Virtual Race FAQs
When is Race Week?
- Race week will be August 15-21, 2016. All results must be submitted prior to 11:59pm on August 21, 2016.
How should I select my route?
Does this race count towards the Race 13.1 3x, 7x and 13x medals?
- Yes, if you complete the half marathon distance for the Virtual Race 13.1, it will count toward the Race 13.1 3x, 7x and 13x multi-race awards. If this will be your 3x, 7x or 13x race, we will email you after the race with instructions on how to receive your 3x, 7x or 13x award.
Can I use the Race 13.1 Season Pass to register for the virtual event?
- No, the Season Pass is not valid for virtual races.
Can I use Race Bucks to register for the virtual event?
- No, Race bucks cannot be used for virtual races.
How should I track my race?
If you have a GPS watch, such as a Garmin, that tracks distance, time and cumulative elevation gain, then use that!
- If you do not have a GPS watch, we would recommend using MapMyRun or a similar app that allows you to export your data. Be sure that the app you choose measures elevation gain!
To export your data from MapMyRun:
- Click on the menu item "Activity Feed"
- Select the correct entry
- Click on the button that looks like this: to the left of your workout data.
- Email the workout to yourself. The email will contain a link to your workout. Copy and paste this link into the "URL of Online GPS Data" field when posting your results.
- You can find the elevation gain by scrolling to the next screen when viewing your workout data:
Remember, you must record your time, distance (shortly over the distance you registered for), and the cumulative elevation gain to be scored!
What is the difference between Net Elevation Gain and Cumulative Elevation Gain?
Net Elevation Gain is the sum of your elevation gain (hills you ran up) and elevation loss (hills you ran down). By starting and finishing within 50 feet of the same location, every runner will have a Net Elevation Gain of approximately 0 feet.
Cumulative Elevation Gain is the sum of the elevation gained (hills you ran up), but does NOT adjust for the hills you ran down. Runners will have different Cumulative Elevation Gain based on how hilly or flat their course is. This is the number your GPS device will show and the number you will enter when you submit your results.
What is Calibrated Time?
Your Calibrated Time takes into account the actual distance you ran and your cumulative elevation gain to give you a result that compares to everyone else in the race, regardless of the difference in your courses or total distance ran.
If you run a very hilly course, you will likely run a bit slower than if you ran a flat course, so your time will be calibrated downward slightly. Alternatively, if you ran a completely flat course with no cumulative elevation gain, your time will not be calibrated downward.
If you run 13.6 miles instead of 13.1 miles, your time will be calibrated downward as if you ran exactly 13.1 miles.
How do I enter my results?
Go to the Post My Results tab and click the "Enter/Update My Results" button and follow the instructions!
You must enter your results by 11:59pm on August 21.
You must enter your time, total distance run, cumulative elevation gain, and the unique website URL to your run (such as Strava, Garmin Connect, MapMyRun, etc.)
Where can I see the Race Results?
- At the end of the Race Week, all the results will be posted so you can see how your calibrated time stacks up against the rest of the field. We will send an email to every participant once results are posted.
When will my items arrive?
- Items will me mailed out to the address entered on the registration form 7-10 business days after race week. Please note if an address is undeliverable the runner will be charged to remail items.
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