Grand Canyon

Open

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to manually upload an activity?

If you have linked your RFTW profile with your Strava account, please DO NOT upload your activity manually as this will mean your distance will be added twice to your event (if you are taking part in an accumulation style event).

If you don't think your run has been synced automatically through Strava, please contact us at contact@runfortheworld.org and we will have a look first before you do a manual upload.

Note: We cannot take activities off your profile/event if they have been added twice.

How do I manually upload an activity?

Desktop version - If logged in, you will see 'Add Run' on the titlebar or on any event page. Click 'Add Run', fill in your activity information and upload a screenshot/image of the activity you are submitting.

Mobile version - Click the blue menu button in the top right of your screen and you will see 'Add Run'. Fill in the information and upload a screenshot/image of the activity you are submitting.

Once submitted, the RFTW team will check for any errors and accept/reject the submission. Please allow up to 48 hours for this in case of a back log of submissions. If you see that your distance has not been added to your event within 48 hours, please contact us to find out why at contact@runfortheworld.org.

When will I receive my Open event reward?

We will check for any completed Open events twice per week (usually Mondays and Thursdays) ready to deliver the rewards the same day. Therefore, if you have completed an Open event, you should only need to wait a maximum of four days before the reward is sent out.

For the UK, we send via Royal Mail first class post so you should receive it only a day or two after that but please allow for up to 14 days in case of disruptions.

For Worldwide deliveries, we send via standard Air Mail. Please allow up to 28 days from completing your event to receive your medal.

How do Open events sync?

If you have entered several Open events, you cannot complete all of them with one run as that wouldn't be much fun! If you go for a run, that run will only sync to the first 'single run' Open event and first 'accumulation' Open event that you signed up for, leaving any others incomplete. Your run will still sync to any Challenge, Solo and Free events as normal. Once those first events have been complete, your next runs will automatically sync to the next Open event that you signed up for and so on.

What is an Open event?

The only difference between an Open event and normal events is that you can sign up and run it at any time you wish. There is no timeframe to complete your run/s inside so you can do it whenever you feel like it. Please check the individual event page for the rules of completion.

Can I run on a treadmill?

Yes, we are now allowing treadmill runs to be synced directly from Strava and also allow manual uploads of treadmill runs with the uploaded image of the treadmill stats. Please do not cheat whilst using a treadmill such as hopping on and off as we are trying to motivate you to complete the full distance that you sign up for.

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.