#CompuscoreVirtualChallenge Any City - Any State, NJ 99999 US
#MarathonOfChallenges
Events
Jan 1-Dec 31

1 Mile - 26 Times: Total Distance 26 Miles

$30 Registration ends September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Jan 1-Dec 31

5K - 26 Times: Total Distance 130K or 80.6 miles

$30 Registration ends September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Jan 1-Dec 31

5 Miles - 26 Times: Total Distance 130 miles

$30 Registration ends September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Jan 1-Dec 31

10K - 26 Times: Total Distance 260K or 161.2 miles

$30 Registration ends September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Jan 1-Dec 31

13.1 Miles - 26 Times: Total Distance 340.6 miles

$30 Registration ends September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Jan 1-Dec 31

26.2 Miles - 13 Times: Total Distance 340.6 miles

$30 Registration ends September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Jan 1-Dec 31

26.2 Miles - 26 Times: Total Distance 681.2 miles

$30 Registration ends September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
SWAG

Your Registration Includes a Huge Custom 4.5 Inch Double Sided Medal (No Shirt)!

 

 

Place
Anywhere you want in the world!
Any City - Any State, NJ US 99999
Description

A new spin to the Virtual Challenge.  A Marathon of Challenges will push you all year long! This challenge is for all the warriors out there.  You can choose your distances: 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1 Miles or 26.2 Miles.  You will have up to the end of the year to run 26  (or 13 If you choose the 26.2 milesx13) of each distance you choose.  You can even enter multiple events throughout the year!

  • 1 Mile: Complete 26 x 1 mile (run or walk) Total Distance: 26 miles
  • 5K: Complete 26 - 5Ks (run or walk); Total Distance 130K or 80.6 miles
  • *NEW* 5 Mile: Complete 26 - 5 miles (run or walk); Total Distance 130 miles
  • 10K: Complete 26 - 10Ks (run or walk); Total Distance 260K or 161.2 miles
  • 13.1 Miles: Complete 26 - Half Marathons (run or walk); Total Distance 340.6 miles
  • 26.2 Miles: Complete 13 - Marathons (run or walk); Total Distance 340.6 miles
  • 26.2 Miles: Complete 26 - Marathons (run or walk); Total Distance 681.2 miles

Rules: 

  • You must complete each event distance in 1 attempt, i.e. you must do 5K from start to finish. 
  • If you run longer than the distance, you must enter your time for the event distance only and not longer. I.e. if you entered the 5K event but run 4 miles, you can only enter your time for the 5K.  It is up to you which 3.1 mile portion of the longer run you use. 
  • You can only enter up to 26 entries (or 13 entries for the Marathon) of each event.  You will not be able to enter more.  If you want to erase a time and add a new faster time for your event, you can do that using the trash can icon in your activity log.  You can take the whole year to get faster and faster. 
  • You can not use a cumulative time from walking throughout the day.  It has to be a set start time and finish time. 
  • You have to run or walk, no biking, or other means of movement. 
  • You can complete inside or outside. 
  • Scoring will be based on the most completed events and then the fastest pace. 
  • There are no relays, but you can form a team. Teams will be scored based on fastest average pace. 

Swag will include a Super cool 4.5 in medal (No shirts).  Medals will be shipped in waves throughout the year. 

You will be sent weekly emails to log your event distances.  You can follow your distance on the map of Greece and follow the path of Pheidippides the famous messenger who the Marathon Commemorates. 

Starts on Jan 1 - Dec 31

All times and mileage must be submitted into the website to record  each time you complete a distance. 

**Disclaimer: Please do not run on unsafe roads, or areas that have been closed off to the public.  Practice social distancing and any other requirements set forth by local, state and federal guidelines.  This is a virtual run only, please do not gather as a crowd in any 1 location at the same time.  You will not be able to log additional miles beyond the event distance. 

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Referrals Individual Events

When you register for an individual event, you will get a link to distribute and gain referrals.  If you get 5 people to register using your link, you will get a $10 discount.  They must use your link to register or the referral will not count. Spread the word!! 

 

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History of the Marathon

Most of you know the distance of a marathon is 26 Miles 385 Yards. Some of you know that it used to be 25 miles and was changed in 1908 when the Queen of England asked that the starting line be moved to Windsor Castle so that Princess Mary and her children could watch from a window. With the route change, a mile was added, and the course was now 26 miles. However, course amendments did not stop there. In order for the actual finish line to be directly in front of the royal family’s viewing box inside the stadium, an extra 385 yards had to be added to the end of the course to meet this requirement. But what was the 25 or 26 miles commemorating in the first place? It for the story of Pheidippides, a soldier who reportedly ran from a battlefield near the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C. According to legend, he ran approximately 25 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce the defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon. Upon arriving in Athens, he announced “Niki!” (Victory!) then fell over and died. But that's not the whole story! Those 25 miles where just the last leg of his journey!

The Real Story of Pheidippides
Written by GreekBoston.com  in Ancient Greek History
 Pheidippides, also referred to as Pheidippides, was the messenger soldier who famously ran a long distance from the battlefield at Marathon to Athens in order to tell the people that the Athenians had, in fact won. After he gave his message, he promptly dropped dead from the exertion. The distance between Marathon and Athens is about 25 miles, and today’s marathon races have been created to commemorate that. As noble as this idea is, the folklore surrounding this ill-fated but important run aren’t complete. In fact, it is more likely that he ran a much greater distance than 25 miles. Here’s an overview of who Pheidippides was and the real details of the historic events surrounding his noble actions and also of his death.

Day Runner By Profession
Pheidippides was employed as a day runner, referred to as hemerodrome, in Ancient Greek,  by the Athenian military. These ancient couriers were responsible for running for days at a time in order to give important messages. They were designed to move swiftly and to arrive with their messages in a timely manner. They trained extensively, and they were capable of running great distances.

Pheidippides Runs to Sparta
Pheidippides was on duty the day of the fabled Battle of Marathon, which pitted the Athenian army against the Persian army. However, before the invasion, it was Pheidippides responsibility to run the 240 kilometer (150 mile) distance from Athens to Sparta to ask Sparta for their help. Sparta said they’d help but since they were in the middle of a religious festival, they were unable to leave right away. The journey from Athens to Sparta took about two days. After he gave his message to the Spartans requesting their help, he turned around and ran the distance from Sparta to Athens to let them know that the Spartans wouldn’t be able to fight right away.

Athens Fights Against Persia Alone
Ultimately, by the time Sparta would have been ready, the outcome of the Battle of Marathon was already complete. Although the Persian army far outnumbered the Athenian army, Athens proved to have a better battle strategy and more sophisticated fighting techniques. Athens won the battle, but now it was up to Pheidippides to make the run from Marathon to Athens, a distance of 40 kilometers or about 25 miles. He gave the message explaining that Athens was victorious and then he collapsed and died from the combined exertion of that run and the 300 miles that he ran from Athens to Sparta and back.

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