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On Wednesday 3rd June we're celebrating Global Running Day and inviting you to celebrate with us by running at least 1 mile (1.6km) on June 3rd. Regardless of what country your running in let's come together and celebrate running on a global scale.

For every mile you run on this date, you'll receive an entry into our grand prize draw, giving you a chance to win prizes including running kit and fitness trackers.  For more information, please refer to the prizes section below. 

That's not all:  in the spirit of the #Run1Tag1 we'll also be giving you one extra entry to the prize draw for every friend that you encourage to run on this day - just ask them to register and mention your name in their registration.

Register FREE for this virtual run which allows you to run at any time and on any route - you can be in your home on a treadmill, in the garden or around your lounge and, if the local laws allow, you can run in your neighbourhood whilst maintaining social distance protocols - it's your choice. 

Please note, this initiative is supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, however, participation is open to everyone. You do not need to be a resident of the UAE to join and celebrate Global Running Day with us on June 3rd. 

How to participate:

1. Register for the event. 

2. Connect either your Strava Account or your Fitbit account to your inphota profile.

3. If you do not have a Strava or Fitbit account, you can upload your results manually (steps found below ‘how to log a time’).

4. Begin running.

How to log a time

Strava or Fitbit connection:  If you choose to automatically sync your results, once you've registered and connected your chosen device, please record your run how you usually would.  Once saved, your run will be automatically synced and will be added to the leaderboard. Please ensure your Strava activity visibility is set to "everyone" (your profile can still remain private).  Any other visibility will not be counted towards the leaderboard.

Manual submission:  If you choose to upload your results manually, there is a manual submission tab labelled 'submit manual results' found above 'recent attempts' (visible once registered for the event).  Please submit your results along with image proof of your running distance, date and pace to log any attempts towards the event.

Please note

We recommend that if running indoors you check your device settings to run with GPS turned off or on an indoor running setting to record distance accurately.  The Strava application does not support indoor runs.

The leaderboard will display the furthest running distance in a single activity, please note that in order to qualify for the leaderboard you must run at least 1 mile (1.6km). 

Contest details

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Entering a contest which has an associated time challenge allows you to attempt each time challenge as many times as you wish without the need to register several times!

Challenge active between 03 Jun 2020 and 03 Jun 2020


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Prizes & rewards

Every person completing a run of at least 1 mile / 1.6km on Global Running Day stands a chance of winning. 

To increase your chances of winning in our Grand Prize Draw you can: 

  • Run further:  Every mile you run grants you another entry to the draw.
  • Recommend a friend:  Every friend you recommend grants you another entry to the draw.

Prizes include:

  • Fitbit Fitness Trackers
  • Gift vouchers from Runderwear

More info

What is Global Running Day?

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. This day plays an important role, reminding us of the positives that running can offer and the power of unification.  It's mission seems more important than ever right now, as people everywhere attempt to stay active and healthy.  During these challenging times many people are turning to running as a solution to help release anxiety, gain perspective, cope with cabin fever, and keep up wellbeing.

Terms & conditions

Important note - Inphota may not be held responsible for any problems regarding access, obstruction, malfunction, interruption, suspension or difficulties regarding technical equipment, computers, cables, electronics, software and hardware, internet connection that may prevent or hinder participation in the event.

Inphota may not be held responsible for any injuries suffered by participants during the event.  By registering for the event, participants declare that they are in good health and physical condition.

Participants understand that their given information will be used for the purposes of tracking results and that personal data will not be shared with any third parties.

Delivery and Payment Confirmation - on completion of the registration you will receive an email confirming your entry into the requested competition.

Submission of manual activities

The inphota platform allows submission of activities through many different means - Strava, Garmin, Fitbit - but we understand that sometimes it is preferable to submit the data in another way. To facilitate this we have produced a manual submission form which you can enter details of the activities for the contests that you have registered for.

To access the manual submission form you must be logged into the inphota account that registered for the contest, and have the details to hand. If you registered for the event using guest checkout then it is not possible to use the manual submission form.

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Take advantage of quick registration

Quick registration will automatically add an item to your basket with the details that are listed against your inphota profile. This means that to make the most of quick registration you need to ensure that your profile is complete and up-to-date.

Don't worry, you can stil register without completing your profile, in the same way as you would family and friends.

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We will be introducing inspire rewards points for a complete profile soon, watch this space!

This contest is restricted by age, or gender

Unfortunately this contest is restricted by age or gender, and the details in your profile do not fit within the restrictions laid out by the organiser. For this reason quick registration is not available.

However, you can still register for this contest through the usual means, and by filling out the details of the person that you want to register!


What is quick registration?

inphota members get access to our quick registration system, which allows you to join an event at the click of a button!

How do I use quick registration?

To use quick registration you just need to register for an inphota account, and complete your profile. It's quick and easy, and allows you to enter an event with just the click of a button!

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What are time challenges?

Time challenges provide a way to register for and complete a real-world course at a convenient time. By pairing your Strava account you can record your time over the selected course using a mobile phone or connected wearable device. Once the activity has been completed you will be added to the leaderboard and will have the opportunity to attempt the course as many times as you like during the event dates to improve your position.

What are challenges?

Similar to time challenges, inphota challenges allow for completion of an activity without the need for a real-world course, or a pre-arranged gathering. By pairing your Fitbit account you can record your activity when convenient, and it will be counted towards the challenge that you register for. You have the opportunity to attempt the challenge as many times as you like during the challenge period to improve your position.

Prizes and rewards will be fulfilled upon completion of the challenge.

When will I appear?

Our leaderboards for this challenge show the best efforts by people who have registered for this contest, and completed a qualifying activity using their wearable device. For time challenges this must be a device which uploads to Strava, otherwise a Fitbit device.

To be considered for the leaderboard you have to follow several steps:

  1. Sign up for the contest that you're interested in
  2. Connect your Fitbit or Strava account to your inphota account so that we know when you attempt the challenge
  3. Complete a qualifying activity (as many time as you like!)
  4. Upload your workout

That's it! Just use your Fitbit or Strava account as you normally would, and we will automatically download the activity and put you on the leaderboard. Please note that this process can take up to an hour after you complete the upload.

If you're having problems, or you've done an effort that isn't appearing after this time, then please get in touch with our in-site chat system.