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Have you ever wanted to trek to Machu Picchu?
Or been there and want a trip back up memory lane?
Does the idea of trekking 66km reaching 4,450m interest you?
Due to Covid 19, Gulf for Good unfortunately can't travel to Peru to complete this incredible trek however, they remain committed to fundraising for our charity projects and to providing ways for you to keep up your exercise with us.
Want to do the real Machu Picchu trek in 2021 with us? Check out the dates for next year here.
Are you up for this virtual charity challenge?
Then join Gulf for Good along with their wonderful Chairwoman, Anne Edmondson, and Charity Director, Elaine Kelly, starting Saturday 15th August at 4pm for their Charity Challenge: The Virtual Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Here’s how it works:
- Create an inphota account
- Register for the event
- Make a minimum donation of AED 100 at YallaGive
- You will then receive an email providing all the information and instructions you need to take part
- Connect your Strava, Fitbit or Garmin account or upload your walk manually (found below 'How to record and log your walk/run')
- Download Zoom to your device and join Gulf for Good at the virtual start line for the warm-up, then off you go!
You will have 10 days to complete the challenge. There will be pictures and videos shared with you as you progress so you can get a feel for what the real Machu Picchu trek is like. A few surprises along the way too!
Event Date: Saturday 15th August until Tuesday 25th August 2020
Garmin, Strava or Fitbit connection: If you choose to automatically sync your results, once you've registered and connected your chosen device, please record your workout how you usually would. Once saved, your workout will be automatically synced and will be added to the leader board. 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 leader board.
Manual submission: If you choose to upload your results manually, there is a manual submission tab labelled 'submit activity' found in your profile. This is visible once registered for the event. Please submit your results along with image proof, date and calories burnt of your workout to log any attempts towards the event. You must upload your own activity, any request for the inphota team to upload an activity will not be possible.
You must upload your own activity, any request for the inphota team to upload an activity will not be possible. Manual submissions will close 1 hour after the event.
This event is approved by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, license number 3161
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!
Terms & conditions
The inphota virtual running events' goal is to provide participants with an exceptional virtual racing experience with accurate and credible results. We expect participants to do their part by entering accurate data (such as participant weight), correctly calibrating equipment, and selecting reasonable courses (no net elevation loss). We reserve the right to remove results that we determine are erroneous or unusual, including without limitation, results that would be unattainable on a typical course. Any participant who we determine intentionally manipulated data or otherwise attempted to cheat the inphota system may be suspended from future inphota running events.
Important note - Inphota shall 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 shall 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.
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.
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:
- Sign up for the contest that you're interested in
- Connect your Fitbit or Strava account to your inphota account so that we know when you attempt the challenge
- Complete a qualifying activity (as many time as you like!)
- 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.