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Q: How do I log my results?
A: Log into your RunSignup Account. Click on Profile. Go to the West Michigan Trails Challenge and click on "Submit Virtual Results" then fill in the date completed and under "Trail Explored" enter how many trails you explored - must be a number. Click "Submit"!
Q: What comes with my registration?
A: Register by July 1st and you will be mailed a custom medal. If you add a t-shirt to your registration, you will also be sent the custom t-shirt!
Q: Do I have to explore so many trails each day, week, or month or can I break it up?
A: You can explore as much or as little as you want on a given day. In order to earn your finisher's medal, you will need to register by July 1st.
Q: Do I have to run/bike/hike the whole way and explore the whole trail?
A: No. You can run, walk, skip, ride, hike, Paddle (for water trails), hop, skate....you get the picture. Explore a portion of the trail or the whole thing! You choose your adventure.
Q: Do I need a GPS watch/tracker or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of being at a trail?
A: You can use one if you wish, but you don't need one, and you can't link to the log-in site with it. You are on the Honor System. There are no additional awards given for exploring all the trails the fastest!
Q: If I register after the challenge start date of June 1, can I include trails I've explored before that?
A: NO. You may only log the trails you explore on or after June 1st.
Q: How will I report my miles?
A: You do not need to track miles.
Q: What is a custom URL, and how do I get mine?
A: Everyone has a unique URL assigned for ease in logging trails. Just click on your URL and you are taken to the log-in site for entering trails. Your name and bib are already populated, and you just add your pin# and date of trail exploration. Then submit.
Q: I don't have time to log in on a regular basis. Is there an option to not have to do this?
A: Yes! Since it's the Honor System, if you decide that you don't want to regularly enter your explorations, and you don't care about watching yourself vs others on the tracking map, just log them as you'd like.
Questions About the Race and Swag
Q: Can we have a relay team?
A: The event was set up as an Individual event but please, feel free to explore the trails with family and friends! Encourage them to sign up for the challenge as well!
Q: Is there a deadline to register?
A: You can register anytime up until July 1st.
Q: Where is my bib and how can I print it out?
A: Go to your profile and under Upcoming Events choose your race and then View Digitial Bib.
Q: I live outside of the United States, can I still participate?
A: Absolutely! But, to be clear - the trails are in Michigan ;)
Q: How do I find out more about West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition?
A: Check us out at wmtrails.org
Q: I love the trails and want to support future projects - where can I donate? at wmtrails.org or https://bit.ly/WMTTrailchallenge