The West Coast Challenge

Virtual Endurance Event

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Run, Walk and/or Bike 1,612 miles from California to Washington!

Registration Opens January 31st

Only $45 ~ 1 WEEK ONLY

Use Code: Run2021

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

ALL ENTRIES Include the following:

- HUGE Finisher's Medal 

- Long Sleeve Super Soft Shirt

- Wireless Bluetooth/Sweatproof Earbuds ($39 value)

- Mileage Tracking & Leaderboard

- Live MAP TRACKING!

- Strava Club (optional)

- Digital Bib Number & Finisher's Certificate

- Prizes for Top Finishers & Top Teams

- Free Shipping (USA only)

YOUR COURSE

This is a VIRTUAL CHALLENGE, so you'll "begin" in the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego. There are 10 unique landmarks (milestones) that you'll pass through and earn digital badges that will be permanently placed on your personal results page. You'll be notified by an email and a pop up when you reach those milestones. We've dug up all the amazing hidden gems along the west coast! We'll give you the scoop on each one as you reach them and you'll definitely want to add those to your places to visit one day!

 

The course "ends" at gorgeous Neah Bay in Washington State! 

YOUR GOODS!

 

BADASS challengers deserve BADASS SWAG! This 5"x4.2" Finisher's Medal has 2 high powered magnets on the back and a sublimated ribbon. All participants also receive a pair of wireless, bluetooth, sweatproof, 4 hours of music playing time and a charging case that can also charge your cell phone (retail value $39)! RACE SHIRT design coming soon!

CHALLENGE DETAILS

Registration Opens January 31st

Challenge Begins on March 1st

There are 4 divisions for this challenge - At the time of registration, you'll choose between the All Activity (Solo or Team) or Run/Walk (Solo or Team). 

ALL ACTIVITY - SOLO DIVISION 

When signing up for this division, you'll complete the 1,612 miles entirely on your own by December 31st. Challenge begins on March 1st. Permitted activities are listed below. No retroactive mileage allowed (meaning accumulated miles don't start until March 1st.) You'll register for the challenge and log your miles through RunSignUp, which will track your progress throughout your challenge journey. The leaderboard will be based on distance completed, not pace. 

ALL ACTIVITY - TEAM DIVISION

When signing up for this division, you'll have a team of up to 6 people and you'll divide up the 1,612 miles however you'd like. Your team will complete the 1,612 miles by December 31st. Challenge begins on March 1st. Permitted activities are listed below. No retroactive mileage allowed. You'll register for the challenge and log your miles through RunSignUp, which will track your progress throughout your challenge journey. The leaderboard will be based on distance completed, not pace. Each teammate will receive their own Medal and Goods in the mail. To REGISTER as a Team: The first teammate to register will create the team. Then all teammates thereafter will join that team when they register. Teammates don't have to complete the miles together or live in the same town! Each teammate will log their miles through their own RunSignUp account and the miles will be allocated to your team's total miles! **Team discounts available, please email info@runsignup.com before you register. Discounts can't be applied after you register.

RUN/WALK ONLY -  SOLO DIVISION

When signing up for this division, you are HARDCORE and will complete all 1,612 miles SOLO by running or walking. Challenge begins on March 1st. No retroactive mileage allowed. You'll register for the challenge and log your miles through RunSignUp, which will track your progress throughout your challenge journey. The leaderboard will be based on distance completed, not pace. 

RUN/WALK ONLY - TEAM DIVISION

When signing up for this division, you'll have a team of up to 6 people and you'll divide up the 1,612 miles however you'd like. Your team will complete the 1,612 miles by December 31st. Challenge begins on March 1st. No retroactive mileage allowed. You'll register for the challenge and log your miles through RunSignUp, which will track your progress throughout your challenge journey. The leaderboard will be based on distance completed, not pace. Each teammate will receive their own Medal and Goods in the mail. To REGISTER as a Team: The first teammate to register will create the team. Then all teammates thereafter will join that team when they register. Teammates don't have to complete the miles together or live in the same town! Each teammate will log their miles through their own RunSignUp account and the miles will be allocated to your team's total miles! **TEAM DISCOUNT CODES AVAILABLE, please email info@runsignup.com before you register.

ACTIVITIES FOR MILEAGE:

 

Permitted Activities for the ALL ACTIVITY Divisions:

  • Running

  • Walking

  • Cycling (regular or stationary)

  • Hiking

  • Skiing/Snowboarding

  • Stand Up Paddle boarding

  • Rollerblades/skates

  • Elliptical

  • Sports (tennis, golf, basketball, soccer)

  • Swimming & Rowing

  • Snowshoeing 

Permitted Activities for the RUN/WALK Divisions: 

  • Running

  • Walking 

**You may transfer divisions anytime at no charge


REGISTRATION:

Registration will open from January 31st to March 15th. The Challenge begins on March 1st and you'll have until December 31, 2021 to complete the challenge.

 

SHIPPING:

FREE shipping for USA orders. International participants are welcome, but an additional shipping fees will apply. Once your package is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number. Packages will be shipped approximately in June 2021.


TRACKING/RESULTS:

For tracking your distance and time, you can use whatever app or system that works best for you (Garmin, MapMyRun, Strava, etc). Once you register, you'll be able to MANUALLY log all of your miles through your RunSignUp account until you complete the challenge. We'll track your progress and you can see how all the other participants are doing as well. Leaderboard will be based on distance, not pace! This is about endurance, not speed. To keep it flexible for all of the participants, we are not requiring you to sync or upload your .FIT or GPX files! Your mileage entries will be manual and you can use whatever tracking or fitness app you'd like.

 

PRIZES & AWARDS
To compete for awesome PRIZES, follow and tag @virtualrunlife or using the hashtag #WCChallenge

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About the

West Coast Challenge

This is a virtual endurance event complete from anywhere 

Registration Opens January 31st

Challenge Begins on March 1st

You'll run, walk and/or bike the West Coast of 1,612 virtual miles by December 31st or earlier. That's an average of 4.84 miles per day.

 

You can complete this challenge SOLO or with a TEAM of up to 6 people and divide up the miles. The challenge "begins" in the Gaslamp District of San Diego, California and "ends" in gorgeous Neah Bay in Washington. 

 

You'll log your miles, time and upload photos (optional) through your RunSignUp profile (created at time of registration) and earn digital badges as you pass through 10 iconic landmarks along the way, including famous big wave surf spot, Mavericks, and Glass Beach in Ft. Bragg. 

There will be prizes for top finishers and top teams! 

IMPORTANT!

This challenge is NON-EXCLUSIVE meaning ALL miles from other races, challenges, or in-person races count towards this goal. For example, if you run Boston Marathon, those miles would count towards this challenge.

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Submit your photos for AWESOME prizes!

CONTACT

Our Address:

105 12th St. SE, Unit 948

Bandon, Oregon 97411

Phone:

760-585-6631

 

RUN Life, LLC based in Bandon, Oregon organizes tough, but rewarding endurance challenges for all fitness levels ~ beginner to elite.

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