How do I register for The 60° North Run Challenge?
Go to https://raceroster.com/events/2021/37304/60-north-run to register
What is The 60° North Run Challenge?
It’s a 60km virtual challenge to start the year. The 60th parallel is what divides the provinces from the territories.
When does the 60° North Run take place take place?
From Jan 1st to Jan 31st, 2021
How many km per day is this craziness?
Just 2km a day and you will finish the challenge. Or you can do one run of 60km if you want 😉
How do I find out more about the Charities you are helping?
Our goal is to raise $10,000. Click here to learn more
How does The 60° North Run Challenge work?
Just lace up your shoes during January and track your kms in your personal tracking page.
How much does The 60° North Run cost?
$60 (until 01/01/21) CAD, includes free SWAG shipping to Canada and the USA. $99 after.
Do I get a finisher’s medal?
Yes! And awesome limited edition finisher medal.
Do we get any extra SWAG?
YES! All runners that register will receive:
Limited Edition Finisher’s medal
Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter
Reflective wristband + shoe tags
Virtual finisher’s certificate
Official Printable Virtual Race BIB
An invitation to a participant-only Facebook group
Can I compete Internationally?
Yes! We just ask for a nominal $15 CAD for additional shipping charges if outside Canada or USA
Who does The 60° North Run benefit?
Please see our amazing causes here
Are there shipping charges?
No – shipping is included within Canada and the USA. Just $15 CAD for international shipping.
When will I receive my SWAG?
We will start sending items out mid February. You do not need to finish the race to receive the swag.
Can I register after January 1st?
Yes! You can register during the month of January 2021.
Can I change my zip, address, name, etc?
Yes! You can change your address inside your Race Roster account. Don’t worry, we will send you some reminders before we start shipping.
How do I download my bib number to share on social media?
After registration, you should receive an email with your BIB number and printable. Please contact us for support if you have any issues.
Are there refunds or transfers?
Registration for The 60° North Run is non-refundable, non-deferrable and non-transferrable. Discounts are not retroactive.
How do I track and report my run?
You will have a personal page to report and track your runs. More info here.
Can I run on a treadmill? What about Trail miles?
Yes, you may run either outdoors or on a treadmill. Yes, for Trail miles.
Does walking count?
Yes! Running, walking, hiking, skipping, galloping, trotting – anything completed on foot can count!
Does XC skiing counts?
Do I need a GPS watch/tracker or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of running?
You can use one if you wish, but we are on the honor system here. There are no additional awards given for running faster; just finish.
Do I have to run a specific distance each day, or can I break it up and run more over the weekends?
You can run or walk as much or as little as you want on a given day. Just add 60km during January to finish.
I’m running in another race during the same period as The 60° North Run. Can I count those km?
If I register after the race starts on January 1st, can I include my kms since January 1st?
How will I report my kilometres?
Refer to the “Tracking” section for full details.
I don’t have time to log km on a regular basis. Is there an option to not have to do this?
Yes! Since it’s the Honor System, if you decide that you don’t want to enter your km regularly, and you don’t care about watching yourself vs. others on the leaderboard, you can log weekly, monthly, or you can keep up with your own km, and when you finish just log your final distance on a single entry.
When can I log my kilometres?
You can log your distance starting January 1st at 12:01am ET until January 31st at 11:59 ET.
Where can I run or walk the Challenge?
Wherever you are! The joy of participating in a virtual challenge is you can start right outside your front door. Please follow the guidelines outlined by your local government regarding social distancing and physical activity outdoors to ensure you are keeping yourself and your community safe.
Are there any Challenge Safety Tips?
Complete your challenge solo or following your local health authority’s Covid-safety guidelines. If you are moving with someone, respect the space needs of others; move on a single file, allowing others to pass you easily and safely. Avoid high traffic pedestrian and vehicle areas.
Run or walk close to home in your neighbourhood during a quieter time of day.
Adhere to social distancing practices* while you are out running or walking. Can you safely pass someone? Can you run safely on the road? Make sure you always have a safe way to move around people to maintain 6 feet of distance.
You may complete your challenge using a treadmill if that is an option available to you and that you would prefer.
Wear appropriate clothing. Be visible and dress for the weather.
Bring water and/or nutrition if you’re planning a longer route. There are no water stations in a virtual event.
Carry a cell phone with you and tell someone the route you will follow in case of an emergency.
*Follow the advice of your local public health authority, to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
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