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Garmin is bringing you the October Running Distance Challenge! You can be in the draw to win a Garmin Forerunner 245 sports watch!
Challenge yourself and complete as many kms as you can this September - walking or running. Either indoors or outdoors whilst maintaining social distancing guidelines and staying hydrated (be safe out there), the choice is yours.
Every run or walk you complete this October will be added to the live leaderboard.
Event date: 4am (GST) Thursday 1st October until 11pm (GST) Saturday 31st October
How to Participate
1. Create an inphota account and register for the event
2a. Connect your Garmin, Strava, or Fitbit account to your inphota profile.
2b. If you do not have a Strava, Fitbit or Garmin account, you can upload your results manually
3. Begin running!
How to log a time
Strava, Garmin or Fitbit connection: If you choose to automatically sync your results, once you've registered and connected your chosen device, please record your run or walk how you usually would. Once saved, your workout 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. This is visible once registered for the event. Please submit your results along with image proof, date and distance of your ride 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. Manual submittions will close 1 hour after the event.
We only accept recorded run/walks. Daily steps do not qualify.
Your Strava activity must be visible to "everyone" anything that is set to "followers" or "only me" will not be counted toward the leaderboard. Your profile can still remain as private.
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.
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!
Prizes & rewards
Win a Forerunner 245!
By participating in September Running Distance Challenge powered by Garmin, you will receive rewards points that enable you to enter into the competition to win a Forerunner 245, the GPS Smartwatch with music and advanced training features. Increase your chances by completing more workouts and using the points you receive to submit multiple entries into the raffle draw. The winner is chosen at random.
To be eligible for rewards you must opt in at inspire rewards before attempting the challenge.
Participate in the challenge to earn points, the more you earn, the more chance you have of winning!
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October Garmin competition: Win a Garmin Forerunner 245 Sports watch
October Garmin competition: Win a Garmin Forerunner 245 Sports watch
Terms & conditions
By registering I accept the organizer's exclusion of liability of any damages. I will not enforce a claim either upon the organizer or upon the supporting companies and their agents because of damage that could arise by participating. I declare that I have practiced sufficiently for the participation and I am physically well.
The inphota virtual running events goal is to provide our 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.
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.
Your ranking on the leaderboard does not reflect your chance to win a prize. You must enter the prize draw.
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.