Practice Run IV

Sep, 9 2019 00:00 — Sep, 15 2019 23:59
Free

Frequently Asked Questions

I can't get a GPS signal, will it work?

Unfortunately, Strava automatically thinks you have run on a treadmill if you cannot get a GPS signal. So, if your signal stops during your run or you cannot get any signal at all, please email us at contact@runfortheworld.org and send us a screenshot of your run.

How do I link my Strava account?

If you have not linked your Strava account during registration, you will see an orange bar at the top of your page. Please click the link and follow the instructions. Otherwise, you can go to your Profile Settings - Linked Accounts and click on Connect for Strava.

What is the donations leaderboard for?

This is for an extra competition. At RFTW, we would like to raise as much money for different charities as possible. We will provide extra prizes for those who accumulate the most money for each event.

What is a virtual running event?

A virtual running event is a running event in which you sign up for online that can be run anywhere in the world at any time of day. We offer various styles of events that range from having a designated time period for completing your chosen running distance to completely open events that you can choose to complete at any time. You can either use a GPS running app, and more specifically, have a Strava account, to link your runs to RFTW or you can manually upload your activities using our 'Add Run' feature. See the 'How It Works' page for details.

What is the difference between a Solo, Challenge, Open and Free event?

A solo event is a one-off running event in which you have to complete your chosen distance in one run within the time period stated for the event.

A challenge event is an accumulation running event whereby you can run as many times as you want within the time period and all distances get added to your total until you reach your chosen distance. Challenge event rewards will be linked for the duration of the series. The first series is the 'Wonders of the World' from 1 July '19 until 30 June '20.

An open event is can be similar to both solo and challenge events, however you can sign up anytime and complete your chosen distance in as much time as you need as there are no specific dates.

A free event is a practice event in the same style as a solo event, however there is no entry fee. You will also receive a reward for completing your run.

When will I receive my reward?

For most events, we deliver medals every Monday. This means that you should receive your reward within one week, however please allow up to 14 days in case of large numbers or disruptions with the postal service such as the Christmas period. In the case of monthly Challenge events, we will deliver all medals at the end of the month along with any prize boxes.

Which running apps can I use?

You can use any GPS tracking app that can link to Strava. You will need a Strava account to be able to link to RFTW, however you don’t actually need to use the Strava app if you have another, preferred app, linked to it. For example, I use a Garmin watch and I have created a Strava account which I have linked to my Garmin Connect app. This means when I run using my Garmin watch, my run will be recorded on my watch, transferred to the app then linked to my Strava account which in turn links to RFTW. For more information, please see the ‘How It Works’ page.

How do I submit my run?

There are two options for submitting runs.

1. You don’t need to! The great thing about RFTW is that it is all automated. As long as you have linked a Strava account to your profile here, your run will automatically get uploaded.

2. You can manually upload evidence of your run/walk from other GPS apps by using our 'Add Run' feature. Just fill out the information about your run, upload a screenshot/image of your GPS based activity and we will check it and sync it for you.

On your profile, you will see the events that you have entered with a little bar at the top stating whether you have completed it yet or not. If yours does not indicate completion within 48 hours or by the end of an event, please email us at contact@runfortheworld.org.

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