Run Across California

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Questions About Recording Distance (Tracking Mileage/Kilometers)

Q: Do I have to run 5 miles each day, or can I break it up and run more on the weekends?
A: You can run or walk as much or as little as you want on a given day for either race. In order to earn your finisher's medal, you'll have to finish by December 31, 2020 for either race.

Q: Do I have to run the whole way?
A: No. You can run, walk, bike, swim, or paddle. 

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 you don't need one. You are on the Honor System. There are no additional awards given for running faster.

Q: Do treadmill miles count? What about Trail miles?
A: Yes for treadmills. Yes for Trail miles.

Q: Do elliptical miles count?
A: No. Sorry. But you can log your cycling miles.

Q: I'm running in another race during the same period as RAC. Can I count those miles during RAC?
A: Yes.

Q: If I register after the race starts on May 20, can I include my back mileage to May 20?
A: NO. If you register before or on May 20, your mileage begins on May 20. If you register after May 20, your mileage begins on the date you register.

Q: How will I report my miles?
A: Refer to the "LOG MY MILES FAQ" section 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: This should only be the distances you cover when you actually go out to run, walk or bike... 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.

Questions About the Race and Swag

Q: Can we have a relay team?
A: On the SD-OR and SD-AZ races, you can form or join a team. The SD-OR race has a limit of 5 team members and the SD-AZ race has a limit of 3 people. More information about joining or creating a team can be found here.

Q: Are the shirts unisex or gender specific?
A: Unisex. 

Q: Do I get a finisher's medal?
A: Yes! When you finish, we will send the finisher's medal to you.

Q: Can I register after May 20?
A: You can register anytime, even after May 20, but you'll still need to finish by December 31 at midnight for the SD-OR race or by September 21 for the SD-AZ race.

Q: What do the shirts and medals look like?

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. Here is a guide on making these changes.

Q: I live outside of the United States, can I still participate?
A: Because of our tracking software, we can only allow US participants. 

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