Opening Series Part II

Jun, 14 2019 00:00 — Jun, 16 2019 23:59

Frequently Asked Questions

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. These events will have a designated time period for completing your chosen running distance, usually spanning over a weekend. You will require a GPS running app, and more specifically, a Strava account, to link your runs to RFTW. See the 'How It Works' page for details.

When will I receive my reward?

We endeavour to send out all rewards within three days of the end of the event. 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.

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.

Do I have to run?

No, you don’t have to run but you must track your activity as a 'run' on your app. You can also walk/hike/skip/jump if you want to. However, you cannot cycle or track your run on a motorbike/car. We will pick out anomalies from the speed of the run and we will not allow that user to get the prize. Remember, you are only cheating yourself.

How do I submit my run?

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. 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 by the end of an event, please email us at contact@runfortheworld.org.