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Join Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in participating in the Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Virtual Fitness Challenge.
Taking place throughout April there are two challenges.
- 1k a Day everyday throughout April
- 5,000 steps a day, throughout April – for Parkinson’s Disease sufferers
Participation is free, register today and play your part in raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Together, we can make a difference.
When does it take place?
Event date: Starting on 1st April and running through until 30th April. Please note that if you register after the 1st you can still participate and upload the steps that you have already completed.
How to Participate
1. Create an inphota account and register for the event (Teams: search for your team or create a team name at registration)
2a. Connect your Garmin or Strava account to your inphota profile which will automatically sync your recorded steps
2b. Upload your results manually here (steps found below ‘how to upload your steps’. Manual submissions will only open on the event start date, 1st April)
3. Begin walking! (or running!)
Please DO NOT register as a guest as you will be unable to connect a fitness tracking account.
How to upload your activities
Garmin connection (Recommended): Once you've registered and connected your chosen device your steps will be automatically be synced each day. Please allow end of day for your steps to be synced.
Any other device/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 showing the number of steps completed. You must upload your own activity, any request for the inphota team to upload an activity will not be possible. Please note that manual submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 on the 30th April. Please include number of steps/distance run.
Strava connection, with connected device: Please note that Strava only shares steps completed during an activity, to sync steps record your walk/run as you usually would. Once saved, your workout will be automatically synced and the number of steps 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.
Strava connection, recorded through application only: Please upload your steps manually. The Strava application does not record steps. Please use the formula 1km = 1,500 steps
If uploading manually please submit photos with file size less than 1MB.
Prizes & rewards
By participating in the Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Run, you will help share the message that keeping active is an important factor in delaying, treating and managing Parkinson’s disease. Although this challenge is primarily about to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease we're also offering a few incentives for you to join us in supporting this cause. By registering for the event you will be entered into the draw to win one of 10 Fitbit watches.
Nearly 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s disease - the world’s fastest growing neurogenerative condition. Living with Parkinson’s disease can have a big impact on your independence and quality of life. Keeping active is an important factor in delaying, treating and managing Parkinson’s disease.
April is globally known as Parkinson’s disease awareness month, and communities across the world come together to raise awareness on Parkinson’s disease.
The Parkinson’s Disease and Research Center at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is the only center in the UAE providing all available medical and surgical treatment options for patients with Parkinson’s disease. If you have any questions about Parkinson's Disease, you will be able to meet the Cleveland Clinic experts and take part in our fun, educational activities at the Ramadan Night Run, taking place at Yas Acres Golf & Country Club on Saturday 9th April. To participate in the Ramadan Night Run's 2.5k, 5k or 10k run you will need to register via this LINK
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.
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.