3 COUNTIES VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
We're always looking for ideal challenges so we're super excited about the 'Three Counties Virtual Coastal Challenge' for Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex - in support of East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Our challenge: Starting in Norfolk, complete the 3 distances within the advised time frame below or just pick a county and get started. Each county distance has been carefully mapped out following the coastal paths. You can choose a single county or start in Norfolk and do all 3. A versatile event, you can choose to run/walk or cycle, team up with friends or workmates or go it alone, or do 1 or all 3 challenges, it's your choice.
Your progress will be displayed on a GPS Map Leaderboard (by county) each time you add distance to your challenge. For more information on 'How it Works' click here.
Medals will be awarded for each county - which will make a great series to add to your collection! These medals will be posted when you complete each distance.
CHALLENGE DISTANCES & TIME FRAMES
WHAT TO EXPECT
Norfolk Coast Distance: 86 miles
Start: Fri 26th June
Challenge finish date: Fri 7th August (advised finishing date)
Suffolk Coast Distance: 57 miles
Challenge finish date: Fri 4th Sept
(advised finishing date)
essex Coast Distance: 350 miles
Challenge finish date: Fri 31st Oct
(advised finishing date)
There are 3 ways we can monitor your activities that make up the challenge distances.
Live Tracking via your mobile phone. By using your phone your distances will automatically update to the GPS map and leaderboard. Simply down load the App and enter the bib number and key we send you prior to the challenge. You do this only once. When you are ready to start open the App and hit Start Live Tracking. Remember to pause tracking when you have completed that days activity. If your going to be out all day we suggest taking an additional power source for your phone.
Use your sports tracker such as Garmin, Polar or Suunto and upload your recorded time onto tracking map. You will need to enter the key we send you for each upload to add distances to your profile.
If you do not use a sports tracker or cannot create GPX files please send screen shots to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot use Racemap or upload a GPX file you will not appear on the Racemap leaderboard. We will however send you a medal and show you in the overall leader board on chiptiminguk. If your live tracking with your phone or using a sports tracker, your distances and accumilated times will display on the leaderboard. Final times will be displayed on the ChipTimingUK website where you will be able to download an e-certificate to go with your medal.
How It Works Pre Race Day
Download the RaceMap App to your phone - You only do this once and its free
You will receive a confirmation email prior to the event which will contain -Your Bib Number -A RaceMap key for the App -A link to the GPS map
Type the key into the search bar on the Race Map App. The key will open the map and you can register to run with your name and bib number
Share the map with friends and family and they can follow your challenge Challenge Days
Ensure your phone and/or Sports Tracker is fully charged
If your using Live Tracking on your phone - Open the RaceMap App, select your challenge - Hit Start Live Tracking 15mins before you start
Live Tracking via phones can be affected by: -Low signal, dense tree coverage or tight narrow course -We advise using a sport tracker as well • Repeat this process until your challenge is complete within the designated event completion time frame • Take Photo's to share on Facebook Enjoy your challenge.