61 Day Challenge
Nov. 1st - Dec. 31st
Set a goal of 100 miles, 200 miles, 300 miles or 400 miles
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Stay motivated this holiday season and say "goodbye" to 2020 as we walk, jog, run, bike, swim, paddle and RACE TO 2021. Set a goal distance and log your miles between November 1st and December 31st.
Choose from one of the four challenges:
RUN Challenge: walking, jogging, hiking, treadmill, running
MOVE Challenge: All self propelled movement where miles are recorded - treadmill, walking, biking, kayaking, rollerblading, stair-master, swimming, kayaking, elliptical, rowing,
BIKE Challenge: cycling, mtn. biking, spinning, recumbent bike, unicycle
SWIM, PADDLE, ROW Challenge: swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle, rowing, indoor rowing
The BEST way to complete your challenge is to stay consistent and log miles EVERY day. Of course, if you're one of those last minute shoppers and love the pressure of a looming deadline.... feel free to cram in those miles at the very end.
100 Miles = 1.64 miles per day
200 Miles = 3.23 miles per day
300 Miles = 4.92 miles per day
400 Miles = 6.56 miles per day
How many miles will you commit to? 100 Miles, 200 Miles, 300 Miles or 400 Miles. Live tracking and leaderboards will be hosted on Sodisp.com. You can manually enter in your results or sync your Garmin, Strava or Fitbit to Sodsip. Apple watch users can sync their Apple watch to Strava and then Strava to Sodisp.
The Mermaid Series will donate 5% of every registration to local food shelters in the communities (San Francisco Bay Area - Santa Cruz, CA - San Diego, CA - Boulder, CO - Spokane, WA) where we host our in-person events!
HOW IT WORKS:
Register online for the RUN TO 2021
Start logging your miles on November 1st! Consistency wins the game!!! We recommend logging miles EVERY day.
Create a Sodisp account. Instructions will be emailed to you on how to create a free Sodisp account. All logging and tracking will be done on Sodisp
For additional fun check in on the Mermaid Athlete Facebook Group as we keep you motivated and inspired.
Stay tuned as we unveil the race shirt and finisher medal
Starting on Nov. 1st: Track your progress on the live leaderboard.
CHALLENGE RULES - RECORDING MILES
1) Miles only count that are done specifically with the intention of exercising for this challenge. For example, if you are doing the RUN Challenge:
- Walking, jogging, hiking and running with the intent of exercising count
- Walking to do errands INSTEAD of driving counts
- Walking with your dog or your neighbor's dog counts
- If you are participating in multiple virtual challenges there's always the question of double dipping. We say yes, you can double dip, but it's also a personal decision on your part. We consider miles as miles and if you've logged them while exercising they count for our challenge.
2) Miles that are done during your daily living or work routine do not count. For example, if you are doing the MOVE Challenge:
- Steps or miles logged over the course of a day inside your house from your normal living routine do NOT count
- Steps or miles logged over the course of a day while at the office / work do NOT count
- Steps or miles logged while shopping do NOT count
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I already signed up, but I didn’t affiliate my entry to a group or club. Can I still create or join a group, club?
Yes! To create a group, club or team, go to the Race Roster registration page or click here on “Create a Team.” It will open up the create a team webpage. From the Team Type dropdown, select the “Individual - Group, club or Team.” Enter in a team name. Once you’ve created a group, club or team, go to your "Athlete Dashboard" on Race Roster (sign in) and look for the "Join A Team” button.
I want to register and associate my entry to the group that my friend created. How do I do that?
During the registration process it will ask if you want to join a group or club. Click on the “Add myself to a group" and from the dropdown menu find the name of the team you want to join.
How do we log our miles?
The best way and the most accurate way to log your miles is using a GPS enable watch or app on your phone to record your distance. You can also use a pedometer or simply drive the route in your car to record the distance of your favorite route. Once you’ve finished your walk, jog or run you’ll need to manually record your miles on the Sodisp Virtual Event Page. Detailed instructions for joining the event have been emailed to all participants. As the miles get logged, the website will be updated and you’ll be able to see your accumulated progress.
Will we be able to sync our Garmin, Strava, Fitbit or other GPS device?
Yes! you can easily sync your Garmin, Strava and Fitbit account to your Sodisp profile. Detailed instructions for how to connect your Garmin or Strava account to Sodisp have been emailed to all participants.
Can we start logging miles before November 1st?
No, the virtual challenge will start on November 1st. You can log miles anytime between 11/1/20 at 12:00am PDT to 12/31/20 at 11:59 pm PDT.
What type of miles count towards my total?
Only miles that are completed (walking, jogging, hiking, running) with the intent of exercising will count. Do NOT log miles completed by biking, driving, rollerblading, waterskiing or flying.
I wear a Fitbit all day long and it records the miles I do when I’m walking around the office and at home. Do these count?
No, miles accumulated during your daily routine or work routine do not count. [Example: walking from the couch to the kitchen to the couch to the bathroom to the couch to bed, do NOT count]
I also like to bike, can I do half my miles biking and half running?
Yes, sign up for the multi-sport category where all of your activities count.
I just signed up, will we be getting an update with additional details?
Will there be an *Official* kickoff to the event?
Yes, we will be doing a LIVE broadcast on the Mermaid Athlete Facebook page on November 1st starting at 6:00 am PDT.