FIRST TIME USER?
Please allow up to 24 hours for your name to be loaded into the system.
NOTE: after your name is uploaded in the system, you will receive an email with your personal URL to use for submission of mileage. It is important for you to bookmark or otherwise save the url for much ease of the process.
The sheet to View Your Progress will be updated ONCE daily:
1. Going forward there will be a daily update at 12:00UTC (7 AM CDT)
2. Hopper Tracking - We have added a Hopper Tracking. Any mileage entered since the last tracking report can be viewed there.
Information on the Hopper Tracking is displayed during your submission of mileage process.
Google updates table data cache at every 10 - 15 minutes interval. RAT's just need to add their mileage and be a little patient
Enter your daily miles/km: ENTER MILES
NOTE: If you choose to use the above link, it takes you to the log in page, and a drop down menu in which you attempt to find your name among 19000 others. Some people use it without any trouble, while others waste a lot of time, and incur a lot of frustration trying to use the drop down. Almost all of the entry issues come from trying to use the drop down, and inadvertently clicking on someone else's name. Asking for your custom URL is strongly encouraged. We are here to help you, and this is a great way for us to be able to do so. - durb
1. Make sure you have your custom URL*; get this from firstname.lastname@example.org - include your bib #
2. Click on your URL. Your name and bib# will be populated.
3. Fill in the information; pin#, date of run, choose miles or km, and distance. Submit. Read the "submission successful" sheet for possible changes in the process.
4. Submission Successful merely means that whatever you entered made it to the next program, which calculates mileage and position on the tracking map. If you enter a wrong pin# your submission will "fail" and not be included in your tracking progress. In order to check your submission you can go to vacationwithoutacar.com and look in the Hopper, and find out if your submission "passed" or "failed" and the reason why if it was a failure. The Hopper stores all submissions for a given day, and is cleared with each daily update.
*Be sure to book mark or otherwise SAVE this URL for daily use.
Always read the information on the "Submission Successful" sheet for changes in the process.
Click the button above to view your standing and current position on the map.
Please! READ and follow instructions on the site. Changes in procedures are noted there. If you are having trouble with the system, chances are you just need to refresh the browser, or close out of the program, and reopen it.
If you have any trouble, please contact email@example.com
IT'S BEST TO ENTER YOUR DISTANCE ON THE DAY YOU RUN. (Don't worry about entering "0" if you don't run. It's not necessary.
NOTE: there is a sliding three day window for entering mileage; the current date, and the three previous dates.
OPTIONS FOR IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO ENTER ON A REGULAR BASIS:
CONTACT US if you don't have the time, or desire to keep up with entering mileage on a regular basis. We will move you into the SOLO division. You can keep up with your mileage on your own log, and when you reach 635 miles, email us and let us know that you are finished. We will show you as a finisher in the SOLO division, and send your finisher's medal to you.
ENTER ONLY ONE TIME FOR A GIVEN DATE: IF YOU RUN MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY make sure your entry is the TOTAL of the miles you covered for the day. For example: Pat "runs" 7 miles in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. Pat should make ONE entry with the sum of Pat's runs. In this case,10.
WHICH MILES/KILOMETERS COUNT?
MESSAGE FROM LAZ
OK. Now for the important question;
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... I will be walking all of mine)... and yes, treadmill miles will count as well... and no, ellipticals 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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