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Join us for our inaugural fundraising virtual race to help support literacy programs in the Mid-Atlantic region! This 501 mile customized virtual race is great fun for groups, individuals or any combination thereof. It includes unique goals and an amazing narrative that will seem like you're participating in a 501 mile game! It will definitely be an event you'll be talking about all year
The challenge starts March 15th and finishes July 15th 2021. All funds will benefit WyvaCon, Inc. (a 501(c)3 organization) in our efforts to increase book giveaways and reading programs for our friends in the Mid-Atlantic region.
No minimum distance for completion is required as we want all participants to enjoy their runs. We will be providing a wholly unique finisher medal, t-shirt and a one of a kind experience. We are partnering with PureSteam (a Pathfinders partner) to help turn this run into a running companion of their latest highly accoladed game!
As you complete your miles in the challenge, you will reach checkpoints along the route to Wyvernton, dodging armed creatures, Woodboogers, and Widowmen, just to name a few. Take the challenge yourself or gather your friends together for an unforgettable adventure over hill and vale from Leacher's Vale all the way to Wyvernton!
The team option is for 2, 3, 4 or 5 people who want to complete the 501 miles together. To register a team, one person (the captain) registers and pays for him/herself. During registration, the captain will create a password for the team. Then, the captain will communicate with the other team member(s) the team name and password, and teammates will register like normal, answering "yes" to the question about joining the team. They will enter the team name and password, and at checkout will pay for only their entry. For teams, the mileage does NOT have to be split evenly between team members. When your team finishes the event, shirts and medals will be mailed to each participant.
By registering for the Wyvern 501 Virtual Challenge, you'll get:
Wyvacon, Inc. is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit. All proceeds from this event will go to helping our mission of advancing literacy in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina by expanding reading opportunities. We conduct annual book give aways to hundreds of children and adults and want to expand to other underserved markets to help put books in the hands of those who want them. Your participation in this event will help us to conduct more targeted events and allow for continued programming in our Community.
From all of us at WyvaCon, THANK YOU!
All Participants will receive a unique short sleeve shirt, sizes XS-3XL! More information and design coming soon.
All participants in the Wyvern 501 will earn this custom race medal to show off their 501 mile achievement! The design features our logo and a custom ribbon with coordinating design. A HUGE thank you to Bryan Lawson for the amazing creative work.
When you register for an event, you will get a link to distribute to friends and gain referrals. For every 5 people who register using your link, you will get a $20 referral reward! They must use your link to register or the referral will not count. Share your link with friends and family, on social media, and in your running groups!
You will be logging your miles directly into the RunSignUp System. You will get an email with instructions for you to upload directly. If you do not get the email, you can follow the below instructions. You will not be able to enter data until March 15. If you are having any trouble, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To log through your profile, follow these instructions:
Navigate to your RunSignup profile by selecting the Profile Icon at the top right hand corner
Under your Upcoming Events > Select Submit Virtual Results
Enter in your Activity type, distance, and time
Select Submit Time
To log through the website, follow these instructions:
Log into RunSignUP first. If you are not logged in, you will not be able to post results. If you were already logged in and having trouble, try logging out of RunSignUP and then logging back in again. If you forgot your password, you can have it reset: https://runsignup.com/Login.
Go to "Participant Tracking" on the main page, search for your name and click "More Details."
This will bring you to your information. You can then click on "Submit Virtual Results."
You MUST enter the Date and Distance for your run, walk, bike or swim. You may enter the time if you wish. The comment box is optional and is for your reference only. We will not be reviewing the info in that field.
If you had multiple workouts that day, you can enter each new activity by clicking "Add Another Activity" button. If you do 2 activities in 1 day, you can add them together or separately, whichever you prefer. You can update your time and miles daily or every other day, or once a week, whatever you prefer.
Do not forget to hit submit results when you are done!
Q: What miles count?
A: Miles that are earned while you are exercising- out for a run, walk, bike or swim are what you should count. While we all know that a weekly grocery trip logs at least a half mile while you go from the produce section to the freezer section and then back to the produce section when you forget the lettuce, but that doesn't count towards challenge miles. Please only log miles that are put forth in an exercise effort.
Q: How do I log my miles?
A: To log through your profile, follow these instructions:
To log through the website, follow these instructions:
Q: Can I run or bike on trails?
A: Yes! Running, walking, or biking on any surface counts- road, trails, greenways, treadmills, hot coals (not recommended), or even a bed of nails (ouch!). Even a weekend hike with the family counts!
Q: For Relay teams, do all the participants have to run equal distances?
A: No! Relay teams are great for couples, friends near and far, the office, and families! Each person logs the mileage they complete until the total reaches 501 miles.
Q: How do I sign up a relay team?
A: One person should sign up for the 2- 3- 4- or 5-person relay team and create the team. This person is the captain and will create a team name and password (recommended) and pay the entry fee for him or herself. After completion of the captain's registration is done, s/he should send all teammates the team name and password, and the others can register. Make sure you're registering under the same category (2- 3- 4- or 5- person team), and choose "Join an Existing Team" at the prompt after the waiver. Select the team name from the dropdown menu and enter the password. Continue with the remainder of registration and pay only your entry fee. Upon completion of the challenge, shirts and medals for each member will be mailed to their respective shipping address.
Q: What if I'm signed up for other virtual events?
A: If you're running a virtual race like a 5K or 10K, you can count those miles toward your challenge distance too! Running another challenge event or race? Well, we'll leave the judgement up to you on that one!
Q: I'm registering late. Can I log my miles that I ran before I registered?
A: Yes! You can register all qualified miles that you have run starting March 15. Registration deadline is March 22.
Q: How can I see the cumulative mileage for my relay team?
A: On the results page, click on the team name (you may have to scroll right), and that will show you cumulative mileage for the team.
Q: I'm not appearing in the results, but I logged miles. Why am I not showing up in the results?
A: When you set up your Runsignup account, if you opted to remain anonymous in results, then you will not see your results. You can change that if you wish- here are the instructions: https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000064490-hide-yourself-from-public-lists
Q: I am a disabled athlete and use a handcycle or a push-rim wheelchair. Can I sign up?
A: Yes! We're excited to be able to include ALL athletes! When logging miles, both handcycle and push-rim wheelchair are options for activities.
Q: When will I get my shirt and medal?
A: We'll be shipping shirts and medals together starting the week of May 1 for those that finish the challenge by that date. Remaining packages will be shipped as you finish.
Q: I live outside of the U.S. Can I participate?
A: Yes! For international participants, please select the International Shipping Add-on for $20. This will pay for the additional shipping cost of your shirt and medal. If you do not select this option and live outside of the U.S., you will not receive the shirt and medal.
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