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One NY CARES Virtual Challenge

September 8 - December 24, 2020 NY State, NY 13202 US


Q. How do I get my SWAG?
A. Our packet pick-up will be held at Fleet Feet Syracuse (5800 Bridge St, East Syracuse, NY 13057) on Friday 12/11/20 from 3pm - 7pm and on Saturday 12/12 from 10am - 3pm.

Any packets not picked up in person will begin shipping on 12/15/2020.

Q. What is One NY Cares?
A. One NY Cares is a virtual run/walk/bike challenge of 200, 400, 600, 800, & 1,000 miles over 108 days

Q. What does this benefit?
A. See the list of beneficiaries here

Q.What percentage of funds goes to charity?
A. 100% of all donations go to each respective charity. $10 from each entrant on a team will go towards that respective charity.

Q.Can I combine running/walking miles with bike/wheel miles?
A. No, the One NY Cares Challenge will allow you to log your activity by whether you submit miles that are on foot - running/walking- or on wheels -biking/wheelchair.  You may log different activities in the same day, and you will be listed on each leaderboard based on the activity you declared.  Running/walking miles are only shown on the Running/Walking Leaderboard for each distance.  Bike/Wheeled miles are only displayed on the Biking/Wheeling Leaderboard for each distance.  Running and biking miles are not allowed to be combined together to complete a distance.  You may, however, compete at one distance while on foot, and at another distance while biking.  You will be able to choose your options on your daily submission dashboard in your leaderboard account.

Simply put: we have two (2) submission categories only. 1. Run/walking and 2. cycling/wheel. They will have separate maps.

Example, if you register for the 400 mile category, you will be responsible for completing either 400 miles on foot run/walking or 400 miles on the bike. They will NOT add together. It's certainly possible that you may do 250 on the bike and 150 running and not be listed as a finisher.

Q.When can I register?
Registration is now open!

Q. When does the OneNY Cares Challenge take place?
A. September 8 - December 24, 2020

Q. How do I get on the leaderboard?
A. We will email you a link to the leaderboard and instructions to log-in prior to the challenge beginning.

Q. Can you change your event distance after you begin?
A.Yes, you can change your event distance until December 1st, 2020. Simply go to the leaderboard, sign in and click the little gear in the top right corner.

Q. Am I required to join a team?
A. No, many people will participate as an individual.

Q. Can I use an indoor bike or treadmill?
A. Yes you can!

Q. When am I finished?
A. Miles will be timestamped when they are entered into the system. Finished miles can NOT be edited.

Q. I have made a change to my team, distance or other information, when will it appear on the leaderboard?
A. Please allow 24 hours for us to update these types of requests. We typically update the leaderboard several times a day but will be switching to once per day on October 1st. Note that updates to mileage are instant, just refresh your browser.

Change your distance here

Q. How do I download my bib number to share on social media?
A. Click here:

Q. How many miles per day is this craziness?
A. It is 108 days long so about 2 miles for the 200 mile, 4 miles for the 400 mile, 6 miles for the 600 miles, 8 miles for the 800 mile and 10 miles per day for the 1,000 mile course!

Q. Will I be able to switch distances once this challenge begins?
A. Yes, you're allow to switch distances until December 1, 2020

Click here to change your distance

Q. Do I have to run every mile?
A. No! Many of our participants are walkers. Run, walk or crawl, just do those miles with the purpose of exercise and they count! 

Q. Can I bike or cycle?
A. Yes, there is a separate bike/cycle submission and map 

Q. What does OneNY Cares cost?
A. $60, plus processing fees if we are shipping within NORTH AMERICA

Q. Can I compete Internationally?
A. Yes! We just ask for a nominal $14.99 for additional shipping charges if outside North America

Q. Do we get any SWAG?
A. YES! All participants will receive a commemorative quarter zip and medal

Q. Are there shipping charges?
A. Not in North America - shipping is included! International shipping is $14.99 extra.

Q. How do I get on the leaderboard?
A. Runners will be emailed a link prior to the challenge starting (9/8). 

Q. When will I receive my SWAG?
A. We plan on sending items out in December 2020; just prior to the challenge ending.

Q. Is Strava the official leaderboad?
A. No, Strava will be used to discuss the challenge, share photos and war stories. There will only be one official leaderboard!

Q. Do I need a GPS watch/tracker, or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of running?
A: You can use one if you wish but we are on the honor system here. There are no additional awards given for running faster; just finish!

Q. Is this put on by the state on New York? 
A: LOL no, the state has more important things to do right now :)  We're just a handful of dudes from Syracuse!

Q. Do you have to be fast?
A: No! My mom is literally walking this challenge!

Q. Can I edit my quarter zip size?
A. Yes, you can until 10/1/20, if your desired size is still available! To edit your size, log into your runsignup account and click Profile, and then My Registered Races. Find the One NY Cares Virtual Challenge and click Manage Registration. Select the Quarter Zip Size Edit tab on the left-hand side of the screen, and update your size from the drop-down menu.

Click here for instructions

Q. What timezone are we using?
A.We will be utilizing the UTC-5 (New York - Eastern) timezone for consistent leaderboard reporting and updates. Let's keep this simple; if it's September 8th  where you are, you just report it as that on the leaderboard.

Q. Can I change my distance if I'm not going to make it?
A. Yes, you can, until December 1, 2020! Please email if you need to swap events. This will change you on the leaderboard the following day.

Q. Do I have to complete all of the mileage I signed up for or can teammates help?
A. You are expected to complete your own mileage and it will be added to your team  for an overall total.


Team Questions

Q. I'm already registered but want to join a team, can I?

A. Yes! Follow these instructions:

- Log into your Runsignup profile,  Go to my Profile >My Registered Races > One NY Cares  > Manage Registration, then click Group/Team at the bottom of page and Join Existing Group/Team, find the group you want to join on the list and save.  

Q. Can I create my own team?
A. No, all participants are encouraged to support on our our partner charity teams.

Q. If I have a non-profit, can we partner up?
A. Yes! 501C-3's are encouraged to reach out to

Q. Is this a relay? 
A. No, each member will be expected to complete their distance individually. 

Q. Do I have to complete all of the mileage I signed up for or can teammates help?
A. You are expected to complete your own mileage and it will be added to your team for an overall total.

Q. How far do teams run/walk?
A. Teams will travel from Venice Veach, CA to Battery Pak, NYC - Total of 3,000 miles.

Q. Do you NEED 10 on a team?
A. No, team totals will begin with any number of participants. The max that can score for rank is 10.

Q. If I'm not top 10 on my team, do I count for anything on the leaderboard?
A. Yes! You will still count in your team;'s overall total miles; just not scored towards the leaderboard.

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