The RunningDog Days of Summer 50 mile 5-week challenge is here!
This virtual challenge starts Aug 8 2020 and ends Sept 12 2020.
Register today for our 5 week RunningDog Days of Summer challenge!
This virtual challenge is a fundraising event for the RunningDog non profit organization. This organization recruits, trains and equips runners who take adoptable dogs on running adventures.
Our challenge to you is to run, walk or hike 50 miles between August 8 and Sept 12! Every participant that completes this challenge will be entered into a raffle to win our fabulous grand prize!
But that’s not the only way to win a prize!
Each week a goal of 10 miles is set and if you achieve the goal of 10 miles per week, you will automatically be entered into that week’s prize raffle!
There will be an option for fundraising for RunningDog during registration. Each registrant who fundraises $50 will be entered into our end-of-event fundraiser raffle. No need to stop at $50 though! Our top fundraiser will receive 10 extra tickets for the fundraising raffle.
Weekly Social Media Themes!
Each week has a fun theme that will help us stay in touch with you using Facebook, Instagram or the Strava platform. Each week the theme will ask you to be on the lookout for that perfect selfie or photo to share with our event! Each time you upload the weekly challenge photos, you will be entered into that week’s raffle. And since we are a canine centric organization we can’t exclude your furry family member, can we? Each week’s theme will include your dog!
1- Register today!
Sign up to fundraise for a chance at another prize!
Grab one of the super cool shirts on the “Race Swag” page!
Register your dog on the “Race Swag” page!
2- Create a Strava Account
Don’t forget to use the same email address!
You’ll get an invitation to our RunningDog Days of Summer Strava club.
3- Join our Facebook Group “RunningDog Days of Summer” (not required!)
You will get the same updates, reminders and info through email.
4- Log your mileage and/or upload to Strava.
5- Upload your weekly theme posts to our Facebook group, Strava club or Instagram. (Use our #runningdogdos hashtag for Instagram!)
6- Sit back and watch for our raffle winners!
To organize this challenge, we are using Strava to track mileage. When you register for this race, we will send you a link to our RunningDog Days of Summer Strava club. Make sure to register for this challenge with the email that you use for Strava!
If you do not have a Strava account it is a simple process! Go to strava.com for full instructions.
If you do not have the Strava app on your phone, you can manually enter or upload your mileage using your laptop or PC to your Strava.com profile.
This first week’s theme is all about getting to know you!
We are looking for selfies or photos of your smiling face! For an extra raffle ticket, post a second photo with your dog!
The second week’s theme is all about your hometown! We are looking for photos of hometown landmarks, your favorite running or hiking trail or just a beautiful nature pic that showcases your local beauty. Don’t forget to include a location just in case we want to visit!
To be awarded an extra raffle ticket, post a second pic and include your canine companion in your hometown photo!
The third week’s theme is all about the floral beauty that surrounds us!
We are looking for photos of your local flowers whether they are wild or landscaped!
To be awarded the extra raffle ticket, upload a second pic and include your canine companion in your floral photo!
Trees Trees Trees!
This week’s theme is all about your local trees!
We are looking for photos of your local trees whether they are historical landmarks or beautifully landscaped trees. Or just a really cool tree you find in the wild!
To be awarded the 2nd raffle ticket, upload a second pic and include your furry family member in your tree photo!
Goodbye Days of Summer!
This week’s theme is all about wrapping up our event and saying farewell to summer!
We are looking for photos of you wearing your Days of Summer shirt! Either a selfie or photo of you finishing the RunningDog Days of Summer challenge.
To be awarded the 2nd raffle ticket, upload a second pic and include your canine companion sporting their Days of Summer bandana!
All of the human prizes for this challenge will be gift cards that will be directly shipped to you. All of the prizes for canines will be dog friendly and will also be shipped directly to you.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org!