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.
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.
Your profile level depends on how many events you have completed, much like earning XP points on a video game. The more events on RFTW that you sign up for and complete, the higher your level will become.
No, you can join as many events as you want. If the dates of any Solo and Challenge events overlap, the run that you sync will be counted towards all events. Example - If you enter a month-long Challenge Event (1 - 31 July) and a Solo Event (12-14 July), your run on 13 July will count as your Solo run and be added to your Challenge total.
Open style events sync with their own system in which only one Open event of a single run type and one Open event of an accumulation type will sync at a time, no matter how many Open events you have signed up to. This is to make sure that you get value for your money and to keep you motivated for longer! :)
If you cannot run, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.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.
If you would like to have the automated syncing of your activities, 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.
For uploading your runs manually, you can use any GPS based app so your upload will show distance and time correctly (Garmin, Endomondo, Nike, Apple Watch etc).
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 email@example.com.