VIRTUAL CHALLENGE: MAX VERT OCTOBER!

Fri October 1 - Sun October 31, 2021
Events

MAX VERT OCTOBER - 2021

$29 Registration ends October 7, 2021 at 11:59pm MDT
Place
Anywhere, anytime. Find something that works for you and get creative!
Description
Do you have what it takes to compete in first Cirque Series MAX VERT OCTOBER Challenge? We are prizing Top Ten WOMEN & Top Ten MEN in 2021.  Top three teams of two (co-ed) will also win prizes.  This contest will challenge runners & hikers to accomplish as much elevation gain as possible in the month of October.  Push your grit to new levels. You don't have to do it alone, grab a buddy and form a Team of two.  Since this is a virtual challenge, you can run or hike wherever & whenever you want.  Lets push some peaks!
 
CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION:  For the duration of October 1st through October 31st, the format is whoever can accomplish the most vert.  Everyone gets swag.  Top ten individuals, both genders, will win prizes.   Top three teams of two will also win prizes.  

 

Very simple rules, upload your GPX data into the platform, the Leaderboard will populate by most vert.  Once the challenge ends at 11:59PM on October 31st, we'll announce the winners.  Activities are round trip to be eligible. Not just ascent.  For example, we will not count a competitor's vert if they hike up & take a tram down.  Round trip data is mandatory.

 

TIMELINE TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE

Contest starts at Midnight October 1st, 2021.  Contest ends 11:59pm October 31st, 2021.

ALL DEADLINES ARE MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME.

 

SWAG

Every competitor will receive:

*Finisher Medal 

*Cirque Series branded snapback

*Cirque Series sticker

*Cirque Series branded YETI water bottle 

*Custom downloadable Finisher Certificate 

*Custom downloadable bib

**Note: International shipping fees may apply.  We will begin shipping swag Nov. 1st.

 

Prizing will be issued to top 10 placers, both genders, for Individuals.    & Top 3 teams of two. 

Product from On, Black Diamond, Jaybird, & more.

 

INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE - PRIZING - both genders:

1st place:   Head-to-toe kit (shoes, socks, shorts, shirt, hat) from On.  Black Diamond Spot headlamp, Blitz running pack, Carbon Z trekking poles & Distance tent.  Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.  And $1000 CASH.

2nd place: On head-to-toe kit of your choice (shoes, socks, shorts, shirt, hat). Black Diamond Spot headlamp, Blitz running pack, & Carbon Z trekking poles.  Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones. And $300 CASH. 

3rd place: On head-to-toe kit of your choice (shoes, socks, shorts, shirt, hat).  Black Diamond Spot headlamp, Hydration vest, & Carbon Z trekking poles.  Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones. And $100 CASH.

4th place: On shoes, socks, & shirt of your choice.  Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, Hydration vest, & Carbon Z trekking poles. Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.

5th place: On shoes, socks, & shirt of your choice.  Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, Hydration vest, & Carbon Z trekking poles. Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.

6th place: On shoes, socks, & shirt of your choice. Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, Hydration vest, & Carbon Z trekking poles. Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.

7th place: On shoes, socks, & shirt of your choice. Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, Hydration vest, & Carbon Z trekking poles. Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.

8th place: On shoes of your choice. Black Diamond Spot headlamp. Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.

9th place: On shoes of your choice. Black Diamond Spot headlamp. Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.

10th place: On shoes of your choice. Black Diamond Spot headlamp. Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.

 

TWO-PERSON TEAM CHALLENGE - PRIZING -  Both Team Members Will Receive:


1st place team: $400 CASH total ($200 each).  And Head-to-toe kits (shoes, socks, shorts, shirt, hat) from On.  Black Diamond Spot headlamps, Blitz running packs, Carbon Z trekking poles & Distance tents.  Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.  
2nd place team: $300 CASH total ($150 each). And On head-to-toe kits of your choice (shoes, socks, shorts, shirt, hat). Black Diamond Spot headlamps, Blitz running packs, & Carbon Z trekking poles.  Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.
3rd place team: $200 CASH total ($100 each). And On head-to-toe kit of your choice (shoes, socks, shorts, shirt, hat).  Black Diamond Spot headlamp, Blitz running pack, & Carbon Z trekking poles.  Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones.

***Team members don't need to hike together, although you can, the best part you can live states apart!  It's your cumulative vert that will be added up & contribute to your Team ranking on the Team Leaderboard.  

ADDITIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZING:

1. Peak photos! Show us your photos from the summit. Tag accounts @on_running @blackdiamond @cirqueseires with hashtags #maxvertcirque #onrunning #blackdiamond #pushpeaks

2. Keep it green! Pick up trash on the trail. Show us your photos of picking up trash. Tag accounts @on_running @blackdiamond @cirqueseries with hashtags #onrunning #blackdiamond #pushpeaks #maxvertcirque 

We'll reward one winner of each category with On shoes & socks of your choice & Black Diamond Spot headlamp.

Tag your photos from your activities with these hashtags, we'll be reposting everyone's photos:  #maxvertcirque #pushpeaks 

 

MAX VERT + MINIMUM MILEAGE PRIZE:  

Whoever accomplishes the most vert in minimum mileage (minimum 40k' ft vert required) will win $100 cash & On shoes & socks of your choice & Black Diamond Spot headlamp.

 

LOG YOUR ACTIVITIES
After completing your efforts, please post your results to this web site, using the Results link at the top of the page. You can log daily, the platform will track your efforts. Everything is on the honor system when posting race results.  We strongly encourage you to upload a screenshot of each activity to verify any potential disputes.  Lets play a clean contest!  (FYI, Leadville just had their 100k Virtual event this summer all on honor system)

You can track your activity with a number of different apps, watch, or fitness device that you would like & programs like strava, Suunto, etc. While you are climbing, & especially after completing your challenge, be sure to post photos, GPS images, % grade images & other cool pics to this platform, on instagram, & our Facebook Page.  Inspire others, storytell the peaks you took down!  Use hashtag #maxvertcirque #pushpeaks 

We acknowledge this will be far more challenging for those in flatlands compared to those in more mountainous terrain, but encourage people to get creative to maximize your elevation gain - stairs, bridges, loops around a city block with a steep hill, etc.  

 

PRINT YOUR FINISHERS CERTIFICATE
After you complete the challenge, be sure to print your custom finishers certificate.  Simply click on your name in the results page after they are posted and click the link below your bib number in the upper right hand corner.

 

SAFETY TIPS:
Avoid high pedestrian traffic places
Run/hike during off-peak times
Be prepared, hydrate, dress appropriately 
Pace yourself

**Please be respectful of the natural places you'll be exploring

HAVE FUN!  #pushpeaks #maxvertcirque

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.cirqueseries.com.

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