2017 GRVR - Ginger Runner Virtual Run Digital Entry
YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR THE DIGITAL ENTRY ONLY VERSION OF GRVR17. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY OF THE ITEMS LISTED IN THE OTHER REGISTRATIONS. BUT YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR ALL OF THE PRIZES AND AWARDS!
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION FOR ALL THE DETAILS OF GRVR17. REGISTRATION ENDS EARLY AUGUST 2017!
Welcome to the 2nd Annual GINGER RUNNER VIRTUAL RUN (we'll just call it GRVR from here on out)! After last year's huge success of the inaugural GRVR, I am so excited to finally bring back this unique global event to you! This is quite an amazing community of runners and this event has proven a great means to bring us all together on a single day in a unified pursuit of our individual goals. And guess what? You don't have to buy expensive plane tickets to fly anywhere! You can run the 2nd Annual GRVR wherever you like!
Ok, so you're probably asking yourself, "Self, what the hell is the GRVR?!". Let me break it down for you:
- WHO IS THE GRVR FOR? Anybody can run this event. It's open to runners of all abilities - from fast elites to back-of-the-pack partiers and everyone in between. All shapes, all sizes, all ages, all levels of running!
- WHAT IS THE GRVR? Probably the best question. First of all, a virtual run is like a DIY race. GRVR is a different type of "virtual run". On one day, October 8th 2017, everyone that is registered will run 120 minutes. You can run this duration at any point during the 24hrs of October 8th, 2017 in your timezone - you actually get to choose YOUR start time for once! You can choose to run the 120 minutes solo or gather a huge group of friends and run it together. You can choose to run around your city in search of that perfect IPA, you can head to your favorite trail and try to beat an old time, you can head to a mountain that you've never summited, you can even just keep it on the treadmill and watch an episode of Stranger Things (Seriously, so good!). The whole point is to get everyone out and running around the globe on the same day! Oh, and there are some KICK-ASS PERKS involved in the registration (see below!)
- WHEN IS THE GRVR? OCTOBER 8th, 2017 is the day! You can choose to run this 2hr event anywhere from 12:01am October 8th 2017 (your local time) to 11:59pm October 8th, 2017 (your local time). Whether you like to run before breakfast, after work, during a commercial break or after a burrito, you get to choose when you start your 120 minutes. You can even extend your run to longer than 120 minutes - but we'll only count the first 120 minutes for prizes.
- WHERE IS THE GRVR? Best part about this, you get to do this wherever you want! Road, trail, mountain, treadmill, anywhere! You can even drive to the next town, next state/province/country, anywhere! Just nowhere illegal. Seriously, don't break any laws people.
- HOW WILL THIS ALL WORK? It's actually pretty simple. You register right here. Once you receive your confirmation email, start training! Between now and October you will receive your amazing bag of GRVR goodies (see below!). Once October 8th, 2017 comes around, have your run/route planned and go for it! Make sure to track your run! You will submit your tracked runs if you want to be eligible for prizes (yes there are prizes. Awesome ones!)
Need to see how cool of a global event this is? Check out this amazing video from last year's GRVR:
I mean, that's pretty much it. But let's say you have some more questions. Here are more answers!
WHAT DO I GET FOR THE $6?
With the digital download entry, you may not get any of the cool schwag like the Patagonia T-Shirt or custom Elevation Culture wooden magnet, custom iron-on patch, etc. BUT you will have an official entry into #GRVR17 and be eligible for all awards and prizes!
- A digital download package that includes a printable bib (in case you're not into patches!) and some fun art to share on social media.
- Access to our new, private Strava GRVR17 Club to cheer each other on through training and race day.
- You will be eligible for amazing awards & prizes!
WHAT IS THE LEGACY OPTION?
We want to know if you ran last year! In an effort to continue the betterment of GRVR and gauge how many people continue to run the event from year to year, please let us know if you registered and ran GRVR16 by choosing "Legacy Runner". If you did not participate in the inaugural event, that's ok! Just select "Non-Legacy Runner". We will be double checking the list of registrants from both years to confirm.
I CAN'T RUN FOR 120 MINUTES!
This is an all-abilities run done on your own time. You can run, you can walk, you can crawl. It's all good! You also have lots of time to train up to the duration. Trust me! The whole point is for this community to get out and active on the same day, share our experiences through pictures, videos and sharing our stories. YOU GOT THIS!
120 MINUTES IS NOT ENOUGH!
Well aren't you a hotshot! Go for it! Lucky for you, we won't penalize you if you run longer than 120 minutes. Go run 3hrs, tag 17 peaks and set 12 FKTs. BUT, I'll only count the first 120 minutes. The other challenge will be to try and cram in as much as you can into those 120 minutes. Remember, there are some prizes at stake :)
ARE THERE PRIZES AT STAKE?
Hell yeah! Much like last year, we'll be doing big trophy type prizes for things like "Most Distance Run In 120 Minutes" & "Most Elevation Gained In 120 Minutes", but we're throwing in fun, all-accessible prizes for things that may (or may not) include, "Biggest GRVR Running Group", "Highest Elevation Reached" and "Most _____ consumed" (we're going to surprise you with this one). You know, real running cred type stuff. These awards will be announced later, so stay tuned!
