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Garmin is bringing you the September 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 September will be added to the live leaderboard.
Event date: 4am (GST) Tuesday 1st September until 11pm (GST) Wednesday 30th September
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.
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!
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
Take advantage of quick registration
We will be introducing inspire rewards points for a complete profile soon, watch this space!
This contest is restricted by age, or gender
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What are challenges?
Prizes and rewards will be fulfilled upon completion of the challenge.
When will I appear?
To be considered for the leaderboard you have to follow several steps:
- Sign up for the contest that you're interested in
- Complete a qualifying activity (as many time as you like!)
- Upload your workout