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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.

What is the difference between a Solo, Challenge, Themed 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 thru 30 June '20.

A themed event is similar to a challenge event, however the dates and distances may be different to accommodate the theme of the specific event.

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 Challenge Series months, can I still participate?

Yes, each month will have its own leaderboard and donation prizes, along with its own reward. Soon, all past Challenge Series events will available as an Open event for you to complete at your own leisure.

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?

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.

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