I WANT TO ORDER MORE THAN ONE ENTRY!
Awesome! The more the merrier. FYI, you will only receive ONE download link when you order. This download will provide you with the Printable Bib, social media art, and a text document with further instructions. If you want to change the number on the bib, you're welcome to do so in photoshop or the photo editing software of your choice. If you plan on ordering 10 or more entries, email me! I will have a large group discount available.
I'M ALREADY RUNNING A RACE THAT DAY!
Good!! Go kick it's ass! If the race is longer than 2 hours, you can submit the FIRST 120 minutes of the event as your GRVR entry. Or you could add another 120 minute run later in the day. Whatever floats your boat! If your race is less than 120min long, I recommend adding a cool down in the SAME activity as only ONE ACTIVITY will be acknowledged.
HOW WILL I GET ALL MY STUFF (T-SHIRT/SINGLET OPTIONS ONLY)?
Once run registration is complete in a few weeks, we will begin manufacturing and making sure everything is up to my strict standards. Then we will ship your products to you (via USPS, see below) in time for the big event on October 8th! This is the important part: MAKE SURE ALL OF YOUR INFO IS CORRECT. I'm talking about shipping addresses, email addresses and shirt sizes (there is a shirt sizing chart below - and for reference, I am 6'0, 185lbs and I like a size Medium for a bit more 'fitted' look). Over the next few months, I will be emailing you all with some fun updates, including how to upload your GRVR GPS file, how everything is being manufactured and more!
HOW DO I TRACK MY RUN & WHERE DO I SEND IT?
If you want to be eligible for ANY of the prizes at stake, you need to track your run with a GPS enabled device. Whether a watch or a phone app, you should be able to track pretty easily. On October 8th you will track your run. You will have 36 hours to upload your GRVR17 file to Strava.com and send us the link to the activity. (If you do not have a Strava account, you will need to create one - it’s super easy. If you DO have a Strava account, you will need to make it public in order for us to view the activity and all the data. Remember, you can set it back to private once we collect the data). We will determine winners and make the announcements as well as publicly post the results the following week. This will be further explained in more detail in October.
So that's pretty much it. Pick what size T-Shirt you want, purchase your entry and start training! I am so excited for this and I hope you are too! Remember, this is a fun and friendly event so get all your family & friends involved. October 8th is fast approaching, let's make the 2nd Annual GRVR bigger than last year!
REMEMBER TO USE THE HASHTAG "#GRVR17"!
SIZING (T-SHIRT/SINGLET OPTIONS ONLY):
You're probably curious as to what size T-Shirt to buy. To give you an idea, these are incredible quality Patagonia Capilene T-Shirts that will last you forever. I am 6'0, 185lbs and I like a size medium for a more fitted, comfortable fit. FYI, I won't be able to accommodate size swapping! Due to the limited nature of this production run, the size you order will be the size you receive so make sure you're confident in sizing! Patagonia also provides a more comprehensive size chart here. If you're unsure, I recommend sizing up as these are a bit more fitted than your regular t-shirts.
SHIPPING (T-SHIRT/SINGLET OPTIONS ONLY):
For the lowest, most cost-effective shipping, I use USPS. Trust me, anything else adds up REAL quick, especially for orders outside of the U.S. It is my goal to provide the most cost-effective shipping option for all international orders. Seeing as I'm not a huge company like Amazon, I don't get all those volume shipping discounts that they do. All items will be shipped towards the end of August so you receive them in time for the race.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING (T-SHIRT/SINGLET OPTIONS ONLY):
Seriously, this is important. If you're international, READ THIS!!!!! Since I use USPS (United States Postal Service), your item is transferred to your local postal service once it hits your country's border. I am not responsible for any duty or taxes that are incurred in customs. As it is always up to your local delivery service, not all international orders receive customs fees, regardless, I do not pay these fees if they are incurred. Make sure you use the correct shipping address! Seriously, don't mess it up! And I realize that the cost of shipping is not the most appealing, but please understand that international shipping is EXPENSIVE and that I am still losing a few bucks on the deal in order to save you as much as possible. I LOVE MY INTERNATIONAL PEEPS!
BY PURCHASING THIS ENTRY, YOU AGREE TO OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS.
For real, I am not a race director, I am not planning your route for you nor do I know your ability as a runner. If you have health issues, I recommend getting your doctor's permission first. I am not responsible for your day out there, your run or anything. By purchasing this registration, you agree that I am NOT liable or responsible for any injuries, issues, infractions, etc. I just want you to have a great experience so please judge your experience as necessary!
FINALLY, I WILL BE EMAILING OCCASIONALLY OVER THE COMING MONTHS WITH UPDATES ON THE GEAR & RUN SPECIFICS SO MAKE SURE TO SAVE YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL & ADD THAT ADDRESS TO YOUR “SAFE” FOLDER.