
You have 95 days to complete the event. The event starts on June 20 and goes through December 31, 2020
You can do all your miles on one day or break it up over several days, weeks or months
HOW DO I LOG & TRACK MY MILES? (PDF Instructions at bottom of page)
You can Easily track your miles online! We have an interactive map that shows how far along the challenges you are. Tracking your mileage is super easy thanks to the awesome software from RunSignup. Once you do it a few times you'll get into the hang of it!
1. Login to RunSignup. We recommend letting it remember your username/password as you'll be here often!
2. Navigate to the Results page. We recommend bookmarking this page so you can find it quickly everyday.
3. Click "Submit Virtual Results"
4. You will be shown a calendar, select the current day or the day for which you are entering the miles.
5. A second box says "Distance in Miles", add the miles you ran that day.
6. Click "Submit your time"
RunSignup will automatically update your total distance and show you your total progression to date along the actual marathon course!
Tips and Tricks
1. It's best to enter your distance daily. Obviously life happens and you will perhaps not be able to every day, but staying consistent will make it easy so you're not having to enter a ton of data at once. Plus seeing that progression is very motivating!
2. For those of you who "double" (that is, run/walk twice or perhaps more in a day), simply total the mileage that day and submit one entry. E.g.,You run 3 miles in the morning and then another 4 that night. You should make one entry for 7 miles that day.
Once you have completed your run, wear your medal and celebrate! Share your successes with others. Send us your pics along your journey and tag us at @RunTheWestCoast #RunCali #RunOR #RunWA #RunTheWestCoast
IS THERE A SPECIFIC APP WE NEED TO USE TO TRACK OUR TIME?
You can track your run with any app, watch, or fitness device that you would like.
CAN I COMPLETE MY VIRTUAL RUN BEFORE I HAVE RECEIVED MY GEAR?
Your race bibs, shirt/tank top, medal(s) (and extra swag if doing Run Oregon) will be mailed out to you by mid August. Keep logging those miles, your swag will arrive soon!
WHEN CAN I GET MY PACKET/SWAG (bib, medal and swag)?
Your event packet will be mailed to you full of SWAG!
WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FREE GOES TOWARDS?
A portion of the proceeds will go to 3 different charities in Oregon State. Participants will have the option to choose which they'd like to donate to including Feeding Oregon, Dorenbecher Children's Hospital and Campaign Zero.
HOW CAN I RECEIVE ANOTHER COPY OF MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL?
You can re-send yourself a copy of your confirmation email from your RunSignUp profile. Here is a tutorial with the steps to complete this on your end.
HOW CAN I RESET MY RUNSIGNUP PASSWORD?
If you need to reset your RunSignUp password, watch this tutorial to learn how.
IF I DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE, CAN I REQUEST A REFUND?
As is normal with running events, refunds will not be given for this event.
PDF LINK FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO LOG & TRACK CHALLENGE MILES
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