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Join your fellow runners, walkers, bikers and duathletes as we virtually tour the Oregon Coast. The race is approximately 350 miles long and you will have the 45 days (July 31st thru September 13th) to complete the challenge. You can choose to run / walk, bike or do half of each in our duathlon category (175 mile bike and 175 mile walk / run). Challenge your friends, family, co-workers, neighboring towns or just about anyone (like yourself)! Interactive mapping shows you just where you are along the course. Get special digital postcard badges as you pass through milestones along the way. Each registrant will receive a medal and a t-shirt sent to you in the mail. Please see FAQ's for race rules.
Each participant gets an Oregon Coast Challenge shirt, medal, digital bib and printable finisher certificate!
Q: How does a virtual race work?
A: Simply register for the event, complete the distance anytime and anywhere you desire between the allotted 60 days dates (July 31 - Sept. 28th) , and upload your times each day. When you complete the event we will mail you your swag items.
Q: If I am on a relay team, do we all get the swag?
Q: Are the shirts unisex or gender specific?
A: They are gender specific
Q: Do I get a finisher's medal?
A: Yes! When you finish, we will send the finisher's medal to you.
Q: When will I get my medal and t-shirt.
A: We will not be ordering any of the swag items until after registration closes on August 31st and items will take about 6 weeks to get to you after that.
Q: When will I get my (our) digital postcards?
A: You will print out the digital postcards yourself. We will email you the image once you or your team passes the milestone.
Q: For teams, will you ship all of our swag to one address or each individual address?
A: We will be shipping all items to your captain's shipping address.
Q: Are there prizes for top finishers / teams?
A: Not exactly. Every finisher will get a finisher certificate and the milestone postcards for reaching milestones along the course. However, there are no prizes for being the fastest individual or team.
Q: When does the race take place?
A: You can complete your race and submit your times any time between Saturday July 31st and Tues. Sept. 28th.
Q: Can I register after July 31st?
A: You can register anytime between now and August 31st. You must finish the event by September 28th no matter when you begin.
Q: What if I am not able to complete my race during the race period?
A: In order to participate you must complete the race during the dates we have scheduled for the event. If you miss this one, you can join any of our other virtual events. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Q: What do the shirts and medals look like?
A: Go to our Swag section to view
Q: Where is my bib and how can I print it out?
A: See the race bib section here.
Q: Can I change my zip, address, name, etc.
A: Yes, you can edit your registration information. Go to your RunSignUp account to do this.
Q: How do I find out more about JPM Project?
A: Click on the Donate button at the top of the page, and then on subsequent links.
Q: I live outside of the United States, can I still participate?
A: Absolutely! However there will be an additional $10 charge to ship.
Q: Do I have to run or bike the average miles each day, or can I break it up and run / bike more on any given day?
A: You can run / walk or bike as much or as little as you want on a given day. In order to earn your finisher's medal, you'll have to finish 350 miles before September 30, 2020
Q: If I am in the run / walk category, can I mix up running and walking?
A: Yes. You can run one day and walk another, or even walk and run in the same workout.
Q: Can our team run together and record the miles separately?
A: Absolutely!. For example your team of four can all go out for a 5 mile and bam, you just covered 20 miles of the relay!
Q: How do I track my race / submit my results (Do I need a GPS watch/tracker, or Strava)? You will not have to show any proof. You can use whatever device works best for you to track your mileage and time. You are on the honor system. There are no additional awards given for running faster.
Q: Do treadmill miles count? What about Trail miles? What about Peloton or stationary bike or similar?
A: Yes for all.
Q: Do elliptical miles count?
A: No. Sorry.
Q: I'm running / riding in another race during the same period as The Oregon Coast Challenge. Can I count those miles?
Q: If I register after the race starts on July 31st, can I include my back mileage to July 31st?
A: NO. If you register before or on July 31st, your mileage begins on July 31st. If you register after July 31st, your mileage begins on the date you register.
Q: How will I report my miles?
A: Refer to the "results" section on the website for full details.
Q: Why does the day-by-day distance on the map show only whole numbers?
A: Only whole numbers are shown on the map's day-by-day in order to save needed space. Enter distance up to two decimals and the system will retain it., and your total distance shown will equal your totals that you entered.
Q: Which miles / kilometers count?
A: We stole this answer from another virtual run, but it is the perfect answer so we couldn't resist.
Sure, you are self reporting, and we are not requiring "proof", but what miles (or kilometers) should count? This should only be the distances you cover when you actually go out to run or walk and yes, treadmill miles will count as well... and no, elliptical machines do not count. I know some people go thru the day bristling with more electronic devices than a spy plane, counting up every step they take from getting out of bed to retiring for the night... along with a few steps for driving across railroad tracks, jiggling their leg while watching TV, or any other activity that causes one of their devices to register movement. Those are not really fair...What should be added to the daily tally are only the miles you cover while actually doing your daily walk or run, on purpose to cover some ground. Please; no Perry Mason loophole searching... You know the intent of the rule, and that is the rule.
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