Bluegrass Runners Dog Days of Summer Streaker Challenge

Sun July 5 - Sun September 6, 2020 Lexington, KY US 40523 Directions
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Bluegrass Runners Dog Days of Summer Streaker Challenge

$30
9,931 spots left. Registration ends September 4, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
PO Box 23551
Lexington, KY US 40523
Description

We've all been thrown for a loop by the COVID-19 pandemic. We know it's been hard on the community services our races support as donations from races have dried up due to cancelled events, and we know it's been hard for runners to keep training for events that might or might not happen in the fall. Bluegrass Runners wants to change that with a new kind of streaker challenge! Starting July 5 and running through the Sunday before Labor Day, we're going to commit to run or walk at least one mile every single day. Many of us who are training for races will do more. And we're going to use this commitment to ourselves to raise much needed funds for the charities we sponsor: Arbor Youth Services, CASA of Lexington, Central Music Acadeny, E7 Kids' Cafe, FEED, Ironcology, and Surgery On Sunday. 

We've designed this virtual challenge to support all levels of runner/walker. How's that work? Well, you choose your own goal for total miles during the 64 day challenge, and commit to completing at least one mile each day. Track your mileage on an app that allows you to keep a log such as Strava, Garmin, or Runkeeper and report it via online form.

Everyone wins simply by participating, but we'll also be holding a drawing for gift cards from local businesses after the challenge is over. Every participant will have the opportunity to win one of several gift card from local businesses based on how well they do in the challenge by THEIR standards. Just signing up for the challenge and running or walking one time will get you an entry into the drawing (isn't that first one always the hardest?), and you'll get a second entry for meeting your self selected mileage goal of at least 64 miles. You'll get a third entry for entering at the beginning of the race and running or walking at least one mile every single day for your 64 day streak. Didn't sign up on day 1 of the challenge? No problem--you can still meet your mileage goal and get a chance in the gift card drawing even if you won't complete the 64 day streak, but you can also add results from the initial two weeks until July 20. After that we are asking entrants to enter mileage everyday.

The more participants we have, the more gift cards we'll buy and the more we'll be able to give back to the community! So sign up today!

IMPORTANT INFO FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS:

  • This is a virtual event
  • You will be assigned a bib number, and you will need to enter your results on the results page at RunSignup
  • You will need to choose your goal--the default goal is 64 miles (the minimum), but you can choose more
  • We will hold a packet pickup and in person celebration at the END of the event, pandemic conditions permitting. You'll be able to pick up your hat at that time. In the event we cannot gather in person, we will announce a special packet pickup
  • All prizes for this race are local, but participants are welcome from anywhere.
  • You must sign up by July 15 to get a hat
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