This event has now finished.
The Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon returns on Friday, 19th February 2021 and in the lead up to the main event we're hosting a series of FREE to enter virtual training runs to help you prepare for race day.
That's not all though! We've also got the added incentive of some incredible prizes for all those runners that are already registered for the main event and participate in our virtual runs. These include; Toroverde Adventure Park Ras Al Khaimah activities, Pocari Sweat hampers, Joma vouchers and the grand prize is a 2-night’s stay (with bed and breakfast for two) at the DoubleTree Hilton on Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah.
Everyone who qualifies and completes all three of the training runs will be entered into the grand prize draw, so register today to kick-start your training for #RAKHALF2021.
There are 3 FREE to enter virtual runs:
- 13-14 November 2020 - 5 KM
- 11-12 December 2020 – 10 KM
- 15-16 January 2021 – 15 KM
How to Participate
1. Create an inphota account and register for the event. You are unable to register as a guest for virtual events.
2a. Connect either your Garmin, Strava or Fitbit account to your inphota profile
2b. If you do not have a supported account, you can upload your results manually
3. Begin running.
How to log a run
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 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 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.
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 11 Dec 2020 and 12 Dec 2020
Challenge active between 15 Jan 2021 and 16 Jan 2021
The 3rd training run requires you to run at least 15km on the weekend of the 15th/16th January 2021.
Prizes & rewards
To qualify for the prizes, you must be registered for the main event, the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, which takes place on Friday, 19 February 2021 and complete the training runs in full. To qualify for the grand prize, athletes must have completed all 3 virtual runs. Prize winners will be randomly selected from all qualifying entries.
If you haven't registered for the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon you can do so at https://www.therakhalfmarathon.com/registration-en/
The overall prize pool includes:
Grand Prize – A 2-night stay at the DoubleTree Hilton on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. Includes bed and breakfast for two. T&Cs apply.
Pocari Sweat Hampers - 9x 24 bottles of Pocari Sweat, your new training partner for #RAKHALF2021
Plus we have some prizes specific to each run including:
Toroverde Adventure Park Ras Al Khaimah Activity Vouchers
• 3x Jebel Jais Flight worth Dhs 225.00 - Dhs 300.00. Drawn from all qualifying entries in the 15 KM run
• 3x Jais Sky Tour worth AED Dhs 150.00 - Dhs 200.00. Drawn from all qualifying entries in the 10 KM run
• 3x Sky Maze worth AED Dhs 56.25 - Dhs 75.00. Drawn from all qualifying entries in the 5 KM run
Terms & conditions
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.
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.