WotW Lake Baikal

Sep, 1 2019 00:00 — Sep, 30 2019 23:59
Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do I need a Strava account?

RFTW links with directly with Strava so when your run/walk activity is saved onto a Strava account, it will automatically appear on RFTW within 30 minutes or so. Once you have your Strava account linked, there is nothing else for you to do and it will make virtual running so much easier! Just sit back and watch your distance get added to your active events.

You can also upload your runs/walks from other GPS apps manually with our 'Add Run' feature if you don't want to go through Strava. Simply click the 'Add Run' tab and fill in the information about your run and it will sync to your profile within 48 hours.

How do I know when my run has been synced?

If you have linked a Strava account, once you have finished and saved your run, your results should take less than an hour to show up on the website. You can view your result either on the event results table that you signed up for or on your 'My Events' page. Please don't worry if it does not appear immediately, however if it has not appeared within 24 hours, please contact us at contact@runfortheworld.org and we will try to find out why.

If you are uploading your run manually, please allow up to 48 hours for us to check and sync to your events. If you cannot see the added distance on your event after this time, please contact us.

If your run means that you have completed an event, you will receive an email to state that you have completed the event and your medal will be sent out soon after. If you do not receive this email when you think that you should have completed an event, please contact us.

Note: If you are using the automated syncing with Strava and you think an activity has not been added to your event, please do NOT add the run manually until you have contacted us. this may result in your distance being added two times and we are unable to remove distance from your event.

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.

Why isn't my event showing as completed?

If you are using the link with Strava: Normally, the link between the running apps is instantaneous, however occasionally it may take some time to link your activity from your chosen app to Strava and then again to RFTW. If the link has not been made within 24 hours due to any technological error, please contact us before uploading your activity manually at contact@runfortheworld.org.

If you have used the 'Add Run' feature: Please allow up to 48 hours for us to check your evidence and put it into the system to be added to your events. If, after 48 hours, your activity is not showing, this could be due to inputting the wrong distance or duration on the form so you can either try again or send us an email to find out.

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 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. Please check the individual event for more details.

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.

If I have missed one of the Wonders of the World Series months, can I still participate?

Yes, all past Wonders of the World events will become available as an Open event for you to complete in your own time. You can find these on the 'Open' events page.

What happens if I'm injured over the period of the event?

If you cannot run, please email us at contact@runfortheworld.org to explain why. We would be happy to arrange something else for you. Our aim is to keep people motivated to run so we will not disqualify you if there is a good reason.

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