Step 1: You will need to have an account with Strava to be able to join the events on RFTW. If you already have an account then that’s great, you can skip to step 3.
Step 2: If you use another GPS running app such as Garmin, you can link this to your Strava app by checking the settings. It’s quite simple to do this and you will only have to do it once.
Step 3: Now you have a Strava account, you will need to register on RFTW by signing up and creating a profile. Be sure to link your Strava account to your new RFTW profile in order to record your runs.
Free Events - These are practice events for you that are completely FREE and there will still be a reward!
Solo Events - You will choose a distance to complete in one run, within the event dates, without stopping your app to be able to complete these events.
Challenge Events - You will be able to log as many runs as you want within the event dates to build up your total, accumulated distance until you reach your chosen target.
Themed Events - Challenge Events with a difference. They will have their own time period and their own, individual style of distance accumulation.
As we are 'running for the world', we have some awesome charities to raise money for. Each event will have a charity linked to it in which anybody can donate to. Once you register with RFTW, you will receive a unique profile ID.
The best part is that there are prizes on offer for those who accumulate the most donations for each event! So, if you wish to raise money for great causes and win a nice prize, share your unique profile ID with your friends and family and ask them to donate using it to build your personal accumulated donations. The top five users who accumulate the most donations for each event will all receive an extra prize.
Even though these are virtual running events and you are running in your own time, at your own location, we still have a competition aspect to make you push yourselves. For all of the Solo Events, there will be prizes for the top three completion times (based on pace) for each distance in both male and female categories. This is a total of 18 extra prizes to aim for in each event.
You can also level-up your profile depending on how many RFTW events you complete. You can see your level badge next to your profile picture. Every 10th level, you will receive a celebratory prize from RFTW to thank you for taking part in our events.